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Stone Brewing Night at the Toronado

By William Brand
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 at 8:37 pm in Uncategorized.

David Keene’s hosting Stone Brewing, Escondido, CA. tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 23,2007 at the Toronado, 547 Haight St., San Francisco. No charge, just buy the beers you want.They’ll start pouring at 6 p.m. Here’s the linuep – tasting notes from the brewer and the Toronado.

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1. Stone Pale Ale- Deep amber in color, Stone Pale Ale is
robust and full flavored. A delicate hop aroma is
complemented by a rich maltiness.

2. Stone IPA- Look up “hops” in the dictionary and you’ll
see a picture of Stone IPA! “Dry-hopped” for an extra two
weeks, this unique process gives our IPA its bountiful hop
aroma and rich hop flavor. A full 70+ IBUs (International
Bitterness Units) creates this beer’s crisp and refreshing
bitter character.

3. Stone Arrogant Bastard- Stone Brewing Co’s Arrogant
Bastard Ale is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is a
whole mouthfull of beer that will not let you forget what
you are drinking through the very last drop. Tons of malts
stepped on by tons of hops, this beer is in a class of its
own.

4. Ruination IPA- So called because of the immediate
ruinous effect on your palate. 100+ IBUs. Bracingly bitter.
Thick, pungent hop aroma. We would say that no hops
were injured in the brewing of this beer, but that would be
a massive lie. In fact, the words “Stone Ruination IPA” are
what older hop vines use to cause little hop vines to
quiver with fright and lose sleep at night . We at Stone
honor the brutal massacre of countless hops with this
“Liquid poem to the glory of the hop!” Paganism at its
best!

5. Stone Russian Imperial Stout- The Stone Imperial Stout
label describes the brew as being “intensely aromatic
(notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and
alcohol) and heavy on the palate…expect this mysterious
brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier!

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