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After Hours with Stone Brewing Company

We invite you to join us for an “after hours” beer event with Stone Brewing Company on Thursday, November 2nd from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  This event is limited to forty attendees.

You know that BottleMixx normally closes at 8:00 pm, but for this event, we are staying after hours to enjoy some beer in a more structured tasting environment.

We’ll be pouring four fabulous beers from Stone Brewing Co. in a flight format as David Wrenn from Stone presents and discusses the profiles of each beer we taste – here’s the lineup:

VENGEFUL SPIRIT INDIA PALE ALE – 7.3% ABV
XOCOVEZA IMPERIAL MOCHA STOUT – 8.1% ABV
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH "ZÜPER MAGIK W00TSTOUT" – 10% ABV
W00TSTOUT 2015 VINTAGE – IMPERIAL STOUT – 13.0% ABV

Price:  $25 per person + tax

Price includes four 6oz pours, a 10 oz Xocoveza Tulip glass*, light snacks and an entry ticket to win a basket of Stone Brewing gear!

Reserve your seat by coming in or calling BottleMixx at 919-615-1703.  A credit card will be charged at the time of the reservation to confirm your spot.  Sorry, No refunds after 11/1/17.

The doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the first pour begins promptly at 8:15.  The tasting bar will remain open with last call at 9:45 p.m.

We look forward to you joining us!

 

Vengeful Spirit India Pale Ale -    7.3% ABV  / 57 IBU’s
We’ve often been inspired to brew beers on a theme. In 2007 it was black IPAs. 2008 saw Belgian-influenced IPAs, and more than once it’s been Triple IPAs. It’s been fun to dive deep, and you’ve ridden those waves right along with us. But like you, we also crave new breaks to surf. Right now, it’s tropically-inspired IPAs as represented both by this flavored ale, Stone Tangerine Express IPA and others we’ve got waiting in the wings....With Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA we employ a bit of tropical mythology to pay homage to our ever present gargoyle. Since 1996 he’s had our backs, and yours, by representing an aggressive intolerance for commoditized beer. He constantly inspires us to forge ahead with resolve–even with the omnipresent forces of forceful evil. Vengeful spirits can be awesome when they’re on your side.

Xocoveza Imperial Mocha Stout – 8.1% ABV / 50 IBU’s
There’s nothing like making a beer so beloved that people feel compelled to campaign for its return. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, we are very pleased to give our fans the number one item on their wish lists. As illustrated by the avalanche of social media requests, that is Stone Xocoveza, an insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. First brewed in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker after his recipe won our annual homebrew competition, this imperial stout is layered with smooth roastiness, semisweet chocolate and a touch of spice. Thanks entirely to you, this creamy, mocha stout has gone from initially being a one-time offering to a yearly tradition. Happy holidays from all of us to all of you…and feel free to continue enjoying it long into the spring and summer, as this gem will age beautifully and is definitely not exclusive to the winter season!

DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH "ZÜPER MAGIK W00TSTOUT" – 10% ABV
Since its inception in 2013, w00tstout has been the most awesomely colossal release we brew. For this special version, we knew we needed to make it unique, but we knew regular unique wouldn’t be enough…the challenge was how to make it extra fantastically w00ty unique. Thusly the conundrum: How do you brew a BIGGER, BOLDER version of the biggest thing you make? Our trio was ready to take on this very very real struggle. For humanity. For you. For the sheer weightiness of it all. That’s what heroes do. Collective brainpower produced the idea to go nuts and add almonds and halzelnuts in addition to pecans and use German whiskey barrels.

Thus, this libation that has been compared to the equivalent of a Kentucky Derby Pie became the German equivalent to the heretofore uninvented malt & whiskey soaked…errr, MaltNutloaf. So how do you say “MaltNutloaf” in German? The answer is you don’t. Mein Gott, no one should.

W00tstout 2015 Vintage – Imperial Stout – 13% ABV / 45 IBU’s
This righteously flavorful imperial stout has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. In celebration of its third brewing, we’ve upped the barrel-aging quotient for 2015, adding to the mix a version of last year’s vintage that we aged in bourbon barrels for a year. This whopping, complex stout will cellar beautifully—if you can wait that long. 

Eisner Award-winning comic-book cover artist Dave “The Reverend” Johnson created the fine art for the bottle in exchange for our donation to The Hero Initiative (heroinitiative.org), a charity organization that provides retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.

*Xocoveza glassware is expected to be available in time for this event.  Should the glassware arrival be delayed, you may pick up your glass at a later date or BottleMixx will mail it to you.

Earlier Event: October 28
JUST JULIE PAINTS PUMPKINS!
Later Event: November 3
FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!