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
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
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!