Stochasticity Project Grainiac

Stochasticity Project Grainiac

A hoppy multigrain masterpiece

AVAILABLE: November 23, 2015

This hoppy, deep amber-hued beer was created to shine a light on rare, unexplored grains seldom used in the brewing world. In addition to barley, wheat, rye and triticale, we added malted millet and malted buckwheat to bring the total unique grain count to nine. The earthy, nutty notes of granola found in this experimental multigrain malt bomb are complemented by the citrusy, piney flavors of four classic American hops. We dry-hopped the beer with Cascade and Centennial hops at the end, adding more citrus notes and rounding out the grain bill’s rich, bready character.

This beer had its share of controversy inside Stone. If you’re wondering about its unusual label, the whole story is on The Stone Blog.

November 23, 2015
Multigrain Amber Ale
8.5%
Limited 22oz Bottles & Draft
60
Columbus
Chinook
Cascade & Centennial

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
,
Brewmaster
Appearance
Deep amber with a light-tan head.
Aroma
Aroma starts off with a nutty, spice note from the malts, then slowly evolves into a citrus and resin hop character
Taste
Nice blend of maltiness and hoppiness. Unique nutty and cereal-like malt flavors at the start, then the hops come through with a classic American Amber Ale hop profile, with elements of citrus, pine, and hop resin.
Palate
Full bodied (not sweet) and smooth with a lingering bitterness.
Overall
This beer gave us a neat opportunity to use some grains we had never used before in brewing a beer. We recently learned of Grouse Malting and Roasting Company in Colorado, and as I explored its website and catalog of malted grains, I realized that our Stochasticity Project series would be a perfect place for experimenting with these. We combined malted millet and malted buckwheat from Grouse with barley malt, rye malt, wheat malt, oats and triticale to make a true multigrain ale. Hopped with the classic “4 C’s” this beer is reminiscent of many amber ales I have brewed over the years, but with a slight twist on the malt character.