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!"

a pile of chili pepper varieties

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.

Greg holding chili peppers in front of a pile of chili peppers



Awesome. I'll be at the Winter Storm.

This beer looks AMAZING! I live in the desert SW where anything with hot peppers is much appreciated. Nothing like washing down hot, spicy food with hot spicy. My favorite restaurant even servces jalapeno hot fudge sundaes for dessert! :)

Go on, Greg. Dig in. I double-dog-dare you...LOL frederick sallaz

Do you mean to write "Lukcy Basartd Ale" at the top? Are these typos, or a funny name on purpose? - ellyn deuink

A funny name on purpose.

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Are these red dry chilli pepper or the green chilli peppers? Let me add a twist to the questions further to make it more interesting...

I had pleasure (PAIN) of being punished by this beer at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston this year and all I have to say is.....YES SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!!! MORE PLEASE! Please, please, pretty please with a cherry pepper on top, consider making this a limited, bottle release. I've had several chili beers in the past and this is by a long shot the best ever!!! Bravo Stone....you make some of the best beer in the world (and you have a really cool gargoyle logo)!!!

Oi! Greg! This beer is amazing. I'm italian and reminds me of the spicy italian cherry peppers that my Great Grandmother brought back from Sicily. Then my Cousins Vinny, Jimmy, and Pauly would prank me and put into my Italian Ice Pops. Pair this with a fresh canoli and you got yourself a tasty treat. Paison!!!

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