Stone Brewing Co. Releases Latest Collaboration: Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout
Monday, September 8, 2014
Una cerveza con chocolate? A beer with chocolate? Si! The latest collaboration beer from Stone Brewing Co., Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout, is a milk stout infused with coffee, vanilla, cocoa, peppers, cinnamon and nutmeg. A creative take on Mexican hot chocolate, the beer was originally developed by San Diego homebrewer and Communications Officer for the Society of Barley Engineers Chris Banker, who submitted his recipe as one of the contenders vying for supremacy at the annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally held at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido earlier this year. Given the cross-cultural twist and Stone's proximity to Baja California's burgeoning craft brewing scene, Tijuana-based Cerveceria Insurgente was invited to be a part of the collaboration. Today, the beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.