Brewery: The Stone Brewing Company | www.stonebrew.com
Country of Origin: USA
First Brewed: 1997
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Date drunk: 08 December 2012
Location: Dersingham, Norfolk
Purchased: Beers of Europe
Arrogant Bastard Ale – Time to cross a few more off the list, this is actually my 2nd of the day following on from Adnams Southwold Bitter that I had at lunchtime in The Kings Head in Holt.
This one is a challenge to the mass produced American lagers. This is what it says on the bottle.
“This is an aggressive ale. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory-maybe something with a multimillion dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beverage will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multimillion dollar ad campaigns make things taste better. Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.