Grainiac by Stone Brewing Co.
Beer: Grainiac (Multigrain Ale Dry-Hopped with Cascade and Centennial)
Brewery: Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA
Beer Style: Multigrain Ale (Listed on Untapped as a Red Ale)
Beer God’s Notes
This is absolutely delicious. The dry hops taste fantastic. I couldn’t tell when I started this what the style was, I only really got the hop-forwardness of it (which was no problem for me). Sometimes I’m glad I can’t tell what style a beer is right away, a lot of times I’ll judge it before ever taking a sip. This time I just had a sip and was genuinely surprised at how hoppy something with “Grain” in the title was. This one is pretty fresh at just over a month old. Really happy I picked this up.
A HOPPY MULTIGRAIN MASTERPIECE
AVAILABLE: November 23, 2015
This hoppy, deep amber-hued beer was created to shine a light on rare, unexplored grains seldom used in the brewing world. In addition to barley, wheat, rye and triticale, we added malted millet and malted buckwheat to bring the total unique grain count to nine. The earthy, nutty notes of granola found in this experimental multigrain malt bomb are complemented by the citrusy, piney flavors of four classic American hops. We dry-hopped the beer with Cascade and Centennial hops at the end, adding more citrus notes and rounding out the grain bill’s rich, bready character.
This beer had its share of controversy inside Stone. If you’re wondering about its unusual label, the whole story is on The Stone Blog.