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Juli Goldenberg / Monkey Paw / Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
Collaborators: Juli Goldenberg, Winner, Stone Homebrew Competition. Cosimo Sorrentino, Head Brewer, Monkey Paw Brewing Company. Mitch Steele, Brewmaster, Stone Brewing Co.
2015 marked the seventh year of our American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned Stone Homebrew Competition. Juli Goldenberg, this year’s winner, added carrots, raisins, cinnamon and more to a Belgian-style golden strong ale to create a beer that is the liquid embodiment of carrot cake.
As the name implies, this beer is richly aromatic and envelopes the palate with decadent flavors of cream cheese frosting, cinnamon, vanilla, carrots and raisins plus subtle malt sweetness, ending with a medium-dry finish. It’s nothing short of brilliant and well deserving of the 24 karat (carrot?) golden opportunity to be brewed by Stone and distributed across the country.
San Diego Style India Pale Ale
For this beer, we teamed up with our friends at Stone Brewing Company. The name Gregarious Nature is a nod to the friendship between AleSmith Owner, Peter Zien and Stone Co-Owner, Greg Koch. We decided to join forces in salute to the classic San Diego-style IPA, which helped put both of our breweries on the map. This easy-drinking brew will put you in a friendly mood with its assertive notes of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. You can’t argue with the timeless hop character in this clean, flavorful IPA. Get gregarious and share one with a worthy pal today!