Stone Brewing Company is going through some incredible growth in both distribution and breweries. They’ve opened up their first European Brewery and are opening on the East Coast of the US. It’s going to be a big year for Stone Brewery firsts. 2015 also so great change for the brewery, with the resignation of Greg Koch, one of the founding fathers of the craft beer movement.
Stone starts off 2016, by announcing their first beer release calendar, which includes their popular “Enjoy by” series.
2016 STONE SEASONALS
Stone Pataskala Red X IPA 7.3% • 12oz 6pks & draft • Red IPA made w/special Red X malt from Germany.
February – May
Witbier (5-6%) • 12oz 6pks & draft • Our first bottled wit will be a modern, unconventional spin on a classic Old World style.
June – September
Stone Coffee Milk Stout 5% • 12oz 6pks & draft • A bittersweet, creamy, coffee‑laced stout.
October – December
2016 STONE IMPERIAL SEASONALS
Stone Americano Stout (8.4-9%) • 12oz 6pks & draft • Espresso American Stout, inspired by (and named after) the Americano coffee style.
February – May
Mystery IPA (8.2-8.8%) • 12oz 6pks & draft • Super unique and delicious IPA. Will be revealed late spring!
June – September
Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year 8.1% • 12oz 6pks & draft • Our awesome-to-cellar spiced mocha stout returns to herald the time of year when the joyous spirit of giving is in the air and good behavior is generously rewarded.
October – December
2016 NEW RELEASE
Hoppy blonde (4.7-5.3%) • Cans & draft • Would you expect a blonde brewed by Stone to be anything less than hoppy? Neither would we. And in cans, no less.
2016 STONE SPECIAL RELEASES
2016 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (11-11.5%) • 22oz & draft • Our famous barley wine, this year dry‑hopped w/Pekko hops.
2016 Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF 7.7% • 12oz 6pks & draft • The extraordinarily unique (and sometimes polarizing) rotating-between-the-breweries-every-year collaboration of three longtime friends: Sam Calagione of DFH, Bill Covaleski of Victory & our very own Greg Koch.
2016 Stone Imperial Russian Stout (10.5-11%) • 22oz & draft • Earning a perfect 100 score on RateBeer, this is one of our most cellarable beers.
Stone Spotlight Series release TBD • 22oz & draft • The result of a Stone Brewing Team competition. California release only.
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA 10.8% • 22oz & draft • A stage dive into a mosh pit of hops.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (13-13.5%) • 22oz & draft • This righteously flavorful, partially barrel‑aged, superhero version of an imperial stout is returning for its fourth edition.
Stone 20th Anniversary IPA (8-9.5%) • 22oz & draft • You can bet that our 20th Anniversary IPA will be nothing short of a monumental celebration of big‑character flavor.
STONE 20TH ANNIVERSARY ENCORE SERIES
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 9.2% • 22oz & draft • The bitterness of hops traded for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, with flaked oats added to provide creaminess and body.
Stone 6th Anniversary Porter 8% • 22oz & draft • Our venerable smoked porter cranked up a notch or three, owner of a superlative score of 100 on RateBeer.
Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale 7.5% • 22oz & draft • Originally only 300 cases were made. We’re upping it a little this time around.
Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA (v2.0) (8.5-9.5%) • 22oz & draft • Part reissue, part update. Our collaborators will use the original recipe as the jumping‑off point!
Mixed 4pk: Stone 5th Anniversary IPA, Stone 10th Anniversary IPA, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA, Stone 20th Anniversary IPA (8-11%) • 22oz 4pk Box • Our famously seminal, groundbreaking, hoppy anniversary favorites!
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA 8.9% • 22oz & draft • A decidedly British and royally delicious IPA, with the hops, malts and yeast all coming from the UK.
STONE ENJOY BY IPA SERIES
Stone Enjoy By 02.14.16 Black IPA 9.4% • 22oz & draft • This onyx yin to our golden, freshness‑envelope‑pushing yang rewards hoppy beer enthusiasts with amazingly in‑your‑face dankness and tropical & stone fruit hop flavors.
Stone Enjoy By 02.14.16 Unfiltered IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft • We don’t always have a filter, so why should our beer? The hop aromas will be even more intense in this #nofilter version of Stone Enjoy By IPA.
Stone Enjoy By 04.20.16 IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft • Devastatingly dank, über hoppy and, as always, made with a fresh stash of more than 10 different hops.
Stone Enjoy By 05.04.16 Black IPA 9.4% • 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft • Puréed tangerines introduce a hop‑pushing tang to our famously “brewed‑not‑to‑last” double IPA.
Stone Enjoy By 07.04.16 IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 07.25.16 Black IPA 9.4% • 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 09.05.16 Unfiltered IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 10.31.16 Tangerine IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 11.25.16 Black IPA 9.4% • 22oz & draft
Stone Enjoy By 12.25.16 IPA 9.4% • 12oz 6pks, 22oz & draft
STONE ENJOY AFTER BRETT IPA SERIES
Stone Enjoy After 04.20.17 Brett IPA 7% • 750ml • Really? Cellar an IPA? Yes. Brettanomyces brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more.