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Stone Brewing Unveils Stone 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA with a Distinctive Blend of New Zealand Ingredients

Discover the artistry of Stone Brewing's 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA - a limited-time masterpiece blending New Zealand ingredients. Experience a symphony of flavors, from peach pulp to tropical notes.

Stone Brewing Unveils Stone 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA with a Distinctive Blend of New Zealand Ingredients

In a remarkable journey spanning 27 years, Stone Brewing has relentlessly pushed the boundaries of the craft beer landscape, leaving an indelible mark of innovation and quality. As the nation's esteemed 7th largest craft brewery, Stone Brewing is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated launch of its latest masterpiece, the Stone 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA. This exceptional brew takes center stage, captivating aficionados with a distinctive infusion of handpicked New Zealand components.

Culmination of a Worldwide Quest for Excellence

Embarking on a global odyssey, Stone's visionary brewers traverse continents in their relentless quest for unrivaled hop varieties and exotic ingredients, continually pushing the envelope of beer craftsmanship. The culmination of their tireless pursuit arrives in the form of this year's anniversary creation – a symphony of flavors resulting from a harmonious blend of Southern Hemisphere and US hops. This extraordinary amalgamation incorporates the essence of Riwaka, Magnum, Mosaic, and the novel Peacharine hops, expertly combined to elevate the brew to unprecedented heights. Notably, the brew is artfully enhanced with Phantasm, a meticulously curated dried grape skin extract hailing from New Zealand. This enigmatic ingredient gracefully evolves during fermentation, imparting profound tropical and white grape notes that dance on the palate.

Upon savoring Stone's 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA, enthusiasts are greeted by an enchanting bouquet of fragrances, ranging from luscious peach pulp and succulent Bartlett pear to invigorating lemon zest, delicate white wine, and herbal undertones. With each sip, a mesmerizing interplay of flavors unfolds – ripe peach and pineapple, succulent mango, zesty orange, tangy lemon, and exotic passion fruit. The beer's profile is further enriched by herbal accents and the lingering embrace of sweet orange, harmoniously intertwined with a gratifying bitterness that lingers delightfully.

“New Zealand hops are incredible for citrusy and topical beers. Many of these hop varieties are less commonly used, so we get some really unique flavor combinations that we love playing around with,” explained Steve Gonzalez, Stone Brewing Small Batch Sr. Manager of Brewing & Innovation. “I made a whole series of beers using different combinations of Southern Hemisphere hops and just knew that this one had what it takes to stand out as our coveted anniversary beer.”

Inspired by Nature's Harmony: The Lemon Shark

Named after the sociable apex predator, the Lemon Shark, this exceptional brew is a tribute to the captivating synergy found in nature. Drawing inspiration from his scuba diving passion, founder Gonzalez ingeniously christened a series of exploratory beers after various shark species. The moniker "Lemon Shark" was bestowed upon this masterpiece for its exceptional capacity to seamlessly blend flavors, much like a cohesive school of hungry Lemon Sharks navigating the deep seas.

Join the Celebration

Craft beer enthusiasts are cordially invited to partake in the revelry at the Stone 27th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for September 23, 2023. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Stone's flagship brewery in Escondido, CA, this exclusive beer festival promises an extraordinary experience. Attendees will relish a curated selection from over 40 distinguished breweries. The festival's coveted main event tickets, as well as the highly sought-after Rare Beer access tickets, are now available for purchase. With overwhelming demand anticipated, securing tickets promptly is advised.

The Stone 27th Anniversary Lemon Shark Double IPA, a pinnacle of brewing artistry, is now accessible nationwide for a limited time. Savor the experience by locating it at or indulging in the convenience of online purchase at