Stone Brewing Co. announces its newest collaboration beer a will be arriving over the next few weeks. Stone’s Steve Wagner & Mitch Steele worked with The Bruery‘s Patrick Rue and Tyler King as well as Elysian Brewing Company‘s Dick Cantwell to develop Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille CÃ©leste de Citracado, an amber ale brewed with pumpkins grown on Stone Farms, yams, rye, toasted fenugreek, birch bark, and lemon verbena.
“All of us are kind of known for big, imperial beers, and the fact that we came together to make this mellower pumpkin beer… I think it was very restrained and dignified of us,” jokes Rue. “And I think we brought some really interesting spice additions to the table.”
Steele explains: “The yam and pumpkin make their appearance on the finish, with some Eastern-influenced spiciness and trace maple notes from the toasted fenugreek, combining with hints of birch. This is no pumpkin pie beer. No cloves. No nutmeg. No cinnamon.”
Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille CÃ©leste de Citracado
Style: Pumpkin Beer
Hops: Warrior, Motueka
Malt Pale, Rye, Crystal, Chocolate Rye, English Brown, Aromatic, and Honey malt
Adjuncts: Pumpkins (grown at Stone Farms), yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena, birch bark,
Availability: Limited, one-time brew. Single 12-oz. bottles and draft.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VE, WA
Release date: October 17 in Southern California. Other markets over time.
5% ABV, 47 IBUs