Stone Brewing Releases Two Unconventional Summer Seasonals

craft beer stone 2 new summer releases

Stone Mocha IPA and Citrusy Wit to arrive the week of June 6.

Once again resisting status quo, Stone Brewing is introducing two unique and highly anticipated summer seasonals. Both in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at bars, restaurants and retailers where Stone craft beer is sold, Stone Citrusy Wit, a 5.3 percent witbier brewed with tangerine and kaffir lime leaf and Stone Mocha IPA, a 9 percent double IPA brewed – inexplicably – with cocoa, milk sugar and coffee, will begin arriving in select markets nationwide the week of June 6.

5.3% ABV, 35 IBUs

STONE CITRUSY WIT
When it comes to the beers and the ingredients used, Stone Brewing gives a wit. So rather than brewing just another orange witbier, the Stone brewing team cleverly twisted its version with the dynamic duo of tangerine and kaffir lime leaf. The fruit-forward aromatics and flavors are perfectly balanced and eliminate the supposed need of any garnish. Each dryly refreshing, citrusy sip of this beer has been brewed to satisfy the palates of hardcore craft beer enthusiasts and novices alike.

“This is the first time we’ve released a Belgian-style witbier for our fans nationwide, said Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele. “We set out to create something very flavorful and refreshing for the summer months, set on creating a more innovative wit. First, we played around with tangerine and then the team landed on kaffir lime leaf to help punch it up even more with an intense citrus fruit flavor, all complemented by the beer’s subtle coriander spice character.

Enjoy Stone Citrusy Wit fresh during the summer months or store it at proper cellaring temperatures (55°F or lower) for up to one year after its “bottled on” date. Stone Citrusy Wit will be available through September.

Availability: Seasonal 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and draft, beginning June 6
Hop Variety: Magnum, Centennial, Mandarina Bavaria & Amarillo

Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

9% ABV, 80 IBUs

STONE MOCHA IPA
With deliberate disregard for traditional brewing styles, Stone Mocha IPA blurs the lines between an IPA and a stout. Technically an all-out double IPA, this decadent creation is brewed with the combination of golden-roasted coffee, pure dark chocolate and citrusy hops. The result is a love child of a beer characterized by a beautiful meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence.

“This double IPA pours deep gold but has the deceivingly rich flavors of a stout.” said Steele. “I’ve had countless amazing coffee IPAs and chocolate IPAs but this mocha blend really balances the bold hop qualities created by Cascade, Citra and Amarillo with rich cocoa and prevalent coffee traits.”

A double IPA with dynamic hop character, Stone Mocha IPA will be available through September and should be enjoyed within the 120-day “enjoy by” date printed on the bottle’s shoulder.

Availability: Seasonal 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and draft, beginning June 6
Hop Variety: Cascade, Citra and Amarillo

Find Beer: find.stonebrewing.com

About Stone Brewing

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th-largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing.

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