Topic Archives: Stone Stochasticity Project Series

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Spotlight: Stone Stochasticity Brainiac (Government says no Colon Blow)

Hopefully by now, you’ve seen and/or tasting new(ish) Stone Delicious IPA, a gluten-reduced offering. That beer was meant to fill a niche in the brewery’s lineup. Until Stone’s Mitch Steele learned of Grouse Malting and Roasting Company’s buckwheat and millet malts.

Those unique malts set the stage for a grain-forward brew, Stone Stochasticity Grainiac. The base malts are buckwheat and millet malts, plus Stone’s front-line hop combo, Cascade and Centennial.

As for the name? Stone Stochasticity Grainiac was really intended to be called “Colon Blow”. The name coming from an old Saturday Night Live skit. The U.S. government (as well as Stone’s marketing team) rejected the name, as it references “an effect this product could have on the human body”. Grainiac it is.

Beer Street Journal Taste impressions: Hoppy for sure. Very much in the neighborhood of Stone’s hop-forward offerings. The buckwheat and oats are strong game players, making this an easy drinker.

Stone Stochasticity Grainiac is available in 22 ounce bottles for a limited time.

Hops: Cascade, Centennial
Malts: Buckwheat, Millet

Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: Week of November 23, 2015

?? ABV

You might end up needing this…

Posted in New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Stochasticity Your Father Smelt of Elderberries Released

Stone Your Father Smelt of Elderberries Bottle

Stone Stochasticity Your Father Smelt of Elderberries joins the brewery’s experimental project series this month. Each release sets free the brewers of Stone, to brew outside their “normal” and create with unusual ingredients, or just make a golden stout.

Stone Stochasticity Your Father Smelt of Elderberries calls upon the old English use of elderberries in the brewing process. The base beer looks to be an amber ale with a touch of smoke from the peated oats, and English hops.

Besides being one of the cool kids for reading Beer Street Journal, you are even cooler if you recognize all the Monty Python puns below.

Stochasticity Project beers bravely explore lesser-trod territory. Imagine if you will emerging from the furthest depths of the dark, misty forest of time holding a chalice (perhaps one of catholically divine caliber) filled with an ale style dating back to medieval England. We find ourselves carried by the gait of hooves (which oddly sound like someone is clacking together two empty coconut halves) and happen upon a caste siege. Insults are being hurled from the walls above from …Frenchmen? Time to run away (after one last whack at the  mighty stone castle walls with a broadsword) to discuss strategy just beyond the reach of catapulted bovines. Beer brewed with elderberries is freely shared. What strategies come from this? Trojan Rabbit! A brilliant ruse they’re sure to…catapult. Word to the wise, Sir Bedivere.  Don’t strategize whilst drinking elderberry beer or the constables may show up at the end of your flick.

Stone Stochasticity Your Father Smelt of Elderberries is a draft and 22 ounce bottle offering.

Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Elderberries)
Hops: English Goldings, Target
Malts: 2 Row, Mild Ale, Amber, Peated, & Flaked Oats

Availability: 22oz Bottles
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
Release: September, 2015

8.8% ABV

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Stone’s Latest Stochasticity: HiFi + LoFi Mixtape

Stone Stochasticity HiFi + LoFi Mixtape is now shipping out Stone’s home of San Diego, California. Each release in the Stochasticity Project is an experimentation; a unique departure from the brewery’s lineup.

STONE is a blend of fresh beer and barrel aged beer. The barrel aged beer was aged for more than months in wood foudres.

This modern brew will showcase our brewers’ talents by blending a stock ale aged more than three months in oak foudres (large wooden fermentation vessels) with a fresh version of the same beer to create a perfect harmony spanning end to end on the taste spectrum.

Stone Stochasticity HiFi + LoFi Mixtape is a one-off release, available in 22oz bottles.

Style: American Strong Ale (Partially Barrel Aged)
Hops: Fuggles, Apollo, Target
Malts: English Pale, English Mild Ale, English Amber

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: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; Singapore and United Kingdom

8.8% ABV

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Stone Stochasticity Addition: Master of Disguise

Stone Stochasity Master of Disguise

Stone Brewing Co’s (Escondido, CA) Stochasticity Project is a select line of beers meant to focus on creation, and less on the brewery.  Each release in the lineup is unique brewing experiment, a meld of styles, or new approaches to tried and true styles. Coming soon to the Stochasticity Series lineup – Master of Disguise Imperial Golden Stout.

What? Golden stout? Master of Disguise is a golden-brewed imperial stout, with coffee and cocoa. Confusing or inventive? That’s your call.

Things aren’t always what they seem, but not all deception is devious. Some illusions and misnomers lead to life’s most delightful surprises. Case in point—this beer, the yang to the yin that is the black India pale ale. Once revolutionary for its onyx appearance, it is now an accepted and beloved member of the India pale ale family tree. Thus we took the spirit of a dark beer—the time-honored stout—and applied a similar science of thought, brewing it to be golden-hued. That is what this experimental series and its latest creation are all about. Cocoa and coffee beans impart roastiness sans darkening to this brew, while flaked oats provide an enveloping mouthfeel. The result is a stout that looks more like a blonde, but is a raven beauty at heart.

Stone Stochasticity Master of Disguise will be available in 22oz bombers.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa, Coffee)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

8.8% ABV

Note: This is a “sneak peek.” Details, release date, or release at all, are subject to change at anytime by the brewery. 

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Stochasticity Addition: Hibiscusity

Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) will expand their Stochasticity Project releases with Hibiscusity Belgian-style Ale. Stone created the Stochasticity Project under the pseudonym Koochevagner (a play on the last name of two founders of the company). Taking the Stone name away, it allowed the brewery some freedom to create as they see fit. For instance, this release, a Belgian inspired beer brewed with hibiscus and orange peel. 

When the warmth of summer lifts mercury toward the triple digits, many seek refreshment from “lawnmower beers” (aka—the fizzy, yellow, tasteless, cut-rate, industrialized facsimile of Pilsner we have all come to know and revile). In pushing the beer envelope, we aim to advance imbibers’ options for something far beyond run-of-the-mill with this immensely flavorful alternative. As original as the tongue-twisting name we coined far it, this robust Belgian-style ale is brewed with wheat and rendered optimal for summer with the addition of orange peel and hibiscus, bringing forth floral and citrus notes against a brilliant pink hue.

Stone Stochasticity Hibiscusity will be available in 22oz bombers, and draft.

Style: Belgian-Style Golden Ale (w/ Hibiscus Flower, Orange Peel)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: TBA

8.6% ABV