Stone Brewing Goes Next Level with Xocoveza by Introducing Tres Leches Variant

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches on October 18, 2021.

Inspired by Steve Gonzalez’s, Stone Brewer, “Grandmother’s Tres Leches family recipe,” Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is an Imperial Stout that begins with all the goodness you expect from Xocoveza‘s “spices, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla; however, this year it’s taken to a new level (hard to believe you could take this beer to another level!) with more lactose and the addition of flaked rice and oats resulting in a very smooth, creamy, and decadent experience.” Coming in at 8.5% ABV, Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is “incredible on its own but is also very food friendly and begs to be paired with an array of desserts and other flavorful sensations.”

“I fell in love with Stone Xocoveza the first time I tried it many years ago,” said Stone co-founder Greg Koch. “I, like so many, look forward to the release each year. As much as I was hesitant to mess with such a hallowed beer, I do believe that this new recipe is my very favorite version we’ve ever produced, and I will be squirreling away more than my fair share to enjoy throughout the next year plus. Fair? Perhaps not. Too bad!” laughed Koch with a mischievous Grinch like grin.

Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches is rolling out now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the 2021 Holiday 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 Tres Leches from Stone Brewing

Release – Special Release; October 18, 2021
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.5%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Chocolate, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, rice & oats
Suggested Pairings – “Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs, Black Bean Chili, Birria tacos and Chicken Mole all pair beautifully with Stone Xocoveza Tres Leches. Then for the ultimate indulgence, there’s Flourless Chocolate Cake, Salted Caramel Brownies or… Tres Leches Cake.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Adds Hazy IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Hazy IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in mid-August 2021.

Carefully crafted to be Stone Brewing’s hazy brew that is “most conventional in style, yet astounding in execution,” Stone Hazy IPA is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that has “El Dorado and Azacca . . . hops imparting vivid orange, lemon and melon flavors [while] Sabro adds intense tropical mango and pineapple, creating memorable complexity.” Coming in at 6.7% ABV, Stone Hazy IPA boasts “a deep golden opaque look” and is an “absolute juicy citrus bomb of a beer.”

Kris Ketcham, Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation – Liberty Station, and lead mastermind behind this brew explains, “We wanted a beer that still retained the juicy goodness of a blended East Coast and West Coast IPA style, but with a smoother body, lower bitterness, and lower ABV. We trialed many beers in this style, and although several were really good, it was this one that blew everyone away. It was a big hit at our taprooms.”

Stone Hazy IPA is launching this week with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at 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 Hazy IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-August 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.7%
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Azacca & Sabro
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Embarks on New Intergalactic Adventure with Release of Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA in late June 2021.

Arriving as the “follow up mission to Stone Viking Space Probe Hazy Double IPA (which took [Stone Brewing] fans on an out-of-this-world hoppy expedition earlier this year),” Stone Imperial Star Fawker is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale “loaded with Rakau & Citra hops for an intense blast of stonefruit and citrus flavors.” Coming in at 9% ABV and 50 IBUs, Stone Imperial Star Fawker boasts an aroma that can only be described as “massive. As in, you-can-smell-the-hops-from-space massive.”

“We were looking for a Hazy Double IPA to release this summer, so decided to brew an Imperial IPA version of one of our favorite Napa creations, Star Fawker Hazy Pale Ale. It blew us away!”

A message from the brewers at Stone Brewing

Stone Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA is rolling out now and will only be available for a limited time. 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 Imperial Star Fawker Hazy IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; June 22, 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 50
Featured Hops – Rakau & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.co
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Stone Brewing Returns to its Roots with Release of Liquid Poem DIPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Liquid Poem Double IPA, an ode to the classic West Coast IPA, in late April 2021.

Developed to be the “liquid equivalent of old school classic punk rock poetry,” Liquid Poem is a West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale featuring “citrusy-piney Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, plus a dash of ‘new classic’ Citra for good measure.” Coming in at 9.4% ABV and 100+ IBUs, Liquid Poem is “big yet refreshing, bold yet nuanced. Undeniably LOUD. Just as we like it.”

Liquid Poem is rolling out now and will only be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Special Release available in 6-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 Liquid Poem from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; April 27, 2021
Style – West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.4%
IBUs – 100+
Featured Hops – Chinook, Columbus, Centennial & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Introduces Dayfall Belgian White

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Dayfall Belgian White in early March 2021.

