Hop and bourbon barrels have mercy!
We knew that Stone Brewing Co. always pulls out some rad beer for us on a consistent basis, but what we have lined up for you guys in Anaheim on September 2nd, 2014 AD is freaking out of this world!
From bourbon barrel aged to crazy hopped to super collaborations, we are going to get down and boozy with y'all this Tuesday.
Without further ado, take a peek at the yummy sauce we will have ready for you guys:
1. Coffee Milk Stout – 4.2% ABV | 30 IBU – Originally brewed as a limited-edition offering at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, this coffeelaced milk stout quickly became a favorite among Gallagher’s peers. Made bittersweet and creamy while remaining smooth and easy-drinking,
thanks to the addition of milk sugar, it’s clear in one sip why this is a brew we needed to share with fans everywhere.
2. Go To IPA – 4.5% ABV | 65 IBU – Enter Stone Go To IPA, our session IPA, boasting all the gloriously bitter, citrusy, piney flavor of our bigger / industrial-strength IPAs, but with a significantly lower alcohol-by-volume (4.5%) allowing IPA fans like us to enjoy more of this amazingly, hoppy beer over a longer session, without giving up any of that gloriously crave-able botanically-driven dankness.
3. Spröcket bier – 5.4% ABV | 40 IBU – A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark.
4. BBA Bang Bang – 7% ABV | 38 IBU – This beer is all about the caramel. Caramel aroma on the nose, with caramel malt flavors up front on the first taste, with some bourbon integrated with the caramel malts. Finish is short with lots of bourbon and oak flavors. Super clean, crisp beer, with no added heat from the bourbon barrel aging.
5. BBA Arrogant Bastard – 7.2% ABV | Classified IBU – Really hoppy beer even after the extended barrel aging, with hops come through right up front and lingering through the finish. Bourbon, oak, and malt all work together in this beer and synergistically enhance one another. The result is a beer with tons of dark roast malt, a little spice from the oak, and caramel flavors, melded in with the previously cited hop attack. The distinct vanilla and butterscotch flavors from the bourbon add a ton of depth on the mid-palate.
6. Delicious IPA – 7.7% ABV | 75 IBU – An intense lemon character brought on by El Dorado and “Lemon Drop” hops ups this West Coast IPA’s already incredible powers of flavorful refreshment.
7. BBA Arbalest – 8.5% ABV | 50 IBU – Appearance of the beer is pale orange with lingering foam. Caramel, bourbon, and spicy yeast aromas on the nose. Taste is of crisply bitter hops and peach and apricot stone fruit from the aroma hops, caramel and sweet oak flavors from the malt and bourbon barrel aging, and spice, floral, and fruity esters from the fermentation. The rich caramel flavors from the crystal malts, and vanilla and sweet flavors of the bourbon barrel give this beer a lot of mouthfeel and richness without being satiating.
8. 18th Anniversary IPA – 8.5% ABV | 75 IBU – This beer was conceptualized a bit later than usual, and several iterations were created before we settled on this recipe. Using a small amount of English Brown Coffee Malt in a double IPA seemed like an interesting idea to me, and was inspired in part by the success we had brewing Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA and The Alchemist/Ninkasi/Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
9. Unapologetic – 8.8% ABV | 90 IBU – When you get three hopheads together to collaborate on a beer, it’s only natural to expect some hopped up liquid incarnation of their lupulin lust to spring forth from such a session. Maybe it seems passé to some—three masters of hoppy beer once again exploring the familiar territory of the India pale ale.
10. Enjoy By 9.20.14 – 9.4% ABV | 90 IBU – While freshness is a key component of many beers - especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs - they've taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, they specifically brewed it NOT to last. They've not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you're getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, they made sure that the Enjoy By date isn't randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers.
11. Suede 2013 – 9.6% ABV | 50 IBU – The trio of brewers met each other in typical fashion (at beer events, obviously) and began conversations that eventually led to invites from Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele to Cornett and O’Leary Parisi to come out and brew. From there, recipe formulation began. The trio envisioned using ingredients indigenous to Southern California, which was accomplished by including avocado honey, dried jasmine, and calendula flowers plucked from the fertile grounds at Stone’s North County San Diego farmstead, Stone Farms.
12. Russian Imperial Stout (2011 version) – 10.6% ABV | 60 IBU – Stone Imperial Russian Stout is so thick, rich and well, sinful, you might worry that you'll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, they guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it.
13. Ruinten – 10.8% ABV | 110 IBU – This was one of the team’s favorite double IPAs, so they were thrilled to have the opportunity
to brew it again. The combination of Citra and Centennial in the dry-hop is magical. Please drink this beer fresh to get the full impact of the hopping!
14. Double Bastard 2013 – 11.2% ABV | 100 IBU – This is a lacerative muther of a beer. The evil big brother of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is strongly suggested you stay far, far away from this beer. Those foolish enough to venture close enough to taste will experience a punishingly unforgiving assault on the palate. ’Course there’s always the masochists...
15. Oak Smoked Old Guardian 2013 – 11.4% ABV | 80 IBU – 2013 Stone OAK-SMOKED Old Guardian Barley Wine. Crafted using a grain bill that’s one-fifth smoked wheat malt, it exudes a defined smolder in its aroma and flavor. That smoky character cuts through the hearty malt backbone, melding seamlessly with Warrior hops to create a semi-dry finish.
16. Stone IPA with Orange, Mosaic, and Citra – 6.9% ABV | 70 IBU – Look up "hops" in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Stone IPA! "Dry-hopped" for an extra two weeks, this unique process gives their IPA its bountiful hop aroma and rich hop flavor.
The Iron Press Crew