Mel’s Diner

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Arrogant Bastard Ale

I had never heard of this ale from the Stone Brewing Company before yesterday when I read about it on Epicurious.  So, when I ran across it today at a dump with a surprisingly good beer selection, I bought it.  Here’s what the back of the bottles says:

Arrogant Bastard Ale: This is an aggressive beer.  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 multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it’s made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal.  Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better.  Perhaps you’re mouthing your words as you read this.

How can I turn down a beer that insults me?

Oh, the beer IS aggressive.  And coming in at 7.2%, the 22 oz. bottle is quite, um…warming, too. 


February 3, 2008 - Posted by | Random Blather

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