Arrogant Pilsner

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  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,914) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Yes, and let's also not equate Pilsners to the IPAs with watermelon and mango added to them. A well-brewed Pils is about as far from a fruity IPA that one could get.

    Also, Stone did just come out with an "Enjoy By Tangergine IPA"...not exactly watermelon/mango and it's not added to Arrogant Bastard...but still.

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/194628/
     
  2. BeerZar

    BeerZar Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2014 Ohio

    I'll give Stone the benefit of the doubt and try almost anything they put out. That being said, I'm actually looking forward to trying this one. The 16 oz. cans are awesome!
     
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  3. Beereesta

    Beereesta Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2015 Georgia

    Just finished off a 1/6 barrel of Victory XX anniversary imperial pilsner @ 8.5% ABV all our customers loved it .......a heavy hitting pils is a blast ....I would bet a 6 pack of Busch light Stone has it right.
     
  4. drmeto

    drmeto Poo-Bah (2,310) Jan 29, 2015 Germany
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    can label looks like an Energy Drink or a bad strong Euro Lager
     
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  5. Bryanweppner-123

    Bryanweppner-123 Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2014 Illinois

    In stone's defense, pilsners/lagers are making a comeback sales wise -as in a growing segment in craft
     
  6. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,914) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    You should never have to defend a brewery for releasing a Pilsner.
     
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  7. akolb

    akolb Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado
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    As far as I'm concerned, the more lagers, the better!

    That being said, the can design is truly hideous, from a company that I've come to expect better from.
     
  8. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poo-Bah (1,805) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I agree. Great session beer.
     
  9. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm all for more fresh readily available Pils.
     
  10. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    I think the style just has a bad wrap for many? I know when I was still a beer novice I figured all Pilsners would be like Miller Lite.
     
  11. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Here here!!

    Although known for big and in your face, Stone's Gotterdammerung Anniversary release was one of the best beers they have ever made (to me) with distinct German characteristics (I'm not advanced for the northern/southern discussion). They will do this one proud.
     
  12. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (350) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Anyone seen in this in their area yet outside Cali? Looking forward to picking up a 6 pack in Massachusetts.
     
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  13. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Any idea on when this is hitting western PA??
     
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  14. ArrogantBastard

    ArrogantBastard Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 California

    I can't remember who summed it up so cleverly, (yes I do, it was me) but here is the backstory:

    For far too long the tyrannical industrialized beer overlords have disgraced and cheapened the noble heritage of the pilsner with their relentless multi-generational downward drive to commercialized homogenization. Over decades, this once vaulted style has been slowly and methodically gutted, bringing forth a soulless and anemic result, all the while spending billions in advertising to convince the unwitting public that their fizzy yellow end result was beer. Well, I will not have it. We are striking back for true craft by stealing the pilsner back from their evil clutches, and restoring it to its almighty glory. They do it cheaply. We do it right. Choose vapidity, or choose righteousness...but whatever you do, choose wisely.

    National distribution starts Monday: http://bit.ly/WhoYouCallinWussie

    -The Arrogant Bastard
     
  15. ArrogantBastard

    ArrogantBastard Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 California

    National distribution begins next week. So while some of your friends in Southern California may have been lucky enough to find it on shelves starting a few days ago, you'll start seeing back East pretty soon. We'll be sure to post our beer finder link once beers start showing up across the country.

    -The Bastard's Minion
     
  16. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Yeah!
     
  17. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Those beers are as much a Pilsner as a Helles or Kolsch is; being derived from something isn't the same thing as being it. Great noble Pilsners never went anywhere. Maybe you just have to know where to look. :wink:

    That being said, I welcome all potentially tasty newcomers with open arms. Just realize that there's lots of competition out there :slight_smile:.
     
  18. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,564) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Michael, you are correct. it is a shame that some beer drinkers associate the term of "Pilsner" with the mainstream beers which are American Adjunct Lagers. Maybe Miller deserves a lot of blame here by having the gonads to use "Pilsner" on the label of Miller Lite? I really don't know.

    What I do know is that Bud/Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Miller High Life are AAL beers and they are not Pilsners.

    Cheers!
     
  19. Bissel328

    Bissel328 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts

    $18.95 last night and $22.95 stone Stone 12pck cans
     
  20. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Devotee (445) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Tried one last night. It's very tasty! Crisp and assertively hoppy with a nice malt balance.
     
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  21. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,468) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Maybe I looked over it but this is a seasonal release, and one time only release or just going year round?
     
  22. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (350) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    You mean I'm stuck with these 6 pack of pints of arrogant bastard.... tough life
     
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  23. ArrogantBastard

    ArrogantBastard Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 California

    This will be a year-round release, with the first national distribution beginning next week.
    -The Bastard's Minion
     
  24. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (356) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Good Pilsner but sure would like to see the price come down a bit. $10 for a 16oz six pack is more in line with the SoCal market.
     
  25. Crunk_certified

    Crunk_certified Initiate (162) Jul 7, 2014 California

    Wait is this what it is going for? Or what you want to see it at?

    6 pints for 10 dollars is a freakin score!!

    I mean I would happily pay that.
     
  26. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (356) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Pick Six from Pizza Port is widely available at $10.
     
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  27. Crunk_certified

    Crunk_certified Initiate (162) Jul 7, 2014 California

    @sankykid so is this pills going for that?
    You still haven't clarified that.
     
  28. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (356) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    $12.50.
     
  29. RogelioRodriguez

    RogelioRodriguez Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2015 California

  30. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    The Bastard cans are 11-12 a 6 pack here so I expect the same range for the Pilsner.
     
  31. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    HAHAHA! Wholesale price in NYC is $38.99 a case!
     
  32. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Went out this past weekend and no luck in my town yet.
     
  33. JerryIsAlive

    JerryIsAlive Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 Florida

    A few posts above they state national distro starts this week so I think we'll start seeing it pop up later in week or early next
     
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  34. ArrogantBastard

    ArrogantBastard Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2015 California

    Yes, national distribution is underway. You can use the beer tracker on this page to help locate it near you. It hasn't quite reached everywhere just yet, so if you punch in your zip code but it doesn't show any results, try back every couple of days until it does.
    -The Bastard's Minion
     
  35. JerryIsAlive

    JerryIsAlive Initiate (0) May 30, 2012 Florida

    Landed in south Florida
     
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  36. tigernipples

    tigernipples Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2009 New Jersey

    This is awesome. Great beer.
     
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  37. rronin

    rronin Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2005 Washington

    Twelve bucks a 4 pack here in western WA.
     
  38. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2013 New York

    When is this landing in NYC/LI area? Anyone seen it yet?
     
  39. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (350) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    4 or 6 pack?
     
  40. tigernipples

    tigernipples Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2009 New Jersey

    16 0z 6 packs
     
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