Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Huge Arker, a massive Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, in late October 2020.
Back in a new-and-improved, super-sized form for 2020, Huge Arker is a blend of Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stouts “aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak.” Weighing in at a colossal 15.5% ABV, this “surprisingly drinkable” iteration of Huge Arker is perfect for “fall weather, the nuances of the 2020 holiday season, and prospective forced social events with occasional relatives.”
“It’s actually illegal in seven states,” remarked President Kevin McGee. “We looked it up.” A perennial favorite limited-release of the brewery, the current class of Huge Arker is “the Hugest Arker ever.” “Huge Arker now has more Arker than ever before” McGee continued. “So much Huge. The Hugeriest.”
Huge Arker is rolling out now and will be hanging around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Anderson Valley’s nationwide distribution network (where it is legal, of course). Prost!
Vital Information for Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Barrel Series; late October 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 15.5%
IBUs – 88
Malts – Pale Two-Row, Special B, Midnight Wheat & Chocolate
Hops – Northern Brewer
Suggested Pairings – “Oysters, braised short ribs, dark chocolate truffles, Gorgonzola, Aged Cheddar”
Recommended Glassware – Tulip or snifter
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://avbc.com/find-our-beer/