Stone - w00tstout 2015 (3.0)

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  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

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    It's back (minus Aisha Taylor)! And the label says it will come in 22oz bombers again and will clock in at 13.5%abv this year. Looks like Stone did a bit of solera blending for this year's vintage, as they blended w00tstout 2.0 that had been aged in bourbon barrels for a year into the 2015 (3.0) vintage. No word if this will be a national release or CA and Kentucky only again this year.

    "Wil Wheaton first called us in 2004 to ask whether it’d be OK for him to put the Arrogant Bastard logo on his blog’s website (back when people still asked permission to do such things), and I just so happened to answer the phone (back when I still answered the main line sometimes). Since he was so damn enthusiastic about our beers, I said, “Sure, no problem,” all while thinking, “Hmmm…this guy’s name sounds familiar.”


    Months later, in a serendipitous turn of fate, I reached out to our 10,000th email newsletter subscriber…drumroll…Wil Wheaton. Turned out that since his gigs in the iconic “Stand By Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Will had become quite the renaissance man, adding author, w00stock innovator and homebrewer to his resume. His enthusiasm for the fermentable arts and our beer was such that after many occasions of sharing grog over the years, we decided it was time to brew in collaboration.


    It was a no-brainer for us to choose Drew Curtis – known by many as the twisted mind behind Fark.com – as our third cohort. Drew was an old friend of Wil’s whom I had serendipitously met (when he saw me and told me, “Dude, I love your beer!”) and enjoyed many beers with at the famous TED conference three years in a row. The beer you hold before you is an Imperial Stout made with wheat (Wil pretty much insisted), and we also paid tribute to Drew’s Kentucky roots by adding rye and pecans to the mix and partially aging the beer in bourbon barrels. The result? Nothing short of serendipitous.


    In celebration of the third brewing of this annual offering, we added a mix of the version of last year’s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. Consider it a superhero version of this sudsy staple of Hop-Con, our imaginatively titled annual July w00tstout release event!


    Brought in to put a personalized stamp on this year’s edition of w00tstout was famed comic-book cover artist Dave “The Reverend” Johnson. The Elsner Award winner, known for his work for DC Comics and the Vertigo series “100 Bullets,” created the fine art for this bottle in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative (heroinitiative.org), a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists."
     
  2. illinikap

    illinikap Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Illinois

    This should be good
     
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  3. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Aisha Tyler*

    I will obviously be getting plenty of this. Still have a bottle of 2.0.
     
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  4. JouerAvecLeFeu

    JouerAvecLeFeu Zealot (580) Apr 17, 2015 Washington

    Must. Have.

    Missed out on the last one... The first version is probably my favorite Stone release.
     
  5. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Devotee (472) Mar 19, 2012 California

    Oh boy, oh boy. I had a couple of bottles of 1.0 and loved it, but couldn't get me hands on 2.0.

    I will be visiting Stone the first week in June. Any idea on availability?
     
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  6. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    Wesley is coming? Oh, good! :wink:
     
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  7. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    If they release it the same time as last year, it will be around Comic-Con time, which is usually the beginning of July.
     
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  8. edd562

    edd562 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 California

    1 question... WHEN??
     
  9. rather

    rather Aspirant (202) May 31, 2013 California

    yum yum hopefully I find it at Costco again lol
     
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  10. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Disciple (359) Jul 31, 2013 California
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    Liked v1 especially after a year. Didn't care for v2 especially Stone jacking up the price but yeah Costco kept that price down to v1 levels. Dig the Solera method. Works for Bruery.
     
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  11. edd562

    edd562 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2014 California

    you found it at Costco!?
     
  12. Yarni28

    Yarni28 Aspirant (200) Oct 26, 2012 Wisconsin
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    ISO!!!
     
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  13. bungletrpg

    bungletrpg Initiate (122) Sep 3, 2014 California
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    I found some at Costco too. At that price, I grabbed 10 of them. :grimacing:
    Still have one left... I think I can drink it now.
     
