Stone Collaborations

 

 

Sure, we’re a bunch of Arrogant Bastards, but we humbly admit that we were inspired to start brewing by other fantastic breweries and homebrewers. There are a whole lot of fellow craft brewers who we respect and admire, and who we’ve wanted to collaborate with. So why just dream about it? Starting in 2008, we released a new series of collaboration beers. The goal was to get three brewers from three different breweries to put their heads together and have some fun with no regard for boundaries. No restrictions on fitting a beer into a lineup, using familiar ingredients, conforming to preconceived beer styles, using tested procedures in the brewing process or even affordability. Each of these beers is the result of three brewers coming together and doing what they love. Therefore, many of our collaborations include ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients without regard for shelf price. And because our collaborations are usually only brewed once, they can be rather difficult to find, and once they run out—they run out. Consider yourself warned.

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on these liquid tributes to the spirit of camaraderie, you’ll agree that the end result is worth it.

 

 

   


Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone The Perfect Crime Black Smoked Saison

Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone The Perfect Crime Black Smoked Saison


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing
Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co.
Alc/Vol: 6.8%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: September 6th, 2012
Release Date: November 12th, 2012
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA



RESOURCES:
Blog: Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone The Perfect Crime Black Smoked Saison
Videos: Youtube

Bottle Design:
Evil Twin Label
Stillwater Label
Stone Label
   

 


Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Ken Schmidt of Aloha Plenty Brewing Co.
Brandon Sieminski of Iron Fist Brewing Co.
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co.
Alc/Vol: 9.6%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: May 8th, 2012
Release Date: October 8th, 2012
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA



RESOURCES:
Blog: Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
Videos: Youtube

Bottle Design:
Ken Schmidt Label
Iron Fist Label
Stone Label
   

 


Saison du BUFF

Saison du BUFF


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Sam Calagione of Dogfish head, DE
Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co, PA
Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 7.7%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: May 2nd, 2012
Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA



RESOURCES:
Blog: Dogfish Head, Victory, and Stone get BUFF... again.
Videos: Youtube

Bottle Design:
Sam Calagione Label
Bill Covaleski Label
Greg Koch Label
   

 


Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA

Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Richard Norgrove Jr. of The Bear Republic Brewing Co. Cloverdale, CA
Matt Cole of Fat Head's Brewery Cleveland, OH
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 7.1%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: December 19th, 2011
Release Date: February 27th, 2012
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA



RESOURCES:
Photos: Bottling Day
Blog: Texas Brown Ale Explained
Videos: "Video"
on YouTube / Vimeo
Bottle Design:
Richard Norgrove Jr. Label
Matt Cole Label
Mitch Steele Label
   

 


Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de CitracadoBruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
John Kimmich of The Alchemist Waterbury, VT
Jamie Floyd of Ninkasi Brewing Company Eugene, OR
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 7.4%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: November 8th, 2011
Release Date: December 19th, 2011.
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA
Proceeds: Proceeds from the beer will go directly to the Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund, a non-profit organization aiding families affected by the hurricane.



RESOURCES:
Photos: Bottling Day
Blog: The Stone Blog
Videos: "Video"
on YouTube / Vimeo
Bottle Design:
John Kimmich Label
Jamie Floyd Label
Mitch Steele Label
   

 


Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Bruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de CitracadoBruery / Elysian / Stone La Citrueille Céleste de Citracado


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Patrick Rue & Tyler King of The Bruery Orange County, CA
Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing Company Seattle, WA
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 5%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: September 5th, 2011
Release Date: October 17th, 2011. Other States (below) shipping October 31st, 2011
Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VE, WA



RESOURCES:
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Video"
on Vimeo or YouTube
Bottle Design:
Patrick Rue Label
Dick Cantwell Label
Mitch Steele Label
  neck

 


Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard
Jon Trogner of Tröegs Brewing Company Harrisburg, PA
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 7.3%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: April 26th, 2011
Release Date: July 25th, 2011
Distribution: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IL, KY, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA



RESOURCES:
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Video"
on Vimeo or YouTube
Bottle Design:
Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard front | back
Jon Trogner front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

 


Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Bryan Baird of Baird Brewing Co., Numazu, Japan
Toshi Ishii of Ishii Brewing Co., Guam
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 9.2%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: May 19th, 2011
Release Date: July 11th, 2011
Special Fact: This is the first collaboration beer brewed as a fundraiser. All sales proceeds are donated to Japanese tsunami relief programs.



