Last night I had the amazing opportunity to meet Greg Koch, the brewmaster and founder of Stone Brewing Co. Draught 55, a high end craft beer bar in the city, held an event where 23 different Stone beer were featured. I had the opportunity to try Reason Be Damned, a Belgian abbey ale aged in red wine barrels and the 2013 Double Bastard, a strong dark ale. Both were on draught and were delicious.
Greg was a great guy and we had a nice chat about Stone's 2014 offerings. I had the opportunity to tell him about the blog, and that Stone is my favorite brewery. He was thrilled to hear this, and asked me to send him the blog website! Hopefully Greg has the opportunity to read this. I have thoroughly enjoyed each new offering from Stone, and anxiously anticipate each new release. Greg was drinking the new Coffee Milk Stout, which I have tried (but not yet reviewed here). I was able to give him my analysis which he agreed with! Overall it was a great experience being able to meet a Titan in the American craft beer industry.
In the next few weeks, I plan on releasing a post about my top 5 breweries. Don't be surprised which one lands on top.