Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced plans to add Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager to its Year-Round portfolio at the start of 2019.
Created to be the “perfect island companion to [Stone Brewing’s] tropically-inspired, fruit forward lineup of IPAs, including Stone Tangerine Express IPA, Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA and the upcoming Stone Revengeful Spirit IPA”, Stone Tropic of Thunder is a refreshing “Tropical Lager” that possesses “aromas of citrus, pineapple and coconut . . . followed by flavors of lime, orange and passion fruit.” This sensory experience is framed beautifully by “a newer hop variety – Cashmere – [which] . . . imparts flavors of ripe cantaloupe that elevate the juicy qualities of this beer.” Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager clocks in at 5.8% ABV and 58 IBUs.
“This is unlike your traditional lager,” said Jeremy Moynier, Stone Brewing Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation. “When we were discussing what our next year-round beer might be we all agreed that we wanted something super flavorful and yet really crushable, all while exemplifying the genre-defying qualities we’re known for at Stone. So while we did our signature thing – seeking out the newest and most interesting hops to contribute big flavor – we really stayed focused on producing a balanced beer with classic lager characteristics. It turned out crisp, clean, intensely fruity, and definitely way crushable.”
Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager debuts in California and Stone Brewing Tap Rooms this week and nationwide/international distribution will launch in early 2019. Once fully released, you can expect to find this Year-Round brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager from Stone Brewing
Release – Year-Round; California & Stone Brewing Tap Rooms starting the week of October 22. Distribution to all 50 states & abroad to come in 2019
Style – Lager
ABV – 5.8%
IBUs – 58
Featured Hops – Cashmere, Citra & Mosaic
Fun Fact – “The beer’s name is a nod to the uncharted tropical islands on which most of us would willingly be a castaway… provided that we could have our perfectly stocked beer fridge in tow. It’s just right for a self-imposed ‘three hour tour,’ be it on an island, on a boat, or simply on the couch.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready