You may be aware that every year here in San Diego County, we have this little-known comic book convention called Comic-Con. It really is amazing when you marvel at (get it?) how large & influential something has become from this small thing a few guys thought up. So much so that everyone wants a piece of that sweet Comic-Con pie. And so a bunch of Comic-Con-type conventions around the globe have taken off.
And there are plenty of thematic-but-unofficial events going on around the county when Comic-Con is nigh. One such event is Stone’s Hop-Con. And the centerpiece of this beer celebration is a beer called w00tstout that you are so lucky to have the opportunity to get your hands on!
Stone’s co-founder, Greg Koch, has collaborated with some buds on this annual release including Wil Wheaton, Drew Curtis, Aisha Tyler (and maybe others? – we lose track!) This year brings back Wheaton & Curtis as co-conspirators.
The bottle artwork is always really cool with this release as is to be expected from Stone.
At 13% ABV, Stone’s w00tstout 4.0 is another big imperial stout. We aren’t entirely sure how this varies from past editions if at all but if you had those, you are well aware that you can lay this one down to mellow out for a bit. This could last a while down in a cellar so should be interesting to see how this develops.
A wee bit more about the brew from the official site:
This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked wood provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring—if you can wait that long. Now, we can’t say this beer bestows jedi powers, exactly, but your taste buds may just be fooled into believing as much.