Stone Brewing Co.’s latest Enjoy By release has a little something extra left in it.
The beer is named Enjoy By 09.05.16 Unfiltered IPA, a 9.4 percent double IPA brewed with 12 different hops: Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Delta, Galaxy, Helga, Motueka, nelson saurian, nugget, Simcoe, super galena and Target.
However, unlike most of the releases in the Enjoy By series, the extra yeast, hop sediment and proteins were not filtered out of the beer before bottling, resulting in a hazy appearance.
“Though it may sound like it, this missed step was no misstep,” reads a post on Stone’s website. “By letting this IPA go unfiltered, its peach and tropical fruit hop flavors are amplified while its golden-hued color takes on a hazy appearance.”
With more than 35 releases so far, the Enjoy By Series started in 2012 and includes IPAs that are specifically brewed with an enjoy by date for optimum freshness.
According to the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery, Enjoy By 09.05.16 Unfiltered IPA will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles as well as six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, and is scheduled to be released at retailers in 31 different states on Aug. 1.