Tag Archives: Stone Brewing

The Session #51.5: Beer and cheese redux

This month has seen the most interactive and detailed Session to date, as host Jay Brooks chose the subject of cheese (more specifically beer and cheese together) to write about, selecting three types of cheeses to pair with beer and write about the pairings. And then he went the extra mile, with a “half Session” two weeks later: The idea was to use the list of beers chosen by everybody for each of the three … Continue reading →

Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale

No, that is not a typo in the title—it’s much harder to misspell correctly! Stone Brewing offered up Lukcy Basartd Ale this past November as a one-time release, celebrating 13 years of Arrogant Bastard (a blend of Arrogant and Double Bastard, apparently). They decided to get clever on the packaging, scrambling up the letters in the way that are still readable: the first and last letters are in the right place, but the rest for … Continue reading →

Barleywine Week: Stone Old Guardian (2010)

You can’t really talk about Barleywines without talking about another San Diego standard: Stone Old Guardian. I first reviewed this back in 2007, and it’s interesting to note that each year’s vintage has a slightly different alcohol content: the 2007 was 11.26%, while this 2010 bottle indicates 11.1%. And the 2011 edition, according to their site, will be 11.3%. Simply put: Old Guardian is one of the best American Barleywines out there. I guarantee that … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2010: Day 7: Nøgne Ø/Jolly Pumpkin/Stone Special Holiday Ale

Today’s pick comes from fellow Hop Press blogger Carla Companion: The Beer Babe. Carla selected the Special Holiday Ale collaboration brew from Nøgne Ø, Jolly Pumpkin, and Stone Brewing, an 8.5% ABV beer brewed with chestnuts, white sage, juniper berries, and caraway seed. It pours with a really creamy head that stays for a while and seeped out of the bottle when I was first trying to open it…. The smell was at first vaguely … Continue reading →

Unusual Beer Week: Saison du BUFF

Individually, any beer from both Stone Brewing and Dogfish Head could very likely qualify as an “unusual” beer. And I would easily call any of the collaboration brews Stone participates in unusual. So when Stone, Dogfish, and Victory Brewing all collaborated earlier this year—you know the resulting beer, Saison du BUFF (Stone page, Dogfish page), was destined to be reviewed this week. Saison du BUFF is a Belgian-style Saison brewed with the herbs parsley, sage, … Continue reading →