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The Reckoning is Here: Stone Brewing Double Bastard Returns

The Reckoning is Here: Stone Brewing Double Bastard Returns

Back for the first time since 2016, Stone Brewing presents the legendary beer known as Double Bastard Ale. This is an extremely aggressive beer, you probably won’t like it. 

The somehow-bolder big brother of Stone Brewing’s legendary Arrogant Bastard Ale, this is a 10.5% embodiment of glory. First brewed in 1998, it amped up the previously unfathomable levels of aggressive flavor found in its predecessor. 

The Bastard Himself warns, “Double Bastard Ale is not to be wasted on the tentative or weak. If you have even a modicum of hesitation, DO NOT seek this beer. Instead, leave it for a worthy soul who has already matriculated to the sublime ecstasy of what those in the know refer to as ‘Liquid Arrogance.’”

Double Bastard Ale is now back nationwide, but only the Worthy are invited, and then only at their own risk. Should the earnest few with the taste and sophistication to appreciate such intensity choose to indulge, points the way to the resplendence. Fortunately for the rest, it’s only around for a limited time.   

Ye shall know the Bastard, and the Bastard shall set you free. 


Name: Double Bastard Ale
ABV: 10.5%
IBUs: Classified
Availability: Nationwide Special Release
Packaging: 12oz six-pack cans & draft
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Flavor Profile: Classified


Founded in 1996, Stone pioneered the West Coast Style IPA, helping to fuel the modern craft beer revolution and inspire generations of hop fanatics. Today Stone operates breweries in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA plus seven tap room and bistro locations. Stone offers a wide range of craft beers including its most popular Stone IPA, Stone Delicious IPA and Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager. The company’s long list of environmental efforts includes a LEED Silver Certification, world-class water reclamation and creative uses of spent grain. Stone has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. To find Stone beers, visit For more information on Stone Brewing visit stonebrewing.comFacebook, Instagram or Twitter