News Stone selects brewer for next collaboration

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  1. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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  2. bigedct

    bigedct Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    It's interesting to see them pick a fairly new brewery in the SD scene.
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  4. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

  5. DinoFight

    DinoFight Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Arizona

    I just talked to a guy that works at Rip Current. Hadn't heard of them before him so kind of funny to see this post so soon after talking to him. Have family in San Diego so go there quite a bit. Looking forward to giving them a try for sure on my next trip.
  6. rmaste6282

    rmaste6282 Aspirant (206) Apr 30, 2009 California
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    Paul Sangster is a Ninkasi winner from 2011 (highest award in homebrewing), and won tons of medals for all styles of beer over the years. He is a also a Master BJCP judge. Paul and Guy are a great addition to the collaboration.
  7. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (68) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Greg Koch is really on with making IPA + something these days. Coffee IPA, Cocoa IPA, Coconut IPA... All starting with C actually. Hopefully next we'll have a Cantaloupe IPA.
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  8. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (985) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    As long as its not a Crappy IPA

    har har
  9. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Zealot (577) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    isnt wil wheaton involved with stone now? ISO that, i love wil wheaton. we are friends on untappd :slight_smile:
  10. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (747) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Sounds like it will be some mediocre tap selection, never to be tasted again.

    ...maybe they should just try improving on a beer style they have yet to release. That would be more interesting.
    rauchbier, helles lager, gueze, wild ale, whatever.
  11. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Nevada

    Did you try Stone's sour at Sourfest a few years back?!

    Personally I like the IPA experimentation that Stone is doing. They know how to make good IPA's.
  12. HazyChilla

    HazyChilla Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2010 New York

    Ryan Reschan is StumpyJoeJr on YouTube
  13. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    The beer is chosen at a Stone homebrew (AHA?) rally each year by popular vote. I also believe the homebrewer gets to choose who they would like to collaborate on the project.
  14. mrpicklerelish

    mrpicklerelish Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2003 Arizona

    Looking forward to trying some of Rip Currents Lupulin Lust IPA tonight fresh from the brewery.
  15. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,382) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    The AHA Rally was at Stone on March 16, so that explains the timing for the announcement. If you are an AHA member the Rally is a great time, been to a few in MI.

    Now I can see why the local brewery I never heard of was choosen. If the winner of the Rally gets to choose, they choose a local brewery founded by a well known homebrewer who has gone pro. I knew who Paul Sangster was, had not heard about his brewery.
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  16. rmaste6282

    rmaste6282 Aspirant (206) Apr 30, 2009 California
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    The top 5 beers are chosen by popular vote, then it goes to a panel of judges (Stone employees and brewers) to put in the order that they want.
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  17. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Didn't New Belgium already do this with their Rampant IIPA (albeit probably unintentionally)? If it's anything like Rampant, DO NOT WANT!
  18. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (68) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Didn't know that. Anyways, people usually like crazy flavors better when they are intentional, so who knows.
  19. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Crusader (704) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Cannabis IPA. Two birds, one stone(r).
  20. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    I loves me some coconut. I can't wait.
  21. badbeer

    badbeer Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2005 Iowa
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    It's actually going to be a Crappie IPA.
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  22. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,480) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    i don't give a shit what it is, put coconut in and i'll probably try it if i can.
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  23. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
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  24. rmaste6282

    rmaste6282 Aspirant (206) Apr 30, 2009 California
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    R&R Coconut IPA has been bottled and will start shipping out this week. Release date is July 29th.
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  25. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (889) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado
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    Hah I just finish my coconut Pliny clone and it was delicious. I am hopeful that Stone will not disappoint.
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  26. 395er

    395er Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 California

    Rip Current does some fine beers. Only been to the tasting room, but liked what they poured. And I know the beer geeks in town seem to like them.
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