Since 2013, the month of October has meant one thing for fans of Wicked Weed Brewing: the arrival of Dark Arts.
As with previous versions, Dark Arts is a 14 percent ABV barrel-aged imperial stout fermented with brettanomyces. However, this year’s release will actually encompass three different incarnations: Dark Arts aged in rum barrels, Dark Arts aged in tequila barrels, and a bourbon barrel-aged Dark Arts variant conditioned on espresso.
According to a post on the Asheville, N.C.-based brewery’s Instagram page, all three variations of Dark Arts will be released today at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium. Customers will have the option to purchase individual bottles or a special three-pack that contains one of each variant.
An email sent to Wicked Weed for pricing and purchase limit information was not returned.