The Arrogance Arrives at Champion Brewing

Each ‘adoptive’ brewery of Arrogant Bastard Ale is entrusted
to ‘foster’ the sacred recipe to brew a single, limited batch of
the Liquid Arrogance to be served on draft in their taproom for
on-site imbibing only, with proceeds going to charity.

Participating Breweries


Champion Brewing

Charlottesville, Virginia
Brew Date: April 11, 2016
On tap at Champion Brewing Company: April 30, 2016
Brew Size: 12bbls
Benefitting Foster Care to Success

“Champion Brewing Company, located in beautiful Downtown Charlottesville, VA was founded in 2012 by Hunter Smith. Champion has quickly grown from a 3-bbl neighborhood nanobrewery to a regionally distributed brewery producing 10,000 barrels per year.

Some of the wonderful folks at the Stone Richmond brewery informed me of the Bastard Hits the Road campaign, and we were very flattered to be chosen as a place to brew the beer! Aggressively hoppy beers and in your face branding are very much in line with what we do at Champion, so brewing the Bastard was a real no-brainer for us.

I remember my first Arrogant Bastard well. It was purchased at Bon Vivant, a great shop in Smithfield, VA. One of my best buddy's dad Bill was really into craft, and he showed us yellow beer-drinking rookies what that world was all about during summers between years in college. We were all blown away that a beer could be so flavorful and intense.

What makes Champion worthy of the Bastard? I think our rowdy crüe would be a fitting gang for the Bastard as he hits the road as a rebellious outlier. Our intense brews will make him feel at home.”

- Hunter Smith, President & Head Brewer


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