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Stochasticity Project releases Python-themed brew

elderberries_bottle_4webUnder the guise of the Stochasticity Project, Stone has announced the release of their newest brew: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries. In a rather regal press release, the brewery described the beer as, “More mysterious than a Trojan rabbit, more unexpected than the abrupt intervention of peacekeepers at the close of a cinematic epic, this modern take on a medieval beer recipe celebrates the brewsters of yore, forging forward while harkening back to ancient times.”

The movie so amusingly referenced is the comedic King Arthur epic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Loosely – stress loosely – based on the legend of King Arthur’s search for the elusive grail from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper, the movie is an outrageous commentary on medieval practices, sword and sorcery movies and silliness in general.

The beer is a nod to the movie because it includes ingredients that have fallen from favor, but were common in the era of crusades and legends. Other than the named elderberry, Your Father Smelt of Elderberries also incorporates Target and Golding hops and weighs in at a hefty 10.3 percent alcohol-by-volume.

“(Your Father Smelt of Elderberries) …Has the malty and warming qualities of English barley wines and old ales,” says brewmaster Mitch Steele. “There is the twist of adding elderberries, a fruit that was used in medieval brewing. Peat-smoked malt was used to replicate the smoky character that such historical beers were believed to have, since malt at the time was dried over peat or wood fires.”

The brew will be distributed in 22-ounce bombers and kegs within Stone’s distribution footprint. Knights who go “neet” not included.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2015 in Beer Releases

 

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Stone releases hop bomb Ruin Ten

Stone Brewing Company is renowned 2015RuinTen_3bottle_WEBfor their penchant for hopped up brews. That is why it comes as no surprise that they have released a monster triple IPA that boasts 110 International Bittering Units (IBUs) that is sure to delight hop heads far an wide.

A derivative brew, Stone’s Ruin Ten Triple IPA owes its audacious hop-forward kick to the its predecessor Ruination. Indeed, the brew was created in 2012 for the anniversary of that famous brew. Now an annual release, Ruin Ten is sure to be sought by those who crave hopheavy brews.

Read the entire press release from Stone below:

ESCONDIDO, CA (June 29, 2015) – It’s the time of year again when the mercury in thermometers rises in tandem with the hop faithful’s thirst for piney, botanical bitterness. The close of June marks the start of Stone Ruin Ten Triple IPA season for Stone Brewing Co. An amped-up IPA building off its famous progenitor, Stone Ruination IPA, this once-a-year offering explodes with citrus and stone fruit aromas that give way to an onslaught of pungent, resinous, tropical fruit flavors. This immensely hopped IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail shelves where Stone beer is sold, nationwide.

Originally released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Stone Ruination IPA, this splendorous, hop-heavy gem debuted in June 2012 as Stone Ruination Tenth Anniversary IPA and instantly became a hit among hoppy-beer lovers. Rather than limit the beer to one-hit wonder status, the recipe was revisited and added to Stone’s lineup of annual special releases. In 2013, it came back with the name Stone RuinTen IPA, the nickname given to it by the Stone Brewing Team. This year, it’s returning as 2015 Stone RuinTen Triple IPA and, though the word “triple” has been added to the name, that’s the only difference. The recipe remains the same: full-bodied, flavorful and hoppy as all get out…just the way we (and our fans) like it!

“Stone RuinTen Triple IPA has become one of our brewing team’s favorite IPAs, so we’re always thrilled to brew it come June,” says Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “Dry-hopping with five pounds of Citra and Centennial hops per barrel results in a magical blend of fruity, floral notes.”

Adds Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch, “If Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is a ‘Liquid Poem to the Glory of the Hop,’ then Stone RuinTen Triple IPA is ‘A Stage Dive into a Mosh Pit of Hops!’”

