Digital Tap Takeover
Last week a group of PorchDrinking.com writers and friends got together to taste Stone Brewing’s Punishment. If you have not heard about this hellish creation, Stone’s Punishment is 2013 Double Bastard Ale brewed with freshly harvested peppers and aged in bourbon barrels. This has created one of the hottest beers that will ever grace your tongue. If you don’t believe us read Cory’s review here. We decided it would be fun to put our taste buds through the Punishment. Along the way we documented “The Faces of Stone’s Punishment.” Thank you to Billy of BillyBrew for joining us in this fiery ride and a big thank you to Corkscrews Wine Storage of Denver for hosting our tasting.
Corkscrews is the perfect location not just for wine storage but also to age those special beers you’re wanting to hold on to for a while.
Stone Brewing Punishment is the 2013 Double Bastard Ale brewed with freshly harvested peppers and aged in bourbon barrels. So, when you add those spicy chilies to a big beer what do you get? The result is a chili beer with a tremendous depth of flavor, as well as a legitimate heat.
Stone Brewing Crime
Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Strong Ale with Chiles
In November, I always look forward to when Stone releases their Double Bastard Ale. This has been one I always seek out. This year they have taken it to the next level. Stone has released three different versions that have been barrel aged. First, and tamest of the trio, Southern Charred which is their Double Bastard aged in various Bourbon Barrels. The next two really take the heat up. Bringing the fire, Stone’s Crime and Punishment are aged on an insane amount of peppers. This has created one crazy set-your-mouth-on-fire experience. So join me for the hottest Woody around, as I torch my taste buds with Stone Brewing Crime. Bring on the Pain!!
Stone Brewing Southern Charred reminds me of my childhood for a number of peculiar reasons. First, it should be noted that I originally hail from the great state of Kentucky. As a result, I’ve developed a natural affinity toward all beers Bourbon-barreled, and Southern Charred just so happens to fall into that category.