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Aaron Swaney and Herald staff | aswaney@heraldnet.com
Published: Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:16 p.m.

On this anniversary, everybody must get Stone

  • Stone’s 18th Anniversary Ale is an imperial India pale ale.

    Stone Brewing Co.

    Stone’s 18th Anniversary Ale is an imperial India pale ale.

It’s been 18 years since Greg Koch and company started a beer revolution in southern California. The founder of Stone Brewing Company in San Diego, states on the company’s website that he and his compatriots are “hoisting our banner to proclaim artisanal beers’ vast superiority over stripped-down, business-driven, industrialized, fizzy, yellow mediocrity.” For its 18th Anniversary, Stone has brewed Stone 18th Anniversary Ale. The beer, an imperial India pale ale is brewed with El Dorado hops for a lemony, tropical-fruit freshness and a small amount of English Brown Coffee Malt for balance. But get it quick, it’s not here for long.

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