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4057 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Jan 2002 at 1:30 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-23 01:32:32 AM  
He he he i love arrogant bastards. plenty in australia. look at our prime minister!
2002-01-23 01:33:10 AM  
oh wait-

i goddamn hate arrogant bastards.
wil [TotalFark]
2002-01-23 01:34:30 AM  
I've enjoyed far too much of this ale on a few occasions, over the years, and it's actually quite good.

The Stone Brewery is a swell little place.
2002-01-23 01:35:07 AM  
2002-01-23 01:35:23 AM  
here's a photoshop fer ya
2002-01-23 01:35:53 AM  
it didn't work!
2002-01-23 01:35:54 AM  
Very tempted .....
2002-01-23 01:37:42 AM  
I've got arrogant bastard WEED! Spark it up!
2002-01-23 01:40:43 AM  
I can say I find myself very fond of things alcoholic. But I never heard of this stuff. Is it hard to find?
2002-01-23 01:41:56 AM  
Another micro-brewery. *yawn* Beer snobs suck.
2002-01-23 01:46:42 AM  
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2002-01-23 01:53:16 AM  
Many's the slip
Twixt cup and lip


Timid Teatotaller Stout

Because Pride goeth before the fall
2002-01-23 01:57:53 AM  
Hmmmph. It's no Fat Bastard.

*Sniffs nose disapprovingly*

But yeah, I'd try it.
2002-01-23 02:06:44 AM  
mm I know a liquor store around here that sells it...
along with dozens of other beers...

man, when I get some $$$, I'm hitting up that place in style. Gonna walk in with an empty Gordon Biersch box, and walk out with a dozen assorted specialty brews. I'll be a happy drunken Farker that night...
2002-01-23 02:07:47 AM  
PsychickSara- Arrogant bastard weed?
Damn, where kn I get some of that?
/wonder does it just make the smoker arrogant?
2002-01-23 02:15:28 AM  
A friend got sent to San Diego for training and brought back one of their glasses for me. I'm confident she wasn't trying to tell me something.
2002-01-23 02:17:48 AM  
Hmm. I like beer. I'm an arrogant bastard. I need to try that. Has anybody seen any in Illinois?
2002-01-23 02:37:44 AM  
ahh yes... this is just another example of prime west coast beer... However... if you want REAL beer, come to Oregon and Washington. We will pour you a glass of fine Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Obsidian Stout, Henry Weinhards... maybe even some Nor'Wester... but if your REAL lucky... you can get Newport Oregons best beer... DEAD GUY ALE.

Dead Guy Ale
Gratefully dedicated to the Rogue in each of us. In the early 1990s Dead Guy Ale was created as a private tap sticker to celebrate the Mayan Day of the Dead (November 1st, All Souls Day) for Casa U Betcha in Portland, Oregon. The Dead Guy design proved popular and was incorporated into a bottled product a few years later with Maierbock as the elixir. Strangely, the association with the Grateful Dead is pure coincidence.
Dead Guy is a German-style Maibock made with Rogue's proprietary "PacMan" ale yeast. It is deep honey in color with a malty aroma, rich hearty flavor and a well balanced finish. Dead Guy is created from Northwest Harrington, Klages, Maier Munich and Carastan malts, along with Perle and Saaz Hops. Dead Guy Ale is available in 22-ounce bottles, 12-ounce 6-pack, and on draft.
Measurements: 16.5 degrees Plato, IBU 30, Apparent Attenuation 77.7, Lovibond 8.
2002-01-23 02:51:27 AM  
Yeah, OK, you got your micro-brews & you got your domestics & imports & some suck & some are tasty. . but really folks who are we kidding?
It's all about alcohol content. . post some numbers.
For example, as of now I am partaking of Red Hook's ESB brewed in Seattle WA, it boasts a nice & toasty 5.53%, with a lovely rich flavour & a nice aftertaste.
& I tried AB ale it's good & it has an ALC content to be proud of.
2002-01-23 03:01:16 AM  
Just brew it and brew it and brew it and catch it in mason jars.

