The opening of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station in 2013 provided our brewers with the additional opportunity to experiment with single hop IPAs beyond their work on the pilot brewery in Escondido. Exploring new hops and existing ones in a singled out fashion has been an important part of the team’s innovation practices since the brewery’s inception.
“Our love of hops has led us to years of experimentation and seeking out new and different varieties. We have worked with so many great hops over the last 20 years from our early love of Centennial in IPA, to all the trials with El Dorado and Lemon Drop that led to Stone Delicious IPA and our current fascination with HBC 291 (now called Loral™). We got to see that hop in its infancy, walking the Hop Breeding Company plots with Jason Perrault at Perrault Farms a few years back. In recent years we have been able to further share this excitement with our fans through the single hop trials in The Lupulin Loop series from Kris Ketcham, our senior manager of brewing & innovation down at Liberty Station. Releasing these single hop IPAs in wider release through the Stone Hop Revolver IPA series is the next step in inviting our fans to share in the joy of hops!”
-Jeremy Moynier, senior innovation program manager