It started with w00tstout release #1, a collaboration between Stone Brewing Co.’s Greg Koch, actor Wil Wheaton, and Fark.com founder Drew Curtis. Farking Wheaton w00tstout was an imperial stout brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, partially aged in bourbon barrels. Released in July, 2013.
Well now it’s time for a reboot. Meet w00tstout 2.0. Wheaton & Curtis return, with the help of Aisha Tyler. Tyler has been on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Who’s Line is It Anyway? and Archer.
w00tstout 2.0 wil be similar to last years release, an imperial stout brewed with wheat, rye, pecans, plus a new addition -stone-ground chocolate. Don’t forget this is partially aged in bourbon barrels.
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Summer, 2014
Recently, Terrapin Beer Company’s “Spike” went down to Cigar Cigar Brewing in Tampa to collaborate. If you know anything at all about these two breweries, neither strays away from creativity.
That’s how Southern Slice got started. The group wanted to capture the taste and flair of a southern staple, pecan pie. After deciding to use a dark lager as a base, vanilla beans and pecans were give the beer a pie like flavor.
Southern Slice will be packaged in 750ml bottles.
Style: Dunkel Lager (w/ Vanilla Beans, Pecans)
Availability: 750ml bottles
This is a collaboration you don’t want to miss…
The countdown is on! Stone Brewing’s Farking Wheaton w00tstout will be available starting on Monday. No word on what markets will be getting it yet so stay tuned. Refresher: Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a collaboration between Greg Koch, Wil Wheaton, and Drew Curtis.
Today Stone Brewing introduced the bottle art for their upcoming Farking Wheaton w00tstout. This collaboration between Stone’s Greg Koch, Wil Wheaton, and Drew Curtis is an imperial stout brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, partially aged in bourbon barrels. With bottle art ready to go we’re one step closer to some serious beer-geekdom. Look for this beer in July in every state they distribute, except Ohio due to ABV laws.
If you ask this writer (using the term loosely) what he likes to drink around the holidays, I’d give you a few answers. As crazy as it may sound to some, I look forward to Shiner Cheer. This brew has a nice fresh taste of peaches and pecans that really compliments a lot of food options. (New Belgium’s Frambozen is another great one.)
When the season rolls around once again, you’ll see Shiner Cheer in cans for the first time. The only question it raises to me is- are cans equally as important when the weather is cold?
Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Peaches, Pecans)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft (Cans soon)
Stone Brewing Co’s Founder Greg Koch, Fark.com Founder Drew Curtis, and Actor/Home brewer Wil Wheaton have teamed up for the next Stone collaboration. The aptly named Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout features an imperial stout brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, partially aged in bourbon barrels. Nerds, beer nerds, & Fark lovers a like anxiously await a release date for this whopping 13% brew. The label tells the story:
Wil Wheaton first called us in 2004 ask if it’d be OK for him to put the Arrogant Bastard logo on his blog’s website (back when people still asked permission to do such things), and I just so happened to answer the phone (back when I still answered the main line sometimes). Since he was so damn enthusiastic about our beers, I said ‘Sure, no problem,’ all the while thinking ‘Hmmm…this guy’s name sounds familiar.’
Months later, in a serendipitous turn of fate, I reached out to our 10,000th email newsletter subscriber…drumroll…Wil Wheaton. Since his gigs in the iconic Stand By Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wil has become quite the renaissance man, adding author, w00tstock innovator, and homebrewer to his resume. His enthusiasm for the fermentable arts and our beer was such that after many occasions of sharing grog over the years, we decided it was time to brew in collaboration.
It was a no-brainer for us to choose Drew Curtis–who many know as the twisted mind behind Fark.com–as our third cohort. Drew was an old friend of Wil’s that I had serendipitously met (when he saw me and told me, ‘Dude, I love your beer) and enjoyed many beers with at the famous TED conference three years in a row. The beer you hold before you is an imperial stout made with wheat (Wil pretty much insisted), and we also paid tribute to Drew’s Kentucky roots by adding rye and pecans to the mix and partially aging the beer in bourbon barrels. The result? Nothing short of serendipitous.”
Greg Koch @stonegreg CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing Co. & Beer Seek
“Being a geek isn’t about what you love; it’s about how you love it. I’m a sci-fi geek, a disruptive technology geek, and a tabletop game geek. I’ve been lucky to do lots of work in those fields, but this is the first time I got to be a professional beer geek, and it was awesome.”
Wil Wheaton | @wilw Actor, Homebrewer & Professional Seek
“Beer tastes like my website…all over the map, but I’ve never met a beer I didn’t like.”
Drew Curtis | @drewcurtis Founder, Fark.com & News Geek