Stone Brewing Announces an Inaugural Lineup of In-Store Only Releases

This just in! Stone Brewing announces a 2018 lineup of packaged Exclusive Release Beers available only at Stone Brewing locations. Needless to say, these beers are intended only for Stone’s most dedicated fans. Additionally, they’ll be constantly making the pilgrimage to Stone’s tap rooms and company stores in Southern California and Richmond, VA.

What won’t change is that experimental beers and pilot batches are constantly rotating through Stone’s growler fill list. Instead, the San Diego local is adding to its in-store only offerings with packaged beers not found at retailers. There’s no doubt each beer exemplifies Stone’s commitment to innovation, bringing fresh styles to the mix. All the while, showcasing new bold flavors.

“We love our dedicated fans who visit us, growlers in hand, to fill up on the latest pilot beers and freshest new releases,” said Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “With so much creativity now happening at each of our three breweries, we identified the opportunity to give something more to our fans, who we really believe deserve something special. These in-store releases will include some pilot batch fan favorites, one-off celebratory beers and first-look availability of our larger releases.”

Preview of the inaugural lineup

Stone White Ghost Berliner Weisse

Brewed exclusively at Stone Berlin and imported to the US, this tartly refreshing, kettle-soured Berliner Weisse is available in 0.33l four-pack cans. Naturally, Stone upped the ABV to a healthy 4.7%. Additionally, they hopped the traditionally-brewed beer with new German varieties. They’ve also added Huell Melon and Callista hops.

Stone Liberty Station 5th Anniversary IPA

After five years of unique and experimental beers, Stone’s Liberty Station pilot brewery celebrates a milestone anniversary with a landmark beer. They’re releasing a tropical IPA is brewed with Spirulina, which is a natural algae-based superfood. Additionally, the beer will release in 16oz four-pack cans the week of May 14.

Stone Mission Warehouse Sour

This year, Stone dove enthusiastically into the world of funk. The third in the series of quarterly releases launches with online presale via EventBrite in June. It’ll be a mini series in itself. Curious about the program? Find out more here!

Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse

An original recipe of Kris Ketcham, senior manager of brewing & innovation – Liberty Station, this Berliner Weisse finally makes its package debut. It’s made with passion fruit, orange and guava. However, only limited quantities will be available. Additionally, the 16oz four-pack cans beginning the week of July 2.

Stone First Look Beers

New this year, Stone will release select upcoming special release and seasonal beers for fans in a “First Look” format. They’re planning on releasing these beers approximately 60-90 days prior to the public release. However, there will be a limited amount that will be bottled or canned in preliminary packaging. Some of the First Look beers will include the following:

  • Stone I’m Peach Double IPA – It’s available now. Find the beer facts here.
  • [Stone] Idolatrous IPA – It will be available in the Spring
  • Stone ///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA – It’ll also be available in the Spring
  • Stone Brewing American Homebrewers Association Homebrew Competition Collaboration Beer – Which will be available in the Fall
  • [Stone] Sanctimonious IPA – It’ll also be available in the Fall

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