Stone Brewing Unleashes Maine / Stone DaySlayer India Pale Lager

ESCONDIDO, CA – Today, Stone Brewing unveils the second riff in an ongoing heavy metal collaboration series, that once again reinforce Stone’s commitment to craft, exemplifying epic collaboration and chart-topping innovation.

Brewers Dan Kleban and Cole Corbin from Maine Beer Company and Stone Brewing teamed up to unleash a mouth-shattering overdrive of palate-destroying hops, fermented with radical Pilsner strains. Bold in character, this clean and crisp India Pale Lager has intense bready character before turning sharply bitter with hints of pink peppercorns, ending in a clean, dry finish. If this beer could speak, it would rage, riff and wail about just how righteous it is.

“With this beer, we found both elements of the traditional lager brewing and IPA hopping techniques really shine through in this beer. It’s a great example of the style,” said Jeremy Moynier, Senior Innovation Brewing Manager. “We’ve wanted to work with Maine Beer Company for a long time and are ecstatic to be partnering with such an outstanding brewer of hoppy beers.”

This face-shredding take on the India Pale Lager is heavily hopped and boldly malted with an encore flavor that ends with an electric, thrashing finish. This beer is deceptively easy to put away and decidedly hard to put down. Metalheads and hopheads alike will appreciate the aggressive, amplified, onslaught of pure metal. Enjoy responsibly or you just might wake up in leather chaps, and nobody wants that.

Want to set the mood with some ear-splitting metal tracks? We prepared this Spotify playlist of heavy metal auditory destruction to perfectly pair with this aggressive India Pale Lager. This epic lager with all its slashing, thrashing and heavy metal glory will be available in April in 22-oz bottles and draft.

Maine / Stone DaySlayer India Pale Lager Quick Facts

Name:Maine / Stone DaySlayer India Pale Lager
Web:  www.StoneBrewing.com/dayslayer
Stats: 7.5 % ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: National, limited release in 22-ounce bottles and draft
Hops Varieties: Motueka and Amarillo
National Distribution: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep gold in color with a white head of foam.
Aroma: Fragrant of bready pilsner malt and a hint of passion fruit.
Taste: Sweet pilsner malt, clean and mild, but with pronounced bitterness. The fruit punch character of the New Zealand and American hops is intense with some herbal sage-like character imparted by the European Saphir hops.
Palate: Some lingering biscuit notes from the pilsner malt and huge tropical fruit notes from the hops remain in the finish. The beer is neither dry nor sweet, with a nicely balanced malt profile.

about stone brewing
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 12 times, has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany), and also opened a production brewery in Richmond, Virginia in 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing…and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man. For more information on Stone Brewing,  please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

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