(Escondido, CA) – More Brown than Black IPA, the collaboration between Stone Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and The Alchemist, received label approval this week.
Stone tweeted a while back that the beer “will feature four different hops & around 70+ IBUs. Not sure when it will be released yet. We’re using @alchemistbeer’s house yeast strain, so it’s a bit of a wildcard for us!”
The story behind the style is that Alchemist’s John Kimmich used to work under Greg Noonan in Vermont who some (perhaps many) credit with being the originator of the style (or bringing it to the USA at the very least). See more on the back labels below.
UPDATE: As mentioned previously, proceeds (not sure what %) will go to help Hurricane Irene relief efforts.