Stone Ale, Levitation

North County San Diego. American style red/amber beer category. Levitate your standards. 2007 gold medal winner - The Great American Beer Festival. 100% authentic Stone. No preservatives. No additives. Brewed with good stuff. That's Stone Levitation Ale. Not alleviation; not divination; and no, not leviathan either - though thee other oft-uttered permutations of this very special brew's proper name may not be too far off the mark. First of all, let's talk about what the word levitation means. One definition states that it means to rise in apparent defiance of gravity. Yes, that's a good one. Another perhaps more nuanced meaning is that this phenomenon is typically the result of a supernatural power (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2006, Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2006). We'll take that one too. After all, Stone Levitation Ale certainly defies the gravitational forces at work in much of the beer industry today - less character, less flavor, less creativity - and as for any supernatural forces at work in this beer we can only guess (Though brewers yeast pretty much qualifies in our book.) We do know that you will find more flavor and character than previously thought possible in a beer of such modest 4.4% abv. It does, in this sense, seem to indeed defy the laws of gravity and natural. There really is nothing unnatural at all about the beer itself, of course, it is made from the four all-natural basic elements of craft beer: water, barley, hops and yeast. Cheers! 4.4% alc. vol.