RESOURCES:
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Video"
on Vimeo or YouTube
Bottle Design:
Bryan Baird front | back
Toshi Ishii front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

 


Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego
Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 8.8%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: December 17th, 2010
Release Date: February 14th, 2011



RESOURCES:
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Video" on Vimeo or YouTube
Bottle Design:
Chuck Silva front | back
Jeff Bagby front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

 


Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego Session Ale


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Kelsey McNair, Homebrewer
Colby Chandler of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 4.2%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: July 14th, 2010
Release Date: August 23rd, 2010



RESOURCES:
Blog:
March 15th, 2010 2010 March Madness AHA Rally & Homebrew Competition Crowns a Champion
June 25th, 2010 A Bitter Collaboration
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Video" on Vimeo
Bottle Design:
Kelsey McNair front | back
Colby Chandler front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

 


Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Sam Calagione of Dogfish head, DE
Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co, PA
Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 6.8%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: March 3rd, 2010
Release Date: May 3rd, 2010



RESOURCES:
Blog:
May 3rd, 2010 Saison du BUFF: Media Blitz, Take Two
Photos: Brew Day
Bottling Day
Videos: "Trailer" on Vimeo / Youtube
Sam's Tasting Notes
Bill's Tasting Notes
Bottle Design:
Sam Calagione front | back
Bill Covaleski front | back
Greg Koch front | back
  neck

 

 

Label to Come

 

 

Firestone Walker, 21st Amendment, Stone Brewing Co.

 

QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker, Paso Robles CA
Shaun O'Sullivan of 21st Amendment, San Francisco CA
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 9.5%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: January 15th, 2010
Release Date: March 22nd, 2010

 

RESOURCES:
Blog:
Jan 22, 2010 Our First Collaboration Brew of 2010
Photos: Brew Day
Bottle Design:
Matt Brynildson front | back
Shaun O'Sullivan front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

 


Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter

 


QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Ken Schmidt, Homebrewer
Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co., Hawaii
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 8.5%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: June 29th, 2009
Release Date:
September 21st, 2009
August 18th, 2011:
Aged in Bourbon Barrels

 

RESOURCES:
Blog:
March 24, 2009 AHA Rally: Winning Homebrewer to Brew at Stone!
April 2, 2009 Juxtaposition Video Posted and We Already Have News On Our Next Collaboration!
July 29, 2009 Stone Embraces The Spirit of Aloha
Sept. 11, 2009 Mitch’s Tasting Notes
Sept. 23, 2009 Ken Schmidt Hits the Road to Compete at the GABF
Oct. 9, 2009 Ken Schmidt Returns Home From GABF
Photos: • Stone's AHA March Madness
Homebrew Competition

Brew Day
Bottling day
Videos: • "AHA Rally Judging Panel and Awards Ceremony"
Bottle Design:
Ken Schmidt front | back
Garrett Marrero front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck

BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner

 

 

QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
James Watt of BrewDog, Scotland
Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Co., Massachusetts
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 10%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: March 27th, 2009
Release Date: July 27, 2009

 

 

RESOURCES:
Blog:
March 18, 2009
April 1, 2009
April 2, 2009
April 15, 2009
Photos:
Videos:
Bottle Design:
James Watt
Will Meyers
Mitch Steele


Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale

 

 

QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Ron Jefferies of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Michigan
Kjetil Jikiun of Nøgne-Ø, Norway
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol:
9.0%
Bottle Size:
12oz
Brew Date: October 21st, 2008
Release Date:
November 24th, 2008

 

RESOURCES:
Blog:
Nov. 20, 2008
March 18, 2009
April 24, 2009
Photos:
Bottle Design:
Ron Jefferies
Kjetil Jikiun
Mitch Steele

 

AleSmith / Mikkeller  / Stone Belgian Style Triple Ale

 

 

QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing., San Diego
Mikkel Bjergsø of Mikkeller Brewing, Denmark
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol:
9.5%
Bottle Size:
12oz
Brew Date: June 4th, 2008
Release Date:
September 5th, 2008


 

RESOURCES:
Bottle Design: