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The Tap Room proudly presents
== Stone Brewing Night==

How about a short quiz? Name the brewery that is averaging 40% year-over-
year annual growth since they opened, that currently distributes to 47 states
and several foreign countries, that is the 10th largest craft brewery in the United
States, that has been recognized as one of the nation's leading breweries in the
areas of  environmental efforts, sustainable sourcing, and philanthropic efforts,
has won  medals for brewing excellent in every competition it has ever entered,
and is a long time favorite of the beer savvy  folks who come to the Tap Room?  
There's only one answer - the great Stone Brewery of  Escondido, California.

I'm very happy to announce that The Tap Room will have a very special
Stone Beer Blast on Thursday June 29.  If you like beer this is one event you
shouldn't miss. I've secured Stone's newest offerings along with several of their
award winning brews that are rated world class.  In addition we'll have a
representative direct from Stone to answer any of your questions.

The Beers

Ghost Hammer IPA
Stone is famous for its IPAs but this version has two things that make it stand
apart from the rest -  it is made with a new hop varietal and it is unfiltered.  Both
of which mean you should prepare yourself for a taste sensation unlike anything
you've experienced before.  The hop is Loral™, formerly known as HBC 29.  It
provides a unique hop character with intense floral and herbal notes that
perfectly blend with the beer's other ingredients of coriander, grains of paradise,
Belma, Centennial, and Magnum hops.  Enjoy smells and flavors of mango,
passion fruit, grapefruit, citrus and pine nicely balance by malt. This beer is one
of the best ever from Stone and that is reallly saying something!  6.7% ABV

20th Anniversary Encore Series 02.02.02 - Vertical Epic
Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale is a powered-up Belgian-style wit—made all
the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling
of black pepper and loads of Centennial hops.  The beer was originally made
as part of Stone's legendary Vertical 10year tasting series and it quicly became
the rarest and most highly sought-after beer Stone had ever brewed. It is now
back but for one time only.  You'll love its flavors of citrus, honey, spice clove,
yeast, and wheat.  Don't miss your chance to not only enjoy a world class beer
but to taste a part of brewing history.   8.5% ABV

Woot Stout 2016
In honor of so many of you who look forward to things from the Tap Room Cellar
I'm breaking out a Gold Medal winning Imperial Stout that I've carefully stored for
over a year.  Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (it's full name) is a complex beer
that becomes even more so as it warms up. This beer is soft and delicate with
nuanced flavors of pecan, bourbon, oak, nuts up front with caramel, vanilla,
chocolate, rye, and roasty coffee beautifully layered in the background. One sip
and you'll agree with beer judges everywhere who say it's truly World Class.13%

Tangerine IPA
This is the only beer I know of that packs whole tangerine puree with touch of
whole pineapple into a decidedly hop forward IPA.  It opens with bright tropical
notes of sweet orange, peach, mango, and of course, tangerine. Hops then kick
in to add a lightly bitter complement the fruit flavors. The clean finish brings
more citrus, orange peel, lime, pineapple, and tropical fruit.  At 75 IBUs this
is one serious IPA that is also incredibly tasty .  6.7% ABV

It's big, it's bold, it's a hop bomb of flavor but it only has an  ABV of 4.8%!
Some said it couldn't be done but Stone has infused lupulin-borne bitterness
into a session IPA that delivers all the fruity, piney character that you'd be hard
pressed to find in most IPAs.  All this is accomplished by "hop bursting", a
special technique  that brings out extreme flavors and aromas while leaving a
pleasant bitterness.  Flavors include orange, grapefruit and  pineapple which
are highlighted by pine throughout.  Enjoy several pints of this - your taste buds
will forever be grateful.  It's an international gold medal winner..

Enjoy By IPA 7-4-17
If you can have only one unfiltered Imperial IPA this is it.   It's made with 10
different hops that will have you cheering. It begins with aromas of mangos,
pine, orange, lemon, wheat, and peach, malts. Taste is complex but focuses on
pale malt, citrus, pine, and dank hops with clean hop finish. It's medium body,
engagingly resinous and has just the right amount of bitterness to offset any
residual sweetness.  The finish is dry and crisp.  This beer in a word is great!

A Word About Stone Brewing
I'm not alone in being a big fan of Stone beers. Stone is rated as a "world class
brewery" by the three  top beer enthusiast websites, RateBeer, BeerNexus, and
BeerAdvocate.  They also were voted by the readers of Beer Advocate as the
"#1 All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.". Stone opened in San Marcos, CA in
1996 to instant critical acclaim and then in 2006 relocated  to a new, custom-
designed facility in Escondido, CA.  It has grown to the point where it now
employs more than 1,100 people. Stone beers are lauded and recognized
throughout the world having won medals in over 200 different compeitions!


Try them one at a time or all together in our special
tasting set of four 5 oz. pours.  It's a great way to enjoy them all.


Don't miss this outstanding lineup of beers from Stone Brewing

June 29  at 6 PM at The Tap Room.



I'm constantly working on bringing you the finest beers on the planet.  Beers
rotate quickly on our twenty lines so the only way not to miss anything is to
stop by often or check our current lineup at


Coming in 2017

Tap takeovers from
All -New Jersey Breweries Night
more in the works!

200 Liberty Corner Rd,
Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 647-6700
Kevin Torpey
Stone Brewing
Beer Blast

June 29 starting at 6 PM
Inside the Stone Brewery