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A Hoppy Start To Spring: Stone Brewing Releases Stone Go To IPA

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Press Release   |   March 30, 2018

A Hoppy Start To Spring: Stone Brewing Releases Stone Go To IPA

  Undeniably fresh addition to Stone Brewing’s year-round IPA lineup: Nine different hop varieties create a hop explosion of an IPA Stone Go To IPA now available in over 20 countries in Europe   Berlin, March 30 2017 – Intensively hopped and bold, big-flavored beers are known to be the passion for Stone Brewing. Taking another step into that obsession, Stone Brewing Berlin is pleased to introduce Stone Go To IPA to over 20 markets in Europe, including UK, the Nordics, France and Spain. Brewed with nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast, Stone Go To IPA is the ultimate refreshing beer and loaded with intense peach, citrus and melon aromas and all the complex hop flavor that Stone IPAs are known for, creating a virtual hop explosion! “To achieve these glorious hop qualities and still maintain a modest ABV, we used a technique called ‘hop bursting’,” said Thomas Tyrell, Master Brewer at Stone Berlin. “This approach involves infusion of a massive amount of hops during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out the robust flavors and aromas of the hops. Stone Go To IPA achieves its fruity, citrus notes by dry-hopping with mostly Mosaic and Citra, plus a complimentary addition of Cascade hops.” Stone Go To IPA is 4.7% ABV and is therefore considered a “session” beer. Session beers are defined as ales or lagers below 5% ABV, which allows for greater drinkability within a reasonable stretch of time. The technique of Hop bursting helps to overcome the challenge of making a lower alcohol full-flavored brew that doesn’t taste thin or watery. Using this method creates an intense hop aroma and flavor along with a satisfying bitterness. Stone Go To IPA is brewed with a selection of nine different hops and will be available year-round. IPA enthusiasts and curious craft beer novices alike will be able to satisfy their appetite for the almighty hop with this everyday go-to ale.    Quick Facts Name: Stone Go To IPA Web: www.stonesalesmaterials.com/europe Stats: 4.7% ABV, 65 IBUs Availability: 0,33 l cans and draft Hop Varieties: Magnum, Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Crystal, Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra , Hallertauer Mittelfrueh Distribution: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary   Tasting Notes Appearance: Pours light gold with a white head. Aroma: The hop aromatics are mind blowing. Intense peach, citrus and melon flavors dominate the aroma in the best possible way. Taste: Hop flavors continue to dominate, but are balanced by just enough malt to keep things reasonably in balance. But make no mistake, this beer is very, very hop-forward! Palate: Dry and refreshingly bitter, the finish makes you want to drink more! Overall: This beer employed the hop bursting technique, which in essence is a hopping method where all or most of the bitterness in the beer comes from late hop additions in the brewhouse at the end of boil and in the whirlpool. The result is a beautifully aromatic beer with substantial, but somewhat mellow, bitterness. The hop bursting also enhances the flavor retention of the hops, and combined with the dry hop, creates a very intense and complex hop flavor.   Suggested Pairings  Appetizers: Chips and salsa, South American ceviche, shrimp tacos, baked artichoke Soups and Salads: Cheddar Cheese Stone Ruination Doubble IPA Soup, summer roll with peanut dressing Entrees: Grilled salmon, Homemade Tagliatelle with Lightly Smoked Tomato, jerk chicken Desserts: Carrot cake, kaffir lime yogurt mousse, apple fritters Cheeses: Mild cheddar, Comté, Morbier   For more Information and photos, please check our dropboxes for photos, pictures and logos and our Press Kit as well as  www.stonesalesmaterials.com/europe.     Stone Brewing   Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Stone Brewing has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany). Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing … and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man.  For more information on Stone Brewing,  please visit stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.   Contact Stone Brewing Berlin Colin Lenz Stone Brewing GmbH | Im Marienpark 22 | 12107 Berlin, Germany P +49 30  212 343  40 | M +49 151 239 71 870 | colin.lenz@stonebrewing.eu | www.stonebrewing.eu

 

  • Undeniably fresh addition to Stone Brewing’s year-round IPA lineup: Nine different hop varieties create a hop explosion of an IPA
  • Stone Go To IPA now available in over 20 countries in Europe

 

Berlin, March 30 2017 – Intensively hopped and bold, big-flavored beers are known to be the passion for Stone Brewing. Taking another step into that obsession, Stone Brewing Berlin is pleased to introduce Stone Go To IPA to over 20 markets in Europe, including UK, the Nordics, France and Spain.

