Everyone has their favorite craft breweries. For some, the list of favorites may be short and it is often possible to substitute one craft beer for another if store supplies are short. But there are some breweries whose products are so unique, so one- of- a kind, so highly anticipated that no substitute will do and for me, one of those breweries is Stone Brewing. When I’m craving a bomber bottle of fine brew from the good folks at Stone, I will traverse the city from store to store until I find what I want and if I can’t find it, I will spend the rest of my day irritable and cranky, cursing the names of retail stores that failed to remain adequately stocked.
Stone Brewing is fully aware of its own cult- like status and to help tame the emotions of its ravenous and loyal fans, it is re- releasing a popular brew from last year: Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean. This amazing beer was brewed for the first time in 2006, bottled only once in 2012, and hasn’t been [Read more...]