Stone Brewing Co. has shipped a new limited seasonal stout, and it incorporates an adjunct that is very familiar to fans of the brand.
According to a press release, the new beer is Americano Stout, an 8.7 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with Amarillo, Cascade, chinook and Columbus hops as well as espresso from San Diego, Calif.-based Ryan Bros. Coffee.
“We decided to brew a beer with carefully selected ingredients, from the malt and hops to the locally roasted espresso beans,” said Mitch Steele, Stone brewmaster, in a press release. “In some ways, this recipe is a tribute to classic American stouts that were made by craft brewers in late 80s to early 90s. Because of our obsession with hops, we felt it was necessary to include a traditional Stone twist and up the hop factor to include four hop varietals: Amarillo, Cascade, chinook and Columbus.”
Ryan Bros. Coffee was also used in the Escondido, Calif.-based brewery’s ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout (11 percent ABV). The 2013 release was part of Stone’s “Odd Beers for Odd Years” series, which was started in 2011 and features new variations of both Old Guardian Barley Wine and Imperial Russian Stout released in tandem with the classic versions every odd numbered year.
Americano Stout is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and has started shipping to retailers in Stone’s entire distribution footprint.
Update (Feb. 4, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, packaging information, a quote from the brewery and a bottle photograph. It was originally published on Dec. 17, 2015.