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Is this beer… or wine?

March 24, 2011 8:28 pm - Posted by Roland Hulme in Drink

Brewed with Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grape juice

There are few wine lovers who don’t also appreciate a good glass of beer – and Stones Vertical Epic Ale attempts to bridge that gap by adding juice from Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to this beer’s second fermentation.

Aficionados will buy the 10.10.10 edition and shelve it until the official ‘opening’ date of 12.12.12 – but if, like me, you’re impatient, this Epic Ale is ready to drink now – and is a treat.

Brewed in classic Belgian Pale Ale style, Epic Ale weighs in at a heft 9.5% a.b.v. – not far off wine itself – and any added sweetness from the grape juice has converted to alcohol during the fermentation process for a dry, delicious finish that takes this beer into territory any wine lover would be comfortable exploring.

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