Topic Archives: Stone Collaboration Series

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, Edition 3 Released

Stone Brewing Company looks to bring the nerd gang back together with another release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

Back in 2013,  Stone’s co-founder Greg Koch teamed up with Will Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: Next Gen) and founder Drew Curtis. The group created an Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, imperial stout with pecans and rye malt that was partially barrel aged. Then, 2014 rolled around and brought w00tstout 2.0, and a new actress into the collaboration, Aisha Tyler.

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is back on shelves again, with the original folks back at the brewing realm. For this third edition, the brewery added last year’s vintage that Stone has been aging in bourbon for more than a year.

This years artwork was created by comic book cover artist Dave “The Reverend” Johnson. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is now available in 22oz bottles starting July 8th, 2015.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ PecansRyeBarrel AgedBourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
Internationally:  Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; and Singapore

Arrival: July, 2015

13% ABV, 45 IBUs

Posted in Ecliptic Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Stone Points Unknown IPA with Wicked Weed & Ecliptic Ships

Stone Points Unknown IPA

Stone Points Unknown IPA, a three-way collaboration featuring Ecliptic Brewing (Portland, OR) and Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing has hit shelves.

if you know anything about these three breweries, then the result of the collaboration will make perfect sense. Not one style was going to to properly envelop these brewery’s styles, so they brewed two beers. Stone Points Unknown IPA is a double IPA, blended with a barrel aged Belgian-style tripel.

In creating our latest collaboration beer, It wasn’t easy deciding how best to pool the resources of brewers from three spatially distant points within the brewing universe: Portland, Oregon brewing legend and Ecliptic Brewing founder John Danis, and Luke and Walt Dickinson, the hop-and-funk brewmaster duo behind Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. It seemed no single beer could adequately convey all that they and Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele bring to the brewhouse. So, this veritable triad of power opted to brew TWO beers: a traditional Belgian-style tripel and a West Coast imperial IPA. Doing so allowed them to work within the parameters of all styles while taking things in interesting directions, adding a touch of Southern Califomia style and petting into the spirit! The tripelwas transferred into barrels that originally housed red wine before finding a second life as vessels for aging tequila. Four months later,that beer was excavated, then blended at a one-fifth to four-fifths ratio with the freshly brewed double IPA to create the beer you now hold: a hind of the traditional and the new, presenting a variety of diverse flavors that coalesce into something more unique than any one beer our trio could have conceived. Its eventual flavors were a mystery to even the group of master brewers who created it, but now they await the palates of those thirsting to venture to points unknown within the rapidly expanding craft beer galaxy. In other words: You.

Stone Points Unknown IPA is now available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, 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, WA and Puerto Rico.

Internationally: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore; Sweden; and United Kingdom
Release: Mid-May, 2015

9% ABV 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Ishii Brewing, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA Returns

Stone Green Tea IPA 2015

Back by popular demand is Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA. The collaboration first debuted back in 2011.

The collaboration spans three countries, and Baird is based in Japan, Ishii Brewing in Guam, and Stone Brewing Co. in California. The trio created an IPA brewed with Japanese Sencha Green Tea, plus five different hops. Japanese Green Tea IPA actually was brewed in response to the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami. It raised $64,000 toward relief efforts.

“This beer was beloved when it was first released, but due to the hop availabilities and creative nature of collaborations, we decided to swap out the original beer’s now very rare Pacifica hops from New Zealand for Helga hops from Australia,” explains Steele. “We brewed exactly the same recipe, targeting the same original gravity; however, since we’ve improved our brewing and fermentation processes, the alcohol by volume rose from 9.2 percent to 10.1 percent. The result is a heftier beer that perfectly highlights the earthy spice flavors that the Japanese green tea provides.”

Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA is available again in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Green Tea)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.

Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, 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, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; United Kingdom; Japan; and Singapore.

10.1% ABV, 75 IBUs

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Posted in Headlines, Heretic Brewing, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Unapologetic IPA

On Monday, prepare for more hops from Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA). The next collaboration hits shelves. Stone Unapologetic IPA is pretty much the “lack” of apology for creating another IPA. This new hop bomb is a collaboration between Stone, Beachwood Brewing (Alhambra, CA) and Heretic Brewing (Fairfield, CA).

Loaded with new hop varieties, including two that don’t even have names yet—HBC 342 and Hopsteiner Experimental Hop #06300—this beer makes a strong argument with a melange of tropical fruit, berry, citrus, coconut and melon flavors complementing intense, signature Stone bitterness. You can read the rest of our rationale on the official Stone Collaborations page.

Beachwood/Heretic/Stone Unapologetic IPA will be available in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time.

Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft

Arrival: June 30th 2014

8.8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Collaborates with Musicians in New Imperial IPA

Music and craft beer are on a roll. There are so many brewers collaborating with musicians. Coming soon to Stone Brewing Co.’s Collaboration Series is Collective Distortion IPA. This future offering is the brainchild of Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli of Alice Cooper. Together they created an imperial IPA brewed with elderberries and coriander.

In bringing together artisans front disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warned cacophony,shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, Jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Karl Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Slice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone. We all enjoy turning things up toll, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a generous dry-hopping with Vic’s Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph.To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthf eel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary ram solo. Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.

Kyle Hollingsworth has done another craft heer collaboration with Boulder Beer Company – Hoopla. Look for Stone Collective Distortion IPA in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Elderberries, Coriander)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

9.2% ABV


Posted in 10 Barrel Brewing, Bluejacket Brewery, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Next Up in Stone’s Collaboration Series: Suede

Behold the next Stone Brewing Co Collaboration – Suede. For this release, Stone’s Mitch Steele teams up with Megan O’Leary Parisi of Bluejacket in D.C., and Tonya Cornell from 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, OR.   The cross country melding of brewers minds finds them creating an imperial porter with avocado honey, plus jasmine and calendula flowers from Stone Farms.  The result? Suede is described by their creators as “soft and seductive” and an “all season wonder.”

A formal announce is to follow from Stone. Look for this new edition in the coming months.

Style: Imperial Porter (w/ Jasmine Flowers, Calendula Flowers, Honey)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

8.4% ABV

Posted in Beer News

Stone’s New Coconut Collab Launches Today

Stone Coconut  IPA

Stone Brewing Co’s newest collaboration R&R Coconut IPA debuts today. This tropical hop combining brew is a the brainchild of homebrewers Robert Masterson and Ryan Reschan,winners of the 2013 American Homebrewers Association homebrewing con Brewed with 280 pounds of coconut, a new experience is waiting for you.

22oz bombers and draft arrive today.

Style: IPA (w/ Coconut)
States: 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, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WA