Stone Brewing Co. collaborated with Guam’s Ishii Brewing Co. and Japan-based Baird Brewing Co. to create Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA. At Stone Brewing Co., collaboration beers are looked at as an opportunity to get creative, experiment beyond day-to-day brewing parameters, and utilize unique techniques and ingredients, the company says. The new craft beer is brewed with Japanese sencha green tea and five different hops, including Sorachi Ace, a varietal originally developed in Japan. The IPA is available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail outlets in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif.
Distribution: Select markets