A variant of an extremely popular Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. stout may be coming to cans.
Barrel-Aged Narwhal 2019 is an 11.9 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with six different malts and two different hops before being aged in bourbon barrels for “nearly a year.” According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the new release will be packaged in 16-ounce cans. Barrel-Aged Narwhal debuted in 2013 and has historically been packaged in 750ml bottles.
As the name suggests, the new variant uses the Chico, Calif.-based brewery’s Narwhal imperial stout (10.2 percent ABV) as its base, a beer that debuted in 2012. There have been a number of different Narwal variants released over the years, including Trip In The Woods Cocoa Coconut Narwhal and Rum Barrel Aged Narwhal.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.