A new entry in Stone Brewing Co.’s Small Batch Series was named after the influential Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
According to labels filed with the with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery will be rereleasing Fyodor, a 13.9 percent ABV Russian imperial stout brewed with warrior hops before being aged in both Kentucky bourbon barrels for seven months. The new release uses Stone’s 2016 Imperial Russian Stout (13 percent ABV) as its base and was bottled in this month. Stone has aged its Imperial Russian Stout in bourbon barrels before, when it released Fyodor’s Classic in both 2014 and 2015.
Fyodor is being released under Stone’s Small Batch Series, a collection of experimental beers that Stone packages in 500ml bottles that was previously known as the Quingenti Millilitre Series. The new beer will be the second addition to the series so far this year, after Dogfish Head/Victory/Stone Saison Du Buff Aged In Red & White Wine Barrels (9.3 percent ABV) was released last month.
Fyodor will be packaged in 500ml bottles. An email sent to the brewery asking for additional information was not immediately returned.