On August 19th 2017 Beer Alien invaded CSU San Marcos for Stone Brewing 21st’s Anniversary Beer Festival.
The Stone 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival is not only the largest craft beer festival in Southern California, but it’s also the largest annual charitable event. Stone Brewing is proud to support the local community by donating 100% of the proceeds from this event and by promoting a culture of social responsibility, collaboration and involvement.
This year Stone released Hail to the Hop Thief Double IPA for their Anniversary Beer, the beer itself comes it a 9.8 ABV with a suprisingly deceptive 80 IBU’s. Beer Alien had the pleasure of trying this new addition to family (in addition to many other beers) and in typical Stone fashion this Double IPA didn’t disappoint!
Beer Alien invaded the Rare Beer section as well to sample some harder to find beers. There were five stations this year each featuring a good selection of rare and harder to find beers. A few lesser than rare “rares” were present, but overall, the selection was good. One human was not impressed with one of his rare beers. He said “Just because its rare, doesn’t mean its good.” Haha, we thought that was an amazing statement. Hopefully, he liked his next choice.
Choice is definitely a focus of the beer list at Stone’s anniversary beer festivals. The regular beer section had 100 different beers to choose from, several food choices and three different bands playing different genres of music. All of the humans we spoke to said they were having fun trying all the different beers representing almost all the different beer styles. The unlimited tasters allowed people to choose beers they may not like or may not be familiar with without fear of “wasting a taster tab.”
Other fun things going on at the anniversary beer fest included a cigar lounge, private tasting with Greg Koch, chocolate samples from So Rich Chocolates in one of the rare beer stations and preview pours of some upcoming Stone Brewing beers.
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