Stone Brewing introduced Stone Pataskala Red X IPA, a red IPA brewed with newly available Red X® malt from Germany-based BESTMALZ® and featuring a backstory as vibrant as its hop bill. Starting this week, the limited seasonal release will debut in 12-ounce six-packs to retailers and on draft to restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.
Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele discovered Red X® malt through homebrew circles and was intrigued to experiment with this uniquely malted barley. Rarely used in hoppy beers, the special German malt variety is typically reserved for German amber lagers, Irish red ales and other mildly hopped beers and is known for creating a deep crimson hue. Given Stone’s well-documented obsession with hops, an abundant hop bill was (without hesitation) considered the perfect combination for a trial
“After sampling a prototype that was brewed last year for Pataskala, OH, I really enjoyed how well the hop flavors and aromas shined through when combined with Red X® malt,” said Steele. “Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham really nailed the brew, so after a successful regional release in and around its namesake town, we couldn’t resist making this recipe widely available for our fans nationwide.”
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