Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alky Tuesday

I'd talk about running, but I didn't run last night. I did a little foam rolling and some leg exercises, but that was it. There was a nice lunchtime walk mixed in during the day, so we'll call it a day of cross training.

I should also remind every one that tomorrow (Wednesday) is National Running Day. I don't think my area has an organized run, so I'm just going to hit the pavement on my own. Just make sure you get out there for a mile or two at least.

So, with nothing else athletic to say, I turn to today's Alcohol Tuesday entry..

This one comes from a recommendation from of Sun Runner. (I do keep track of all of the drinks recommended, and get to them all eventually).

She proposed I give 'Arrogant Bastard' a shot, from Stone Brewing. With a name like that, sure, why not?

Not only do they have an interesting web site name, the aptly named www.arrograntbastard.com, they have an interesting and amusing label on the bottle.

Here's the text of it:

  • This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory -- maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it's made in a little brewery, or on e that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better. Perhaps you're mouthing your words as you read this.

I found it amusing, at least.

So, the beer itself? It's a darker colored amber beer, with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's classified as an American Ale, but is truly the epitome of what microbrews are about. A smell of it yields a decent hop smell, but the taste of it has a underlying malt taste mixed with the hops. The malts really cut the intensity of the hops, and yield a pleasant taste overall.

The beer is very smooth, and packs a decent punch at 7.2% ABV. There are a lot of complexities to this one, and I'm willing to be a student and study it for rounds to come.

This is actually my second bottle of it. I tried it a few weeks ago, and really liked it. This one makes the rotation.

Keep on rockin'!


tfh said...

So does this mean that you're an arrogant bastard? ;)

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Yeah, I like Arrogant Bastard ale, too.

But its label hurt my feelings.

So I had me a bottle of Sensitive B*tch Lager and got over it.

Sun Runner said...

I'm pleased you liked it! It's a lotta beer, and I'm at a point where I can finally appreciate something of its caliber...and for that I am glad.

Stone's Ruination IPA is also something to behold.

I'm still carefully holding on to my one bottle of Stone's Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout...I haven't quite found the perfect time to drink it.

Carly said...

*drool* beer. I could use one right about now!

RunningLaur said...

Props to you for actually using the foam roller and stretching. Mine just sits there...,

I'm collecting National Running Day posts tomorrow for a virtual sharing of National Running Day. Let me know if you want your report linked - and hope you have a great run!

Denise said...

I've had it before but can't remember if I liked it or not. Guess that means I'll have to try it again. I'm going to an even this wknd that is $10 all you drink Philadelphia Brewery beer.

X-Country2 said...

I don't like beer, but I have to hand it to you, your descriptions always make them sound pretty tasty.

Cindy said...

funny label! and yes, i was mouthing my words...bastard!

Marcy said...

LOL Now that's one beer I'd drink just for the name alone.

D10 said...

I'm not a beer drinker, but I do enjoy reading your posts about them! Guess I'll have to go for a run tomorrow since it is National Running Day.

Andrew said...

Marcy - that's why I had some of it - I found it VERY strong and not very drinkable. I had to sip my $9 bottle very slowly to make it through it.

MCM Mama said...

Yummo on the beer! I've gone to tastings attended by the brewer and he's pretty damn amusing as well.

I don't know how I missed your blog in the past. Another beer loving runner to add to my blog reading. Yay! I love your Alky Tuesday - hope you don't mind if I borrow it if I give you some link love.

AKA Alice said...

Cool...is Alky Tuesday going to be a regular feature here?