In the midst of the uneasy peace in 1740, a religious revival swept across New England, it was known as the Great Awakening. Legend says that preacher George Whitfield’s powerful sermon filled the congregation of Ipswich’s First Church with a horrible sense of their sin. The devil, lurking among the pews, was so pained by the preacher’s words he charged up the steeple stairs and leapt to the Town Green below. A footprint left by the prince of darkness can still be found burned into the rocky ledge to this day… Our take on an American barleywine goes down smooth, but packs a devilishly bold punch. It’s slightly sweet with lingering hints of raisins and caramel.