One of DuClaw Brewing Co.’s most popular seasonal beers, Devil’s Milk, has been released.
First brewed in 1998, the 10.6 percent ABV barleywine uses a different blend of American hops in each release, making each year’s beer a unique creation. According to head brewer Jim Wagner, there was a total of 315 barrels brewed of the 2014 incarnation, which includes simcoe, nugget and centennial hops along with five different malts.
“No prayer, exorcism, or divine intervention can save your soul once our unholy barley wine style ale seduces your palate with sensual fruit esters, a mighty malt backbone and a demonic hop presence,” reads the the label. “One sip and you will believe…The milk man cometh.”
While 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($11.99) of Devil’s Milk were shipped to the Baltimore, Md.-based brewery’s entire distribution network two weeks ahead of schedule starting the week of Oct. 20, bottles will also be sold starting on Nov. 12 at the brewery’s Arundel Mills, Bel Air and Bowie Town Center locations.
Founded in 1996 by Dave Benfield, DuClaw Brewing Co. encompasses four different restaurant locations in the state of Maryland, and distributes in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and parts of Virginia as well as Washington, D.C.