Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 28, 2014April 28, 2014
•Escondido, California’s Stone Brewing Co. has released Stone Delicious IPA, a new draft-only release. Created at Stone Brewing’s World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station, the 7.7%-abv brew is made with El Dorado hops from Yakima, Washington, as well as Nugget, Calypso and Steiner 01210 “Lemon Drop” hops. Stone Brewing, which also operates a World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and beer garden in Escondido, currently has a 40-state footprint in the U.S.
•New Mexico’s Santa Fe Brewing is releasing The Freestyle Pilsner in May as its summer seasonal in cans and kegs throughout its nine-state distribution footprint. Brewed with traditional pilsner ingredients—soft water, pilsner malt, Saaz hops and German yeast—the result is a strongly hopped and clean beer, the company says. It will be available for a limited time to New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana and Nevada. Santa Fe Brewing’s year-round offerings include Happy Camper IPA, Imperial Java Stout, Santa Fe Pale Ale, Santa Fe Nut Brown, among others.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.