ESCONDIDO, CA – A devastatingly fresh Stone Brewing Co. beer is on its way to Washington. On Friday, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA was bottled, kegged and loaded on a truck destined for The Evergreen State. Brewed with 11 different hop varieties, this beer is designed to be enjoyed on or before the date printed on each bottle to fully experience the beer’s über hop-forward flavor and aroma.
Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele implemented several techniques while brewing Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA including “hop bursting,” which adds copious amounts of hops to the end of the boil process to maximize the intense flavors and aromas of hops in the brew. Traces of resin, peaches and tropical fruit are evident in the aroma while the taste is almost entirely an onslaught of hop bitterness.
Stone fans looking to enjoy this limited release beer should visit stonebrewing.com/enjoyby/ and use the interactive map to find exactly which retailers, restaurants and bars are carrying the beer in bottles or on draft. In the unlikely event that any beer remains on the shelf on April 21, it will be immediately removed.