Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Always the First to Bring You Last Week's News

I forgot to write about Stone's Double Bastard being released in town last week. I was busy planning and brewing my own beer. Next time I'll plan not to be chilling my wort at 2:30 in the morning while drunk. Double Bastard wasn't available everywhere last week. Jubilation was the first store to get it in (maybe they won a contest that rewarded them for carrying the most Stone non-beer merchandise in town), but other stores will have it this week. I've written about it the last two years upon release, and I don't really have much different to say this time around. Check the microfiche for back issues. The only significant changes this year are a jump in price, from $6.99 to $7.99 (though as I said, this was only at Jubilation), and the alcohol has increased from 10.5% to 11.2% ABV. I doubt the extra alcohol will be noticeable, and this beer has always been drinkable whether new or aged. Got my bottle to have fresh; just have to pick some up to throw in storage with the last few years' worth. If you go out searching for this one, you should try Sunflower market first. They always seem to sell Stone's limited release beers the cheapest.

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