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Stone Brewing Berlin announces the UNIQCAN: New packaged small-batch special release program launches with Stone Tangerine Express IPA

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Press Release   |   June 20, 2018

Stone Brewing Berlin announces the UNIQCAN: New packaged small-batch special release program launches with Stone Tangerine Express IPA

  Stone Brewing Berlin announces the UNIQCAN New packaged small-batch special release program launches with                   Stone Tangerine Express IPA   Berlin, June 20 2018 – Stone Brewing Berlin announces the launch of a special limited release series, packaged in 500ml cans. The Stone UNIQCAN is inspired by the success of the „Stone Berlin Pilot Series“ program, a rotating cast of experimental, collaborative and limited edition beers. The name “Uniqcan” blends “unique” – as each release will be a unique beer – and “can” – the very best package today for maintaining a beer’s freshness. It is the perfect moniker for Stone Berlin’s super-limited, revolutionary small batch releases, rolling out of Berlin each month starting in July. These exclusive Stone UNIQCAN beers will be filled in specially designed 0,5l Gargoyle-clad cans fitted with a unique label for each release. The program’s beers will also be available on draft at Stone locations and an exclusive selection of bars and restaurants around Europe. “The flexible packaging format of our new Stone UNIQCAN opens the door to a ton of collaborative opportunities,” explains Marcus Thieme, Vice President & General Manager European Operations Stone Brewing. “We’ll be collaborating with other breweries of course, but I also see a future in collaborations with a variety of artists or musicians – you name it! Already in August we will come up with the first collaboration in a UNIQCAN – brewed together with a brewery from Franconia.” “The ‘Stone Berlin Pilot Series’ earned a lot of loyal fans, as it offered a rotating and exclusive taste of our experimental offerings. So we set out to make our special beers more widely available to you – our fans across Europe,” said Greg Koch, Executive Chairman & co-founder of Stone Brewing. He adds, “It’s just another example of how we’re constantly experimenting and exploring the world of craft beer to bring the best to our fans. Cheers!”     The first beer to kick-off the series is the Stone Berlin-brewed Stone Tangerine Express IPA, which will hit shelves beginning the week of July 1 and will be available exclusively at specialty shops. Stone Tangerine Express IPA was brewed for the first time in the US in early 2017 and skyrocketed to one of the most popular beers in the lineup of year-round offerings from Stone Brewing in the US. The European edition marks the first time the beer is brewed in Berlin. Stone’s brewers used whole tangerine puree to capture the essence of the bright flavors of the fruit with the addition of whole pineapple for a subtle, yet lingering tropical back note. Neither the hops nor the fruit dominate, yet together they create several complex fruit layers, which can only be achieved by brewing with the entire fruit. Eight different hops give this beer its marked dankness overtones and refreshing bitterness. It’s an express ticket to a beach hammock getaway with refreshing drink in hand, complete with punchy tropical fruit character and Stone’s signature bold hop bitterness.   Quick Facts Name: Stone Tangerine Express IPA Stats: 6.7% ABV, 75 IBUs Featured Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria Availability: 0,5l Stone UNIQCANs and from draft all across Europe Tasting Notes Appearance: Light golden with slight haze. Aroma: Bright, fresh fruit aromas of pineapple, tangerine, and tangelo combine with citrus and tropical aromas from the hops. Taste: An explosion of fresh fruit and bright hops join together to create several complex fruit layers. Taste is both fruity and hoppy leading to a long finish. Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshingly bitter. There is a pithy quality similar to biting into fresh fruit along with the backend bitterness one would expect from a Stone Brewing IPA. Overall: Working with fruit can be amazing and using good quality fruit is key to achieving that wonderful freshness and avoiding artificial flavorings. The high-end pureed fruit used here blends exceptionally well with the aroma and flavors from the hops creating a multi-layered IPA that also has the dankness and bitterness that superbly rounds out this beer. (Thomas Tyrell, Master Brewer at Stone Berlin)       About Stone Brewing – Berlin Nestled in a historic 1901 gasworks facility, Stone Brewing – Berlin celebrated its official opening in September 2016. Hailing from San Diego, CA, since 1996 Stone Brewing has been known for its unique, big-character beers featuring bold flavors that defy traditional style guidelines and expectations. It has been named the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine, twice. The company’s craft beers are now distributed throughout Germany and more than 30 countries in Europe. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens provides a destination restaurant devoted to celebrating artisanal food & beer and features up to 75 beers on tap, making it the largest beer selection in Germany. In combination with the amazing beer, the restaurant’s world-inspired cuisine has won the Bier, Bars & Brauer award for “Best Beer Gastronomy in Germany”. Additionally, the company was voted among the Top 10 Breweries in the country of Germany. Lunch and dinner are served daily, and brewery tours (with tastings!) are available in both German and English. For more information, please visit www.stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   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  

