The next Enjoy By release from Stone Brewing Co. is something that the series has never seen.
The Escondido, Calif.-based brewery will be releasing Enjoy By 11.27.15, a 9.4 percent ABV black IPA. This is the first time that a black IPA-style beer has been used for the series, which started back in 2012. However, according to a blog post on Stone’s website, the beer “it will be subject to periodic limited releases independent from the Stone Enjoy By IPA schedule.”
“Stone Enjoy By Black IPA is the onyx yin to that golden, freshness-envelope-pushing yang,” reads the beer label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) “It similarly rewards hoppy beer enthusiasts with the amazingly in-your-face dankness that only an über focus on now can bring.”
Almost exactly a year ago, Stone turned the Enjoy By idea on its head by releasing Enjoy After 10.31.15, an IPA with brettanomyces wild yeast added to it, which will add an unknown factor to what the beer will taste like after it develops.
Although some past releases have been packaged in 12-ounce bottles, according to the beer label, the newest incarnation will be in 22-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.