Midnight Sun XXX Black Double IPA, Gluttony Triple IPA return

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(Anchorage, AK) – Just in time for the Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Fest 2010, Midnight Sun Brewing is bringing back two old beers: XXX Black Double IPA and Gluttony Triple IPA. XXX, last year’s anniversary beer, will now be released as a seasonal each winter.


Here is the write-up for XXX: “Originally brewed in 2009 to celebrate Specialty Imports’ 30th Anniversary, XXX Black Double IPA is now produced each winter. XXX offers bold, American hop character — comfortably cloaked in dark, luxurious malt. [...]

In 2009, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Specialty Imports’ specialty wine and beer import business, Midnight Sun Brewing Company brewed a very special beer–a black double IPA–to honor this Alaska company’s long-term success.”

According to the VP of Sales Marketing and Business/Brand Development, Barb Miller, between 750-900 cases of XXX will be released in Alaska only starting next week. The beer, weighing in at 8.5% ABV and 87 IBUs, features Amarillo and Columbus hops. Malts are Pale Tow-row, Special B, and Carafa. XXX is expected to last into March.

XXX is an addition to the brewery’s seasonal “double IPA” line which currently consists of CoHoHo Imperial IPA and Meltdown Double IPA.

Here is the schedule for those seasonals:

JAN – MAR XXX Black Double IPA
APR – JUN Meltdown Double IPA
JUL – SEP new “double wheat IPA” based on Obliteration V – not named yet
OCT – DEC CoHoHo Imperial IPA

Says Miller, “CHH and MD will stay around longer than the other two since they are have established sales/demand.”

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Also returning for a brief stint is Gluttony Triple IPA, previously featured as part of the Deadly Sins Series. From the AleMail newsletter:

“The Alstrom Bros – Jason and Todd – will be the guests of Great AK Beer & Barley Wine Fest 2010 on FRI 1/15 and SAT 1/16. The Bros created beeradvocate.com and subsequently the fabulous magazine. If U aren’t already an avid fan, check out the site…become an online member…subscribe. In honor of the Alstroms, we’ll be brewing up a batch of Gluttony, which the Bros reviewed in Vol II Issue II. I think it’s our [the?] best review eVer sO “the review” is going on a tee to be released with Gluttony on JAN 15 2010.”

Gluttony will be available on draft and in 22’s. XXX will also be available at the brewery for that event.

For good measure, here are some upcoming brewery events:

TUE 01/12 MSBC’s First 6×6 Beer Dinner 2009 Crew Brews plus fabulous fare.
WED 01/13 MSBC Kitchen OPENS!! Hours change to 11 AM – 8 PM daily.
FRI 01/15 XXX Black Double IPA is released as our JAN-MAR seasonal double IPA
FRI 01/15 GLUTTONY Triple IPA returns. 10.5% ABV. 200 IBUs.
FRI 01/15 and SAT 01/16 Great AK Beer and Barley Wine Fest
SUN 01/17 Good Mojo DAY – 5 gallons on TaP – BTG only
FRI 02/?? BREWTALITY Espresso Black Bier RETURNS
FRI 02/?? 2009 Crew Brew: BECAUSE Double DuBeL with ancho chilies in oak

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