The beer from this year’s winners of Stone Brewing Co.’s annual Homebrew Competition & AHA Rally is being released tomorrow.
As with past winners, the name is a mouthful: Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez/Abnormal Beer Co./Stone Neapolitan Dynamite. The beer itself is an 8.5 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with chocolate, vanilla, strawberries and coffee.
It comes from Paul Bischeri and Patrick Martinez, who won last year’s competition. As part of their victory, the winners get to brew the beer at Stone’s facility and then it gets bottled and released.
In addition to Bischeri and Martinez, Stone enlisted the help of Derek Gallanosa from Abnormal Beer Co. in San Diego to “bring this ice cream sundae of a beer to life in full scale.”
Past winners of the competition have included Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout (8.1 percent ABV) and Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan/Rip Current/Stone R&R Coconut IPA (7.7 percent ABV), among others.
According to a post on Stone’s website, Paul Bischeri & Patrick Martinez/Abnormal Beer Co./Stone Neapolitan Dynamite will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and is scheduled to be released on Sept. 1 at all six of the brewery’s California brewing and taproom locations. Bottles will then be sent to retailers in Stone’s distribution network starting the following week.