Stone Brewing Co will soon promote Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers for the first time ever. The beer has been draft only, “from time to time” offering.
In December of 1996, we first released cult favorite Stone Smoked Porter, our second beer to ever “go public,” following Stone Pale Ale, which debuted five months earlier. Fast forward one decade shortly after we’d moved into our new brewery on Citracado Pkwy in Escondido. In May of 2006, Stone Smoked Porter became the first Stone beer to get a “modification treatment,” reborn as Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers. It was a thing of spicy glory, with the just-right smoky heat of the roasted jalapeiio peppers combining beautifully with the beer’s peat-smoked malt and roasty character. The mix of spiciness and the beer’s natural chocolaty overtones further complimented the symphony of flavor. (Ever try a spicy artisanal chocolate? You should; they can be quite incredible!) The beer quickly became one of Stone co-founder Greg Koch’s personal favorite. Even so, it’s still only ever been a limited “from-time-to-time” draft beer, and has never been bottled. Until now. Will we ever bottle it again? That’s for you to decide!