(Battle Creek, MI) – Arcadia Ales just sent out a lengthy newsletter detailing some upcoming beer releases. More below…
Arcadia will be releasing a barrel aged (for 22 months) supply of Cereal Killer Barleywine Ale. It’s the first release of barrel aged Cereal Killer since its Gold Medal win at the 2009 GABF.
Barrel Aged Cereal Killer (10% ABV): A 22 month aged barleywine, brewed in English-style tradition, full-bodied with robust malty flavors like caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruit notes, subtle citrus finish from the hops. Cellar-aging evolves the flavor into a sherry-like aroma, available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 60
Arcadia is also releasing a barrel aged (for 22 mo) Imperial Stout for the first time ever.
Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (9.5% ABV): A 22 month aged Imperial Stout with a rich mouth feel, aroma consists of dark roasted malts and blackstrap molasses with a hint of smoke, flavor notes of coffee, bittersweet cocoa, black licorice and hints of prune. A generous addition of hops provides complexity and an astringent finish. Available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 82
Projected time frame for these releases is between November and December. Both will be in very short supply.
London Porter and Nut Brown releases are on the horizon for late Fall.
London Porter (8.2% ABV): this English porter has the aroma and flavor of peat-like Bamberg smoked malt, brewed with seven varieties of premium European malted barley, has notes of bittersweet chocolate and coffee and is counter-balanced by a long-sustaining finish of Goldings hops. Available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 58
Nut Brown (5.6% ABV): this English-style brown ale pours mahogany and is capped by a rich foam head, brewed with six different varieties of premium malted barley; flavor profile has hints of chocolate, raisins, dates and almonds. The ripe fruit notes and malty, sweet finish are counterbalanced by a subtle hop bitterness and aroma. Available in 12 oz. bottles. IBUs: 35