Stone Brewing and Sierra Nevada today announced the plans for a host of Arizona events to celebrate a unique collaboration of brewing pioneers with the introduction of NxS IPA, a California collaboration blend of dry-hopped IPA and barrel-aged IPA.

For many, California is considered an epicenter for brewing innovation, particularly where hoppy IPAs are concerned. Stone Brewing teamed up with longtime craft compatriots and mutual hop admirers Sierra Nevada to create a truly one-of-a-kind IPA. This special-edition beer conveys the true character of collaboration with touches of inventiveness and creativity. Two batches of an IPA were brewed and expertly blended to craft this multilayered beer. The first batch was split down the middle, with 50% being aged in gin-infused bourbon barrels and the remaining half aged in rye whiskey barrels. These beers were blended with the fresh second batch of IPA, which was generously dry-hopped to impart rich aromas to accompany the citrusy, piney, woody, herbaceous flavors achieved from this truly one-of-a-kind collaboration.

“This collaboration beer embodies the spirit of the industry and it is a team effort between suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers, that makes our world spin.,” said Melanie Knepp, Arizona Regional Beer Representative from Stone. “We plan on celebrating this beer and the network of partnerships that allow us all to thrive and literally “live the dream”. Stone and Sierra Nevada share an obsession with hops and a devotion to using the finest ingredients. We are colleagues, friendly competitors and mutual admirers above all else. All of that is represented by this special, one-time offering. We look forward to sharing a beer or few with all of you!”


Stone and Sierra Nevada NxS IPA

Style: Barrel- Aged Double IPA

Stats: 8.2% ABV, 70 Target IBUs

Hops Bill: Magnum, Amarillo, Chinook & Cascade

NxS IPA Events

December 3, 2015 | 5pm

Whole Foods Ray Rd.

December 4, 2015 | 5pm


December 5, 2015 | 3pm

Tap + Bottle Tucson

December 11, 2015 | 5pm 


December 16, 2015 | 5pm

The Attic

December 17, 2015 | 5pm

Hops on Birch

December 18, 2015 | 5pm

Taste of Tops

December 19, 2015 | 5pm

Park Plaza Liquor & Deli

December 21, 2015 | 5pm 

Spokes on Southern

January 15, 2016 | 5pm

Whole Foods Mayo