First off, we are amazed that it’s already October. What happened, and mother nature has surely shown us that Fall is headed our way. Well enough about that, soon it will be December, and we will all wondering where October and November went.
We have a few events lined up in the upcoming weeks and months:
What follows is a brief description:
This was such a fun collaboration. Megan first brought forth the idea of an imperial porter, which we all immediately agreed to, and Tonya provided the malt bill. From there, we decided to add some ingredients from Southern California. The avocado honey provided a very rich, intensely floral flavor. The addition of the honey and jasmine reminds me of Southern California summers, while the calendula flowers hail from Stone Farms and bring a nice floral note and hint of bitterness. I’m very pleased at how well these flavors came through in the finished beer.
Not only will we be releasing Suede, we will have some other beers available from Stone and 10 Barrel, here are the other beers we will be pouring:
Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone Double Bastard Ale with Dark Toasted Oak
10 Barrel OG Wheat Ipa (Firkin)
10 Barrel Pumpkin
10 Barrel Pray for Snow
October 10th we will be tapping Stone Vertical Epic 10/10/10:
This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.
We will be closed on Saturday, October 19th for a private event. Please plan accordingly.
Monday, October 21st we will be hosting a Pelcian Brewing event. More information will be available when the details are finalized.
Big Wood our celebration of all things wood aged from Stout to Sour starts Thursday, December 5th and runs through the weekend. We have some great beers hidden away in the cooler, this is a not to be missed event.