Stone Releases Update: Xocoveza Mocha Stout and Hibiscusicity

stoneThe following information comes from http://www.fullpint.com. 

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout

August 25th, 2014

starts shipping to distributors

September 8th, 2014

public national release date

Stats: 8.1% ABV, 50 IBUs

Availability: Limited22-ounce bottles and draft

Hops Bill: English Challenger, English East Kent Goldings

Commercial Description

“This year’s American Homebrewers Association winner, Chris Banker, helped keep us grounded to our homebrewing roots by introducing flavors consistent with our regional palate. His chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, chile pepper and coffee-infused milk stout was built to mimic the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate, a beloved specialty from our neighbors to the south, as our callaborators from Baja California, Cervezeria Insurgente, will attest. Layered with tiers of earthiness, spice and roast, this creamy, semisweet blue-ribbon beer confirms that the spirit of the American homebrewer is not only alive and kicking, but thriving on an all-time high.”

Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico

stone hibiscusSTONE Hibiscusicity

September 1st, 2014

starts shipping to distributors

September 15th, 2014

public national release date

Hops bill: Sterling

Special ingredients: Hibiscus flower and orange peel

Packaging: 22oz Bottles and draft

Stats: 7.5-8% ABV (TBA)

Available in: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WA

TASTING NOTES

The Stone Stochasticity Project’s recent creation of an imperial golden stout might lead one to believe this pink-hued brew is aesthetically driven, but its outwardly brilliant color is merely a side effect of our pursuit of intense flavor. It takes an immense dosing of dried hibiscus flowers—a full pound (roughly two kajillion deep crimson plant petals)—to infuse the essence of flor de Jamaica into this Belgian-style ale. Wheat and dried orange peel enhance the inherent flavors of hibiscus while bringing citrus notes and increased drinkability to the beer. One taste is all it takes to clearly see there is so much more to this beer than its looks.

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