Stone Brewing Signals for Limited Return of Farking Wheaton w00tstout

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its 2020 batch of Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout on Friday, June 26.

A comic-book-inspired fan-favorite that was first brewed in 2013 as a collaboration between Drew Curtis of FARK.com“nerd royalty” Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a “massive” Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat, and flaked rye and “one quarter aged in Bourbon barrels.” Weighing in at a mighty 11.5% ABV, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is “a whopping, intense, superhero of a beer with profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring… if you can wait that long.”

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will hit Stone Brewing locations on June 26 and distribution will begin shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments in California only. Prost!

Vital Information for Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; June 26, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.5%
IBUs – 45
Featured Ingredients – Pecans, wheat & flaked rye
Treatment – 1/4 aged in Bourbon barrels
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “This year’s ridiculously badass artwork originates from the hand and mind of Kevin Nowlan, who comes to us on behalf of Hero Initiative. Kevin has previously lent his talents to Doctor Strange and Batman comics while also contributing character design for Batman: The Animated Series. His label art depicts our iconic Gargoyle keeping a watchful eye, protecting us – and you! – from the evil spirits of bad beer.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft

Distribution – California only
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Brings Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse Back for the Summer

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its “cult-favorite” Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse in late May/early June 2020.

First brewed in 2016 as a collaboration with actor and comedian Jonah Ray with the intention of capturing his childhood memories of drinking POG Juice in Hawaii, Stone Notorious P.O.G. is a Berliner Weisse loaded down with “countless passion fruits, oranges and guavas.” Coming in at just 4.7% ABV and 20 IBUs, the “tart, refreshing, citrusy and spectacular” Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse “effortlessly rides its effervescence of tart orange citrus and tropicality with sip-it-like-its-Sunday ease.”

“This beer is dedicated to my homeland, the islands of Hawaii,” explained Jonah Ray. “It’s also dedicated to my dad who used to pour a little bit of booze into his PASSION ORANGE GUAVA juice on the weekends. LOOK DAD! I’VE COMBINED THE TWO!”

Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse is rolling into distribution now and will be hanging around as long as supplies last this summer. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; releasing late May/early June 2020
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.7%
IBUs – 20
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit, orange & guava
Suggested Food Pairings – “Starters: Stone Mac N Cheese, Meat and Cheese Board, Vietnamese-style Egg Rolls, Chinese Sticky Ribs | Salads: Fruity Goat Salad (seasonal fruits & shredded fillo-wrapped goat cheese), Wedge Salad | Main Courses: Crispy Skin Salmon, True Craft Burger, BBQ JackFruit Sandwich, Pork Katsu, Loco Moco, and a variety of brunch dishes because this is the perfect Brunch Beer—try it with Eggs Benedict! | Desserts: Ice Cream Sandwich, Crème Brulee Cheesecake, Baklava”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans & 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Celebrates Independence with Release of Enjoy By 07.04.20

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will kick off summer with the Limited Release Stone Enjoy By 07.04.20 Unfiltered IPA.

Released each year to celebrate the Fourth of July and the fact that Stone Brewing is an independent brewery, Stone Enjoy By 07.04.20 (9.4% ABV) is an unfiltered Double India Pale Ale that features 12 different hop varietals – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga hops. By “skipping a step” and going unfiltered, the “devastatingly fresh” Stone Enjoy By 07.04.20 “takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified.”

Stone Enjoy By 07.04.20 Unfiltered IPA is rolling out now and will be available until July 4, 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Enjoy By 07.04.20 Unfiltered IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Stone Enjoy By Series; late May – July 4, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.4%
IBUs – 90
Featured Hops – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga
Suggested Food Pairings – “Appetizers – Guacamole, kimchi, salt and pepper shrimp (or tofu), sausage-stuffed jalapeños | Main Course – Chicken-fried steak, Merguez sausage, gumbo, chile relleno, Thai drunken noodles | Dessert – Carrot cake, peach cobbler, ginger spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake | Cheeses – Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra aged Cheddar, Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue, Mimolette | Cigar –  Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Altadis U.S.A Edición Limitada, Camacho Select”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles, 19.2 oz. cans & 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready


Stone Brewing to Host Virtual Screening of “The Beer Jesus From America”

Stonelogo2Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will hold a virtual screening of The Beer Jesus from America – a live event featuring commentary and a Q&A with Stone Brewing Co-founder Greg Koch and filmmaker Matt Sweetwood of Sweetwood Films – at 6 p.m. (PST) on Friday, May 8.

