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Minneapolis to Receive Limited Release of Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPA
Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Tip Top

Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13ESCONDIDO, CA (April 5, 2013) – Beginning April 12, a devastatingly fresh Stone Brewing Co. beer will make its way to Minnesota. Next week, Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPAwill be bottled, kegged and loaded on a truck destined for Minneapolis. Brewed with 13 different hop varieties, this beer is designed to be enjoyed on or before the date printed on each bottle in order to fully experience the beer’s hop-forward flavor and aroma.
Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele implemented several hop infusion techniques while brewing Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPA, including “hop bursting,” which adds copious amounts of hops to the end of the boil process to maximize the intense flavors and aromas of hops in the brew. Traces of resin, peaches and tropical fruit are evident in the aroma while the taste brings on an onslaught of hop bitterness.
Stone fans looking to experience this limited release beer should and use the interactive map to find exactly which retailers, restaurants and bars are carrying the beer in bottles or on draft. In the unlikely event that any beer remains on the shelf on May 18, it will be immediately removed.
Stone is measuring interest for the beer through the company’s social media platforms:FacebookTwitterInstagram, and the Stone Enjoy By IPA website. Beer enthusiasts may express their desire to have Stone Enjoy By IPA back in their city or state by using any or all of the aforementioned social media sites. Hopheads are encouraged to comment, tweet, post and share with fellow craft beer fans using the hashtags #EnjoyBy #MN. All engagements may be viewed in real time at the Stone Enjoy By IPA website,

Quick Facts


Name: Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPA
Stats: 9.4% ABV, 88 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning the week of April 15
Hops bill: Ahtanum, Calypso, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, New Zealand Motueka, Citra, Cascade, New Zealand Nelson Sauvin, Australian Helga and Australian Galaxy

Tasting notes, provided by Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele

Appearance: Golden with a creamy white head.
Aroma: Intense dank hoppiness, resin, peaches, and hints of tropical fruit are all evident in the aroma.
Taste: Smooth malt up front, quickly dissipating into a massive onslaught of hops. The dankness and peach notes come through strongly.
Palate: Smooth with hints of alcohol, and a perfect balance of bitterness and dryness on the back end.
Overall: We took the opportunity with this beer to use several interesting techniques we’ve learned during our many years of brewing great double IPAs. The result is an intense dry beer with very little malt sweetness, but with plenty of malt flavor to provide a background to the enormous...or shall I say "ginormous" hop character. Hopping, as might be expected, was over the top. First, the brew was mash-hopped with Ahtanum, one of our favorite hops that is the signature hop in our Stone Pale Ale, after which we kettle-hopped with a very small dose of Super Galena hop extract for bittering. Then, using a technique known in homebrew circles as “hop bursting,” we loaded up very heavily on the flavor hops at the end of the boil and in the whirlpool. Simcoe, Delta, Target and Amarillo were used in the late kettle hop. Citra, Calypso, and Cascade were used for the whirlpool hop. As you can clearly tell, this beer was super hoppy even before we dry-hopped it, but then we went for it...dry-hopping with two pounds per barrel total of a blend of Southern Hemisphere hops, predominantly Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, and Motueka. Drink extra-super-dank-and-tasty Stone Enjoy By 05.17.13 IPA well before its shelf life to maximize the pungent glory that this beautiful, intense hop profile provides.

Suggested food pairings, provided by "Dr." Bill Sysak

Appetizers: Guacamole, kimchi, salt and pepper shrimp (or tofu), sausage-stuffed jalapeños
Main course: Chicken-fried steak, Merguez sausage, gumbo, chile relleno, Thai drunken noodles
Dessert: Carrot cake, peach cobbler, ginger spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake
Cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano, extra aged Cheddar, Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue, Mimolette
Cigars: Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo, Altadis U.S.A Edición Limitada, Camacho Select

About Stone Brewing Co.

Twice named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine, Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner and is the 11th largest craft brewer in the U.S. Headquartered in Escondido, CA, Stone owns and operates the farm-to-table restaurant Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, as well as Stone Catering, Stone Distributing, and Stone Farms. Other lofty ventures include construction of Stone Packaging Hall and a second restaurant with an on-site brewhouse, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, both with an estimated completion of first quarter 2013, and Stone Hotel & Headquarters with an estimated completion of late 2014. For more information, please visit stonebrewing.comor on social media sites: TwitterFacebookInstagramGoogle+YouTube, and The Stone Blog

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