I had Stone Imperial Stout a few days ago and assumed it was a completely new beer. I started to gather details to add the beer in the database, and then I started to notice a few things such as the ABV being the same as the classic Russian Imperial Stout. Then the language on their website about how it being a classic recipe from the 00s, but it’s not in the DB…
Then it hit me. They removed “Russian” from the name. I’m laughing at the absurdity of it all.
Anyone else notice this at other breweries over the last year? I did a brief check and saw another brewery had renamed their RIS, but didn’t see many others.
I’m getting strong “victory cabbage”/“freedom fries” performative vibes from this kind of renaming.