Have Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA AND Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA Shipped to Your Door
Hot dog, our friends from InsideTheCellar.com have two special Stone beers for you, Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 (Halloween) and Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA (2015 Halloween) ready to ship to your door. This batch of Enjoy By is only hitting 11 of Stone’s distributed states, so get in on this now. If you haven’t heard about Enjoy After, it’s an IPA spiked with Brett, that is estimated to have blossomed into a very special beer, giving about a year’s time.
Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA – You have in your hands a devastatingly fresh double IPA. While freshness is a key component of many beers – especially big, citrusy, floral IPAs – we’ve taken it further, a lot further, in this IPA. You see, we specifically brewed it NOT to last. We’ve not only gone to extensive lengths to ensure that you’re getting this beer in your hands within an extraordinarily short window, we made sure that the Enjoy By date isn’t randomly etched in tiny text somewhere on the label, to be overlooked by all but the most attentive of retailers and consumers. Instead, we’ve sent a clear message with the name of the beer itself that there is no better time than right now to enjoy this IPA.
Stone Enjoy After 10.31.15 Brett IPA – This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are “over time.” For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer won’t be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, you’ll want to cellar the beer up to—or beyond—the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary…and that’s both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.