Brewed with nothing but barley, hops, water and yeast, Stone Go To IPA is the ultimate refreshing beer and loaded with intense peach, citrus and melon aromas and all the complex hop flavor that Stone IPAs are known for, creating a virtual hop explosion!

“To achieve these glorious hop qualities and still maintain a modest ABV, we used a technique called ‘hop bursting’,” said Thomas Tyrell, Master Brewer at Stone Berlin. “This approach involves infusion of a massive amount of hops during the final phase of the brewing process to coax out the robust flavors and aromas of the hops. Stone Go To IPA achieves its fruity, citrus notes by dry-hopping with mostly Mosaic and Citra, plus a complimentary addition of Cascade hops.”

Stone Go To IPA is 4.7% ABV and is therefore considered a “session” beer. Session beers are defined as ales or lagers below 5% ABV, which allows for greater drinkability within a reasonable stretch of time. The technique of Hop bursting helps to overcome the challenge of making a lower alcohol full-flavored brew that doesn’t taste thin or watery. Using this method creates an intense hop aroma and flavor along with a satisfying bitterness.

Stone Go To IPA is brewed with a selection of nine different hops and will be available year-round. IPA enthusiasts and curious craft beer novices alike will be able to satisfy their appetite for the almighty hop with this everyday go-to ale. 

 

Quick Facts

Name: Stone Go To IPA

Web: www.stonesalesmaterials.com/europe

Stats: 4.7% ABV, 65 IBUs

Availability: 0,33 l cans and draft

Hop Varieties: Magnum, Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, Crystal, Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra , Hallertauer Mittelfrueh

Distribution: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Pours light gold with a white head.

Aroma: The hop aromatics are mind blowing. Intense peach, citrus and melon flavors dominate the aroma in the best possible way.

Taste: Hop flavors continue to dominate, but are balanced by just enough malt to keep things reasonably in balance. But make no mistake, this beer is very, very hop-forward!

Palate: Dry and refreshingly bitter, the finish makes you want to drink more!

Overall: This beer employed the hop bursting technique, which in essence is a hopping method where all or most of the bitterness in the beer comes from late hop additions in the brewhouse at the end of boil and in the whirlpool. The result is a beautifully aromatic beer with substantial, but somewhat mellow, bitterness. The hop bursting also enhances the flavor retention of the hops, and combined with the dry hop, creates a very intense and complex hop flavor.

 

Suggested Pairings 

Appetizers: Chips and salsa, South American ceviche, shrimp tacos, baked artichoke

Soups and Salads: Cheddar Cheese Stone Ruination Doubble IPA Soup, summer roll with peanut dressing

Entrees: Grilled salmon, Homemade Tagliatelle with Lightly Smoked Tomato, jerk chicken

Desserts: Carrot cake, kaffir lime yogurt mousse, apple fritters

Cheeses: Mild cheddar, Comté, Morbier
 

For more Information and photos, please check our dropboxes for photos, pictures and logos and our Press Kit as well as  www.stonesalesmaterials.com/europe.

 

 

Stone Brewing  
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Stone Brewing has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany). Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing … and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man.  For more information on Stone Brewing,  please visit stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

 

Contact Stone Brewing Berlin
Colin Lenz

Stone Brewing GmbH | Im Marienpark 22 | 12107 Berlin, Germany

P +49 30  212 343  40 | M +49 151 239 71 870 | colin.lenz@stonebrewing.eu | www.stonebrewing.eu

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