Stone City Ales in Kingston

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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby skootles » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:35 pm

Oh damn that sounds delicious. Hope it makes its way to Toronto as well.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:41 pm

Most of their stuff has been doing the rotations through the better TO craft beer bars lately.

I've always thought sour IPAs sound like a strange mess, but I'm glad they're doing more sours. The sour peach(?) they did last summer was terrific.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:45 pm

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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:04 pm

How much are they and will you buy me 4?

It's pretty neat how often you see things like this from newer breweries and the yeast being used is Escarpment. I get the feeling we wouldn't have nearly as many local sours without those guys.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:46 pm

Craig wrote:How much are they and will you buy me 4?

It's pretty neat how often you see things like this from newer breweries and the yeast being used is Escarpment. I get the feeling we wouldn't have nearly as many local sours without those guys.

There is no mention of price, but they are 750ml, so I'll guess like $14+. I will grab some for you. Let me know when you're in town next.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Belgian » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:54 am

Sounds cool, will be in K-Tel pretty soon so thanks for the great tip!
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby sprague11 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:25 am

If anyone ends up with an extra of these shoot me a PM.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:25 pm

So they only bottled 20 cases of 12 at $18 per bottle (only 70 bottles left as of yesterday), and they only had 20L on draft...

I managed to buy 8, commented they should probably have a limit, then they slapped a 3 bottle limit on it. :D

I had one on Saturday night, my sour Belgian Tripel experience is pretty low, but I thought it was pretty great tasting. A smooth sour juiciness with wine notes, and an Belgian Ale backbone. At $18 per bottle, it's hardly bargain, and I'm certain there is better value out there, but Layla is a very nice effort from my local, so I'm happy to support them.

Craig, if you down for Easter we can arrange for a trade if you're still interested.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:50 pm

I'm not down for Easter, but I'll probably be around shortly after. Folks are in Winnipeg this year to see their grandkid.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:19 pm

This week they released a Euro-style lager, and a barrel aged imperial sour stout.

Drinking the stout (Ladies First) https://www.instagram.com/p/BDV5l1cI6z4/

It ticks all the right boxes chocolate, mild bourbon, but then you get hit with a medicinal cherry cough syrup which just doesn't seem to fit. Maybe I'll let it warm up to see if that mutes the cough syrup...
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:57 pm

I love that this brewery is trying stuff.

Can you snag me a bottle of that? I'll bring you some fun stuff in exchange. Or like, money or whatever.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:11 pm

Craig wrote:I love that this brewery is trying stuff.

Can you snag me a bottle of that? I'll bring you some fun stuff in exchange. Or like, money or whatever.


Yeah, we can work something out.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Jay-Brew » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:59 am

Masterplan wrote:This week they released a Euro-style lager, and a barrel aged imperial sour stout.

Drinking the stout (Ladies First) https://www.instagram.com/p/BDV5l1cI6z4/

It ticks all the right boxes chocolate, mild bourbon, but then you get hit with a medicinal cherry cough syrup which just doesn't seem to fit. Maybe I'll let it warm up to see if that mutes the cough syrup...


I thought this beer sounded quite appealing so grabbed a couple. I hope it is better than you described! Did you find it sour at all?
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:33 am

Jay-Brew wrote:
Masterplan wrote:This week they released a Euro-style lager, and a barrel aged imperial sour stout.

Drinking the stout (Ladies First) https://www.instagram.com/p/BDV5l1cI6z4/

It ticks all the right boxes chocolate, mild bourbon, but then you get hit with a medicinal cherry cough syrup which just doesn't seem to fit. Maybe I'll let it warm up to see if that mutes the cough syrup...


I thought this beer sounded quite appealing so grabbed a couple. I hope it is better than you described! Did you find it sour at all?


Yeah, there was some sour cherry, maybe hint of raspberry. It was better as it warmed up, and overall it wasn't bad, just not a bat flippin' home run.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:06 pm

Bar Volo apparently has Green Goddess on which I highly recommend for its hop dankness.

They also have Ladies First sour imperial stout which I wouldn't make a special trip but is OK.

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