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The Weekly gets its first taste of the new brew.

Stone Brewing brings back Ruination with a 2.0 double IPA

May 20th, 2015

The Weekly gets its first taste of the new brew.

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    Double the whiskey, double the joy.

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  • The hotel just tapped the keg on its first-ever Beer Weekend.

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