Weekly Spotlight — 20 February 2017

Stone has added two mouth-watering brews to their seasonal line-up! These two brews are excitement for the taste buds, and are now available in New Jersey! So go out and get some!

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Pat-ASK-ala? Pata-SKALA? Pa-TASK-a-la? While those in the know favor the third pronunciation, no matter how you say it, this is a unique red IPA. The beer was first brewed in September 2015 to support music and arts education programs in Pataskala, Ohio, where Stone co-founder Greg Koch grew up. People there loved it, so we added the beer to our seasonal lineup, and the Pataskala name stuck. The crimson hue is courtesy of a special German malt variety by BESTMALZ® called Red X. Appearances, however, only tell so much. Heavily dry-hopped with Mosaic, Cascade and Amarillo hops, the beer is incredibly citrus-forward, rounded out with notes of biscuit and toffee from the malt bill. The result is evocative of red IPAs yet different.

 

 

A MASSIVELY DRY-HOPPED DEEP CRIMSON IPA

Pronounced Pa-TASK-ala, this massively dry-hopped,
Red X IPA is as unique as it sounds. The use of a
specialty German malt (called Red X) gives this beer
a fuller flavor and crimson hue. It also imparts biscuit
and toffee notes, which round out the vibrant citrus
and stone fruit flavors derived from the dry-hop
addition of Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade. That all
being said…there’s no need for speculation as to why
this popular beer is back again.

 

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Tired of being in the beer slump dumps? Looking for that certain sprightly spring sprig? Well search no further! One bottle of this aromatically fragrant, ginger-spiced lupulinicious liquid is all it takes to appease even the most rambunctious of palates. This is no snake oil philter good friends. We have the masterful inclination to call it exactly what it is – EXCITEMENT for your taste buds!

Made from the exotic ginger root, juniper berry tincture and a citrus peel duo of lemon and lime, these botanicals mix miraculously well with a double dose of the most delectable hops known to mankind. Be sure to crook that elbow of yours, for one gloriously refined swig! You’ll find that another is certain to follow as if by divine influence. Good for everything a beer ought to be good for. Beware of Jindia Pale Ale counterfeits from hucksters and mountebanks, and accept only this genuine article.

 

A DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE INSTILLED WITH JUNIPER, GINGER & LEMON PEEL

This gin-like elixir harkens back to earlier times
when these traditional botanicals were used
in brewing and distilling. The selection of
juniper, lemon and lime peel elevates this
double IPA’s citrusy flavor by imparting
fragrant, earthy dryness. Furthermore,
we spiced up the traditional ingredient list
with fresh ginger to create our own unique
concoction and bring the flavor profile into the
modern-day epitome of the gin spirit.


It is exciting that Stone is expanding and rooting themselves all around the world. Stone Brewing has a lot in store over the next 2 years! Check out Stone’s projects…

Expected in 2017:
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STONE BREWING TAP ROOM – NAPA
“We are currently renovating a 10,000 square-foot iconic building in downtown Napa, bringing its bold and flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine. Our newest outpost, located on 3rd Street and Soscol Avenue, will include a 10-barrel brewing system, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.”

 

Expected in 2018:
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STONE HOTEL
“You can’t rush a good thing. Originally announced in 2011, this project was put on hold for quite some time…until now. We’re partnering with San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality to develop Stone Hotel. Just a short walk from the adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, the Stone Hotel will offer an all-encompassing experience with amenities to captivate craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike. Located on 13-acres directly across from Stone’s eclectic farm-to-table restaurant, the project design will be far from ordinary, offering a wide variety of unique guest experiences ranging from a bar-style lobby check-in to oversized guestrooms, all in excess of 375 square-feet. Each of the 99 rooms and 6 suites will showcase details such as custom designed furniture and floor-to-ceiling window systems, which flip open to an expansive balcony, providing an open-air in-room experience. Stone Hotel’s event facilities will comprise of an 8,000 square-foot ballroom, a 10,000 square-foot rooftop garden located adjacent to the pool deck, as well as nearly an acre of outdoor event space. This one-of-a-kind concept is slated to open in the first quarter of 2018.”