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  14. Apearn87

    Apearn87 Initiate (165) Apr 29, 2015 Pennsylvania
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    Looking forward to this. I have one bottle left from the original release. Anybody ISO lol
     
  15. Jlabs

    Jlabs Meyvn (1,253) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    Nice!!
     
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  16. riotontheroad

    riotontheroad Devotee (427) Apr 7, 2010 California
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    glad to see this again this year... slowly building up a great vertical in my cellar
     
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  17. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (157) Oct 27, 2012 Kentucky

    Still have 1 and 2. Complete the vert.
     
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  18. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (723) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  19. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 California

    Likewise. Have been meaning to drink my 1.0 since 2.0 came out... shows how good I am at organizing my on-deck beers :rolling_eyes:. Guess now I have an excuse to wait until 3.0 comes out!
     
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  20. greensparkplug

    greensparkplug Initiate (77) Nov 28, 2014 North Carolina
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    Still got 2 bottles of 2.0.

    I never tried the first. I thought 2.0 was pretty good, nothing mind blowing. The rye was a nice change of pace. Lots of dark fruit flavor.

    So it sounds like it's going to just be last year's version, but aged for a year in bourbon barrels?
     
  21. Fluteswell

    Fluteswell Aspirant (239) Feb 15, 2011 Maryland
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    Just drank a bottle of the original a few nights ago, really enjoyed it!
     
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  22. TheKlevin

    TheKlevin Aspirant (292) Aug 6, 2014 Michigan
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    I hope this one hits distro, otherwise ISO.
     
  23. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (621) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    No. They aged some of 2.0 in bourbon barrels for a year and are blending it back in with the fresh 2015 beer. If like in the past, the ratio has been 75% fresh stout and 25% bourbon barrel aged stout.
     
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  24. Donco

    Donco Devotee (442) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Uh oh...ATTENTION to my CA traders! :rolling_eyes:
     
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  25. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Defender (637) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    ohio out again :slight_frown: had 1.0 and 2.0 lets see if i can luck up on 3.0
     
  26. Morakaton

    Morakaton Disciple (303) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    We didn't get 2.0 here in Michigan, I hope we get 3.0 :wink:

    Still have 3 bottles of 1.0
     
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  27. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,571) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Never had the first 2. Dont think I can trade for this one. It would be like watching Return of the Jedi not having seen Epidodes IV and V
     
  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,783) Mar 18, 2010 California
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    Sounds promising.
     
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  29. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Disciple (359) Jul 31, 2013 California
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    V2.0 was at costco and for what it should be especially in San Diego: $7.99.

    If I paid $12 and if I was expecting a barrel aged taste I would be pissed. Didn't have as much barrel as soy taste.
     
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  30. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Aspirant (295) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky
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    Living in Kentucky actually pays off!
     
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  31. Himself

    Himself Initiate (162) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    WOOT WOOT!!!!
     
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  32. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,003) Oct 24, 2009 California

    2.0 had a good amount of bourbon presence. Hope 3.0 follows suit.
     
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  33. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (458) Jun 20, 2014 New York
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    I thought 1 was good, but I liked 2 a little more. Since the base for 3 is 75% regular and 25% barrel aged lIke the previous two, I wonder how much of 100% barrel aged 2 they're gonna add to 3
     
  34. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California

    If 1 nor 2 were much good why expect 3 to be so?
     
  35. bgold86

    bgold86 Savant (954) Apr 1, 2015 New York
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    Really hope we get this in NY
     
  36. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (458) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Did you get your 1.0 bottles in MI stores?
     
  37. MattVerbin

    MattVerbin Initiate (0) May 12, 2015 Arizona

    Didn't think 2.0 was anything great. I'll pass on 3.0 this year.
     
  38. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (135) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    What's going on with the Stone Berlin beers? I thought the next w00tstout (3.0) was supposed to be released only to backers of the Berlin project. Or, are they brewing a w00tstout 3.5 (or something) for backers only?
     
  39. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Defender (637) May 2, 2014 Kentucky
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    All over this one when it gets to Kentucky. Still have 2.0 bottles.
     
  40. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (2,876) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Still have a few of the original in my cellar. Loved it. Couldn't get 2.0. Will definitely be on the lookout for this release!
     
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