Dropping as the latest offering to come out of the Stone Pilot Series of “unique, high-potential innovations for consideration in Stone’s year-round lineup,” Stone Dayfall is a Belgian-style White Ale “brewed with Bergamot orange peel and coriander.” These gorgeous ingredients provide a flavor “ripe with citrus up front followed by floral and light herbal notes” and aromatics filled with “orange, spice and honey . . . alongside subtle notes of graham cracker.” Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Stone Dayfall “is expressive of the brewery’s celebrated past and its bright new beginnings.”

Stone Dayfall Belgian White debuted on March 1 and will be available for a limited time (unless Stone Brewing decides to promote it to Year-Round status). You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 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 Dayfall Belgian White from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Stone Pilot Series; launching March 1, 2021
Style – Belgian-style White Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 13
Featured Hops – American Noble Citra
Added Ingredients – Bergamot orange & coriander
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

AleSmith & Stone Brewing Collaborate on Dual Exposure Double IPA

AleSmith Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Dual Exposure, the brewery’s latest collaboration project with Stone Brewing (Escondido, California), in early February 2021.

The embodiment of “both breweries’ esteemed expertise in the double IPA game,” Dual Exposure is an “easy-drinking [Double India Pale Ale] infused with notes of hibiscus, orange and lime peel, all packed into a light-bodied brew brimming with tropical citrus and fruit from huge amounts of Citra, Strata, HBC 592 and Amarillo.” Coming in at 8.2% ABV, Dual Exposure has “citrus [flowing through the body . . ., melding hops with drinkability to yield a supremely covet-worthy beer to please the discerning masses while it lasts.”

“We were really excited to partner with Stone on a new brew for 2021, and Dual Exposure is the perfect way for both breweries to merge our skill sets and shared passion for beer,” says Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer/Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith. “The creative and collaborative process of developing recipes with their brew team is always an enjoyable experience that we look forward to. I mean, Stone and AleSmith working together – it doesn’t get any better!”

Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co-Founder, says, “I’ve been enjoying AleSmith beers since before I’ve been drinking Stone beers! This isn’t our first collaboration, but it might be our best. Our combined team of brewers brought their A-game loading up on the hops and refining this double IPA with hibiscus and lime peel for something really memorable. I have so much respect for the AleSmith team, and of course mad respect for our own team at Stone, so I’m super stoked for this dream team collaboration!”

Dual Exposure is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the month of February. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within AleSmith’s distribution territory and in the brewery’s online store. Prost!

Vital Information for Dual Exposure from AleSmith Brewing Company & Stone Brewing

Release – Limited; February 2021
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
Featured Hops – Citra, Strata, HBC 592 & Amarillo
Added Ingredients – Hibiscus, orange & lime peel
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://alesmith.com/find-our-beer/

Stone Brewing Goes Year-Round with Neverending Haze IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that Stone Neverending Haze IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in January 2021.

Originally released in early 2020 as a part of the Stone Pilot Series, Stone Neverending Haze IPA is sessionable Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “lets off dank aromas of orange peel along with floral notes.” The aromatics carry over onto the palate with “citrus flavors of orange and lime [that] are intense up front, followed by oats, pineapple, star fruit and sweet strawberry preserves.” Coming in at just 4% ABV, Stone Neverending Haze IPA has a dry finish “with the slightest bitterness and just the right tangy tartness to refresh and implore another sip.”

“We’re always experimenting with different yeast strains. The one used in this beer produces intense orange citrus notes that complement the intense fruit aromas and flavors of Mosaic and Citra hops. This combination really stands out, and thankfully, at 4%, we can go back for more!”  

– Steve Gonzalez, Senior Manager of Small Batch Brewing & Innovation at Stone Brewing

Stone Neverending Haze IPA is available now as Stone’s first Year-Round beer packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans. You can expect to find this new Year-Round – additionally available on draft – at 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 Neverending Haze IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching January 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale | Session IPA
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 35
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Citra
Fun Fact – “Stone Neverending Haze IPA is the second success of Stone’s 2020 Pilot Series Program to earn its year-round keep. The Stone Pilot Series features unique and high-potential innovations as special releases for consideration in the core lineup. Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager was the first to graduate from the 2020 Stone Pilot Series program.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing’s Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA Returns for a Limited Time

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Special Release of Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA in early January 2021.

