Stone and Founders are releasing some pretty tasty sounding beers in the next few weeks. Stone will be releasing Old Guardian Barleywine Ale, Old Guardian Smoked Barley Wine, espresso Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Stone/Two Brothers/Aleman Collab. of a Coffee IPA (not sure we will see this in Iowa, more info to come), Imeperial Russian Stout. Here’s more info on each of these brews courtesy of www.stonebrew.com and http://www.beerpulse.com.
(Escondido, CA) – Stone Brewing Co. hasn’t filled out its 2013 schedule of special releases so let’s help fill in the gaps, at least for the first quarter.
Enjoy By IPA: let’s get it out-of-the-way that we have no info on the next release but, at the clip they are releasing these, one would think we’ll see another edition in the next few months.
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone Dayman Coffee IPA: They actually brewed this beer on Thursday. Tentative street date is March 25th and this collaboration, unlike the others that came before it, will be released in 22 oz. bottles.
Stone Imperial Russian Stout: Tentatively April 15th
And the Odd Beers for Odd Years variation is…drumroll…keeping with the coffee theme…
Espresso Stone Imperial Russian Stout: April 15th
Quengenti Millilitre Series: No information on these at the moment.
Onto Founders. Coming in April is going to be an anticipated release of Doom, a bourbon barrel-aged IPA. It will be part of the Backstage Series and will be released 750 mL bottles. Founders takes their fantastic Double Trouble Imperial IPA and age it in bourbon barrels for four months. Should be stellar! From the brewery:
(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. will introduce Doom, a bourbon-barrel-aged Imperial IPA, this April to mark the sixth installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Doom will be sold in 750mL bottles. It has a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.
Doom is unleashed when Founders’ award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.
Known as “Hand of Doom” when originally brewed for Founders’ taproom, this 10% ABV beer is a unique addition to Founders’ barrel-aged repertoire, which has mostly consisted of malt-forward beers such as Backwoods Bastard and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
“Doom is one of those beers that we’ve talked about releasing ever since we started the Backstage Series,” says Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s hop heavy. It’s barrel-aged. It’s unapologetic. It’s the definition of a Founders beer.”
Founders’ Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers that have previously been available only in the brewery’s taproom and at a handful of high-exposure events. The intent of the series is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are still released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, Founders’ Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry.
Doom will be released in limited quantities across Founders’ distribution footprint beginning on Monday, April 22, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom through a ticketed release during the week of April 14. The brewery expects to release two more Backstage Series beers in 2013.
Anyone know how I could create a calendar to post releases on here? Any help would be great.