Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Almost Got Me

I was plotting my day to try and buy this new Stone beer - a hoppy, helium-infused cream ale - for about five minutes, until I realized today is April Fool's Day! 

From a Stone email (I couldn't figure out how to get the picture of the beer can):
Stone Stochasticity Project Cr(He)am Ale with Helium
We know you expect new Stone beers to be innovative, unique, and aggressively flavorful, but this one is going to blow your mind. Our latest brewing experiment goes where no beer has gone before. Adding nitrogen widgets to cans of beer for smooth carbonation and a silky mouthfeel is nothing new, but who's added helium? Nobody, that's who–until now. And with this foray into heretofore unimagined beer territory, it seemed only fitting that Stone Stochasticity Project Cr(He)am Ale should be the first Stone brew to greet the world in a gorgeous 16-oz can. We decided it's time that our fans were able to enjoy our beers in the packable, extra-protective containers that cans provide.
The newest addition to the Stone Stochasticity Project lineup not only flouts style boundaries by generously dry-hopping what began as a traditional, mild cream ale, but gets an added burst of carbonation from a helium widget in the can. The result is an ultra-smooth mouthfeel and a mild tingle in the finish. And starting today, you can find this stunning new beer at a bottle shop or pub near you. Check out the video on the official Stone Stochasticity Project Cr(He)am Ale page to found out what inspired this unprecedented brew. If you're skeptical, heed what our Brewmaster, Mitch Steele, had to say: "It's tasty! And it's very strange–in a good way."
This is an awesome prank.  The recommended pairing of fried mozzarella sticks and aged twinkies clinched the joke.

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