Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival
In 2013, Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch invited actor and overall geek idol Wil Wheaton and Fark.com creator Drew Curtis to co-brew a massive yet seductive imperial stout dubbed Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.
With Koch on sabbatical, Curtis called on longtime friend and multitalented actress, comedian, homebrewer, and gamer geek Aisha Tyler to join the group of unconventional brewers for this year’s special edition brew. In addition to a new brewer, the collaborators added a new ingredient -- stone-ground chocolate -- to the beer.
Wheaton, Curtis, Tyler and Koch will be in attendance. Hop-Con 2.0 is about celebrating all things geeky in a relaxed atmosphere with food and craft beer.
Tickets include 10 four-ounce beer samples, a commemorative Hop-Con 2.0 glass, and edibles.
For a $30 donation, Dave Gibbons, famed comic artist and co-creator of the "Watchmen" series, will sign a lithographic print of the Stone w00tstout 2.0 label he designed. At the request of the artist, Stone is also donating the label-design commission fees he would have received to The Hero Initiative, a charity organization providing retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.