After announcing Varna Necropolis, the second release from the Stone Stochasticity Project, Stone has already released news of the next brew in line. This will be the first time Stone has released a beer in a can, as well as the first time a beer has been canned with helium.
Helium Beer is what happens when a beer-obsessed scientist has free rein to create beers that push the boundaries of the craft beer industry and science alike—a beer infused with helium. Wait, what? Is that even possible? Yep. And not only did Stone Brewing Co. do it first, we did it with a cream ale and double dry-hopped it to add that extra tropical, bitter goodness one would expect of a lupulin-obsessed craft brewery. Mind blown! Starting today, Stone Stochasticity Project Cr(He)am Ale with Helium is available in 16-ounce cans at retailers, restaurants, and bars in select markets nationwide.”
Here’s the press release:
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-ounce 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 find 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.”
And all in good fun, it was a joke. Though the well crafted display fooled many a beer fanatic this past April fools. Samuel Adams also pulled off a helium beer joke called Samuel Adams HeliYUM. If you’ve seen anything similar, let me know!