About Arctic Ale

A beer designed explicitly for adventurers and explorers, Arctic Ale is steeped in lore and legend. Originally brewed by request of Queen Victoria of England in 1851, Arctic Ale was developed as “life sustaining support” for sailors sent to search for lost expeditions charting the Northwest Passage.

Drawing inspiration from these curious and intrepid voyagers, our brewers have created this rich, robust, deep-flavored ale. Despite its dark coffee-like hue and aromas of bourbon, dark fruit, and chocolate, this ale is deceivingly smooth with a rich malt character and subtly sweet finish. While our drinkers today may not have the same need to stave off scurvy, this hearty ale is one that can be enjoyed today, but also placed in the hold for years to come.


Tasting Notes
  • Appearance: Black Coffee
  • Aroma: Malty, Bourbon, Dark Fruit, Raisins, Chocolate, Coffee
  • Mouth feel: Not as heavy as you would expect
  • Taste: Malty and Warming
  • Finish: Sweet

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