Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) released two Quingenti offerings nationally today. This is the first time a Quingenti beer has hit full distribution.
The first of two is Crime, aka Lukcy Basartd Ale, aged in bourbon barrels with chills. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch “ruined” a bourbon barrel full of Lukcy Basartd back in 2010. The result was hot. And tasty.
Soon came Punishment. Oak barreled Double Bastard was introduced to Koch’s backyard hot chilis resulting in another tasty, hot treat.
Peppers grown at Stone Farms and beyond include red and green jalapeño, Fatali, Caribbean Red Hot, habanero, Ghost, Black Naga, Super, Moruga Scorpion, 7 Pot, Aji Amarillo, Scorpion, Giant White Habanero, 7 Pot Douglah and Douglah peppers. That’s a pretty hot lineup.
Thanks to the increased capacity of a new 500ml cork & cage bottling line, the rest of America can suffer along with the Californians that already have tasted these treats.
“Expanding our barrel-aging program to include national distribution is something we’ve been working towards for many years,” said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “Now that we have the ability to produce more of the Stone Quingenti Millilitre Series due to our new aged and bottling facility, our fans should expect to see many new barrel-aged flavor combinations as well as some re-brews of favorites we’ve released in the past.”
Expect Stone to release more Quingenti offerings nationally in the future.
Availability: 500ml bottles
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, 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, and WA
Arrival: Shipping as of 11/4/13
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