Friday, December 4, 2015

Stone Enjoy By 12.25.15

by Jim Lannen

We're adding a new, yet familiar beer to our list just in time for the holidays. At the beginning of 2015, we took advantage of an opportunity to offer Stone Enjoy By beers as part of our draft selection.

The freshest IPA available on the market comes from one of the greats in the craft beer industry, Stone Brewing Company. Located in Escondido, California and dating back to 1996, Stone comes out with their Enjoy By series just a few times a year. And just to be clear, this hoppy West Coast beer is brewed and intended to be consumed within 30 days (hence the date).

Earlier this year, we were given one of only a handful of barrels in the state of Illinois outside the city of Chicago. Enjoy By is one of Stone's signatures brews, and we've been fortunate for the chance to continue offering it. 

So the latest and last segment of their Enjoy By series for 2015 comes our way this week. Stone Enjoy By 12.25.15 is the perfect gift to yourself during your holiday visits to the Uptown. But with the "enjoy by" date right around the corner (just like Christmas!), do not miss your chance at enjoying this brew!

A 9.4% ABV golden colored brew with a creamy white head, Enjoy By is smooth up front... but then comes the power of the hops. It contains more than a dozen hops and is a powerful, fresh double IPA. You will get hints of peaches and other tropical fruit, both on the nose and the palate.
I must say, I've been nervous that we would not sell out by the date this brew is set to "expire." However, our area loves craft beer and we've gone through our previous Enjoy By brews fairly quickly. Any place with Stone on tap shows how important a good beer selection should be.

Enjoy it while you can while visiting our recently renovated bar and lounge this holiday season!

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