For the Launch of Stone Brewing in Western Canada they did a collaboration with local Vancouver brewery Bomber Brewing. I was lucky enough to get the invite to the brew day (Click here to read about the brew day). The beer was called “Blood From A Stone: Red Rye IPA” and brings together ingredients from both Stone Brewing and Bomber Brewing’s supplies. The beer pours a deep reddish amber colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of tons of Rye and some floral hops. The flavour is of big Rye notes up front with caramel, hops bitterness and resin. The alcohol content comes in at 6.8% and an IBU of 60. This collaboration ale is very good and I look forward to sipping my next bottle of it. There was no doubt in my mind that it would be good though with Bomber and Stone Brewing being involved.
Commercial Description: To fetch Blood from a Stone is to attempt the impossible; a ridiculous notion based in fiction and fantasy, yet here we stand, at the feet of a stone giant. An unlikely duo, separated by distance, borders, and an undeniable contrast of stature: Bomber and Stone have come together to do what many thought was not possible. Blood From a Stone is a truly international creation, as hops and yeast cultivated and propagated in America are combined with malted barley and rye, harvested from the fields of Canada. Extra-continental flavours are imparted with addition of German and Belgian malts and Australian hops in this Rich Red Rye IPA. You can travel the world over in one single bottle and remind yourself that no goal is out of reach. Let no feat be to great. Let the impossible be possible.