Stone City Ales in Kingston

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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby biegaman » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:55 pm

Had their Layla Pinot Noir Brett Sour tonight... incredible stuff. One of the best sours in recent memory. Can definitely stand up to those south of the border. Find it. Buy it.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:39 am

biegaman wrote:Had their Layla Pinot Noir Brett Sour tonight... incredible stuff. One of the best sours in recent memory. Can definitely stand up to those south of the border. Find it. Buy it.

Wonder how many bottles were shipped out? Even the brewery only had limited stock...
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:23 pm

A little off season, but tomorrow's release...

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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:10 pm

You're just snagging a bottle or two of all the releases like this for me, right?
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:21 am

Craig wrote:You're just snagging a bottle or two of all the releases like this for me, right?

Sure thing, but the longer you take the more tempted I am to drink them... :wink:
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:35 am

http://www.barvolo.com/blog/stonecity

Stone City are taking over Volo. Here's the (impressive!) beer list:

TAPS
Stone City Windward (Belgian Wit)
Stone City Uncharted IPA (American IPA)
Stone City 12 Star (Session Ale)
Stone City Ships in the Night (Oatmeal Stout)
Stone City Ships in the Morning Breakfast Stout (Oatmeal Stout w. Coffee & Vanilla)
Stone City Single Handed: Rakau (Single Hop Pale Ale)
Stone City Ben's Best Bitter (Aussie-Style Best Bitter)
Stone City X Nickelbrook Tijuana Sunrise (Mexican IPA)
Stone City May Day! (Belgian Imperial IPA)
Stone City Skeleton Park (Session Ale)
Stone City Juggernaut ’15 (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout)
Stone City Iron Lion ’15 (Rum Barrel-Aged Spiced Foreign Extra Stout)
Stone City Ladies First (Barrel-Aged Sour Imperial Stout w. Raspberries & Cherries)
Stone City Devil And The Deep ’15 (American Sour Ale)
Stone City Night Watch (Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Coffee Porter)
Stone City Peach, Don't Kill My Vibe ’15 (Berliner Weisse w. Peaches)
Stone City Katerina ’15 (Barrel-Aged Soured Saison w. Brett)
Stone City Single Ladies (Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w. Raspberries + Cherries)
Stone City Layla Brewmaster's Cuvee (Blended, Barrel-Aged Brett Tripel & Sour Saison)
Stone City Sirena (Spring Saison)
Stone City Chloé (French Saison w. Brett & Barbe Rouge Hops)
Stone City Everything is Purple (Sour Witbier w. Haskap Berries)
Stone City x Nickel Brook Sons of Sydenham (American Wheat w. Mosaic & Amarillo)
Stone City x Nickel Brook The Second Son (Brett Version)
Stone City x Beau’s Brett Friends Forever’15 (American Wild Ale)
Stone City Mad Mad World (Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Brown Ale w. Dark Cherries & Orange Peel)

CASKS
Stone City Windward (Belgian Wit Sour Blend w. Cherries)
Stone City Uncharted IPA (America IPA Double Dry Hopped)
Stone City 12 Star (Session Ale w. Mango & Pineapple)
Stone City Ships In The Night (w. Toasted Coconut & Vanilla Bean)
Stone City Ben's Bitter (Straight Up)
Stone City Sons of Sydenham (w. Blueberry & Lemon Peel)



Masterplan, any tips on standouts from that list?
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Tapsucker » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:15 pm

That's a lot of product. Hard to believe the QC can go well across such a large list for a relatively young brewery.

When are they doing this?
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby DeMarco » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:34 pm

I've had a few of their offerings that have been quite good. I am looking forward to this if I can make it.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby kevinlater » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:38 pm

Tapsucker wrote:That's a lot of product. Hard to believe the QC can go well across such a large list for a relatively young brewery.

When are they doing this?


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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:09 pm

My top three are:

Sons of Sydenham (SOS)
Peach Don't Kill My Vibe
Layla (although some have questioned it's balance)

Their everyday offerings are:
Stone City Windward (Belgian Wit)
Stone City Uncharted IPA (American IPA)
Stone City 12 Star (Session Ale)
Stone City Ships in the Night (Oatmeal Stout)

Of which Ships in the Night is the best IMO. While Uncharted won best Ontario IPA, it won that on text book style instead of being the best IPA out there. Windward is a bit thin for my liking as a wit. 12 Star is the meh.

Devil and the Deep is a good American Sour by Ontario standards.

Single Handed Rakau is a weird tasting hop that is nicely balanced with the wheat.

Sirena Spring Saison is slightly unbalanced but refreshing saison.

Iron Lion is a strong ABV tasting imperial stout with a hint of rum.

Juggernaut is more bourbon than stout.

Tijuana Sunrise is like a cross between a bud light lime and a Mad Tom. Great first few sips then it becomes tiresome.

May Day is okay-ish. Bitter with mild spice and citrus.

Night Watch is an average porter with a hint of rum.

Ladies First was a jumble. Lots of chocolate, mild bourbon, but was dominated by medicinal cherry flavour.

Haven't had the others.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:20 pm

Tapsucker wrote:That's a lot of product. Hard to believe the QC can go well across such a large list for a relatively young brewery.

When are they doing this?

It would seem that many of these are cellared at the brewery from 2015. Sirena and Ben's bitter is the most recent releases.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Craig » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:24 pm

Most of the list is sour or barrel, meaning they weren't all brewed in a rush to do this takeover. QC ought to be possible for all that.

Of course, as a new brewery trying so many different things I'm sure the quality will vary. But this is exactly the sort of brewery I want to support in Ontario, since they are trying interesting things.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:01 pm

Drinking Everything is Purple right now. Very light and crisp with a sour berry finish. The malt profile is too thin IMO, but it's a decent refreshing beverage. Has some white wine characteristics. The colour is awesome though.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:59 pm

Another update, Skeleton Park is decent session Ale. Lemon citrusy similar to GLB Sunnyside.
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Re: Stone City Ales in Kingston

Postby Masterplan » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:45 am

So a summer if endless Saisons from Stone City. Friday they release Pretty Things a Belgian table beer to celebrate the Hip...proceeds to Gord's charity.

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