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Maine Beer Company’s New Lil One Ale

Maine Beer Co. Lil One Ale

UPDATE: I added Maine Beer Company’s official description of the beer below. (In bold.)

Regular readers of this blog know I’m a big fan of Maine Beer Co. I have never had a Maine Beer brew that I did not thoroughly enjoy.

So I’m psyched to see that the brewer released a new brew, Lil One ale. I don’t have too much information on this one yet, and Maine Beer Co.’s website is down as I write this. But I reached out to the company via Twitter requesting specifics, and I will update this post if I get any more details worth sharing.

All I know right now is that Lil One is a rather “big” beer with 9.1% ABV, making it Maine’s highest-alcohol beer to date, not counting any limited releases I may not be aware of. I also know that I will be purchasing a couple of bottles of Maine Beer Co. Lil One ale as soon as possible. Lil One should hit beer-store shelves soon. (I’m also anxiously awaiting the release of Maine Beer’s “Dinner” double IPA.)

From Maine Beer Company:

“Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine.  We prefer that it not be classified.  We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale.  Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate.

Malt – American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat

Hops –Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconer’s Flight”

Unfortunately, Maine Beer’s brews are only distributed to nine U.S. states at this point: Maine; Massachusetts; New York; New Hampshire; Maryland/DC; Philadelphia; Rhode Island; Vermont; and Virginia. But hopefully that changes soon.

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Stone Releases Its Latest Illegitimate Children: Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastard Ales (2012)

Lukcy Basartd and Double Bastard Ales (2012)

On Monday, while the American east coast was being slammed by Hurricane Sandy, Southern California’s Stone Brewing Co. released the 2012 versions of its Lukcy Bastard and Double Bastard ales.

Lukcy Basartd is one of my favorite Stone beers, and it’s a unique blend of three other Stone creations. From Stone:

The trmiraivute of Arorgnat Basartd Ale, OEKAD Arorgnat Basartd Ale and Dbolue Basartd Ale are all in paly in this cvueé de Basartd you now hlod, and wihle it is idneed a Lukcy Basartd, lcuk had ntohing to do wtih it.

Translation:

The triumvirate of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale are all in play in this cuvée de Bastard you now hold, and while it is indeed a Lucky Bastard, luck had nothing to do with it.

Lukcy Basartd has an ABV of 8.5%, and it is available in 22-ounce bomber bottles and on draft.

Double Bastard is extremely hoppy American strong ale with a 10.5% ABV. It’s available in bomber bottles, on draft and in big-ass three-liter bottles that can be refilled at Stone’s brewery. (Stone also makes a Double Bastard habanero hot sauce that’s no joke.)

More details on all of Stone’s Bastard ales are available on ArrogantBastard.com.

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