Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, California) has announced that they have collaborated with Maine Beer Company (Freeport, Maine) to create and release DaySlayer India Pale Lager, the second offering in Stone’s ongoing heavy metal collaboration series.
After seeking divine inspiration from the gods of heavy metal, brewers from Stone Brewing and Maine Beer Company “teamed up to unleash a mouth-shattering overdrive of palate-destroying hops, fermented with radical Pilsner strains.” To be known from this day forward as the DaySlayer, “this clean and crisp India Pale Lager has intense bready character before turning sharply bitter with hints of pink peppercorns, ending in a clean, dry finish.” Although it clocks in at 7.5% ABV and 65 IBUs, metalheads and hopheads alike will find DaySlayer India Pale Lager “deceptively easy to put away and decidedly hard to put down.” This beer is meant to be enjoyed fresh while listening to “some ear-splitting metal tracks”, and you can do just that by checking out DaySlayer’s official playlist on Spotify.
“With this beer, we found both elements of the traditional lager brewing and IPA hopping techniques really shine through in this beer. It’s a great example of the style,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager at Stone Brewing. “We’ve wanted to work with Maine Beer Company for a long time and are ecstatic to be partnering with such an outstanding brewer of hoppy beers.”
Maine/Stone DaySlayer India Pale Lager officially released on April 10 and will only be around while supplies last. This limited offering can be found in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Maine and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s national distribution footprint. “Enjoy fresh. Rock hard. Slay your day.” Prost!
Vital Information for DaySlayer India Pale Lager from Stone Brewing Co. & Maine Beer Company
Release – Limited/Collaborations Series, April 10, 2017
Style – India Pale Lager
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 65
Featured Hops – Perle, Saphir, Aramis, Amarillo, & Motueka
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – AL, FL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI & Puerto Rico