 

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STONE BREWING – RICHMOND
“On October 9, 2014, we announced the selection of Richmond, Virginia, as the home for our upcoming Eastern U.S. brewery, packaging hall and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens farm-to-table restaurant. We’re now brewing our first beers out of the new facility and expect to finish the farm-to-table bistro in 2018.”

See more Stone Brewing Projects on their website!


Here a few upcoming events with Stone that you will want to check out!

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February 24th – Stone Tap Takeover
Joe Canal’s in West Deptford is having Stone take over their Growler Station on 2/24 at 4! Don’t miss it! Come fill up your growlers!

 

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March 9th – Stone Brewery Night
Plank Pizza Co. is hosting a Stone Night on 3/9 from 6-close! Come and take a load off and hang out with Dan!


 

Beers always available from Stone:

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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: 6.6%

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DELICIOUS IPA
While our beers are many and diverse, yet unified by overarching boldness, India pale ales are our undeniable bread and butter. The result is an intensely citrusy, beautifully bitter beer is worthy of the simple-yet-lordly title of Stone Delicious IPA. Lemondrop and El Dorado hops combine to bring on a magnificent lemon candy-like flavor that’s balanced by hop spice. It’s unlike anything we’ve tasted in nearly two decades of IPA experimentation, and another lupulin-laced creation we’re excited to present to hopheads everywhere. ABV: 7.7%

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RUINATION
Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the second incarnation of our groundbreaking India pale ale, we employ dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character. We’ve also updated the name to Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip. Join us in cheering this, the second stanza in our “Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop.” ABV: 8.5%

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GO TO IPA
Since Day One, we’ve been abundantly forthright and fully transparent about our lust for hops. It’s led us to craft many an IPA, most of them imperial—some intense for their time and all timeless in their intensity. For Stone Go To IPA, we embrace our hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a session IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. To accomplish this, we employ hop bursting, a technique wherein an irrational amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to bring out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hop character you, like us, crave. So, sit back and go two with your new everyday go-to IPA and bask along with us in the glory of the almighty hop. ABV: 4.8%

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RIPPER
When it came to creating Ripper, we drew inspiration from the coastal surf cultures of SoCal and Oz. Sourcing classic Cascade from the Pacific Northwest and Australian Galaxy hops from…yes…Australia, we made a beer both lovers of frothy peaks and hoppy green buds will be stoked about. At the same time, we stayed true to our San Diego roots by pushing the hop boundaries of this style. While some might think it lingers on an edge far closer to an IPA, with all the dry-hop flavor and aroma, it’s actually right in line with the current-day interpretation of a West Coast pale. Ours just so happens to have an Aussie accent that’s cascading with a juicy amount of grapefruit and passion fruit hoppiness. So veg out or venture out. Either way, rip one open and taste this awesome golden nectar! ABV: 5.7%

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TANGERINE EXPRESS
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%

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ARROGANT BASTARD
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory—maybe something with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multimillion-dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this. ABV: 7.2%

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BOURBON BARREL AGED ARROGANT BASTARD
I awake from a slumber that’s been anything but peaceful. I don’t take kindly to idling and I am anything but neutral. Life has nothing to do with killing time, and the knowledge that months have passed since the onset of my sequestering in this pitch-black oaken tomb (albeit a barrel flush with brilliant aromas of vanilla and char) does not sit well. But then comes a tingle followed by rejuvenating warmth, signs that something is different…something has changed…and for the better.

I feel stronger yet somehow more nimble and refined. I feel even more self-assured, and my vision for what is good and right, honest and true, is as laser-sharp as the brawny, bawdy, liquid Arrogance that shall further advance my battle against all things mediocre and geared toward the lowest common denominator. I have been born anew and, in the process, anointed with vibrant, inspiring, previously unexperienced character, all while maintaining everything I am and have always been—bold, bullish, unadulterated, and yes, Arrogant. ABV: 8.1%

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