(Escondido, CA) – Today, Stone Brewing unveils the second riff in an ongoing heavy metal collaboration series, that once again reinforce Stone’s commitment to craft, exemplifying epic collaboration and chart-topping innovation.
Brewers Dan Kleban and Cole Corbin from Maine Beer Company and Stone Brewing teamed up to unleash a mouth-shattering overdrive of palate-destroying hops, fermented with radical Pilsner strains. Bold in character, this clean and crisp India Pale Lager has intense bready character before turning sharply bitter with hints of pink peppercorns, ending in a clean, dry finish. If this beer could speak, it would rage, riff and wail about just how righteous it is.
“With this beer, we found both elements of the traditional lager brewing and IPA hopping techniques really shine through in this beer. It’s a great example of the style,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager. “We’ve wanted to work with Maine Beer Company for a long time and are ecstatic to be partnering with such an outstanding brewer of hoppy beers.”
This face-shredding take on the India Pale Lager is heavily hopped and boldly malted with an encore flavor that ends with an electric, thrashing finish. This beer is deceptively easy to put away and decidedly hard to put down. Metalheads and hopheads alike will appreciate the aggressive, amplified, onslaught of pure metal. Enjoy responsibly or you just might wake up in leather chaps, and nobody wants that.
Want to set the mood with some ear-splitting metal tracks? We prepared this Spotify playlist of heavy metal auditory destruction to perfectly pair with this aggressive India Pale Lager. This epic lager with all its slashing, thrashing and heavy metal glory will be available in April in 22-oz bottles and draft.
MAINE / STONE DAYSLAYER INDIA PALE LAGER
Name: Maine / Stone DaySlayer India Pale Lager
Stats: 7.5 % ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: National, limited release in 22-ounce bottles and draft
Hops Varieties: Motueka and Amarillo
National Distribution: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Appearance: Deep gold in color with a white head of foam.
Aroma: Fragrant of bready pilsner malt and a hint of passion fruit.
Taste: Sweet pilsner malt, clean and mild, but with pronounced bitterness. The fruit punch character of the New Zealand and American hops is intense with some herbal sage-like character imparted by the European Saphir hops.
Palate: Some lingering biscuit notes from the pilsner malt and huge tropical fruit notes from the hops remain in the finish. The beer is neither dry nor sweet, with a nicely balanced malt profile.