Brian Koch is the owner of North Portland’s Lombard House pub, and like many others he is grappling with a pandemic, a pivot to delivery, and worldwide protests of an unjust system that have implications far more important than beer and bars.
This week Stone Brewing releases Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA for a 37 day window to store shelves and taps, after that timeframe any remaining beer is pulled after 7/4/2019. This releases of Enjoy By IPA will be available in giant 19.2oz cans for even more freshness while you can get it.
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With its latest release, Stone Brewing continues its bold legacy of innovation underscoring the superiority of fresh craft beer. In this case, we’re talking a lineup of 12 fragrant and flavorful hops, and intense 90 IBUs, that make up the beer’s West Coast bitter and juicy profile. The aroma leads with intense peach, tropical fruit and citrus and the flavor is, all that + hoppy. The formula adds up to lots of stone fruit flavors and an intensely pleasing bitter finish. And like our unabashed enthusiasm for our country’s independence, this double IPA is unfiltered, delivering a truly uninhibited hop character. If you’ve been longing for the classic satisfaction of a West Coast triple IPA amidst the juicy, hazy and milkshake-y craze, then these 37 days are for you.
As if that wasn’t enough, for the very first time in Stone Enjoy By history, the Independence Day release is available in 19.2oz single-serve cans in addition to 12oz six-pack cans and 22oz glass bombers. The Stone Enjoy By IPA Series takes the brewery’s practice of informing the consumer of the “Packaged On” and “Enjoy By” dates one step further clearly stating the “enjoy by” date front and center.
“I understand that many will desire to save their last six-pack for the Fourth of July ice bucket,” stated Greg Koch, executive chairman & co-founder. “I consider it my obligation to remind you that the date on the label is the last best day to enjoy this beer. We rush Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA to market so you can have it at its peak. Your patriotism and good taste – be it for your country, or independent craft beer – need not wait.”
The Stone Enjoy By Series holds prominent notoriety for its disruption of standard distribution practices, which brought much-needed attention to freshness in beer. Stone Enjoy By beers continue to be the fastest packaged beers to hit store shelves and bar taps nationally, to ensure fans have as close as possible to 37 days of enjoyment.
It’s not been documented what our forefathers imbibed on that triumphant day, but with independence and freedom of choice still on their minds, we’re pretty sure Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA would have been in their hands.
Name: Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA Release Date: Week of May 28, 2019 Web: StoneBrewing.com/EnjoyBy Stats: 9.4% ABV, 90 IBUs Featured Hops: Nugget, Super Galena, Simcoe, Delta, Target, Amarillo, Cascade, Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka & Helga Availability: Nationwide Packaging: 12oz six-pack cans, 19.2oz single-serve cans, 22oz bottles and draft Find Beer:Find.StoneBrewing.com
Appearance: Golden and hazy with a creamy white head. Aroma: Intense peach, tropical fruit and citrus. The hop dankness is a little muted in this version. Taste: Hoppy, lots of stone fruit flavors and yeast-derived fruity esters, dissipating quickly into a finish loaded with hop flavors and bitterness. Palate: Dry, hints of alcohol warmth, and a nice bitterness on the back end. A little more heft and mouthfeel because of the unfiltered aspect of this beer. Overall: Although it’s very similar to our regular version of Stone Enjoy By IPA (it is the same recipe after all), leaving the beer unfiltered results in a modestly perceptible change with the hop aroma. It is incrementally more fruit-forward than our filtered version, which has more of a balance between dank and fruit. Last year, a mistake was made that led to some of the Stone Enjoy By 07.04.18 being filtered. This year, we didn’t filter a drop. On purpose.
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ABOUT STONE BREWING
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an award-winning industry leader, Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 12 times and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company operates brewing facilities in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA, in addition to tap room locationsthroughout the US, Germany and China. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing… and pledging to never, ever, sell out to the man. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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