If it ain't 151, you're a pussy.
2002-01-23 03:06:35 AM  
Oh come on, anyone who says beer is all about alcohol content doesn't know beer. Beer is all about flavor. In fact, having too much alcohol can ruin the overall flavor characteristics of a beer, as the taste of the alcohol overpowers the subtle undertones present in truly good beers. If all you want is alcohol content, get yourself a bottle of everclear, dial "91" on the phone, keep your finger above the 1, and just start slugging it back.
2002-01-23 03:09:38 AM  
Best beer I ever had was at some brewery near Boston, Waltham. Can't remember the name of the place though, been over 5 years since I was there drinking underage :)
2002-01-23 03:12:56 AM  
Yeah, 151 is macho & all, but I think I prefer to have a warm & fuzzy feeling from a bout of drinking instead of being comatose & dealing with bouts of amnesia & the day after replay of "I did WHAT?!" but thats just me. Your thoughts?
2002-01-23 03:20:12 AM  
north county represent. this stuff is brewed and bottled about twenty minutes from my house, so rawk to whoever submitted it. you can't walk a block in this city without seeing someone in an arrogant bastard ale t-shirt. we san diegans don't have a whole lot to be proud of, so we glom on to what we can.
2002-01-23 03:21:37 AM  
p.s. - best beer i've had recently is Pete's Summer Brew. i rate my beers on a "how well they compliment steak" scale, and it's a perfect 10.
2002-01-23 03:31:36 AM  
You know... 151 is nice... my room mates seems to enjoy the wonderful taste of Everclear... but personally... I like to ENJOY my evenings... They take 5 shots and are pretty much done for the rest of the night...

Beer on the other hand... you can really savor the taste, and enjoy the night.

as for the steak scale... thats awesome :) another good one, is the "how good the beer burgers are"... Guinness is the best for beer burgers btw...
2002-01-23 03:35:06 AM  
best beer ever: sierra nevada pale ale.
honorable mention goes to: anchor steam liberty ale.
2002-01-23 03:35:24 AM  
There's also a 'special edition' called Double Bastard:​pr.htm
2002-01-23 03:36:01 AM  
2002-01-23 03:39:48 AM  
heh, jahova lives in the bay area that's all anybody drinks around here, I'm quite fond of Red Hooks doubleblack stout beer & espresso nyum, I also like cold shots, jolt cola w/ cold espresso on ice with a schnapps chaser*zing**hic* . .
2002-01-23 03:45:35 AM  
Not so halpas. San Diego. Anchor is kinda hard to find here though, and very expensive.
2002-01-23 04:07:28 AM  
I have had this shiat...It tastes horrible.

Imagine the sophistication it takes to drink dark beer that is half-way sweet. WTF?

The bottles and attitude do rule, but it's just a ploy to sell bad beer. If you like dark beer, go with Guiness or Negro Medello.
2002-01-23 04:52:57 AM  
You're all raving mad...

Here in the UK we understand our beers, including the difference between the different varieties.

Ale must be alive, served not too cold (kills the flavour and the yeasts), looked after (there's no point lugging the keg around so much that the beer comes out cloudy and tasting of wee-wee), served in a good convivial atmosphere (no sodding loud music, pool tables, nuts on the bar, cocktails, or women), be strong enough to allow you to "chew" it as you drink, served from clean pipes into a clean glass (preferably one of the thick pint glasses with the handle, or even better your own pewter mug), not too fizzy but definitely NOT DEAD!

You should be able to sample a good variety before deciding upon the one for the night - any pub that won't let you have a small taster of each real ale is taking the piss, let alone trying to sell it.

Once you have decided upon your poison (Timothy Taylor Landlord, Roger and Out, Old Thumper, Tallywhacker, Theakston's Old Peculier, to name but a few), the barMAN should keep them coming so the next one has a chance to settle and develop its head before you've finished the previous one.

AT NO POINT should the landlord / barman suggest that you have had enough... That's up to you.

Tip: If the beer is very dry, clear, tasteless and unsatisfying and you can easily see through your glass - you've finished it - buy another pint!
2002-01-23 05:29:38 AM  
Note to Limeys coming to America and getting stuck in a "pub" looking for a "beer": American pint glasses are 12 oz., nominally.

