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The Narragansett Brewing Co. of Providence, RI, has announced the seasonal release of Narragansett Porter. Distributed throughout New England, the Porter will be available on draught and, for the first time, in the company's signature 16-ounce Tallboy cans.

"Narragansett Porter is brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at Trinity Brew House in Providence, RI, Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the High Fails Brewery in Rochester, NY," said company founder Mark Hellendrung. "It is made with black malt, pale malt, chocolate malt, Munich malt, crystal malt, and roasted barley, with Chinook hops for bitterness and Simcoe hops for aroma. It's an American-style porter, with a deliciously mild chocolate flavor and a hint of smokiness and hops to balance out the finish."

The Narragansett Porter brand dates back to 1916, when it was first brewed by the heritage Narragansett Brewing Co. When Prohibition struck, Narragansett was one of just six breweries given a patent by the U.S. government to continue brewing beer for medicinal purposes, based largely on the belief that porter had healing properties. Narragansett Porter was prescribed by doctors and distributed throughout New England to patients suffering from blood-related illnesses like anemia. After Prohibition was repealed, Narragansett Porter became an important part of the brewery portfolio, with consumers otten referring to it as "'Gansett Dark." The current iteration of Narragansett Porter contains 7% Alcohol by Volume with 28 IBUs.

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Title Annotation:Narragansett Brewing Co.
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Date:Dec 6, 2010
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