Last year's list...
Barleywine & Big Beer Tastival 2008

Don't be confused by the name. This year's Barleywine Festaroon is a continuation of last year's Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival. As much as I am part of the Portland beer scene, it's hard for me to blog about these events. The simple reason is that I want to keep it all to myself. Not that I could drink all of this fantastic beer by myself (though I could put a pretty good dent in it), but at some point, the short lines will disappear and I'll have to fight for this selection of barleywines and big beers. I'm old, and I don't like to fight. Unless I've had several barleywines, and then you get into the chicken and egg situation...

For information on last year's event, you can check out the writeup, photos, and beer list. The simple facts are these:

  • The dates are March 6 and 7.
  • Gates open at noon both days close at ten.
  • 1945 nw Quimby St.
  • The tickets are $1.75 for a four ounce taste, no charge for admission.














































































































































































































































































































































































Year: Brewery: Name: Style: ABV:
2007 ANCHOR OLD FOGHORN BARLEYWINE 8.80
2006 ANCHOR OLD FOGHORN BARLEYWINE 9.40
2006 ANDERSON VALLEY HORN OF THE BEER BARLEYWINE
10.30
2008 ASTORIA BITTER BITCH STRONG ALE
8.20
2007 B.J.s TATONKA STOUT IMPERIAL STOUT
8.30
2008 BEER VALLEY HIGHWAY TO ALE BARLEYWINE
10.50
2007 BEND BREWING OUTBACK X OLD ALE
9.50
2008 BEND BREWING OUTBACK X OLD ALE
9.50
2008 BISON ORGANIC BARLEYWINE BARLEYWINE
9.50
2007 BRIDGEPORT OLD KNUCKLEAD BBL BARLEYWINE
10.00
2008 BRIDGEPORT


BARLEYWINE
9.10
2007 BRIDGEPORT OLD KNUCKLHEAD BARLEYWINE
9.10
2007 BUTTE CREEK TRAIN WRECK BARLEYWINE
10.60
2007 CASCADE YARLEY WHINE BARLEYWINE
11.30
2007 CASCADE DEFROSTER WINTER IPA
7.20
2008 DE PROEFBROUWERJI TOMME ARTHUR BELGIAN STRONG 8.53
2005 DESCHUTTES MIRROR MIRROR BARLEYWINE 9.86
2008 DICK'S BARLEYWINE BARLEYWINE
10.50
2008 FISH LEVIATHAN BARLEYWINE
10.00
2007 FRIAR TUCKS GLUTIUS MAXIMUS BARLEYWINE
11.00
2007 FT. GEORGE XVI CHAPEL BARLEYWINE
9.50
2007 GREAT DIVIDE OLD RUFFIAN BARLEYWINE
10.27
2007 HALES RUDYARD'S RARE BARLEYWINE
9.20
2008 HALES RUDYARD'S RARE BARLEYWINE
9.20
2008 HOPWORKS NOGGIN FLOGGIN BARLEYWINE
9.60
2007 KONIGSHOEVEN QUADRUPEL DARK QUAD
10.00
2007 LAGUNITAS GNARLEY WINE BARLEYWINE
9.70
2006 LAGUNITAS UNDERCOVER SHUTDOWN STRONG ALE 9.28
2008 LAUGHING DOG DOGFATHER



10.85
2008 LAURELWOOD OLD RELIABLE BARLEYWINE
10.10
2008 LHAT NEPPUR ENIW YELRAB BARLEYWINE
11.20
2006 LUCKY LABRADOR OLD YELLER BARLEYWINE
11.40
2005 LUCKY LABRADOR OLD YELLER BARLEYWINE
11.40
2007 LUCKY LABRADOR OLD YELLER BARLEYWINE
11.40
2008 NINKASI SASQUATCH BARLEYWINE



2008 OAKSHIRE SASQUATCH BARLEYWINE
9.30
2006 PELICAN GRAND CRU GRAND CRU
9.50
2004 SIERRA NEVADA BIGFOOT BARLEYWINE
9.60
2008 SPEAKEASY OLD GODFATHER BARLEYWINE
10.20
2008 TERMINAL GRAV SUPERFEST STRONG ALE
11.50
2008 THREE CREEKS ?? BARLEYWINE



2007 WALKING MAN OLD STUMBLE FOOT BARLEYWINE
12.30
2008 WALKING MAN OLD STUMBLE FOOT BARLEYWINE
12.30
2007 WIDMER KGB IMPERIAL STOUT 9.25