Fans of smaller bottles will have a lot to celebrate when this year’s incarnation of w00tstout is released.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Stone Brewing Co. will be releasing Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2018, a 13 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with rye and wheat malts and pecans before being partially aged in bourbon barrels. A collaboration between actor Wil Wheaton, Fark.com creator Drew Curtis and Stone ceo Greg Koch, the stout is named after Wheaton’s annual festival celebrating cross-genre geekdom w00tstock.
This will be the sixth year the imperial stout will be available after it debuted in 2013. The artwork on the newest incarnation has been drawn by artist Joe Jusko, who is best known for his highly detailed fantasy, pin-up and cover illustrations. According to the bottle label, the logo depicts Stone’s gargoyle’s “triumph over the evils in the world of beer.”
Unlike previous incarnations, Stone Farking Wheaton W00tstout 2018 will be packaged in both six-packs of 12-ounce and 22-ounce bottles that are scheduled to be released in July, according to Stone’s 2018 release calendar.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.