Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone “Champion of the Sun" 750ml Bottles
2:43AM - 2:43AM
Back in 2014, we launched the Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations campaign, offering fans the chance to preorder fourteen special beers that would be created with some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry. In response to the outcry from fans who didn’t opt in early but now want to purchase the collaborations, we will be making a small amount of each collaboration available in 750-milliliter bottles. These 750ml bottles will be priced equal to or greater than the price you early adopters paid to receive the larger, 1.5-liter bottle.
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone “Champion of the Sun
STYLE: Imperial India Pale Ale
SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Locally roasted coffee from Five Elephant
TASTING NOTES: A hop forward experience rich with citrus notes revels an even richer coffee undertone, finishing clean and dry.
AROMA: Tropical citrus and piney resin, with the warm soft undertones of rich coffee eans
PAIRINGS: Pork Belly Char Siu, Spicy Glazed Garlic Wings, Chicken Mole, Grilled Cheese & Fig Jam Sandwich
Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, of Aleman, once placed first at the Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch and Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, among others). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with the amazing flavor and aromatics of coffee to create something truly unique and exceptional.
Serendipitously, we have decided to revisit this beer and pay it an imperial homage, reforming and rebrewing a more adventurous version, thusly and appropriately named, “Champion of the Sun.” The result is an innovative imperial IPA that’s well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.