The Dude's Bane
Aged for one year in bourbon barrels and totally in the way, The Dude’s Bane was our first barrel-aged offering in bottles back in 2013, packaged in 22-ounce bombers dipped in red wax and hand-numbered. It began as a lighter-bodied English-style Barleywine with undertones of candied fruit, then over time evolved into something much more complex with the fusion of bourbon, vanilla and oak flavors from the barrel. With only eight barrels packaged and a good number of them already consumed, if you happen to find one of these rare treats cleverly hidden at a retailer near you, snatch it up quickly!
And although totally in our Shipping Dude's way in the cooler for a year, we felt the barrels really tied the room together.
ABV → 12.3%
IBU → 60
Malts → Pale Malt, 70/80 Crystal Malt
Hops → Nugget, Willamette, Cascade
Seasonal → November 2013 → 22oz Bottles