Crime + Punishment

Greg Koch

Hey folks. Greg here with a short word. Question actually. Maybe even

As in, Q: “What do you call it when Greg takes his entire harvest
bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden, take half of
them and add to…and thus ruin…an otherwise beautiful oak barrel of
Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale?”

A: “A Crime!”

And the second riddle is…

Q: “What do you call it when you take a sip of oak barrel aged Double
Bastard Ale that’s had the other half of the bounty of chili peppers from
Greg’s home garden ceremoniously added in, resulting in a punishingly
intense level of hot pepper heat to an already overly intense beer whose
elevated alcohol level caused a significant transference of pain-inducing

A: “Punishment.”

And there you have it. As with many riddles boys and girls, this one
carries a cautionary tale. Sure, perhaps I should have written this all out
Brothers Grimm style, but I don’t have time for fairy tales or parables.
You got two riddles, and that’s all you’re going to get. Unless you manage
to find yourself in the same room with a tapping of the above ultra
rarities, in which case you’ll get Crime & Punishment.

Not to mention regret.

Hmmm…I like it. “Regret.” Now THERE’S a great name for a beer. Maybe
something with garlic and mugwort….



P.S. Both of these beers will be on-tap at Stone Winter Storm, our annual
self-tribute/tap takeover at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, which
kicks off on Feb. 6th. The details and full beer list can be found online.


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  5. This beer looks AMAZING! I live in the desert SW where anything with hot peppers is much appreciated. Nothing like washing down hot, spicy food with hot spicy. My favorite restaurant even servces jalapeno hot fudge sundaes for dessert! :)

  6. Do you mean to write “Lukcy Basartd Ale” at the top? Are these typos, or a funny name on purpose? – ellyn deuink

  7. Are these red dry chilli pepper or the green chilli peppers? Let me add a twist to the questions further to make it more interesting…

  8. Chris (from Maine)
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    I had pleasure (PAIN) of being punished by this beer at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston this year and all I have to say is…..YES SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!!! MORE PLEASE! Please, please, pretty please with a cherry pepper on top, consider making this a limited, bottle release. I’ve had several chili beers in the past and this is by a long shot the best ever!!! Bravo Stone….you make some of the best beer in the world (and you have a really cool gargoyle logo)!!!

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