Bastard in the Rye
2013 Arrogant Bastard Ale aged in Templeton Rye Whiskey Barrels
BREWED December 10, 2013
The progenitor of the American strong ale style, Arrogant Bastard Ale is loaded with malt, hops, and bold flavors. This audaciously complex, aggressive beer never wavers in its unprecedented celebration of intensity.
This is our third experiment using barrels from Templeton Rye Whiskey, an artisanal spirit conjurer dating back to the Prohibition Era. Arrogant Bastard Ale’s aggressive base flavors lead the charge, followed by well-integrated whiskey flavors, lifting already intense caramel notes while adding nuances of vanilla and spice. Smooth and lingering toasted oak and coconut, developed during aging, come on strong in the finish. Deep and complex, this beer will continue to evolve with the passage of time, just as our country’s views on firewater have since the “noble experiment’s” abrogation.