R&D Brewing (Raleigh, North Carolina) has announced that it will enter the 2019 NHL season with the release of Storm Brew, the official beer of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Developed to be “a signature beer befitting the former Stanley Cup champions and, most recently, 2019 Eastern Conference finalists,” Storm Brew is a Light Lager “artfully crafted to pair well with victory.” Brewed to give any Carolina Hurricanes fan his/her “ideal companion on ice,” Storm Brew comes in at 4.2% ABV and “contains only 2.4 carbs and 97 calories.”
“Several pilot batches and blind sensory tests were conducted between the R&D and Hurricanes teams to develop Storm Brew,” said Ian VanGundy, Brewmaster at R&D Brewing. “A light lager recipe was selected to make it the perfect beer for any occasion. R&D focuses its attention towards quality ingredients and hand crafted brewing processes, creating a beer more fresh and fulfilling than the average light lager.”
“Storm Brew is a perfect representation of who the Carolina Hurricanes are as an organization,” said Mike Forman, Vice President of Marketing & Brand Strategy for the Carolina Hurricanes. “We’ve built our brand identity on being bold, regionally-focused and fun – this partnership encompasses each of those core pillars for us. We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with R&D for this momentous release.”
Storm Brew is available now at PNC Arena – the home of the Carolina Hurricanes – and is scheduled to enter distribution in late October 2019. You can expect to find Storm Brew available in 12 oz. cans and 16 oz. cans at select craft beer and hockey lovin’ establishments located throughout R&D Brewing’s distribution footprint in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Prost!
Vital Information for Storm Brew from R&D Brewing and the Carolina Hurricanes
Release – Seasonal; launching October 2019
Style – Light Lager
ABV – 4.2%
Calories – 97
Carbs – 2.4 grams
Fun Fact – On how Storm Brew was named: “The name was selected by fans during an online poll earlier this year. Storm Brew garnered over 75% of the votes, setting the stage for what is sure to be a fan favorite. R&D put its more than 150 years of award-winning brewing experience to work along with the Hurricanes to settle on the final product.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Central & Eastern North Carolina
Beer Finder – https://rndbrewing.com/beer-finder/