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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Stone Brewing Releases Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA

2020_EJB0101_22ozBottle_MockupStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will be putting a bow on 2019 with the Limited Release of Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA.

Designed “specifically to be enjoyed BEFORE the clock hits zero at midnight of New Year’s Eve,” Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 is a “festively fresh”, unfiltered Double India Pale Ale featuring a massive hop bill that includes Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Helga hops.  By remaining unfiltered, this “golden-hued” offering “takes on a hazy appearance and its peach and tropical fruit hop aroma are intensified.” Coming in at 9.4% ABV and 90 IBUs, Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA can be enjoyed at any point until the end of the year but “there is no better time to savor this incredibly fresh . . . Double IPA than RIGHT NOW!”

Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA is rolling out now and will be available until the end of 2019.  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 area. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Enjoy By 01.01.20 Unfiltered IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; late November 2019 – January 1, 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
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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Stone Brewing & Sweetwood Films’ “The Beer Jesus From America” Now Streaming on Prime Video & Vimeo On Demand

StoneLogoStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has announced that The Beer Jesus from America, a new documentary independently produced by director Matt Sweetwood of Sweetwood Films, has officially made its public debut and is available now for streaming on Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand.

Bearing a title inspired by a 2014 article in the Berliner Kurier – a German tabloid newspaper – where Greg Koch, Co-founder of Stone Brewing, was “somewhat [cynically]” referred to as “Der Bier Jesus aus Amerika,” The Beer Jesus from America is a 104-minute film that follows Koch 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.”

“When we set out to build the first American independent Craft Brewery in Europe, we did so with that same spark – that passion and intensity – that drove us to offer something different in the US back in 1996,” explained Koch. “This film captures the trials, challenges, roadblocks… and occasional triumphs of the project, but on a deeper level, it’s a story of following your heart and challenging convention.”

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

Stone Brewing’s rock ‘n’ roll co-founder, Greg Koch, who was nicknamed “Beer Jesus” by a Berlin tabloid newspaper, is taking his business to Germany on a mission to oppose the most beloved industrial beer in the world and join Europe’s craft beer revolution. Will he succeed? Greg must first challenge the established beer culture in a country where brewing has been restricted by the infamous 500-year-old beer Purity Law. However, in his quest to fight mass market beer, it turns out that Greg has even bigger obstacles to overcome, from struggles with bureaucracy to cultural differences and stubborn traditionalism.

Directed by Matt Sweetwood (Beerland, Forgetting Dad), “The Beer Jesus From America” takes us on a journey with Greg as he builds his European craft brewery from scratch in a sleepy corner of Berlin, Germany, where he faces seemingly endless challenges that threaten to end the entire project. Over four years, Matt captures the unexpected twists in a story full of blood, sweat, tears, and beers!

This is a story not just about the birth of a brewery and the fight against mass market beer, it’s about an inspiring character who understands the importance of sticking to your dreams, no matter how crazy they might seem.

The Beer Jesus from America made its debut on Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand this week . A commemorative DVD will be available for purchase in Stone Brewing’s online store in 2020. Prost!

 

Stone Brewing Updates its IPA Mix Pack

StoneLogoStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will release its latest IPA Mix Pack – featuring Stone IPA, Stone Ghost Hammer IPA, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and for the first time ever in bottles, Stone ///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA – in late October 2019.

Arriving just in time for “your upcoming holiday parties – be they spooky, jolly, turkey-centric or otherwise,” the newest Stone IPA Mix Pack is a variety 12-pack containing three 12 oz. bottles of the following four hop-fueled India Pale Ales (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website):

  • Stone IPA – By definition, an India pale ale is hoppier and higher in alcohol than its little brother, pale ale—and we deliver in spades. One of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with tropical, citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. This crisp, extra hoppy brew is hugely refreshing on a hot day, but will always deliver no matter when you choose to drink it.  ABV – 6.9%  IBUs – 71
  • Stone Ghost Hammer IPA – A fermenting beer never slumbers. Consequently, there is always scattered activity tending our precious beers throughout the dark hours. In these late nights and wee hours that hallowed responsibility falls to the shoulders of the overnight Brew Crew. These brewing soloists brave the long nights, often alone, to do what needs to be done. Most areas of the brewery are dark or in shadows. Throughout the night the cellars resonate with the occasional knocking of expanding and contracting pipes. It can be a bit spooky to hear the brewery creak and groan as if possessed by a spirit randomly knocking about with a mallet. This IPA, liberally hopped with Loral™, honors our intrepid overnight team by naming it after their mischievous poltergeist companion – the Ghost Hammer.  ABV – 6.9%  IBUs – 56
  • Stone Tangerine Express IPA – This ain’t no just-add-juice approach. This one is for adults. We use bountiful whole tangerine purée, which brings pithy, crisp bitterness to the citrus flavor. In addition to the complexities of the tangerine — the likes of which you can only get by using the whole fruit — we judiciously employ just a hint of whole pineapple for a backnote (you’d likely not even pick it out of the mix if we didn’t tell you it was there). We’re not looking for a sweet concoction to appease the “I want my beer to taste like fruit juice” crowd. This is Stone. We like our IPAs to taste like IPAs. Big, bold and not for kids.  ABV – 6.7%  IBUs – 75
  • Stone ///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA – New England-Style IPAs are all the rage. Fans of Stone repeatedly ask for our take on the style, which can be met with some criticism. Rooted in West-Coast style IPAs for decades, how would we do it? Fear no more. Our brewers took the approach to deliver incredibly hoppy and aromatic flavor while keeping it very balanced, and upping the alcohol unnoticeably – nailing this astounding one-of-a-kind creation.
    Overall this unfiltered double IPA is juiced up with massive tropical & citrus notes. The mild bitterness and relatively dry body compliment the style, and the residual maltiness nicely rounds it out. Lingering lime peel and tropical fruit derived from the hops stand out on the finish, begging one to seek out more.  ABV – 8.5%  IBUs – 60

