PROVIDENCE, RI—Today, the Famous Narragansett Beer announces the release of its all-new Imperial Black Steam, a unique 100 percent American-style lager, as the third installment of the brewer’s Private Stock series of limited-edition craft offerings. The new small-batch brew is a California Common, or Steam Beer, an underdeveloped style that originated in mid-19th century California.
Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin, Narragansett’s Imperial Black Steam delivers a chocolaty raisin and plum flavor balanced with subtle hints of black currant and spice from the Northern Brewers hops. The unfiltered American heritage-style beer was brewed with Choice malts and San Francisco lager yeast at a warmer temperature than most traditional lagers – the process that gives Common beers their signature flavor and assertive hop bitterness.
Imperial Black Steam is the third offering in Narragansett’s Private Stock series, a beer style selected to explore the creative boundaries of the limited-edition craft series while also celebrating the brand’s 123 years of lager heritage. The Imperial Black Steam label is designed with elements of nostalgia depicting a classic turn of the century steamship.
Narragansett Imperial Black Steam, priced at $5.99, is available in 22-ounce bomber bottles throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and select Northern New England markets. The beer is nine percent Alcohol By Volume and 30 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).
For further information on the Narragansett Imperial Black Steam or to find a retailer near you, visit: www.narragansettbeer.com.