Pacific Northwest – With the changing seasons (officially Fall this week), we thought a reminder was in order for those who love the dark and warming ales, that we have become accustomed to. For the past couple of years, Midnight Sun has been introducing us to their take on everything from India Pale Ale to Pumpkin Porters and soon you will get your chance to try their Arctic Devil Barleywine, again.Aged in American Oak Barrels, this American-style Barleywine is making an early appearance late-September / early October.
Arctic Devil Barley Wine, aptly named after the ferocious wolverine of the north, is an English-style (meaning malt-inclined) barley wine. This strong ale is brewed once each year—typically in January— then aged in oak barrels for several months before the entire batch is blended, bottled and released in late NOV. Each annual batch of Arctic Devil Barley Wine represents the brewers' resolve to create an intriguing and sought-after barley wine by precisely brewing to well-designed specifications, carefully selecting the type and combination of barrels to use for aging, and meticulously checking the beer as it ages.Distinct nuances and complexity are contributed by the wood, resulting in wonderful flavors that continue to change over time. We invite you to savor Alaska’s most awarded barley wine upon its release and cellar some for future enjoyment. –source, Midnight Sun Brewing
- Malt; Marris Otter, Caramunich, Special B
- Hops; Challenger, Cascade, Fuggles
- Aging in Am. Oak barrels
- IBUs; 20 Internat’l Bittering Units
- ABV; 13.2% Alcohol By Volume
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As always, if you can’t find this beer on the shelf or on tap, ask the server or grocer to buy some!Since firing up its brew kettle in 1995, Midnight Sun Brewing Company has become a serious yet creative force on the American brewing front. From concept to glass, Midnight Sun relies on an "art marries science" approach, mixing tradition with innovation, to design and craft bold, distinctive beers for Alaska...and beyond.We at Midnight Sun find inspiration in the untamed spirit and rugged beauty of the Last Frontier and develop unique beers with equally appealing names and labels. But the company’s true focus remains in its dedication to producing consistently high-quality beers that provide satisfying refreshment in all seasons... for Alaskans and visitors alike.
From our Pacific Northwest locale, we offer our wonderful beers on draft throughout Alaska and in 22-ounce bottles throughout Alaska and Oregon. We invite you to visit our hardworking, little brewery in South Anchorage every chance you get!
Northwest Beer Guide