Halloween is a mere six weeks away. The 2021 edition of Darkness approaches, its arrival heralded by the son of Darkness, ruling at its baleful side with a dark energy all his own.
Birthed in ritual and ceremony from the depths of our brewhouse, the beer known as Damien rises from the second runnings of the original Darkness wort. This Old World technique births a new, different beer, lighter in profile than its pitch black forebear while still marked by full flavor and character. We anoint this medium-bodied American black ale with a touch of black malt and generous dry-hopping, resulting in roasty notes of brown sugar, chocolate, and coffee, along with a wicked pop of tangerine/pine aromatics.
Some say none shall know the hour, but Damien is available right now to our U.S. markets.
Here is wisdom:
- Style: American Black Ale
- Hops: Warrior (bittering), Willamette, Glacier, Chinook (dry hop)
- Malts: Pale, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Chocolate, Black, Med. Crystal, Special B, Roasted Barley, Oats
- Yeast: English Ale
- Bitterness: Low
- ABV: 6.5%
- Pour: Not quite Darkness-dark, but still plenty dark