I’ve long considered myself a bit of a geek, but the genesis of this Stone Farking Wheaton W00t Stout is so geeky, it’s almost outstrips my ability to process its nerdiness.
The beer is a collaboration between Stone Brewing co-founder and beer geek supreme Greg Koch, child actor turned geek hero Wil Wheaton, and Drew Curtis, the web geek behind Fark.com, a news website fueled by cleverly rewritten headlines and Photoshop contests, like this recent one featuring a hairy couch.
The origins of Stone Farking Wheaton W00t Stout can be traced back to 2005, when Stone Brewing went to congratulate the 10,000th person to sign up for their mailing list, to find that it was the one and only Wil Wheaton, star of the ‘80s coming of age story “Stand By Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” where he played young Wesley Crusher. A friendship between Wheaton and Koch followed, and the idea to brew together took root.
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