Over 18 years after the first incarnation hit shelves, Stone Brewing Co. will be releasing a new version of its popular Pale Ale, which will replace the original release, Stone Pale Ale.
The new Pale Ale 2.0 from the Escondido, Calif.- based brewery will use a relatively new variety of hop from Bavaria named Mandarina Bavaria and comes in at 6 percent ABV.
“As artisans, our passion for brewing is embodied in our beers,” reads the beer label. “With this pale ale, our verve is represented with the classic quartet of hops, malt, water and yeast. In your first sip, you will encounter the best of two worlds-the New and the Old. This decidedly American West Coast pale ale showcases the full essence of the vivid Mandarina Baveria hop.”
The original Stone Pale Ale (5.4 percent ABV) uses magnum and ahtanum hops, and was first released in 1996.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was was immediately returned.
Post updated to included information on the discontinuation of Pale Ale.