(Escondido, CA) – Some news and notes on the Stone Brewing front…
“[Head Brewer, Mitch Steele] said the brewery just finished unpacking a shipment of 210 whisky barrels from Scotland, which are sure to house some of their bigger, badder beers. He also intimated that this year’s anniversary brew — Stone’s 15th — will likely mark a return to their obscenely hoppy, American-style roots.”
Meanwhile, Steele’s 15th Anniversary Ale mention coincides with his tip on The Brewing Network back in March about planning to use Citra hops in a fall-ish timeframe release. That beer is slated to be released on August 15th.
John Trogner of Troegs Brewing blogged about a recent trip to Stone in which he and a couple others from Troegs helped brew a collaboration beer, Cherry Chocolate Stout with Vanilla Beans. It will be released in bottles down the road.
CEO, Greg Koch, is back in Europe this week visiting Berlin, Edinburgh and who knows where else. Stone is doing its largest-ever tap takeover (thirteen taps) in Europe at BrewDog Edinburgh on Tuesday.