The latest edition in Stone Brewing’ s Vertical Epic series has arrived. Each year through 12.12.12, Stone is releasing a different beer, meant to be kept until sometime after 12.12.12. Here’s this year’s description-
From the Label:
As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics and twists & turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle-conditioned” ale is chapter nine, and is specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy it in a “vertical” tasting along with its ten Stone Vertical Epic Ale brethren. Each one unique to its year of release. Each with its own “twist & turn” in the plot line. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition.
This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, tritcale and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Savignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in the epic tale.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. 1 time release.
Looking for this? 10/8 In stock at Hop City, Green’s Beverages.
Tappings: The Porter Beer Bar, 12 noon 10/10/10