Built to sate the appetites of the highest order of hop fanatics, Stone RuinTen Triple IPA’s elevated malt presence provides a strong, full-bodied mouthfeel to help balance its intense, lingering hop bitterness while lending a slightly caramelized accent to hop-borne tropical fruit flavors. These delicious nuances are at their prime when the beer is consumed fresh, making Stone RuinTen Triple IPA an annual offering to be hunted down and enjoyed as soon as humanly possible.

As if the beer itself weren’t enough (it is), for the first time ever, the arrival of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA brings with it a celebration of both the beer and its recently updated, year-round counterpart, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0. This comes via Stone Ruination Nation. Hop-hungry craft beer enthusiasts will be able to soak in the lupulin love at stores, bars and restaurants across the country via a bevy of special events—some of which will include oaked and double-dry-hopped iterations of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0—and share what are sure to be bold experiences on social media using the hashtag #RuinationNation. Fans are invited to visit RuinationNation.com for more information on this celebration of the almighty hop and a pair of IPAs that pay fitting homage to beer’s boldest element.

You’re welcome…again.

Stone Ruin Ten Triple IPA Quick Facts

Stats: 10.8% ABV, 110 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning June 29
Hops Bill: Magnum and Centennial, dry-hopped with Citra and Centennial
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; and United Kingdom
Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2015 in Beer

 

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Stone expanding to Berlin

Stone-Brewing-BerlinFor over 200 years the United States has been taking its brewing ques from Germany. It was the influx of German immigrants that saw the rise of the big beer companies of today. But, as the country turns back to more flavorful, more pure beers it is the Germans that are taking note. And with that, Stone Brewing Company of Escondido, Calif. has announced plans to open a production brewery and restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, turning the more than two acres (9,290 square meters) of indoor and outdoor space into a world-class operation that will welcome beer enthusiasts from around the globe. Stone will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin will encompass three components: a brewery and packaging hall, a Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and a Stone Company Store.

“This is a historic moment for Stone. I’ve wanted to say these next words for many years now: We’re coming to Europe. We’re coming to Germany. We are coming to Berlin!” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more proud to say that we are finally on our way to being the first American craft brewer to own and operate our own brewery in Europe. Once open, we will bring Germany and the rest of Europe a taste of our craft beer vision, and look forward to sharing the unique beers that we have spent the last 18 years brewing.”

“Stone’s future European home will serve as the company’s international hub; a central location promoting goodwill and quality craft beer spanning the globe,” said Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner. “With this expansion comes our commitment to brewing bold, aggressive, hop-forward beers in a country with a long history rooted in the art of brewing.”

The company will transform the setting into a one-of-a-kind destination that includes:

  • A spectacular, historic, red brick main hall built in 1901 measuring 43,000-plus square feet (3,994 square meters), featuring a vaulted ceiling that will house a custom-built, stainless steel brewhouse, an eclectic farm-to-table restaurant, and retail store featuring specialty Stone beers and merchandise.
  • A second 20,775-square-foot (1,930 square meters) building that will be utilized for brewing operations and house fermenters, bright tanks, and packaging equipment and materials. Ultimately, the company’s signature ales will be packaged and distributed throughout Europe from the facility.
  • A third 1,300-square-foot (120 square meters) building, situated in what will be the expansive gardens, to be utilized as event space.

The property’s brewhouse will produce year-round and special-release Stone beers to be packaged, kegged and enjoyed on site and eventually distributed. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin will highlight locally grown, organic food that complements the harmonious nature and seasonality of the location’s surroundings. As proud supporters of the international Slow Food movement, Stone will ensure that every dish is made from ingredients adhering to Slow Food’s principles of good, clean, fair food. An ambassador of the craft beer movement, Stone will serve an extensive array of exceptional craft and specialty beers from other breweries in Germany, Europe and across the world, both on tap and in bottles.

Additionally, the company launched an Indiegogo crowd-participation campaign, so fans can participate in the venture by purchasing special collaboration beers to be brewed with award-winning, renowned craft brewers from around the world at Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin once the facility is operational.

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Craft Beer Brewery

 

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