To give their fans a little something different to participate in during this time of social distancing, Stone Brewing is taking to its YouTube Channel on May 8 to provide a free screening of The Beer Jesus from America, a 104-minute documentary that follows Co-founder Greg Koch (a.k.a. “Beer Jesus”) and Stone Brewing as they set off on the “often tumultuous journey to becoming the first American independent craft brewery to build, own and operate its own brewery in Europe.” This film documents four years at Stone Brewing – Berlin and the brewery’s overall “mission to inspire a craft beer revolution in Germany.”

While the documentary is airing, Greg Koch and Matt Sweetwood will both be on hand to “livestream commentary during the film, sharing their experiences, talk beer and enjoy a few tasty selections with the beloved craft beer community.” Once the film is over, Koch and Sweetwood will open things up for a fun and interactive Q&A session moderated by respected Emmy nominated film critic Scott Mantz.

Film Synopsis (sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

Willing to risk millions on a dream to become the first American craft brewer to build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe, and also create an international craft brewing destination, Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch may have made the biggest mistake of his career!  Against seemingly insurmountable odds, the man who’s been nicknamed “the Beer Jesus from America” pushes on with passion and tenacity to join and help move forward Europe’s newly budding craft brewing scene as a revolutionary alternative to cheap industrial beer. Over four years filmmaker Matt Sweetwood (Beerland) captures this historic birth of an American brewery in Berlin, in a story of culture clashes, broken promises and a bottomless beer glass of unexpected challenges.

You can join the live screening event for The Beer Jesus from America by visiting Stone Brewing’s YouTube Channel at 6 p.m. (PST) on May 8. The event is completely free and is sure give us all a fun way to escape the realities of today for a couple hours by providing the pub/taproom experience we all miss as the hosts, attendees and participants sit around and discuss beer and movies for a while. We hope to raise a socially-distanced pint with you all on May 8.  Prost!

Stone Brewing Goes National with Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager

Buenaveza_22ozBottleStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager will see a national release as a Pilot Series offering beginning in late April 2020.

Originally created on the small-batch system at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station to honor the influence San Diego County and their “neighbors to the South” have had on Stone Brewing’s “undying mission to brew bold, flavorful beers,” Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager is a “Baja-inspired” Lager “brewed with lime and with just the right add of salt.” By using the lime and salt as actual brewing ingredients rather than just additions to the rim of the glass or can, Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager (4.7% ABV) comes together to be a “thrillingly crisp, clean, refreshing Mexican-style lager that quenches thirsts” with everything already included.

“Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager’s inspiration comes from Southern California, which is vibrantly influenced by our neighbors to the South. California spoils you with warm weather that encourages outdoor activity year-round. From surfing our coasts, to snowboarding and biking in the mountains, off-roading through deserted lands, or boating and fishing in our lakes, Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager is the cool choice. It’s a thrillingly crisp, clean, refreshing Baja-inspired Lager that quenches thirsts, while gratifying taste buds via lime and sea salt. So, leave your culinary accents at home, apply some sunscreen and soak up the sun with some suds and buds (friends).”

 

– Ben Sheehan, Brewer at Stone Brewing

Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time (with a chance to become a future Year-Round beer).  You can expect to find this Pilot Series offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Pilot Series; launching nationally in late April 2020
Style – Mexican-style Lager
ABV – 4.7%
Featured Hops – Liberty 
Added Ingredients – Lime & salt
Fun Fact – On the Pilot Series: “We’re always innovating behind the scenes at Stone, and now we’ll be shining the national spotlight on some outstanding recipes that we believe could be future year-round beers. Each of these beers are stellar in their own right. They may be different in some ways from our typical offerings, but they reinforce Stone’s dedication to big, bold, badass flavor.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Stone Brewing Sends Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA Out for a Special Release

2020_SoaringDragon_22ozBottleMockupStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA in early April 2020.

Inspired by ” a side trip . . . a few of [Stone Brewing’s] brewers took . . . to the famous Tianshan Tea City market” in Shanghai, China, Stone Soaring Dragon is an Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with a blend of Citra and Loral hops and Peony White Tea. Coming in at 8% ABV and 38 IBUs, Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA boasts “a delicate complexity within an intense double IPA punch.”

Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA is available now at all Stone Brewing locations and distribution is scheduled to begin during the week of April 13.  You can expect to find this Special Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; early April 2020
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 38
Featured Hops – Citra & Loral
Added Ingredients – White Tea
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & 22 oz. bottles 
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Stone Brewing Celebrates a Month of Dankness with Release of Enjoy By 4.20 IPA

2020_EJB0420_22ozBottleMock4Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA in late March 2020.

Sure to be the most coveted release of the year in Stone Brewing’s Enjoy By IPA series, Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA is an “uber-fresh, specifically-brewed-not-to-last” Double India Pale Ale that features 12 different hop varietals – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga. Taking advantage of the fact that April 2020 means “the calendar will read 4/20 for an entire month,” Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA (9.4% ABV, 90 IBUs) is here to help you properly spend “30 full days . . . celebrating the glory of those magical resinous green buds we call hops.”

Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA officially released on March 24 and will be available until the end of April 2020.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Enjoy By 4.20 IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Stone Enjoy By IPA Series; late March – April 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.4% 
IBUs – 90
Featured Hops – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga
Suggested Food Pairings – “Appetizers – Guacamole, kimchi, salt and pepper shrimp (or tofu), sausage-stuffed jalapeños | Main Course – Chicken-fried steak, Merguez sausage, gumbo, chile relleno, Thai drunken noodles | Dessert – Carrot cake, peach cobbler, ginger spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake | Cheeses – Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra aged Cheddar, Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue, Mimolette | Cigar –  Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Altadis U.S.A Edición Limitada, Camacho Select”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Begins Nationwide Release of Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA

2020_PeakConditions_12ozCanMockStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that its newest Special Release, Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA, will be available nationwide beginning in mid-March 2020.

Drawing inspiration from Stone///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner WeisseStone Peak Conditions is a Hazy Double India Pale Ale that features West Coast hops, East Coast haze, and “real fruit additions” of passion fruit, orange and guava juice. Coming in at 8.1% ABV and 55 IBUs, Stone Peak Conditions is a “ridiculously tasty double IPA [that combines] influences from across the country into one of the most flavorful beers [Stone Brewing has] ever released.”

Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA is rolling out across the country now and will be available for a limited time.  You can expect to find this new Special Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Peak Conditions Hazy Double IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; March 2020
Style – Hazy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 55
Featured Hops – Loral & Mosaic
Added Ingredients – Passionfruit, orange & guava
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Stone Brewing Launches Viking Space Probe Double IPA

StoneVikingSPStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it is continuing its hop-fueled journey through January with the Special Release of Stone Viking Space Probe Double IPA.

A well-received favorite that was originally developed as “one of the early beers brewed by Steve Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Small Batch Brewing & Innovation for Stone Brewing – Napa,” Stone Viking Space Probe is a Double India Pale Ale that possesses “a subtle haze reminiscent of some far-off nebula, and further complimented with the juicy flavors of Ella and Citra hops.” Dosed with Belgian Candi Sugar “for added sweetness,” Stone Viking Space Probe comes together to be a unique DIPA that is “definitely out of this world.”

Stone Viking Space Probe Double IPA is available now in California and will enter full distribution on January 27.  You can expect to find this new Special Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Viking Space Probe Double IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; launches nationally on January 27, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 80
Featured Hops – Ella & Citra
Added Ingredients – Belgian candi sugar
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Stone Brewing Launches 2020 Pilot Series Program with Release of Neverending Haze IPA

NeverendingHaze_CanMockStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that that it will begin the nationwide Seasonal Release of Stone Neverending Haze IPA in January 2020.

Arriving as the first release of 2020 in the Stone Pilot Series Program of special releases on trial for placement in the brewery’s full-time lineup of beers, Stone Neverending Haze IPA is a sessionable Hazy/Juicy IPA featuring Mosaic and Citra hops and a Norwegian yeast strain called Voss Kveik.  These featured ingredients produce “dank aromas” of orange peel and floral notes alongside “citrus flavors of orange and lime . . . followed by oats, pineapple, star fruit and sweet strawberry preserves.”  Clocking in at just 4% ABV, Stone Neverending Haze IPA boasts a dry finish “with the slightest bitterness (lest Stone ever forget its roots) and just the right tangy tartness to refresh and implore another sip.”

Stone Neverending Haze IPA hit distribution on January 1 and will be available for a limited time.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Neverending Haze IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Stone Pilot Series Program; launching January 1, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale 
ABV – 4% 
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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