First released in 2007 and now known as “the most requested Stone beer of all time,” Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous is a Black India Pale Ale that rocks an “unmistakable piney and orange-raspberry hop character . . . perfectly complemented by warm notes of coffee and chocolate.” Coming in at 8.7% ABV and an impressive 90 IBUs, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA “pours black with a light tan head but don’t be deceived! It serves up an IPA-worthy dose of bitterness.”

“We get ‘BRING BACK SSR’ comments on just about everything we post to socials,” noted David Pope, Stone’s Senior Marketing Content Specialist. “Pictures of Stone IPA, videos of our bottling line, a clip of a kitten playing in a Stone Buenaveza box… there’s always a ‘BRING BACK SSR’ somewhere in the comment section. Well, we heard you. It’s awesome to finally reply back with an enthusiastic ‘OK!’”

Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA is actively rolling out now and will be hanging around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Special Release available in 6-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 Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Special; early January 2021
Style – Black India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.7%
IBUs – 90
Featured Hops – Chinook, Simcoe & Amarillo
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing Introduces Low-Calorie Features & Benefits IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Features & Benefits IPA, a low-calorie option produced from the brewery’s Pilot Series, in November 2020.

Here to prove preconceived notions concerning low-calorie beers wrong, Features & Benefits is an “insanely flavorful, hop-forward” Session India Pale Ale that somehow has only 2.9 grams of carbs, less than 100 calories and is gluten-reduced. Coming in at a ridiculously easy-drinking 4% ABV, Features & Benefits IPA “brings all of the above together with the hop-driven boldness you’d expect from a Stone beer. Now, you can have both the features and the benefits.”

Features & Benefits IPA is available now in Southern California and is scheduled to enter full distribution by the end of November 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Stone’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Features & Benefits IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Pilot Series; launching November 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – Less than 100 calories
Carbs – 2.9 grams
Featured Hops – Cashmere, Vic Secret, Azacca & Mosaic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Stone Brewing’s New-Look Xocoveza Returns for Seasonal Release

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of its fan-favorite Stone Xocoveza, an Imperial Mocha Stout inspired by Oaxacan Hot Chocolate, in late September/early October 2020.

First introduced in 2014 as a special collaboration project and now annually released with the “same divine recipe” packed with only the highest quality ingredients, Stone Xocoveza is an Imperial Stout featuring coffee from Ritual Coffee, cocoa from Belyzium Craft Chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and lactose. Coming in at a comforting and sip-worthy 8.1% ABV, Stone Xocoveza is back to help you “embrace . . . shorter days and longer nights.”

“We trialed some new coffees from a few suppliers for this year’s Stone Xocoveza,” explained Steve Gonzalez, Stone Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation – Small Batch. “The clear standout was Sítio Cafe Forte, a Brazilian coffee roasted by Ritual. The chocolate notes of the beans piqued our interest, and when we pilot brewed the beer with this coffee, the results really blew us away. Ritual is a company that has a well-deserved reputation not only for quality, but also sustainable sourcing and a commitment to diversity.”

Stone Xocoveza is available now in California and full distribution is scheduled to begin on October 5. You can expect to find this Seasonal Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles – cans and bottles will both be adorned with newly redesigned label artwork – 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 – Seasonal/Special Release; returning late September/early October 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 50
Added Ingredients – Coffee from Ritual Coffee, cocoa from Belyzium Craft Chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg & lactose
Fun Fact – On the coffee chosen for the 2020 batch of Stone Xocoveza: “High quality ingredients are the key to the nuanced flavors of Stone Xocoveza. This year, Stone proudly partnered with Ritual Coffee, a fully independent, woman-owned roasting company. Ritual is known for its seasonally fresh, single-origin coffees purchased directly from farmers and producers. In the same way that Stone defined the West Coast Style IPA, Ritual pioneered coffee’s West Coast Style of light roasting that pushes the boundaries of what coffee can be. Sound familiar? This relationship is intentional and nothing short of perfect.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready