The first collaboration for Stone Brewing Company in 2013 involves a Chicago area brewery, but probably not in the way that you might imagine.
A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that Two Brothers was entering the coffee world. It’s that product that’s going to make up a part of the new beer, and presumably Stone will be calling on the brewing prowess of our friends in the Western Suburbs as well.
Until we know more, however, it’s enough to imagine what Two Brothers, Stone and coffee could create.
Andrew at beerfx.com confirms, in the comments, that the collaborative Stone Dayman beer will be a coffee IPA and was the winner of this fall’s Iron Brew competition in Chicago.
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Here’s info on the beer from the Stone website:
Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, three pals planning to open a Chicago brewpub under the moniker of Aleman, won first place at last year’s Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch, Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, and celebrated Chicago brewer, designer and author Randy Mosher). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with amazing coffee flavor and aromatics to create something truly unique and exceptional. Serendipitously, Two Brothers recently kicked off a new adventure roasting their own coffee beans, and provided just-in-time freshly roasted java for the brew. The result is an innovative IPA that’s well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.
And here’s what to look for on store shelves when Stone Dayman is released: