Beer batter is great for encasing all sorts of fryables in a light, crispy coat that browns up beautifully, but the one thing that beer batter is usually lacking is any sort of beery flavor. This is most likely the case due to the fact that the majority of beer batter recipes don't specify anything more than ounces of beer, with no accounting for style or flavor profile.
These Arrogant Bastard Onion Rings from The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. solve that problem by being quite specific about the beer involved—in this case their big, boozy Arrogant Bastard Ale.
If you're at all familiar with the indelible flavors of Arrogant Bastard, you'll see that not even hulking slices of onion and a batter full of smokey chipotle and paprika can overcome the beery notes in this batter. You could serve these tempura-light onion rings with a side of barbecue sauce, but if you're a Stone fan, all you'll really need is the rest of that sixer of Arrogant Bastard.
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