This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. This famous declaration is proudly printed on the back of every bottle Arrogant Bastard
. Uninterested in appealing to the masses, Stone bucked conventional wisdom and created the beer they wanted to drink, and a loyal fan base fell in love with a beer that many others deemed undrinkable. After nearly two decades of arrogance, the bastard is alive and well, periodically reappearing and reinventing himself in delicious new ways.
Arrogant Brewing Double Bastard Bigger Longer Uncut
Islay Scotland is famous for its love of heavily peated whiskey and this latest rendition of Double Bastard spends time resting in Islay whiskey barrels. For those unfamiliar with the taste of peat, this bastard has it in spades. Massively earthy with smoke, burnt sugar and herbaceous hops culminating in a seemingly endless finish. Sip some now and send some to the cellar; this bastard has some real aging potential.
Arrogant Brewing Double Bastard Ale
As nonsensical as it may seem, this amped up version of Arrogant Bastard is arguably a touch less aggressive than the original. A hefty increase in malt not only bumps up the abv, but also provides some sweetness to balance out a massive payload of resinous hops. Fans of American-style barleywines will feel right at home with this bastard.
Arrogant Brewing Lukcy Basartd
First released in 2010 to celebrate Arrogant Bastards 13th Anniversary, Lukcy Basartd is a blend of Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard Ale. Of all the Bastards this is perhaps the most drinkable, showcasing an artful amalgamation of piney hops, caramelized malt and vanilla.
Time to meet the other bastard on the block. When it comes to scotch ale few breweries do it better than Founders. Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale has been our best-selling example of the style for years. So how do you improve on that kind of excellence? Two words: bourbon barrels.
Founders Backwoods Bastard
After being laid to rest in bourbon barrels, Dirty Bastard transforms into something incredible. Vanilla and oak on the nose reappear in its seductively creamy mouthfeel. The finish offers a complex mix of dark fruit, caramel, sweet spice and peppercorns. Consistently one of the finest barrel aged beers on the shelf.
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
A smooth beer with a crass name. Its hard to find a better craft example of a scotch ale. Caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses and dark fruit all rolled into one. At 8.5% abv this complex classic is perfect for the cold winter nights to come.
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