The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. : Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance

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From the craft favorite brewery, a guide to making the best beer at home, with accompanying recipes and insider lore. Since its inception in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has been the fastest growing brewery in the country. Beer lovers gravitate to its unique line-up, which includes favorites such as Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. This insider's guide focuses on the history of Stone Brewing Co., and shares homebrew recipes for many of its celebrated beers including Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Smoked Porter, and Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. In addition, it features recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens like Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup, BBQ Duck Tacos, and the legendary Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings. With its behind-the-scenes look at one of the leaders of the craft beer scene, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. will captivate and inspire legions of fans more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 195.58 x 243.84 x 20.32mm | 839.14g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 50 Full-Colour Photos
  • 1607740559
  • 9781607740551
  • 122,249

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Owners and co-founders Steve Wagner and Greg Koch share their story of how they got into beer making and ultimately founded Stone Brewing.The story is fascinating and written like they are just sitting on the bar stool next to you. Seattle Weekly, Cooking the Books, 1/30/12 The advice sections of the book are exceptionally strong. The beer-food pairing section is insightful, giving examples of what and what not to do. The cellaring tips explain how to properly age your beer without turning your bottles into a skunky mess. This would make a great gift for a home brewer or beer snob in your life. The writing is easy to read, and it s like a knowledgeable friend is guiding you through the world of beer. City Book Review, 1/13/12 One of this fall s most interesting beer books, "The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.," tells the story of how Stone s founders, Steve Wagner and Greg Koch, created the aggressively hopped, intensely flavored beers that turned their San Diego company into one of America s iconic craft breweries. "Food & Wine," 10/13/11"" Greg and Steve do more than just brew the best beer in the world: they are an inspiration to ignore conventional wisdom, take creative risks, and make awesome things. This book is more than an inside look at how they used that philosophy to found Stone Brewing; it's filled with food recipes from their Bistro and beer recipes from their brewery. Whether you're a novice homebrewer, or routinely make 10 gallon batches with hops you grew in your back yard, this book will inspire you to make epic beer, epic food, and unleash your inner arrogant bastard. Wil Wheaton Actor, Author, Homebrewer It s a fantastic cookbook, and if you re crazy for the flavors of that certain chili sauce then you really need the book. Really. It s wonderful. Get it and make the Piquant Pulled Pork right away. You won't regret it. Matt Armendariz, One for the Table, Must Buy Cookbooks of 2011 All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and highest-rated brewery . . . ever. "BeerAdvocate " Not for the faint of heart, [Stone s] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base. "Bon Appetit" Stone Brewing makes aggressive beer--good news for those tired of the fizzy yellow stuff. "Los Angeles Times" San Diego [is] the new beer capital of the United States. Stone exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews. "Men s Journal " Stone Brewing s extreme beers are like standard ales in overdrive. "Food & Wine" [Stone] has no interest in going mainstream if that means watering down the product. "Inc." [Stone] is one of the best-known West Coast brewers with one of the most devoted cult followings this side of The Grateful Dead. "Beverage World" Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America s exhilarating craft brewing scene . . . . "The Publican""show more

About Greg Koch

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner are mad passionate about great beer. As the co-founders of Stone Brewing Co., they've become recognized leaders in the craft brewing industry. Visit for more. A graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts and a BJCP Recognized Beer Judge, Randy Clemens has written for Gourmet, Saveur, BeerAdvocate, Draft, Imbibe, Los Angeles, and Wine Enthusiast. He is also the author of The Sriracha Cookbook and is the Public Relations Coordinator at Stone Brewing more

Table of contents

1  Introduction   PART 1 7  The Nature of Beer 21  Beer through the Ages 29  A Story Called Stone   PART 2 69  The Beers of Stone Brewing Co. 69  Year-Round and Annual Releases 70  Stone Pale Ale 70  Stone Smoked Porter 71  Stone India Pale Ale 71  Arrogant Bastard Ale 72  Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 74  Double Bastard Ale 74  Stone Imperial Russian Stout 76  Stone Ruination IPA 77  Stone Levitation Ale 77  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale 78  Stone Cali-Belgique IPA 78  Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale   79  Stone Anniversary Ales 79  Stone 1st through 5th Anniversary IPAs 80  Stone 6th Anniversary Porter 80  Stone 7th Anniversary Ale 81  Stone 8th Anniversary Ale 81  Stone 9th Anniversary Ale 82  Stone 10th Anniversary IPA 82  Stone 11th Anniversary Ale 83  Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 83  Stone 13th Anniversary Ale 84  Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA 85  Stone 15th Anniversary Ale   85  Stone Vertical Epic Ales 86  Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale 87  Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale 87  Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale 87  Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale 87  Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale 88  Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale 88  Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale 88  Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale 89  Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale 89  Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale andStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale   90  Special Releases and Retired Beers 90  Stone Session Ale 90  Heat Seeking Wheat 90  Lee’s Mild 91  Stone Sawyer’s Triple 92  StoneWall Ale 92  Stone California Double IPA 93  Lukcy Basartd Ale   94  Collaboration Beers 94  Symposium Ale 95  AleSmith / Mikkeller / Stone Belgian Style Triple Ale 95  Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale 96  BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner 97  Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter 98  21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale 98  Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF 99  Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale 99  Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale   100  April Fool’s Day “Releases” 100  Extreme LemonyLime 100  Monolith 101  Stone Justification Ale 102  Bastard Oxide 103  BrewDog / Stone Luciferin Golden Imperial Stout 103  BastardSHOTZ   PART 3 107  “Dr.” Bill Presents: Beer How-Tos 107  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Serving Craft Beer 111  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Cellaring Beer 114  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Food and Beer Pairing   118  Recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 120  Brewer’s Barley Cracker Bread 122  Fresh Columbus Hop Vinaigrette 123  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale Steak Sauce 124  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale Beef Jerky 125  Arrogant Bastard Ale Wild Mushrooms 129  Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings 130  Toasted Barley and Quinoa Tabouleh 133  Stone Pale Ale and Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts 134  Stone IPA Garlicky Mashed Potatoes 135  Spud Buds 136  Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup 139  Stone BLT 140  Tempeh Fuego Burger 143  Pancetta and Clams 144  Spicy Almond-Crusted Tilapia with Honey Butter Sauce 147  Tempeh Shepherd’s Pie 148  BBQ Duck Tacos 151  Stone Imperial Russian Stout Beeramisu 153  Blue Cheese–Jalapeño Cheesecake   155  Homebrew Recipes: Casting Your First Stone 155  Clone Stone 157  Basic Equipment You’ll Need 158  Brew Day 162  Stone Pale Ale 164  Stone Smoked Porter 166  Stone Levitation Ale 168  Stone 4th Anniversary IPA 170  Stone 6th Anniversary Porter 172  Stone 7th Anniversary Ale 174  Stone 8th Anniversary Ale 176  Stone 9th Anniversary Ale 178  Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout 180  Stone 13th Anniversary Ale 182  Lee’s Mild 184  Heat Seeking Wheat 186  Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 188  Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale 190  BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner 192  21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale 194  Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison Du BUFF 196  Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale   199  Indexshow more

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