This June, a new seasonal release from Stone Brewing Co. will be much easier to catch than its namesake.
The beer in question is Ghost Hammer IPA, a 6.7 percent ABV IPA brewed with Loral and Magnum hops that is named after the noises pipes in the cellar make as the Brew Crew works overnight. An earlier version of the labels indicated that the beer would be brewed with Belma, centennial and Magnum hops as well as coriander, citrus and grains of paradise, but that is no longer the case.
“Most areas of the brewery are dark or in shadows,” reads a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.) “Throughout the night the cellars resonate with the occasional knocking of expanding and contracting pipes. This IPA, brewed with a striking array of hops, honors our intrepid overnight team by naming it after their mischievous poltergeist companion-the Ghost Hammer.”
According to a company spokesperson, Ghost Hammer IPA will be packaged in 12-ounce cans and on draft that are scheduled to be shipped to retailers nationwide staring on June 5, with 12-ounce bottles following in a mixed-pack at a later date.