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Randy Clemens
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Double Bastard Ale

Stone releases 2011 Double Bastard Ale

Escondido, CA | October 17 -- Best to disregard this press release. It's unlikely that you possess the sophistication to fathom the overwhelming gravitas of the potation it discusses. Thus, stop reading now. Hit delete and retire outside with your fizzy yellow beer. But if, by some infinitesimally minute chance, you are one of the Worthy craft beer cognoscenti and you've somehow surmised that you're prepared for today's release of Double Bastard Ale, then do proceed. With caution.

"This is one lacerative muther of an ale," the braggadocious bottle warns. "It is unequivocally certain that your feeble palate is grossly inadequate and thus undeserving of this liquid glory... and those around you would have little desire to listen to your resultant whimpering."

In a world full of glittery pageants and overproduced Hallmark holidays, it has become difficult to isolate what is worth celebrating, while eschewing the insipid propaganda that is spoon-fed to the masses. But rest assured, Double Bastard Ale's annual unleashing is no such hornswaggle. Nay, it is a moment of gustatory excellence to be met with fervorous revelry and tintinnabulation.

Double Bastard Ale first graced our little blue oblate spheroid in 1998, sanctifying the one-year anniversary of Arrogant Bastard Ale. Nothing less than creating an embiggened version of the already elephantine Arrogant Bastard Ale would befit such an epochal occasion.

Double Bastard Ale is strictly for those with an unfettered predilection for bold unapologetic flavor, and it is for this enlightened minority that this annual tradition carries on today. However, for those who may have been at all frightened by this obstreperous and bombastic admonition, then please, close the dictionary you took out and hit delete now. Forget all you've read here of the Double Bastard Ale, and acquiesce into an insufferable purgatory of fizzy yellow nonsense. Remain one of the blissfully nescient, one of the mindless, barefoot sheeple, aimlessly wallowing in a cromulent cesspool of mediocrity. Sleep. Sleeeeeeeeeep…

Double Bastard Ale

Availability:Limited draft, 22oz and 3L bottles



Suggested pairings by "Dr." Bill Sysak

Main Course: Roasted/grilled beef, lamb, venison, or portabella mushrooms
Dessert: Crème Brûlée, toffee, figs
Cheeses: Aged Gouda, Stilton
Cigars: E.P. Carrillo Elencos Edición Limitada 2010, Don Pepin Garcia Robusto

Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA. It is the 14th largest craft brewery in the United States and has been named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine - TWICE! A recently announced $26.6M expansion plan (that includes a hotel among other lofty ventures) is underway, as are developments to become the first American craft brewery to open a brewhouse in Europe. Visit for more information.

Stone Brewing Co. then

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Double Bastard Ale 22oz

Stone Brewing Co. now

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Double Bastard Ale 3L

Stone 15th Anniversary Logo

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Double Bastard Ale Front Label


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Double Bastard Ale Back Label

Stone 15th Anniversary Logo

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Double Bastard Ale Bottling Line


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"All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and
highest-rated brewery...ever."
- BeerAdvocate Magazine

"Not for the faint of heart, [Stone's] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base"
- Bon Appetit Magazine

"Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America's exhilarating craft brewing scene."
- The Publican (United Kingdom)

"Stone Brewing makes aggressive beer -
good news for those tired of the fizzy yellow stuff."
- Los Angeles Times

"Stone Brewing's 'extreme' beers are like standard ales in overdrive."
- Food and Wine

"[Stone] has no interest in going mainstream if that means watering down the product."
- Inc. Magazine

"San Diego [is] the new beer capital of the U.S. Stone exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews."
- Men's Journal

"[Stone] is one of the best-known West Coast brewers with one of the most devoted cult followings this side of The Grateful Dead."
- Beverage World Magazine