26 September 2016
Today we get a peek at Wicked Weed Dark Arts 2016. This Rum barrel-aged stout is fermented with brettanomyces. Dark Arts was the first North Carolina beer to reach the 15%-ABV legal cap and this third release will reman at 15%-AbV. The 2016 version has been aging since Oct 2015 in Rum barrels after being brewed with honey, brown sugar and agave and you’re looking at the 500ml bottle. Stay tuned hre for release details. We also have a new Canvas Series release called Persistence. This beer is a barrel-aged Amerian sour ale fermented with Montmorency cherries (9%-AbV).
Rum Barrel Dark Arts 2016 will be released 10/21. This from Wicked Weed:
Dark Arts returns. On October 21st at 5pm we'll release our annual Barrel Aged Imperial Stout fermented with Brettanomyces, and this year, we've aged this beer in Nicaraguan rum barrels. We made more of this beer than we ever have, so we've decided to forgo the online pre-sale, and make it available on the shelves at the Funkatorium bottle shop. You're going to ask about the espresso variant, right? We did it again this year, but still a fairly small amount. Stay tuned as we get closer to the release for details. Lest we forget, we'll also be having our Dark Arts party at the same time. From 5pm-1am, we'll have special barrel aged beers from some of our friends on tap as well. COSTUMES ENCOURAGED! This is one of our favorite parties of the year, so make sure you stop by. Cheers to wandering deeper into the Dark Arts.