Midnight Sun to re-release BarFly (Smoked Imperial Stout) in Summer 2014

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by 1up, May 15, 2014.

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  1. 1up

    1up Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia



    ABV: 11.6%
    IBU: 45

    Somber and smoky, BarFly Smoked Imperial Stout saunters into the room slowly. Thick smoke. Cool swagger. Good wood. Bit of bourbon. Sticky leather. Slow glances. Lingering looks. Vanilla. The only thing that didn’t make the glass was maraschino cherry. Bring your own and…wear out your welcome.

    First brewed as part of our 2010 Pop Ten Series, BarFly was added to our Alaska’s Most Wanted line-up in 2014. Bourbon barrel-aging requires a long leisure so this beer is not on a set schedule but we hope to get a batch out about once a year.

    AK - 22-oz bottles and very limited draft (Late Summer 2014)
    WA, OR, CA, NY – 22-oz bottles (Late Summer 2014)


    Midnight Sun crafts some of the most sought-after beer in the world. This ongoing and ever-growing line—called Alaska’s Most Wanted—includes creative successes from our themed beer series as well as amazing one-offs. The beers in this line-up will be produced and released as time and tank space permit but they will be repeated.

    We hope you love our extra special brews as much as we do. A gracious thank-you to our long time “every weather” fans for years of love and support. And an open-armed welcome to the new aficianados who are just discovering our very characterful beers.
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  2. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,866) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    It won't be the same, but I'm definitely excited
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  3. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Pooh-Bah (1,766) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    Loved this beer the first time around. Midnight Sun makes it to NY now?????? Awesome!
  4. 1up

    1up Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia

    It for sure won't be the same considering that this batch will be aged in Bourbon and not Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.
  5. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,866) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    that aint the only reason it'll be different....
  6. RWNay

    RWNay Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois

    Please go on.... Do tell
  7. itracy63

    itracy63 Savant (1,163) Apr 20, 2013 Washington

    I'm guessing KevSal is alluding to the fact that Gabe Fletcher isn't involved this time, but that's just my guess
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  8. kevanb

    kevanb Pooh-Bah (2,449) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Very sad that its not a faithful recreation of the original beer, which was truly marvelous, but I'll still be doing what I can to procure a bottle.
  9. paulys55

    paulys55 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Anyone have any idea why they didn't just barrel it the same way? Just curious.
  10. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,866) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    or ben, or even jeremiah. im not sayin it wont be good but it definetly wont be the same. excited ninetheless!
  11. BeerWorld

    BeerWorld Pundit (770) Feb 20, 2008 New York

    For quite some time now. We get all their latest and greatest. Loved the first batch of BarFly. The next one - not as much. Looking forward to the new batch.
  12. Kuaff

    Kuaff Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2013 Alaska

    Wonderful. I just hope they actually send some of this special release north of Anchorage this time. Was very disappointed when I couldn't find any of the last batches of TREAT and Berserker. "Available in AK" my ass.

    But really I love Midnight Sun no matter what. Even if I don't see it, I'll still have my Monk's Mistress and Fallen Angel...
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  13. SitkaSteve

    SitkaSteve Initiate (0) May 19, 2014 Idaho

    Agreed. I couldn't find Berserker in Sitka. Does it have the disclaimer that it's "Alaskan's most wanted" because they'd rather hook up the lower 48 and ignore the state they're supposed to make beer for?
  14. unclekeith

    unclekeith Pooh-Bah (1,602) Sep 4, 2012 Alaska
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  15. KevSal

    KevSal Pooh-Bah (2,866) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    has anyone tried the new batch yet?
  16. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Just picked up their Second Hand Smoke, I wonder if it's the same base beer.
  17. SHIG

    SHIG Aspirant (257) Mar 5, 2007 Alaska

    I thought it was a very excellent beer, but then again I never had the original 2010. A few people when I was at Midnight Sun on Monday said it was as good if not better.
  18. TheBrewViking

    TheBrewViking Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 Alaska

    I tried a sample at the brewery when I was there picking up my bottles and I was impressed.
    Second hand smoke is the second runnings of Barfly. So Barfly is Second Hand Smoke on steroids with some bourbon to mellow out the smoke.
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