A holiday ale surprise courtesy of Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, and Nogne O

Stone Special Holiday Ale

(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing hosted Head Brewers, Ron Jeffries from Michigan’s Jolly Pumpkin and Kjetil Jikiun from Norway’s Nogne O, on a visit just a few weeks ago. Together, with Stone Brewing’s own Head Brewer, Mitch Steele, they created Special Holiday Ale, an ale featuring Southern California white sage, juniper berries, chestnuts, caraway seed, “and lots of hops.” The guys talk a little bit about the beer in this Youtube video.


According to Greg Koch, “It is anticipated to be released in a couple weeks. Single 12oz bottles. It’s limited, but we brewed enough to be able to spread it around a little.”

Kjetil also posted a short note about the visit on the Nogne O site last week, mentioning that he hopes to get the beer to the Scandinavian market by the holidays.

Can’t say that I know anymore as to whether it will be available in Michigan…but while you wait, here is a haiku from Ron Jeffries:

Stone Special Holiday Ale back

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6 thoughts on “A holiday ale surprise courtesy of Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, and Nogne O

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  2. It’s great to see another collaboration coming from Stone, and they couldn’t have done it with better brewers. Nogne O and Jolly Pumpkin are world class operations.

  3. Denmark is flooded with filtered beer (Carlsberg, Ceres etc).
    Why do you want another beer without its soul?

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