The refreshed Stone IPA Mix Pack is rolling out now and will be available until the next update.  You can expect to find this Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly retailers located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

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Stone Brewing Gets Festive with Return of Mexican Hot Chocolate Inspired Xocoveza

2019_Xocoveza_12ozCanMockStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has announced that Stone Xocoveza, an Imperial Stout inspired by Mexican hot chocolate, has officially returned for the 2019 Holiday Season.

First introduced back in 2014 as “a limited special collaboration release with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker (after his recipe won [Stone Brewing’s] annual homebrew competition) and Cerveceria Insurgente,” Stone Xocoveza is an Imperial Stout that creates a Mexican hot chocolate experience with the use of “coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and a generous amount of chocolate.”  Coming in at a comforting 8.1% ABV, Stone Xocoveza “makes a perfect wintry gift from you to your friends, loved ones, or simply to yourself.”

Stone Xocoveza started rolling out at the end of September and is scheduled to hang around through the Holidays and the entire 2019 winter season. You can expect to find this Special 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 Xocoveza from Stone Brewing 

Release – Limited/Special; late September through Winter 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 50
Featured Hops – English Challenger & East Kent Golding
Added Ingredients – Cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & lactose
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Gets in the Halloween Spirit with Release of Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA

EnjoyBy1031logoStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA is hitting distribution now for the Halloween season.

Continuing Stone Brewing’s mission of “ensuring craft beer fans the ultimate level of freshness” when it comes to their IPAs, Stone Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA is an “intense” Double India Pale Ale “loaded with 10 different varieties of hops and meant to be enjoyed within 37 days.” Thanks to the use of “hop-bursting and dry-hopping techniques,” this DIPA delivers elevated levels of “peach and tropical fruit notes and overall hop factor.”  Although it might come in at a monstrous 9.4% ABV and 90 IBUs, Stone Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA “is nothing to be afraid of. The only thing that would truly be terrifying is missing out on this incredibly tasty creation.”

Stone Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA is available now through Halloween 2019.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available on draft across the country and in 22 oz. bottles in California only.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Enjoy By 10.31.19 IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; October 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.4% 
IBUs – 90
Hops – Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga
Availability – Available nationwide on draft. 22 oz. bottles only available in California
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Sets Nerd Level to Stun with 2019 Release of Farking Wheaton w00tstout

2019_w00tstout_12ozCan_MockStone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that its fan-favorite Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is returning to craft beer shelves and taps now for a limited time.

Born as the geek-fueled, beery brainchild of Drew Curtis of FARK.com, “nerd royalty” Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is an Imperial Stout brewed with pecans, wheat and flaked rye and then “one-quarter aged in bourbon barrels.”  This recipe produces “aromas of cocoa and coffee . . . followed by bourbon, vanilla and oak” alongside up-front flavors of fruit, “cocoa and coffee . . . followed by a punch of oak, vanilla, nut and a hoppy, bitter finish.” Coming in at superhero-sized 11.5% ABV and 45 IBUS, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is “a POW! BAM! WHAM! square to the face.”

“W00tstout is more than a great beer,” said actor, writer and Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout collaborator Wil Wheaton. “It’s a work of art, carefully designed to be as drinkable right now as it will be in a decade. I am so honored and proud to be one of its parents.”

 

“I love love love this beer,” said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing executive chairman & co-founder. “I love the intensity and depth of its flavor profile, and I love how it came together between Drew, Wil, me and our brewing team. And fans have made it clear that they love this beer all the way to the depths of its awesomeness like we do. Yeah, I love that too.”

The 2019 batch of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 22 oz. bottles, on draft and – for the first time ever – in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia and throughout the rest of Stone Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; late July/early August 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.5%
IBUs – 45
Featured Ingredients – Pecans, wheat & flaked rye
Treatment – One-quarter aged in Bourbon barrels
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “This year’s artwork comes from the talented hands of comic artist Alan Davis, who has worked on some of the most iconic comic book series of all time, including Uncanny X-Men and Justice League of America. He depicts a hero who channels Stone’s iconic gargoyle’s guardian powers to battle against the evils of the world of beer (and as best we can tell, we’re quite sure he’s winning).”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

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