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In this issue...

What Do Squirrels And The Stone Brewing Co. Have In Common?
Twelve Day Countdown
Mike’s Beer Cheese Night At The Stone World Bistro & Gardens
Stone Winter Storm... An Avalanche Of Rare Stone Beers!
Stone Company Store 2006 Growler Fill year In Review
Drag Your Big Fat Cans Over To Stone (2006 Food Drive)
Happy Holidays From The Stone Stone Crew!


The squirrel is well known for constantly gathering and storing nuts for the winter. So much so that the little critter's name has become a verb. Let’s take a second to look at the definition of the word “squirreling” according to Wikipedia...

“Squirreling is the storing, hoarding or saving of something against the day it will be scarce or otherwise be difficult to find in the future.”

For the past six years we’ve been taking this definition to the extreme by meticulously squirreling beer into what we refer to as the “Stone Archive.” Well, we took the first half from the squirrel’s playbook “constantly gathering and storing” - now it’s time we move on to the second part... pulling out our bounty for the winter. What better time to do so? This month is a time for sharing at our newly opened Stone World Bistro & Gardens.

We're having a Stone Winter Storm event at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on Christmas Eve with an avalanche of 32 DIFFERENT STONE BEERS ON TAP AT THE SAME TIME! You heard right, 32 DIFFERENT STONE BEERS ON TAP AT THE SAME TIME! That isn’t even mentioning the 8 other Stone bottled beers we're pulling from our archive as well. All of these beers will go on tap the moment we open at 10am on Sunday, December 24th and will remain on until New Year's Day (or until each beer is gone).

We're so excited about this event, that we can't wait. So to relieve a bit of the anxiety, we're going to pull something we've squirreled away each day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Eve! All in all, we're going to serve 42 different Stone beers at the Bistro in a 13 day period. The crew in the Stone Company Store has gotten in the spirit as well, pulling out some great selections for growler fills and an amazing New Years Eve 2006 Growler Fill Year In Review. Also, we'll be having a special Mike's Beer Cheese night at the Bistro. (No, we didn't pull out six year old beer cheese!) So below is a day by day list of what we have in store for you this December...

A FEW GROUND RULES:
Serving sizes and prices will vary depending on alc/vol and rarity of supply. All bottles must be enjoyed on premise, if you buy it - the cap comes off - these beers are not available for take home. You need a minimum of two people to purchase a 22oz bottle of archived beer. Don’t worry though, if you don’t have someone to share it with, we bet we can put a match together. Many of these beers have been cellared for a long time. Over time the flavors of these beers have changed. If the condition of a beer has degraded past the point of drinkability, we will accommodate you. If you just don't care for the beer, you knew the risk going in - we're not responsible for your personal taste. If you've been doing your own squirreling and want to enjoy your prize with us, we want to encourage you! So feel free to bring along any Stone beer over 2 years old and check it in at the host stand and we'll waive the “corkage fee.” It's your job to make sure you bring it at the proper serving temperature.

Tuesday the 12th
(FIRST DAY)
Double Dry Hopped Stone 10th Anniversary IPA on tap in the Bistro!

Wednesday the 13th
(SECOND DAY)
2006 Double Bastard Ale with American Oak on CASK in the Bistro!

Thursday the 14th
(THIRD DAY)
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale on tap in the Bistro!
Stone World Bistro & Gardens “Menu Tasting Thursday”

Friday the 15th
(FOURTH DAY)

2004 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine on tap in the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Stone IPA available for growler fills in the Stone Company Store!


Saturday the 16th
(FIFTH DAY)
2005 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine on tap in the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Stone IPA available for growler fills in the Stone Company Store!

Sunday the 17th
(SIXTH DAY)
2004 Symposium Ale and Sawyer's Triple in 22oz bottles at the Bistro!
(bottles of Sawyer's Triple will be sold for $22 a bottle, with 100% of the money going to the charity it was brewed for: Fight ALD!)

Monday the 18th
(SEVENTH DAY)
Mike's Beer Cheese Night &
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale on tap in the Bistro!


