Wil Wheaton, Collaborators Geek About “Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout”

Wil Wheaton, Greg Koch, and Drew Curtis discuss brewing and geekery © Stone Brewing Company

Wil Wheaton is known for his enthusiasms–for gaming, for science fiction and fantasy, for the community of enthusiasts known as nerds and geeks–but with the unveiling of Stone Brewing Company’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout, we learn of his deep love for crafting beer.

This new bourbon-barrel aged (yum!) Imperial stout is a collaboration between homebrewer Wil Wheaton, internet news entrepreneur Drew Curtis of Fark.com, and Stone Brewing Company’s CEO, Greg Koch. The video provides a window into their collaborative processes and the facilities afforded for a project like this at Stone Brewing, but the best part is hearing their thoughts on how to truly express passion and what makes a true geek.

Wil says about the spirit of geeks:

I love this thing so much that I want to make it myself, I want to share it with other people, I want to understand more about it, I want to experience it as much as I possibly can… The two fundamental things about being a geek are being passionate about it and being inclusive.

You can hear more from these three brewers about geeking out. Check out the video and let us know–do you agree about their definition of geek? And does that bourbon-barrel aged stout sound as irresistible to you (look at those tasting notes) as it does to me? I am going to give it a tasting today, but only a tasting, at 13% ABV.

 

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Kay works with engineers, scientists, and programmers as a writer and editor, which she prefers over working with muggles. When sufficiently caffeinated, she geeks out over words, communication, biology, needlework, and recreational sports. And, of course, chocolate. Her children _may_ have been exposed to D&D at a too-young age, but they continue to play happily to this day.