Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) has announced that the Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is slated for limited release this week.
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen! This wildly popular, geek-fest of a beer experience has returned for another year (**Disclaimer** That sentence was typed by a geek who is stupidly excited with each year’s release of this beer). The 2016 version of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is the collaborative brainchild of “Stone CEO & self-proclaimed beer geek Greg Koch, Fark.com creator & craft beer-loving Drew Curtis, and web celeb & actor Wil Wheaton.” This year’s release is a revival of the 2013 recipe of a 13% ABV Imperial Stout brewed with wheat, rye and pecans and then partially aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. This combo creates a massive sensory profile boasting aromatic and flavor notes of “cocoa, coffee, licorice, oak, nuts, vanilla and, of course, bourbon.” Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout was then finished off by being packaged in bottles sporting some awesome label artwork created by Amanda Conner, “a famed illustrator celebrated for her characters Vampirella, Power Girl, Silk Spectre and Harley Quinn and comics ‘Gatecrasher’ and ‘Gargoyles’.”
“Each edition of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has been a little different, whether it’s adding an ingredient, featuring a new collaborator or bringing in a new comic book artist to design the bottle label,” said Greg Koch. “Hardcore beer fans really loved our 2013 Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout recipe, so in honor of those beer geeks, we’re going back to a good thing. This time the bottle art features Wil, Drew and me in some…well…very clever characterizations.”
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a very limited release available now in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. You can track this one down at select retailers in Alabama, Florida and other select markets throughout Stone Brewing’s national distribution footprint. This brew can be enjoyed fresh or aged, so be sure to be sure choose your approach to this one wisely . . . or just grab a couple bottles when see it. Prost!
Vital Information on Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing Co.
ABV – 13%
IBUs – 65
Hops – English Target
Packaging – Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning July 11
National Distribution – AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico