Come and enjoy four brews from one of BeerAdvocate's top rated brewers, Stone Brewing Co.. We'll have Go To IPA, Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers and Imperial Russian Stout on draft, and Ruination IPA as a bottle pour.
Matt Bolduc from Central Distributors, Inc. - Beer Division will be on hand to talk to you about the beers.
Each flight will contain 5 oz. pours of each beer. Additional information and tasting notes are below. We hope to see you here on the 14th!
• Go To IPA
4.5% ABV | IBUS: 65 | BA: 89
Stone embraced their hop obsession in a new way, funneling an abundance of lupulin-borne bitterness into a “session” IPA delivering all the fruity, piney character of a much bigger IPA. Using a technique they call “hop bursting”, an “irrational” amount of hops is added during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out extreme flavors and aromas while also imparting a burst of desirably pleasant bitterness. The result is an Alpha-acid-rich beer that fans can enjoy more of without missing out on the assertive hops.
• Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers
5.9% ABV | IBUS: 53 | BA: 85
Originally produced in 2006, smoked jalapeños meld quite naturally with the smoldery peat-smoked malt that gives this beer its flavor and moniker, creating a deep, roasty quaff with a carefully restrained tingle of tasteful capsaicin heat in the finish. This brew serves as an artisanal alternative to the industrialized adjunct-laden cerveza billed as the perfect fluid accompaniment to the sunny season.
• Ruination IPA
8.2% ABV | IBUS: 100+ | BA: 96
So called because of its truly "ruinous" effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer. This is Stone IPA's big brother, and we mean BIG. We essentially began with our already-awesome Stone IPA, threw in an extra-large helping of malt, and added a lot more hops. And then some more. And then even more, resulting in a vibrant blast of citrusy bitterness that hits you on the first sip. Just one taste and you'll know why we call this indelicate jewel "A liquid poem to the glory of the hop!"
• Imperial Russian Stout
10.6% ABV | IBUS: 60 | BA: 97
Thick, rich, and, sinful, you might worry that you will be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. Rest assured, however, that even though this seemingly pernicious brew is indeed as black as sin, we guarantee that no actual sin was committed in making it... you'll have to add that on your own. This massive and intensely aromatic beer abounds with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, and roastiness, and its heavy palate is nothing to be trifled with!