So: Stone, a San Diego microbrewery that we hope you'll agree is one of the best in America (you must have had some of their awesome beer at the Standard, right? If not, try the awesome Ruination IPA, which we have on tap right now), is having a massive 9-bar, 3-day beer event in New York City from June 17-19.
Here's how it will work: each day, there will be a unique Stone beer, often a cellared pick that hasn't been available on the East Coast, or almost anywhere, at each of three bars. In addition, every bar will be introducing Stone's Levitation, a great beer with a big hoppy character and citric overtones, but a relatively low alcohol content. In addition, the Stone head brewer will be visiting each bar to talk to anyone interested in Stone or beer in general.
Pacific Standard is slotted for June 18 from 5-7 pm; at that time, we'll launch the Levitation and the Stone 10th Anniversary IPA, a beer that's been virtually unavailable on tap since it was introduced in summer 2006. We hear it's mind-blowing. We'll also have the aforementioned head brewer, and the usual fun stuff, specials, and giveaways. If you can't make it during 5-7, try to get here at some point that night--we'll be pouring both kegs until they run out, so you'll probably be able to try them.
In any case, we really recommend that you make this event, and the Stone events at the 8 other bars--it's really a once-in-several-years kind of thing to have a prestigious West Coast brewery out here in such force. Prepare your palettes and Metrocards, faithful beer nerds.