Stone Brewing Co.’s newest addition to the Stochasticity Project Series was originally named after a commercial parody on a variety-show.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the newest beer in the series is Grainiac, an 8.5 percent ABV “multigrain ale” brewed with 2-row pale, white wheat, grouse malted millet, grouse malted buckwheat, carry, golden naked oasis and triticale along and dry-hopped with cascade, centennial, chinook and Columbus hops. According to the beer label, the name of the beer was originally Colon Blow, but was changed to Grainiac before being released.
Stochasticity Project – Grainiac joins seven other releases in the Stochasticity Project lineup, which was started to give the brewers almost total creative freedom to produce any beer they wanted, using any ingredients they wanted.
- Stochasticity Project – Your Father Smelt of Elderberries (10.3 percent ABV), a “medieval-style ale” brewed with elderberries
- Stochasticity Project – Varna Necropolis (8.6 percent ABV), a bourbon barrel-aged gold Belgian ale
- Stochasticity Project – Quadrotriticale (9.3 percent ABV), a Belgian quadrupel brewed with triticale grain
- Stochasticity Project – Grapefruit Slam IPA (8.2 percent ABV), a double IPA brewed with grapefruit peels
- Stochasticity Project – Hibiscusicity (7.4 percent ABV), a Belgian-style ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and orange peel
- Stochasticity Project – Master of Disguise (9.7 percent ABV), an imperial golden stout brewed with cocoa and coffee beans
- Stochasticity Project – HiFi+LoFi Mixtape (8.5 percent ABV), a blend of a “stock ale” that has been aged for more than three months in oak foudres and a fresh version of the same beer
According to a post on the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery’s website, Grainiac will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be available starting today.
Update (Nov. 23, 2015) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on Oct. 26, 2015.