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Stone Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard

Stone Brewing has always had aggressively hopped beers at the forefront of their beer catalog. The description of their Arrogant Bastard Ale begins with these words: “This is an agressive ale. You probably won’t like it.” Stone claims (and I agree) that “Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies.” So they took Arrogant Bastard a step further by aging it in Kentucky bourbon barrels, and had some interesting prose to describe it:

I awake from a slumber that’s been anything but peaceful. I don’t take kindly to idling and I am anything but neutral. Life has nothing to do with killing time, and the knowledge that months have passed since the onset of my sequestering in this pitch-black oaken tomb (albeit a barrel flush with brilliant aromas of vanilla and char) does not sit well. But then comes a tingle followed by rejuvenating warmth, signs that something is different…something has changed…and for the better.

I feel stronger yet somehow more nimble and refined. I feel even more self-assured, and my

Source: The Ale Runner

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