Hey folks. Greg here with a short word. Question actually. Maybe even riddle. As in, Q: "What do you call it when Greg takes his entire harvest bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden, take half of them and add to...and thus ruin...an otherwise beautiful oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale?" A: "A Crime!"
And the second riddle is... Q: "What do you call it when you take a sip of oak barrel aged Double Bastard Ale that's had the other half of the bounty of chili peppers from Greg's home garden ceremoniously added in, resulting in a punishingly intense level of hot pepper heat to an already overly intense beer whose elevated alcohol level caused a significant transference of pain-inducing capsicum?" A: "Punishment." And there you have it. As with many riddles boys and girls, this one carries a cautionary tale. Sure, perhaps I should have written this all out Brothers Grimm style, but I don't have time for fairy tales or parables. You got two riddles, and that's all you're going to get. Unless you manage to find yourself in the same room with a tapping of the above ultra rarities, in which case you'll get Crime & Punishment. Not to mention regret. Hmmm...I like it. "Regret." Now THERE'S a great name for a beer. Maybe something with garlic and mugwort.... Cheers, Greg P.S. Both of these beers will be on-tap at Stone Winter Storm, our annual self-tribute/tap takeover at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, which kicks off on Feb. 6th. The details and full beer list can be found online.