 

Stone Brewing Berlin announces the UNIQCAN

New packaged small-batch special release program launches with                   Stone Tangerine Express IPA

 

Berlin, June 20 2018 – Stone Brewing Berlin announces the launch of a special limited release series, packaged in 500ml cans. The Stone UNIQCAN is inspired by the success of the „Stone Berlin Pilot Series“ program, a rotating cast of experimental, collaborative and limited edition beers. The name “Uniqcan” blends “unique” – as each release will be a unique beer – and “can” – the very best package today for maintaining a beer’s freshness. It is the perfect moniker for Stone Berlin’s super-limited, revolutionary small batch releases, rolling out of Berlin each month starting in July.

These exclusive Stone UNIQCAN beers will be filled in specially designed 0,5l Gargoyle-clad cans fitted with a unique label for each release. The program’s beers will also be available on draft at Stone locations and an exclusive selection of bars and restaurants around Europe.

“The flexible packaging format of our new Stone UNIQCAN opens the door to a ton of collaborative opportunities,” explains Marcus Thieme, Vice President & General Manager European Operations Stone Brewing. “We’ll be collaborating with other breweries of course, but I also see a future in collaborations with a variety of artists or musicians – you name it! Already in August we will come up with the first collaboration in a UNIQCAN – brewed together with a brewery from Franconia.”

“The ‘Stone Berlin Pilot Series’ earned a lot of loyal fans, as it offered a rotating and exclusive taste of our experimental offerings. So we set out to make our special beers more widely available to you – our fans across Europe,” said Greg Koch, Executive Chairman & co-founder of Stone Brewing. He adds, “It’s just another example of how we’re constantly experimenting and exploring the world of craft beer to bring the best to our fans. Cheers!”    

The first beer to kick-off the series is the Stone Berlin-brewed Stone Tangerine Express IPA, which will hit shelves beginning the week of July 1 and will be available exclusively at specialty shops. Stone Tangerine Express IPA was brewed for the first time in the US in early 2017 and skyrocketed to one of the most popular beers in the lineup of year-round offerings from Stone Brewing in the US. The European edition marks the first time the beer is brewed in Berlin.

Stone’s brewers used whole tangerine puree to capture the essence of the bright flavors of the fruit with the addition of whole pineapple for a subtle, yet lingering tropical back note. Neither the hops nor the fruit dominate, yet together they create several complex fruit layers, which can only be achieved by brewing with the entire fruit. Eight different hops give this beer its marked dankness overtones and refreshing bitterness. It’s an express ticket to a beach hammock getaway with refreshing drink in hand, complete with punchy tropical fruit character and Stone’s signature bold hop bitterness.

 

Quick Facts

Name: Stone Tangerine Express IPA
Stats: 6.7% ABV, 75 IBUs
Featured Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria
Availability:
0,5l Stone UNIQCANs and from draft all across Europe

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Light golden with slight haze.

Aroma: Bright, fresh fruit aromas of pineapple, tangerine, and tangelo combine with citrus and tropical aromas from the hops.

Taste: An explosion of fresh fruit and bright hops join together to create several complex fruit layers. Taste is both fruity and hoppy leading to a long finish.

Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshingly bitter. There is a pithy quality similar to biting into fresh fruit along with the backend bitterness one would expect from a Stone Brewing IPA.

Overall: Working with fruit can be amazing and using good quality fruit is key to achieving that wonderful freshness and avoiding artificial flavorings. The high-end pureed fruit used here blends exceptionally well with the aroma and flavors from the hops creating a multi-layered IPA that also has the dankness and bitterness that superbly rounds out this beer.

(Thomas Tyrell, Master Brewer at Stone Berlin)

 

 

 

About Stone Brewing – Berlin

Nestled in a historic 1901 gasworks facility, Stone Brewing – Berlin celebrated its official opening in September 2016. Hailing from San Diego, CA, since 1996 Stone Brewing has been known for its unique, big-character beers featuring bold flavors that defy traditional style guidelines and expectations. It has been named the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine, twice. The company’s craft beers are now distributed throughout Germany and more than 30 countries in Europe. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens provides a destination restaurant devoted to celebrating artisanal food & beer and features up to 75 beers on tap, making it the largest beer selection in Germany. In combination with the amazing beer, the restaurant’s world-inspired cuisine has won the Bier, Bars & Brauer award for “Best Beer Gastronomy in Germany”. Additionally, the company was voted among the Top 10 Breweries in the country of Germany. Lunch and dinner are served daily, and brewery tours (with tastings!) are available in both German and English. For more information, please visit www.stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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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