Stone Brewing Co is adding Punishment to the Quingenti Millitre lineup. Punishment is barrel aged Double Bastard Ale, mixed with chilies, and aged in whiskey. There is a counterpart (Crime), another chili laden, barrel aged strong ale counterpart. Greg Koch tells the story on the label…
Greg here with a short word. Question actually. Maybe even a riddle.
As in, Q: “What do you call it when Greg takes his harvest bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden and/or Stone Farms, and adds them to… and thus ruins… and otherwise beautiful barrel aged blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, and Double Bastard Ale (AKA Lucky Basartd Ale)?
A: “A Crime!”
Q: ” What do you call it when you take a sip of Barrel Aged Double Bastard Ale that’s had an equal share of the bounty of chili peppers unceremoniously added in, resulting in a punishingly intense level of hot pepper heat to an already overly intense beer?”
And there you ahve it. As with many riddles boys and girls, this one carries a cautionary tale. Yes, I could have written it out Brothers Grimm style, but we don’t have time fo fairy tales. You got two riddles and a warning, and that’s all. Unless you’ve actually managed to procure one of these ultra rarities in which case you’ll get Crime and Punishment. Not to mention regret. Hmmm… I like it. “Regret.” No THERE’S a great name for a beer.
Note: This beer is fro fans of capsicum heat only. If you don’t qualify, then stay far afar away (or as some prefer, whimper and whine through tear stained eyes). You should realize in advance that no one cares to hear said whimpering and whining about your foolish decision. It’s better to remain silent and be thought a whimp, than to whine and complain and remove all doubt.
Style: American Strong Ale (Barrel Aged, w/ Peppers)
Availability: 500 ml bottles. Limited Release