Stone Brewing marks 20th Anniversary with Citracado IPA

citracado_hero_webTo recognize quite the milestone, Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) has announced the release of Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA this week.

With two decades of celebrated craft brewing experience in the books, the folks at Stone Brewing believe they have the perfect beer in Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA to mark such an occasion.  The name “Citracado” not only references the featured ingredients in this beer – Citra hops in the dry hop stage and native avocado flower honey -, but it also “pays homage to the [Citracado Parkway] on which the flagship brewery is located (“which itself is a tribute to the citrus and avocado agricultural history of the region”).  This unique recipe creates “dominant orange and floral aromatics that transcend into the overall flavor and are perfectly balanced by avocado flower honey and a strong malt backbone.”  Be sure to sip and savor this one because this bad boy comes in at a sizable 9% ABV.

“Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, we have been able to do what we do for the last 20 years while upholding our rugged independence and core company philosophies,” said Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch. “We’re excited to close in on two full decades of high-quality brewing, and Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA is our special way of saying thank you to all craft beer supporters. Cheers to what the future holds for true craft!”

As an added anniversary gift to their fans, Stone Brewing is also rebrewing Stone 5th Anniversary IPA, Stone 10th Anniversary IPA and Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA.  These landmark and fan-favorite IPAs will be available exclusively alongside Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA in the Stone Anniversary IPA Collection four-pack beginning the week of September 12.

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA officially rolls out on August 8 in Alabama, Florida and throughout Stone Brewing Co.’s national distribution footprint.  This very limited offering will be available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles for the initial release and then again in the Stone Anniversary IPA Collection four-pack in September.  If you are a fan of amazing and innovative IPAs, you need to track down some Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA because these Anniversary IPAs rarely disappoint.  Prost!

Vital Information on Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA from Stone Brewing Co.

Style – Double India Pale Ale
Release – August 8
Availability – Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 80
Hops – Nugget, El Dorado, Centennial, and, of course, lots of Citra!
Distribution – AL, FL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico

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