Stone Collaboration TBA (Texas Brown Ale)
Stone Brewing Co. is releasing its first collaboration beer of 2012-dubbed “Bear Republic / Fat Head’s / Stone TBA”
This particular beer pays homage to a relatively little-known beer style called Texas Brown Ale, which, strangely enough, has its roots in California. It originated as a hopped up version of a brown ale recipe, and it got pretty popular with a group of NorCal homebrewers in the early 1980s.
“These California guys were tweaking an English-style brown,” explains Matt Cole, Head Brewer of Fat Head’s Brewery. “They added some Crystal and Chocolate malts, and supercharged it with a bunch of Cascade hops to get a bigger version with more hop forward aromas and flavors.”