Since 2007, the American Homebrewers Association has been teaming up with Stone Brewing to host an annual AHA Rally and homebrew competition. AHA members are invited to gather at Stone Brewing to sample all the homebrews entered into the competition and cast votes for their favorites. The winning homebrewers then team up with Stone’s team of world-class brewers to scale up their recipe and bring it to the glasses of the masses. It doesn’t get much cooler than that!
The 2017 competition winner—a hazy New England-style IPA—will be released on October 28th in Stone tasting rooms and 22 oz. (650 mL) bombers across the country.
Homebrewers Elizabeth Bakas and Corey Magers are the masterminds behind their twist on the infamous New England IPA style. The duo opted for an East-West hybrid, making for a hazy hop bomb with more bitterness than you might expect to find in a New England IPA. This hoppy delight is aptly named Mojay for the abundant Mosaic hop character and the signature citrus juice quality found in many New England IPAs (Mosaic + Ojay = Mojay). Stone sums this creation up perfectly: “This one is perfect for a lazy Sunday.”
This is a fitting release as we near the 11th annual AHA Rally with Stone Brewing. For the first time, we’re bring the competition to the East Coast where the AHA Rally will be held at Stone’s Richmond, Virginia, location on November 17, 2018.
Keep an eye out for Stone Brewing Mojay IPA in a taproom or beer store near you!
For more information on Mojay IPA, including tasting and pairing notes, visit StoneBrewing.com.