In March, Stone Brewing Co. hosted an American Homebrewers Association Rally at their Escondido, Calif. brewery. During rallies, AHA members get exclusive tours of the facility, mingle with the brewery staff, enjoy special tappings and, of course, talk brewing!
Stone adds a special twist to their rallies by including a homebrew competition. All entries are tasted at the rally and the top five move on to the finals where Stone staff pick the beer they'd most like to scale up and brew for retail. This year's winners, Robert Masterson and Ryan Reschan, won the chance to brew their coconut IPA with Stone and Rip Current Brewing.
Watch the video for the skinny on R&R Coconut IPA.
The next American Homebrewers Association Rally is being hosted by SweetWater Brewing Co. in Atlanta, Ga., on July 28, 2013. If you're in the area, stop by for a beer with your fellow AHA members!