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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 356 Drink: Stone Lukcy Basartd

Stone Brewing sold its first beer in 1996. The company has grown rapidly over the years and sold 98,500 barrels of beer in 2009. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens has a seating capacity of 385 people, with 32 craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list.

Stone Lukcy Basartd is a one time release, 8.5 percent alcohol by volume beer that hit the market in November to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Arrogant Bastard Ale. It is a dry-hopped three beer blend using Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Stone Lukcy Basartd pours a red copper color with a lacing tan head. The ale has a vibrant grapefruit aroma that trails toward pine notes. The flavor is thick with fresh hops, plenty of citrus. The malt in this beer stands its ground, but is pushed aside by the hops. The oak aging shows itself in the finish. A big beer.

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