Founded in 2010 by Ben Cook, who was had been employed in the quality assurance organization at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Van Nuys, Calif., Hangar 24 Craft Brewery has taken the craft beer scene by storm, mostly due to its large number of high quality barrel-aged beers. The brewery is located in an old Norton Air Force base building which was relocated across the street from the Redlands Municipal Airport.
Stone Brewing Co., in continuing to lead the craft industry in over the top, and unique brews, has always wowed the consumer with its "odd-year releases." In 2011, it released Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine and BELGO Anise Russian Imperial Stout. In 2015, it released Chai-spiced Russian Imperial Stout. Awesome beers, but let's focus on the 2013 gem, Espresso Russian Imperial Stout.
Clown Shoes Beer has long been known as a brewery that is not afraid to take chances with its beers or its distribution, including releasing various beers that are only available in specific states.
One such release for the Ipswich, Mass.-based brewery was the Texas-exclusive The Good, The Bad & The Unidragon, a 14 percent ABV Russian imperial stout that uses the brewery's Blaecorn Unidragon Russian imperial stout (11.5 percent ABV) as its base, but changes things up considerably by using malts grown in Texas by Blackland Malt Co.