Malt: Marris Otter, Caramunich
Hops: Fuggles, Amarillo
Other: aged for 12 months in Buffalo Trace weller bourbon barrels
IBUs: 20 Int'l Bittering Units
ABV: 13.2% Alcohol by Volume
Arctic Devil Barley Wine, aptly named after the ferocious wolverine of the north, is an English-style barley wine that ages to perfection in oak barrels for several months before being blended, bottled and released in the fall. This highly acclaimed and awarded barley wine is a classic annual release of Midnight Sun, where a deceptively simple grain bill turns into big bold flavors hosting hints of caramel, vanilla, slight fruitiness, and strong malt sweetness that claw to the surface with every sip.
For 2022, we brewed two ferocious AD variations using two different world-class bourbon barrels – Weller & Blanton’s. Weller Antique barrels host wheat bourbon, distilled at the famous Buffalo Trace Distillery known for making its legendary bourbon whiskey for over 200 years. Weller’s high-proof bourbon hosts sweet floral notes accompanied by strong hints of vanilla and spice, bringing out the best of Arctic Devil’s bold bite.