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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