Brewer: Nøgne Ø
Style: American Barleywine
Norway's Nøgne Ø (which translates to "naked island") brews this inventive barleywine for the winter solstice. The Nordic nation's lore holds that the sun makes a turn after the shortest day, gradually returning with longer daylight hours. In addition to a healthy portion of smoked barley, Nøgne Ø also uses rye to amplify the spice character in this heady beer.