Akademik Black by Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub in Washington, United States

About Akademik Black by Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

otes from  Hale's Ales brewer, Guapo: Brewed and housed in bourbon barrels in January 2014. The flavor is intense- anise, molasses, and spicy phenolics come to mind. The barrel character is subtle but overall this beer wears its alcohol on its sleeve; sit down with a bottle or else bring a tripod. We initially baptized this beer 'Akademik,' drawing on the Akademik Shokalski -- a Russian research vessel that was stuck in Antarctic ice for over a month (our fermentation exhibited similar characteristics). We rescued the stuck fermentation with a strong yeast strain whereby the 2 strains melded into a wonderful experiment.


Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub, founded in 1983, is now the NW's longest running independent brewery. Think Globally, Drink Locally.

Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub makes Akademik Black American Black Ale