Live Review: Stone Brewing’s Lukcy Bastartd

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No, I am not drunk. The spelling is correct.

22-ounce bomber from RSVP Liquors in Portland, Maine.

This is a regular feature. I drink beer. I post commentary on it. I love beer-blogging.

Breweries have different reputations. I know Dogfish Head will always push the limits and try new things, Magic Hat will be funky and different, Southern Tier will go strong and hard and big, big beer.

Stone Brewing? The beer will always grab ne by the throat and scream, “What do you think of me now, fat boy?”

Such is the case with the Lukcy Bastartd, a non-standard spelling for a non-standard beer, which is a blend (50-50 they say) of the Arrogant Basatrd and the Lucky Bastard.

It’s a very aggressive beer. Hits you right away with a little malt burn, but even though it’s high malt, the hops come right through. Like many strong beers, it mellows a little as it gets warmer. And it will get warm, because you need some time to drink this.

Very pretty beer. A light mahogany with a yellow-tinged, cream-colored head.

Get it while it’s around.

 

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Welcome back to my little corner of the bar

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Welcome back.

After writing hundreds of beer blog posts in my brain over the last year or so, I figure it’s “time to get the band back together” and starting writing again.

Few things are better than meeting fellow beer geeks and talking beers over a well-made beer, and a blog is one way to keep the conversation going.

There have been a couple of incarnations of this blog over the years, at a couple of different sites, but what I am looking for right now is to re-boot, start over and keep up the posts. I have completely cleared the blog, and we’re starting anew.

I will be adding a good number of past posts with their dates so you can put them in context. Some are evergreen, they are as topical today as they were three years ago, and some are a little dated.

The most important thing here is for your to respond. What do you think about what I think?