Featured Beer: Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

by Kevin on May 9, 2013

Stone Brewing Co.

 

Beer Description – “Wil Wheaton first called us in 2004 to ask if it’d be OK for him to put the Arrogant Bastard logo on his blog’s website (back when people still asked permission to do such things), and I just so happened to answer the phone (back when I still answered the main line sometimes). Since he was so dam enthusiastic about our beers, I said ‘Sure, no problem.’ All the while thinking ‘Hmmm…this guy’s name sounds familiar.’

Months later, in a serendipitous turn of fate, I reached out to our 10,000 email newsletter subscriber..drumroll…Wil Wheaton. Since his gigs in the iconic Stand By Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wil has become quite the renaissance man, adding author, w00tstock innovator, and homebrewer to his resume. His enthusiasm for the fermentable arts and our beer was such that after many occasions of sharing grog over the years, we decided it was time to brew in collaboration.

It was no-brainer for us to choose Drew Curtis-who many know as the twisted mind behind Fark.com-as our this cohort. Drew was an old friend of Wil’s that I had serendipitously met (when he saw me and told me, ‘Dude, I love your beer!’) and enjoyed many beers with at the famous TED conference three years in a row. The beer you hold before you is an Imperial Stout made with wheat (Wil pretty much insisted), and we also paid tribute to Drew’s Kentucky roots by adding rye and pecans to the mix and partially aging the beer in bourbon barrels. The result? Nothing short of serendipitous.”
– Greg Koch

ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout Brewed with Pecans, Wheat & Rye, with one quarter aged in Bourbon Barrels
Availability: One Time Release/July
State: California

Serving Type: 22oz Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

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