Stone Brewing will be resurrecting past beers that were voted on social media, so, without further ado, here are the beers making a triumphant return…
First out of the gate will be Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA for another re-return followed by my personal choice…
Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA (Late February)
“It’s hard to find such a perfect blend of IPA hop flavor and herbal tea qualities. Strong tea attributes combine with hop elements of peach, apricot and mango.”
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA (Late April)
“Hugely hoppy, an indelicate beer. There are five pounds of hops packed into each barrel and the ABV is cranked up to withstand the onslaught of hops.”
Stone Peak Conditions Double Hazy IPA (June)
“This beer offers all the hops and bravado of a double IPA along with real fruit additions of passion fruit, orange and guava. Expect West Coast hops and East Coast haze.”
Stone 25th + 1 Anniversary Triple IPA (August)
“Although not an archive rebrew (yet!), Stone’s anniversary salute audaciously reserves a spot in the Stone Fan Favorites lineup. This year’s triple IPA will extend the 25th anniversary for a bonus year of celebration.”
Stone Imperial Russian Stout (October)
“One of the foremost examples of this Old-World style in the American craft beer market. Rich and sinful, this massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of chocolate, coffee, black currants, anise and roastiness.”
As the wind whips in Los Angeles, so too do the anti-pumpkin fall seasonals. One that I am seeing more of is Tres Leches. Two that you should look for in SoCal come from Five Threads (below) Quite the ABV, so share that one. Or head to Stone for their Xocoveza variant which also adds in Mexican hot chocolate.
Stone does not mess around with their double IPA’s. And they have a new “ode” to the classic West Coast style that they popularized in San Diego. Plus it will probably be in the 22oz format so it will be truly a nod to craft IPA past. A
Xocoveza was thankfully spared the seltzer treatment, instead Stone Brewing is adding Tres Leches to the spicy stout mix for a limited time. The balance of the “hot” chocolate with the sweet of the addition should make for a swirl of flavors.
It kind and surprises me that Stone hadn’t licensed the Arrogant Bastard name to multiple spirits by now. A spicy whiskey or vodka probably would have been easy picks. But instead the have gone the whiskey route which I think is probably a better choice. Maybe a Dayfall Wit Gin is next?
If the previous post about Celis White got your taste buds to thinking about Witbier, well, you are in luck because Stone Brewing will be bringing their 2021 version to national distribution. And this one has an addition of bergamot, that puts the Earl in Earl Gray tea.