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Rick and Robbie’s Spröcketbier is the first ever winner of the Stone Spotlight Series brewing competition. A black rye Kölsch-style ale, it arose victorious over 18 other impressive entries ranging from barrel-aged stouts to fruit-laced sour beers and nearly everything in-between. A uniquely dark spin on this traditionally light-bodied German beer style, Spröcketbier delivers mild roast, effervescence and floral yeast presence in tremendously balanced form with the high level of drinkability that is the Kölsch style’s hallmark. Look for it on draft and in bottles in select markets throughout the country, along with the duo that created it, Quality Production Assurance Lead Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler.

Blog Post: Shining a Light: Stone Spotlight Series

Stone Spotlight Series Spröcketbier

Tasting Notes by Mitch Steele

Food Pairings by "Dr." Bill Sysak





Fans will have the opportunity to mingle with two very special people during the events, Stone Quality Assurance Supervisor Rick Blankemeier and Production Warehouse Lead Robbie Chandler. Rick and Robbie will be visiting select cities to celebrate the nationwide release of Spröcketbier, a black rye Kölsch-style ale. Together, they formulated the recipe that won an interdepartmental competition dubbed the Stone Spotlight Series. Having their beer brewed, packaged and distributed nationally beginning April 21 was the first place prize.
Check out the upcoming Tour Dates below.

DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS
MONDAY, APRIL 21ST 5PM - 7PM STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS – ESCONDIDO 1999 CITRACADO PARKWAY, ESCONDIDO, CA 92029
TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND 5PM - 7PM STONE BREWING WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS – LIBERTY STATION 2816 HISTORIC DECATUR ROAD - #116, SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH 8PM - 10PM PERCH PUB 1345 LOCUST STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107   
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH 7PM - 9PM THE MARLAY HOUSE 426 WEST PONCE DE LEON AVENUE DECATUR, GA 30030   
FRIDAY, MAY 2ND STARTS AT 4PM TREMONT TAPHOUSE 2572 Scranton Road Cleveland, OH 44113   
SATURDAY, MAY 3RD STARTS AT 6PM Falling Rock Tap House 1919 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202   
FRIDAY, MAY 10TH 6PM - 9PM The LODGE Sports Grille – Stadium 166 South King Street, Seattle, WA 98104   

Find Stone Spotlight Series Beers

You can find this current release in

AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WA

Find Stone beer in a store, restaurant, or bar near you


Tasting Notes, provided by
Brewmaster Mitch Steele

Suggested food parings, provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak

About Stone Collaborations

Sure, we're a bunch of Arrogant Bastards, but we humbly admit that we were inspired to start brewing by other fantastic breweries and homebrewers. There are a whole lot of fellow craft brewers who we respect and admire, and who we've wanted to collaborate with. So why just dream about it? Starting in 2008, we released a new series of collaboration beers. The goal was to get three brewers from three different breweries to put their heads together and have some fun with no regard for boundaries. No restrictions on fitting a beer into a lineup, using familiar ingredients, conforming to preconceived beer styles, using tested procedures in the brewing process or even affordability. Each of these beers is the result of three brewers coming together and doing what they love. Therefore, many of our collaborations include ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients without regard for shelf price. And because our collaborations are usually only brewed once, they can be rather difficult to find, and once they run out-they run out. Consider yourself warned.

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on these liquid tributes to the spirit of camaraderie, you'll agree that the end result is worth it.