Stone Spotlight: Scrü Wit
An Imperial Blend of Three Worldly Styles
When it came to the 2016 Stone Spotlight Series competition, brewers Brandon Jacobs & Alex Rodriguez said, “Screw it! Let’s brew something Stone would ‘never’ brew.” They took this independent, go their own way mentality and combined a Finnish sahti, medieval European gruit and Belgian imperial wit together. In doing so, they invented a new beer style they nicknamed SahGruWit—say it fast a few times and you’ll see what we did here. The result is a crazy delicious success courtesy of their ingenuity paired with the unlikely, hard-to-source ingredients of mugwort, wormwood & juniper berries. This beer is extremely unique, which is why it was the hands-down winner of this year’s competition.