Stone Brewing confirms 13th Anniversary Ale is an Imperial Red Ale

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As of July 5, this is not yet available everywhere where Stone is distributed but will be soon.

(Escondido, CA) – Clearly fell asleep over the long weekend and didn’t do my normal blog checking . . . Lo and behold Stone Brewing confirmed what many already knew:

Stone 13th Anniversary Ale

will be an Imperial Red. The following info comes via Head Brewer, Mitch Steele, on the beer’s official website:

“1. This is the first time we’ve ever released the Imperial/Double Red style.
2. We used more pounds of hops per barrel than any beer we’ve ever made.
3. We used Chinook hops in the brewhouse for bittering and flavor, then dry-hopped this beer with a 50/50 blend of Simcoe and Centennial.
4. As an added bonus, we then dry-hopped it again, just prior to filtering and packaging. That’s right, our popular double dry-hopped process, for the first time ever in one of our bottled beers!”

You can catch more on the official Stone Brewing blog. The beer will be released in bombers nationwide on/around Monday, June 29, 2009.

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