Stone Go To IPA

Stone Brewing Company has been showing off their love of hops since the first keg of Stone Pale Ale was sold in 1996 and their beast of a brew, Arrogant Bastard Ale, was unleashed in 1997. Greg Koch and Steve Wagner expanded the brewery in 2005 and it has been booming ever since. Last year this top-rated brewery cranked out over 213,000 barrels of hopped up, super-charged, fan-favorite styles like Oaked Bastard, Levitation, 4 brand new collaborations, Crime & Punishment, RuinTen and highly sought after Enjoy By series. But wait… there’s more!

This week there are 2 words on the minds of craft beer lovers – “Hop Bursting”. It’s the brewing style used to create the highly anticipated (soon to be standard) fridge item that’s making it’s way to bars and stores throughout NJ this week: Stone Go To IPA. Hop Bursting is a technique where most of the bitterness in the beer comes from late hop additions in the brewhouse, like at the end of boil and in the whirlpool, rather than from adding the hops at the start of the kettle boil. The ultimate result is a delightfully aromatic beer with substantial hop bitterness we’ve come to expect from Stone, but a little more mellow. The aroma is peach, citrus and melon. Hop flavors dominate, but there’s a perfect amount of malt to keep it smooth and balanced. It’s a dry finish that will leave you wanting more, and at 4.5% ABV, you can have another one!

It’s makes a great partner to Cajun shrimp, oysters on the half shell, Thai salad with peanut dressing, tortilla soup, cucumber and mint salad, Jerk chicken, grilled salmon, spice cake and apple fritters! It really is the ‘go-to’ brew for craft beer lovers!

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for news about upcoming Stone events and be sure to #GoToIPA to keep up with the Stone scene!

Look for Stone Go To IPA in 6 packs and on draft this week… and all year round!

You can also enjoy these other fantastic beers from our portfolio:

Stone Pale Ale
Stone Pale Ale is our Southern California take on the classic British ale. Deep amber in color, this beer is a robust and full-flavored interpretation of the traditional style 5.4% abv
Available in 1/2 kegs and 6 packs

Stone IPA
Now one of the most well respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with citrusy flavor and hop aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character. 6.9% abv
Available in 1/2, 1/6 kegs and 6 packs

Arrogant Bastard
This is an aggressive ale. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. 7.2% abv
Available in 1/2 kegs and 22oz

Sublimely Self-Righteous
Black IPA. Its bitterness hits our sweet spot. Its blackness lightens our hearts. Its liquid dichotomy pulls it all together in this sublimely sacrosanct ale. 8.7% abv
Available in 22oz and 4 packs

Stone Levitation
This deep amber brew has a rich maltiness, big hoppy character, citrus overtones, and an impressively modest alcohol content for a beer with so much flavor packed into it. 4.4% abv
Available in 1/2 kegs and 6 packs

Stone Cali-Belgique
The addition of a carefully selected strain of Belgian yeast adds unexpected layers of flavors and aroma, providing a deliciously funky overtone to the hoppy brightness you already know and love as Stone IPA. 6.9% abv
Available in 22oz

Stone Ruination IPA
So called because of its truly “ruinous” effect on your palate, this massive hop monster will change forever your preconceptions of what defines good beer. This is Stone IPA’s big brother, and we mean BIG. 8.2% abv
Available in 4 packs

Oaked Arrogant Bastard
A delicious Oaked version of the Arrogant Bastard. 7.2% abv
Available in 4 packs



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