Two San Diego breweries are at it again with AleSmith and Stone Brewing’s latest collaborative brainchild, Dual Exposure. This bodacious brew hit the shelves this week and is teeming with both breweries’ esteemed expertise in the double IPA game. Citrus flows through the body of this frothy concoction, melding hops with drinkability to yield a supremely covet-worthy beer to please the discerning masses while it lasts.
“We were really excited to partner with Stone on a new brew for 2021, and Dual Exposure is the perfect way for both breweries to merge our skill sets and shared passion for beer,” says Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer/Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith. “The creative and collaborative process of developing recipes with their brew team is always an enjoyable experience that we look forward to. I mean, Stone and AleSmith working together – it doesn’t get any better!”
The result of this powerhouse partnership is an easy-drinking double IPA infused with notes of hibiscus, orange and lime peel, all packed into a light-bodied brew brimming with tropical citrus and fruit from huge amounts of Citra, Strata, HBC 592 and Amarillo. When these two breweries join forces, there’s no escaping the “dual exposure” tasting experience that accompanies a brew of this caliber.
Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co-Founder, says, “I’ve been enjoying AleSmith beers since before I’ve been drinking Stone beers! This isn’t our first collaboration, but it might be our best. Our combined team of brewers brought their A-game loading up on the hops and refining this double IPA with hibiscus and lime peel for something really memorable. I have so much respect for the AleSmith team, and of course mad respect for our own team at Stone, so I’m super stoked for this dream team collaboration!”
Head to AleSmith’s Beer Finder to track down this limited-release brew before it’s gone. Dual Exposure will only be available during the month of February in four-packs of 16-ounce cans at select stores and online.