Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Brewsday - Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale

While we write about them often, it has been roughly one full year since writing about our favorite brewery, Stone Brewing Company. Since our last writing, Stone has released a couple new beers to the market. Some are apart of their ever-evolving collaboration series, some are the annual additions to their Anniversary and Vertical Epic series', others are special releases.

Stone has released SIX new beers in the last year (here are five of them): 

Stone/ 21st Amendment/ Firestone-Walker  El Camino (un)Real Black Ale
Stone/ Kelsey McNair/ Ballast Point  San Diego County Session Ale

Anniversary Series:
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial I.P.A. - a British-inspired I.P.A.

10.10.10 - a grape-happy beer meant to be aged (preferably until at least  12.12.12)

Their final beer new beer to the mix they've added over the last year was a special release celebrating the 13th anniversary of Stone's most well-known product, Arrogant Bastard. In an action similar to that of a fine chef, they took two recipes they knew had fantastic results, Arrogant Bastard and Double Bastard Ale, blended them together added a hint of their OAKED Arrogant Bastard to create the 8.5% ABV monster now known as Lukcy Basartd Ale

Official Stone Media release: 

“Lukcy Basartd is a dry-hopped meeting-of-the-Bastards in a in-the-fermenter-blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale…with a perfect balance of the essence of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale. All in all, one awesome Bastard. Lukcy Basartd Ale will be released in November and should be available in many of the enlightened locations where the liquied Arrogance is typically found. This is a ‘once only’ special release commemorating the 13 year anniversary of when Arrogant Bastard Ale was first released upon the unsuspecting public. That is, ‘once only’ unless we decide to make it again. 8.5% ABV.”

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