Published on June 3rd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Stone Brewing’s Jeremy Moynier On The New “Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA” & More
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an award-winning industry leader, Stone has been listed on the “500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies” list of Inc. 12 times and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate twice.
The multifaceted company operates brewing facilities in Escondido, California and Richmond, Virginia, in addition to tap room locations throughout the U.S., Germany and China. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing… and pledging to never, ever, sell out to “the man.”
Late last month, the freshest nationally-distributed beer launched Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA. With this latest release, Stone Brewing continues its bold legacy of innovation underscoring the superiority of fresh craft beer. This of course comes on the heels of Arrogant Consortia — a Stone Brewing imprint done in collaboration with Metallica — which recently announced Enter Night Pilsner.
To learn more about Stone Brewing, I had the pleasure of doing Q&A with Jeremy Moynier, Stone’s Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation. More on all things Stone Brewing can be found online via a visit to www.stonebrewing.com and/or www.instagram.com/stonebrewing.
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For some people, this past holiday weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. But real ones know summer actually kicks off as soon as the first cases of Stone #EnjoyBy 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA are shipped out. . Independently brewed, 9.4% ABV and heading out now across the country. #StoneBrewing
How did you wind up in the Stone Brewing fold?
Jeremy Moynier: Grew up in San Diego but left for 10 years after college. Did a lot out there including being in wineries for a while up in the Central Coast of California. Got into Craft Beer then and had a chance to come back to SD. I was looking for a job and decided to try beer and fell into Stone.
What do you think makes Stone Brewing different from other brewers?
Jeremy Moynier: Stone has always had its own uncompromising vision. It’s a special place to be a part of and it attracts very talented and passionate people. The beer is amazing but it’s a company that’s about more than just making great beer… It’s about creating truly amazing experiences and for that we have a very rabid, dedicated fan base.
What have been some of your favorite Stone Brewing offerings as of late?
Jeremy Moynier: I’m a hop guy so I immediately think of Stone Moxee Gold IPA and Stone Hop Revolver IPA Sabro. Also I’m super stoked on Stone Tropic Of Thunder. It’s really cool to have a lager in the fold and the mix of hops, especially with Cashmere, is very unique. I think the last couple of releases of Stone Enjoy By IPA have also really hit the mark. Veering from hops, I’m a sucker for a good stout and I love the coffee version we did this year of Stone Espresso Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout.
Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA is one of your newer offerings. How long has it been in the works for?
Jeremy Moynier: We have been doing Stone Enjoy By IPA since 2012. It’s an amazing beer. We have riffed off it with some different releases but the hop bill throughout has stayed consistent and it has a hell of a hop bill including such favorites as Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Motueka… Just to name a few. I love the unfiltered version. The aroma/flavors seem to really pop in this one.
What else is coming up for Stone Brewing besides Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA?
Jeremy Moynier: In June we have the second beer coming out of our Farm to Can series following Stone Moxee Gold IPA: Stone Aggro Agronomist IPA featuring hops from Perrault farms out of Toppenish, Washington. This beer is insane with aroma and flavors of coconut, stone fruit, and citrus… All coming from a trio of really cool hops: Citra, Sabro, and an experimental yet to be named, HBC 692.
In the next month we will also be releasing Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse, a really crushable, fruity, low-ABV beer. It’s perfect for the summer and has been a fan favorite in limited release the last couple of years so this is the first time it will be a national release. Mid-summer also always means another of my favorite stouts comes out with the release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. This will be our seventh release of this beer and it’s a powerhouse!
When not busy with Stone Brewing, how do you like to spend your free time?
Jeremy Moynier: Is it generic to say drink beer? (laughs) I do like to just hang out with friends at a craft beer bar; we have our pick here in San Diego. I also like to hike, run, play music — I’m a keyboard player — go to concerts, and watch sports. After years of being a debacle, my Padres are finally going in the right direction and there is nothing better than spending a sunny afternoon at the ball park, drinking craft beer of course!
What was the last concert you attended for fun? Metallica?
Jeremy Moynier: I have very eclectic music tastes and I go to a lot of shows. The last big show I saw was Dream Theater but just a few days ago locally I checked out a Steely Dan tribute band that killed it. I’m actually getting ready to go to back to back Dead & Co. shows in Hollywood next week. I do need to catch one of these Metallic shows since it’s been a few years since I have seen them and they always kill it.
Finally, Jeremy, any last words for the kids?
Jeremy Moynier: For a career, do something you love. Don’t waste time being miserable and be good to one another. Cheers!
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The day before @Metallica took the stage in Paris for the latest stop on the #WorldWired tour, Lars Ulrich, Rob Trujillo and a certain bearded beer enthusiast decided to surprise the Metallica fan pre-party and share a few pints of @EnterNightPilsner.⠀ ⠀ Hard to say who had a better time, the #Metallica fan club or Greg?⠀ ⠀ Follow @ArrogantBastard for more from Enter Night Pilsner's trip through Europe, and to track the beer down here in the US. #EnterNightPilsner