Barley Wine | 11% ABV | 85% IBU
When making a proper barley wine, it’s all about the right amount of residual sugar to create beautiful sweetness. This makes this an easy to drink beer that doesn’t seem like it’s 85 IBU or has over 11% ABV. In other words, be careful because this beer can sneak up on you. You have flavors of dark caramel, toffee, light coffee, dark fruit and a dash of citrus and pine on the finish.
Northbound came on the scene 2012 after crowd funding their way into production. The model worked and the brewery is now a proud winner of a Silver Medal in the World Beer Cup, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Unlike many other breweries in the Twin Cities, Northbound Smokehouse is truly a brew pub with a restaurant and full bar. Their Smokehouse Porter epitomizes Northbound Smokehouse, a great brewery with fantastic BBQ and a large whiskey selection- capturing the essence of smokey, grilled foods and pairing well crafted brews.