It's sad. And so is the Guinness. Most brits I know like Budweiser. Which kind of knocks the shiat out of their beer snobbery.
2002-01-23 05:43:35 AM  
Budweiser has one use, and one use only, freeing rusted nuts on old cars!

F**ckin beer made from RICE! Only you and the Orientals do that - beware!
2002-01-23 06:43:38 AM  
"01-23-02 05:29:38 AM Blair
Note to Limeys coming to America and getting stuck in a "pub" looking for a "beer": American pint glasses are 12 oz., nominally."

Umm, don't know where you're drinking, but the "pint" glasses here are 16 oz, not 20 like in the UK, but definitely not 12.
2002-01-23 06:52:15 AM  
A novelty beer. Woohoo. Pass me the thread, I believe my sides have split.
2002-01-23 07:22:31 AM  
Who cares how big the glasses are, providing they keep arriving?

If you can drink 10 pints, it doesn't matter if it arrives all at once or in thimbles.

Get a life!
2002-01-23 07:25:22 AM  
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Aye drink it all the time.
2002-01-23 07:52:27 AM  
Yes, Arrogant bastard, Fat Bastard, the joke never dies really. I got more:

farking Bastard.
Lame Bastard.
Fark Bastard. <- Oh read it it's hilarious!
Silly Bastard.
Tiny Bastard.
Stupid Bastard.

It can go on and on and on and on! And instead of posting the REALLY funny links, they just post the stupid ones here repeatidly!!!!
2002-01-23 07:53:16 AM  
Oh, and they censor too because my first line was farkING BASTARD.
2002-01-23 08:31:53 AM  
Is it bad that it's only 8:30 and I want one of these right now? I can stop anytime I want.
2002-01-23 08:52:05 AM  
It's alright, I've already had one!
2002-01-23 09:17:21 AM  
this stuff tastes like a stronger, darker, more bitter Sierra Nevada P.A., and packs a whollop... at least 7%.
2002-01-23 09:25:08 AM  
I've had Arrogant Bastard Ale before and I didn't like it. If somebody gave it to me for free I'd drink it again, but I sure as hell wont pay for it... ever.
2002-01-23 09:39:42 AM  
Arrogant Bastard Ale is like 7.5% alcohol, and it tastes like it. Its good if you can handle it like a man. I live like 10 minutes from the brewery, they also make a Double Bastard Ale which is like 10 or 11%.
2002-01-23 09:55:20 AM  
This beer is really good. I had some at a bar in DC that boast the largest beer selection, Brickskeller. They had the most beer I've seen a place have, like a 10 page booklet. I really enjoyed the Double Bastard, very strong. Got me all toasty in a short amount of time. Too bad I don't live in DC or the west coast.

2002-01-23 10:15:09 AM  
no lie bionicjoe, that shiat's nasty. when they added the beer flavor, they multiplied it by five, ugg. give me zonker stout any day.
2002-01-23 10:22:48 AM  
Arrogant Bastard just doesn't do anything for me. They just got it at my favorite watering hole (The Flying Saucer in Dallas), and I have to say that I'd much rather have a Mackeson XXX, Ayinger Celebrator, or good old Guinness.
2002-01-23 10:51:24 AM  
I found this stuff about a year ago, and it has become, far and away my favorite beer, bar none. I have trouble even imagining the Hopping shecdule they use brewing this li'l gem.

Double Bastard I don't like as much, too malty for me, but, Halpas, the bottle sez it's 10% abv. And I suspect I would have liked it better had I a steak to go with it. (Although a good Belgian Trippel with a Steak is more my speed.)

Kolacky: Examine the degree to which you disdain is informed by the high priced (and, I must admit, fairly inventive) marketing of what amounts to be chilled and carbonated horespiss, then, if you can, write off people who prefer to chose their beer for flavor rather than the alleged enhancement to sexual attraction that one might be lead to believe that Budweiser et. al. gives one, if their head is soft and they believe the ads, then do so.

As for other detractors: All marketing bluseter aside, Arrogant Bastard is a beer for hops fiends. It is not a beer for those who prefer their beer smooth and malty, nor for those who prefer it yellow and bland. I have nothing but respect for the former, it's just a matter of taste.
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