One special night for Mike’s Beer Cheese! The stuff you’ve grown to love at the Stone Anniversary Celebrations will be the focus in a five part hour long tasting of the cheeses, the beers that go into them and some sample dishes devised by Chef Carlton - hosted by Mike and Greg Koch. From 6-7pm, seating is limited and is $25 a person. Call the Bistro now for reservations.
1

Stone Smoked Porter & Garlic Beer Cheese
with a sampling of Stone Smoked Porter and garlic cheese toast made with Stone Smoked Porter & Garlic Beer Cheese

2
Stone Ruination IPA & Mustard Beer Cheese
with a sampling of Stone Ruination IPA
3
Stone Pale Ale with Sun Dried Tomatoes
& Basil Beer Cheese
with a sampling of Stone Pale Ale and a sample of the Bistro’s new entree... Mac & Beer Cheese made with Stone Pale Ale with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Basil Beer Cheese and T&H Sausage
4
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Beer Cheese
with a sampling of Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
5
Double Nuclear Bastard Beer Cheese
with a sampling of Double Bastard Ale followed with a selection of fresh fruits to neutralize your burning taste buds!

...all night you’ll be able to order Mike’s Beer Cheese sample plates with all four varieties (Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale Beer Cheese will only be available at the tasting event), Buffalo Burgers with your choice of Mike’s Beer Cheese and the Bistro’s newest entree: Mac & Beer Cheese.

Tuesday the 19th
(EIGHTH DAY)
2002 & 2004 Stone Imperial Russian Stout in 22oz bottles.

Wednesday the 20th
(NINTH DAY)
Stone Ruination IPA with Palisade and Chinook Hops on CASK in the Bistro!

Thursday the 21st
(TENTH DAY)
We'll be busting out 2001 & 2004 Double Bastard Ale 3 Litre bottles!
(We will be serving from the bottles at the bar)
Stone World Bistro & Gardens “Menu Tasting Thursday”

Friday the 22nd
(ELEVENTH DAY)

Stone 7th Anniversary Ale on tap at the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Ruination IPA available for growler fill in the Stone Company Store!


Saturday the 23rd
(TWELFTH DAY)
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale on tap at the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA available for growler fill in the Stone Company Store!

Sunday the 24th
THE STONE WINTER
STORM BEGINS!

OK, are you ready? Here’s what we will be putting on tap...

Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
2003 Double Bastard Ale
2005 Double Bastard Ale
2006 Double Bastard Ale
2004 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2005 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2006 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2004 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
2005 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
2006 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stone 3rd Anniversary IPA
(just one pony keg - taster sizes only!)

Stone 4th Anniversary IPA
Stone 7th Anniversary Ale
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale
Stone 9th Anniversary Ale
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA (Double Dry-Hopped)
Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale
(just one five gallon keg - taster sizes only!)
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
StoneWall Ale*
Sawyers Triple*
*In the spirit of which these beers were brewed, they will continue to raise money for charity and will be available at a premium cost.
Double Dry-Hopped Stone Levitation Ale w/ Amarillo & Crystal hops
Double Dry Hopped Stone IPA
Brandy Barrel Aged Stone Smoked Porter

In addition, these bottled beers will be available as well...
Stone 4th Anniversary IPA
Stone 5th Anniversary IPA
Stone 7th Anniversary Ale
Stone 8th Anniversary Ale
Double Bastard Ale 2001
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 1999
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2002
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2004


Monday the 25th
(CHRISTMAS DAY)
CLOSED

Tuesday the 26th
Wednesday the 27th

The Stone Storm Continues!

Thursday the 28th


Friday the 29th

The Stone Storm Continues at the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Stone 10th Anniversary IPA available for growler fills in the Stone Company Store!


Saturday the 30th
The Stone Storm Continues at the Bistro!
-also-
Double Dry Hopped Stone 10th Anniversary IPA available for growler fills in the Stone Company Store!

Sunday the 31st
(NEW YEARS EVE)

Stone Company Store’s
2006 GROWLER FILL YEAR IN REVIEW!
The Stone Company Store is doing growler fills of all Stone Special Releases we brewed this year!

2006 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2006 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
2006 OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
2006 Double Bastard Ale

Specialty prices apply and one fill per style, per person

STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE EVENT AT THE STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS!


Monday the 1st
(NEW YEARS DAY)
The Stone Storm Continues at the Bistro!
(Stone Company Store Closed)


Of course pulling so much special beer out for you,
is our way of saying...




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