Posts tagged “Stone

Brew Review: BrewDog/Stone Bashah

I was at Pizzaria Paradiso in Dupont Circle and saw that BrewDog and Stone collaborated to make a Black Double Belgian IPA called the Bashah (that’s a mouthful).  Not only did they have it, but it was on tap.  Waiting for it I was practically drooling: I love Belgian IPAs, I had never tried a Black Belgian IPA and this was a double (twice the fun).  I had to have it! But would it live up to my high expectations?

This 8.6% ABV brew poured a deep opaque black with a small toasted marshmallow colored head. The aroma was not overpowering toasted malt was the dominant smell followed by a typical hop aroma.  With the first sip the toasted malt became even more apparent but in a much more complex way.  There was a bit of smokiness and spice (couldn’t quite put my finger on which ones, but tasty none-the-less).  The hops followed, and unlike other brews made by Stone and BrewDog they were not overpowering.  They were a perfect compliment to the maltiness.  The finish was slightly sweet and fruity.

So did this beer live up to my expectations? Absolutely!  I had my first couple sips and said to Boardwalk, “This is probably the best Black IPA I’ve had.”  I’d recommend going to Pizzaria Paradiso to try this ASAP!

-Pyzocha


Beer Madness! 8 (2)Great Lakes Eliot Ness v. (15)Stone Arrogant Bastard

(2) Great Lakes Eliot Ness
v.
(15) Stone Arrogant Bastard

Eliot Ness was a famous Prohibition Agent, which amongst this crowd, digs him a very deep hole.  However, he did take down one of the most famous Arrogant Bastards of his time: Al Capone.  So, he’s got that going for him.  Sadly for Eliot, I see that angry looking devil stomping the hell out of him.  Stone for the win.


Beer Decision: July 15 – Aftermath

As of 5:30pm on Thursday, July 15th, the Pales had won.  By a narrow 1 vote margin.

So, true to my word, Thursday night was Pale Night.

Here’s how it went:

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