Numb Comfort
American Barleywine

DEBC announces its next beer release, Numb Comfort, which went into aging barrels 4-20-2012 and is being released 1 year later on 4-20-2013.


As far as the name. Pink Floyd is primarily the inspiration along with the numbing caused by alcohol (high in this brew about 10.5-12%) and also suggesting that it should be approached with caution. As a strong ale it also takes the chill out of winter (or would if we had such a thing).

Video: Tait Lifto introduces Numb Comfort & interviews Drew Huerter

Numb Comfort

Style: American Barleywine-style Ale

Hops: Chinook, Willamette, Summit

Malts: Pale Ale, Light Munich, Crystal Rye, White Wheat

Yeast: English Ale

Other: Raw Cane Sugar

Barleywine-style Ale? These brews are usually only wine-like in alcoholic content, they are all beer. In fact they are biggest baddest brews in the Pale Ale family. Malt flavors, hop bitterness and aroma, yeasty esters, everything has been turned up to ’11’. Our Numb Comfort is the continuation of the American interpretation of the style originally of British origin. We fill the mash tun to the top with four of our favorite malts, then dose it with enough of our favorite resinous, piney and fruity hops to balance. English Ale yeast takes it from there. But we’re not done yet! We then age a portion of this flavorful ale in oak whiskey barrels to drive the complexity past the horizon.

11-12ish% ABV, 85 IBUs

Inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfortably_Numb


Numb Comfort will be unveiled at the Untapped Festival in Ft Worth on April 20, 2013 and will be available on draft at area bars & restaurants the following week!

DEBC Rye Whiskey Barrels

DEBC Barrels

Drew filling rye whiskey barrels with Numb Comfort 4-20-12

Glassware - Numb Comfort options

Posted By Tait Lifto (Sales & Brand Ninja)
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8 Responses to Numb Comfort

  1. Robert (Bob) Hancock says:

    This is the most awesome barleywine I have had! Great job!!!
    You need to send some to San Antonio, TX (I’m in Austin, a much better place to find things from afar).

  2. Daniel says:

    This has gotta be one (if not, the best craft beers on the market -at the very least, throughout the southwest) right now. Beautiful, Wonderful tasting stuff! Keep pumping it out please and thank you!
    Daniel Butler

  3. RaiderRob94 says:

    Had this on a whim at Whole Foods in Lakewood a few months back….so darn good I ended up buying a growler to take it home. Good stuff? Nope. Greater than great, folks. Thank you DEBC for brewing this sweet delicious nectar!

  4. Zachary says:

    I had this at Opal Divines in ATX. Where can I get it again?

  5. David D says:

    Need some Numb Comfort beer in Michigan for our Pink Floyd tribute band….. Can it happen?

  6. Tex says:

    I fell in love with barley wine style ale in Amsterdam. Little brewery called Heineken makes this version called Tarwebok. Ever since that trip I’ve tried to find a substitute only to be disappointed time and again, until today. Thanks for making this – where can I buy it other than getting some on tap? I live in Austin.

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