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Kyle Hollingsworth Keri Kelli Stone Collective Distortion IPA national launch set for May 19

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Stone Brewing Co. has announced their newest collaboration Collective Distortion IPA.

    STYLE: DOUBLE IPA
    ALC/VOL: 9.2%
    Available in: 22oz bottles & draft for limited time only

(Escondido, CA) – In bringing together artisans from disparate aural planes, one might expect an offbeat, feedback-warped cacophony, shrill to the point of unlistenable. Yet, by inviting Kyle Hollingsworth, keyboardist for eclectic, jam-prone sextet, The String Cheese Incident, and Keri Kelli, wailing rock guitarist of Alice Cooper fame, we were able to make truly beautiful music. Turns out, these musicians have a great deal in common, both with each other and with Stone.

We all enjoy turning things up to 11, and that is represented in this collaborative offering, an imperial India pale ale ably backed by Nugget, Comet and Calypso hops, and amplified care of a healthy dry-hopping with Vic’s Secret, a new Australian hop, adding citrus and tropical fruit oomph.

To give this modern masterpiece some soulful, classic character, we traced the roots of brewing to the days when Old World herbs were used to spice beers, adding in coriander and, a first for us, elderberries. To stand up to that sumptuous spice and blaring bitterness, we added golden naked oats, which are lightly roasted and add body and enhanced mouthfeel to the brew like a steady, unbreakable backbeat to an incendiary jam solo.

Sit back, crank the volume and get lost in this operatic incarnation of genres combined in the name of invention.

Starting April 8th, the beer Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collective Distortion IPA will make appearances at select venues across the country.

The beer goes nationwide in Stone’s markets in draft and 22 oz. bottles beginning on May 19th.

Beer Tour Dates:

  • APRIL 8 DENVER, CO | STAR BAR
  • APRIL 13 SAN DIEGO, CA | STONE BREWING TAP ROOM
  • APRIL 14 SAN DIEGO, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – KETTNER
  • APRIL 15 OCEANSIDE, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – OCEANSIDE
  • APRIL 16 SAN DIEGO, CA | STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS – LIBERTY STATION
  • APRIL 16 SAN DIEGO, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – LIBERTY STATION
  • APRIL 17 ESCONDIDO, CA | STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS – ESCONDIDO
  • APRIL 17 ESCONDIDO, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – ESCONDIDO
  • APRIL 18 SAN DIEGO, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – SOUTH PARK
  • APRIL 19 ESCONDIDO, CA | STONE FARMS
  • APRIL 20 PASADENA, CA | STONE COMPANY STORE – PASADENA
  • APRIL 26 OAKLAND, CA | SPICE MONKEY RESTAURANT
  • MAY 12 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA | SPIKE’S THE AMERICAN PUB
  • MAY 17 SAN DIEGO, CA | NORTH PARK FESTIVAL OF ARTS UNIVERSITY AVE (30TH TO 32ND)
  • MAY 18 KAHULUI, HI | MAUI BREWERS FESTIVAL @ MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
  • MAY 19 NATIONAL BOTTLE AND DRAFT RELEASE
  • MAY 3 ATHENS, GA | TRAPPEZE PUB
  • MAY 30-31 LAS VEGAS, NV | 5TH ANNUAL STONE DOMINATION @ ACES & ALES
  • AUGUST 16 SAN MARCOS, CA | STONE 18TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION & INVITATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL @ CSUSM
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