Welcome to back to Strange Brew our monthly column dedicated to – as you probably have already guessed – beer. Each month, we’ll take a close look at a new or notable brew, or just one we think you should be drinking.
When it comes to big bold aggressive beers there are a few breweries that immediately come to mind, but maybe none that have been doing for as long and as well the Stone Brewing Company. Should you expect anything less from a brewery that uses a menacing gargoyle as their logo and has a beer called Arrogant Bastard?
Found in 1996, the Southern California brewery has built their reputation on around their overtly hoppy offerings, that are not only big in flavor, but size as well – with most of their brews available almost exclusively in 22-ounce bottles. Stone’s produces a diverse selection of year-round beers – highlighted by their flagship Pale Ale and IPA – as well as special limited releases that are perfect for aging, or drinking right away.
This month the fine folks at Stone have sent three of their more unique beers our way for tasting – Old Guardian Barley Wine, Russian Imperial Stout and new collaborative effort with Dogfish Head and Victory called Saison de BUFF.
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