High Octane Growler Demo

One of Stone’s most enduring seasonal releases is the Stone Double Bastard Ale.

Stone Double Bastard Ale

Tommy likes to point at cameras.

This demo is culled from the second of two High Octane Growler shows about vintage editions of Stone Brewing Co. Double Bastard Ale, featuring Ken Wright from the Stone Brewing Co., and former FM 94/9 Program Director Garett Michaels.

As is often the case during beer roundtables, the topic broadens into general conversation and riffing on movies and popular culture.

Beers Enjoyed

Stone Double Bastard Ale
American Strong Ale
(2007, 2008 and 2010)

The 2010 edition of Stone Double Bastard Ale features a dark, golden-brown caramel color with good clarity and a dense, light-tan head.

As for storage, Ken says Double Bastard Ale ages best in dark, cool environments like a basement, with a fresh pour offering a strong, toasty-sweet malt aroma accompanied by a raisiny sweetness.

No strong hop aromas, but don’t be fooled, this is a strong beer with an average ABV of over 11 percent. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Thanks to broadcast brother Mike Hansen for the killer High Octane Growler imaging.

Thanks also to Jesse Quisenberry for invaluable production assistance.

Garett always arrives with a desk stand and a microphone up his sleeve. What a pro.

Ken often menaces strangers and colleagues with full kegs of beer.

“You must be double-jointed. And you must be Hungarian.”

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