Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stone Day

Stone Brewing Company beers will be available on your favorite liquor store shelves today. If you've never had any Stone beers, pick up a bomber of Arrogant Bastard and thank me later. To kick off Stone coming to Missouri, we have a whole slew of events to attend. You can check the Stone Brew Week website for specifics of the beers available at each shindig. Plus this is your chance to meet and talk to Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone. If you're not aware of Greg Koch, you will be. He's the Jerry Lee Lewis to Sam Calagione's Pat Boone, or for a more current reference, he's Lindsay Lohan to Calagione's Raven Symone.

The big parties are tonight at the Flying Saucer and Riot Room, with total tap takeovers at Riot Room and Waldo Pizza. Tomorrow, The Foundry will have a total tap takeover, another big party at The Saucer and another total tap takeover at Beer Kitchen. Check the Stone Brew site for more details.

For the recluses, Stone beers will be in your favorite Missouri liquor store, so get out there and get some. Use the comments section to shout out what Stone beers you're seeing and where. This should be a fun week.

UPDATE: During the Blanc event today at 1, they will be featuring the ARROGANT BURGER, an 8 oz. patty with Stone Smoked Porter, spiced chipotle BBQ sauce, A "Stone" peach chutney, Frisee and smoked Gouda on a Farm to Market bacon brioche bun. Sounds wonderful.

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  2. This is huge. They are announcing their presence in a BIG way, and Royal Liquor's Facebook feed already lists 9 Stone beers that will be on the shelves. Wish I had more time to check this stuff out today and tomorrow. We'll see if I can't make it to the Riot Room tonight...

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  3. Gomers South had at least 11 different Stone beers in the cooler. Looks like some weekday beer drinking is at hand.

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  4. It needs to be noted that not only was Greg a pretty cool guy, but that Stone's beers are so inexpensively priced. Bombers of Smoked Porter and IPA for under $4 is nice.

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  6. Dan, that's what I was hoping to hear. I was surprised to see Arrogant Bastard in the $4 range in California, but figured it might be a little more expensive here. Guess not! Stone may match Lagunitas in the "bang for buck" category.

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  7. JJSKCK,
    Exactly. I almost mentioned that aloud as I passed by the display (which was right next to Greg), but then I remembered that Greg and Tony from Lagunitas had a little incident a few months ago and stopped myself. But yes, you will be pleased with the prices. I really was.

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  8. At gomer's south they had :evitation, Pale and IPA for 9.99 a sixer with Ruination and Oaked Arrogant at 14.99 a sixer. Not sure if that is the usual at other places. Cali Belgique was at 5.49 for a 22oz and (I think) all the others were 3.99.

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  9. Couldn't agree more about the prices (even a sixer of Ruination @ $15 is only a bit more expensive than 4pks of other DIPAs) and the awesome rollout. It'd be great if Deschutes puts in this kind of effort when they arrive.

    Anyone know if we'll be getting the Stone seasonal/special releases going forward?

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  10. Yes, we will be getting seasonals and most special releases.

    I, too, was pleased with the prices. I had no idea that Stone bombers were so cheap. Cali-Belgique for under $6 is a wonderful bargain.

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  11. That double bastard is a real dick kicker. What do you think boulevard will do now? I love and support them but stone is getting my beer allowance this month.

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  12. Boulevard will be fine. We'll never see verticals of Old Guardian or vanilla bean smoked porter again. You'll get tired of the normal Stone offerings just like you did with equally good breweries like Lagunitus, Moylans, Founders and Bells and Boulevard will survive like it did those launches.

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  14. We'll have some Boulevard news next week that will be lip puckering I think. They'll be fine.

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  15. Yeah, I think that the Stone release is about novelty. Boulevard Pilsner is still a great sessioner and very different than Levitation. And the hop profiles in the two IPAs are quite different as well.

    Also, I don't see that Stone is really in competition at all with the Smokestacks.

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  16. btw I meant novelty in the same way John described...

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