Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) has a new hoppy offering, Delicious IPA to kick off 2015. For this new release, Stone crafted a citrusy IPA that is lower in gluten.
Stone co-founder Greg Koch made it a mission of the brewery to create an IPA worthy of the Stone Delicious IPA name. Additionally, Stone uses a new enzyme from White Labs called Clarity-Ferm, that breaks down gluten protein chains. The result is a beer that meets the FDA’s gluten-reduced classification. (Under 20 milligrams of gluten per liter.)
From the beginning, Stone has been obsessed with the mission of providing people access to bold, high–quality craft beer. After all, great beer is for everyone and anyone with the good taste to recognize it, not just a niche group like us uber beer geeks. So, when we developed this pleasantly bitter, deliciously citrusy, hop-driven IPA, we took it as an opportunity to go a step further and do something we’ve spent over a year researching and perfecting: creating a beer that makes it possible for nearly everyone to experience our aggressive, no–holds-barred approach to craft brewing. It’s a flavorful, cutting–edge, modern–day IPA for everyone. Lemondrop & El Dorado hops provide plenty of fruity citrus character in a burst of hop zing that sings on the palate. We’re proud to present it to those who already know us for IPA prowess and to those who, so far, have only heard the legends.
The addition of the Clarity-Ferm enzyme is added to fermentation and does not change the color or flavor of the beer. Stone Delicious IPA launches in January in 12oz bottles, and draft.
Hops: El Dorado, Lemondrop
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited.
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, Puerto Rico.
Note: This beer is still derived from barley, which contains gluten. Due to uncontrolled draft lines, the presence of gluten will vary.