Stone Brewing Co. will host “Pour it Black,” a beer festival featuring all stouts and porters on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Stone World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido. This lineup looks mighty inviting. Take a look. No doubt Stone will have plenty of its own great beers to sample as well, including the soon-to-be released collaboration 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter.
Stone not only does a great job with their own products, but also their collaboration beers with other breweries. I was first introduced to their collaborations at the annual Stone anniversary celebration several years ago. One of their most recent treasures was the mint chocolate imperial stout collaboration with home brewer Ken Schmidt and Iron Fist Brewery. It was outstanding.
The annual Stone anniversary celebration every August has become a “can’t miss” event, so make plans now to be there. And if the list of more than 100 beers for the Oct. 20 Pour it Black festival is a hit, the upcoming festival should be just as incredible. If you like big, dark beers, this also looks to be one you won’t want to miss. I’m in.