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The Newport Storm Luau might take place in Rhode Island, but the party has a distinct Hawaiian theme, with Polynesian dancing, Hawaiian music, fire performers, and summery drinks. Though mai tais and dark and stormys should be plentiful, you need not feel restricted to drinks served with a tiny umbrella. Newport Storm, also known as Coastal Extreme Brewing, will also showcase its craft beers. The microbrewery, which only makes 5,000 barrels per year, offers brews such as Rhode Island Blueberry Beer, Hurricane Amber Ale, and Summer Hefeweizen, traditionally served on a slip 'n' slide. And luau visitors can feel proud of themselves for purchasing some refreshments and shaking their hips during the hula—all proceeds go to the Fort Adams Trust, which is dedicated to preserving Fort Adams, a National Historic Landmark.