Barleywine and Big Beer Festival at the Lucky Lab
Barleywine and Big Beer Festival Lucky Labrador Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. March 2nd and 3rd Noon – 10pm
One of my favorite events of the year starts on Friday: Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. In the past, this event has gone by many names. In 2008, it was the Barleywine and Big Beer Tastival and in 2009 it was the Barleywine Festeroon. But, whatever it's called, it's a great event. As the name promises, the beers are big. This year, the average across the list below is 9.9%! So, take your time, drink a lot of water, and find a ride home.
From the press release: "More than 40 rotating barleywines and big beers will be on tap. Some are recent releases, some aged for more than three years, and a few vertical tastings! Taste what age can do to a great beer.
Admission is free and minors are welcome until 9pm. A glass and two tokens get you started at $9. Addition tokens are $2. each. Cash encouraged."
Here is the confirmed beer list as it currently stands, but they're expecting about 15-20 more by Friday's opening. If you're a facebooker, keep an eye on their page for updates.
2012.03.02 - UPDATE: The list was amended this morning. The list below is what they have on hand for today's opening (new addtions marked with an *), with a few more likely trickling in today and tomorrow.
|2011||21st Amendment||*Lower Deboom||10.5%|
|2010||Alameda||Old Alger 1500||11%|
|2011||Anderson Valley||*Horn Of The Beer||8.6%|
|2010||Great Divide||Old Ruffian||10.2%|
|2011||Great Divide||*Old Ruffian||10.2%|
|2011||Beer Valley||*Highway To Ale||10.5%|
|2007||Lucky Lab||Old Yeller||11.4%|
|2009||Lucky Lab||Old Yeller||11.6%|
|2010||Lucky Lab||Old Yeller||11.2%|
|2011||Lucky Lab||Old Yeller||10.9%|
|2010||Lucky Lab||Son Of Old Yelley (Bbl)||9.2%|
|2009||Lompoc Brewing||*Old Tavern Rat||9.2%|
|2011||North Coast||Old Stock||11.9%|
|20??||Oakshire||Very Ill Tempered Gnome||9.5%|
|2009||Old Mkt. Pub||Barleywine||10.13%|
|2010||S. O. B.||Mrs. Claw's||9.5%|
|2010||Terminal Gravity||*Bucolic Plague||13.1%|
|2011||Terminal Gravity||*Bucolic Plague||13.1%|
|2009||Cascade Brewing||*Diesel (Dbl Bbl)||8.83%|
|2009||Eel River||Raven's Eye||11%|
|2010||Fish Tail||Ten Squared||10%|
|2011||Fish Tail||Ten Squared||10%|
|2009||Laughing Dog||*Alpha Dog||9%|
|2008||Rock Bottom||*Imperial Stout (Bbl)||8.2%|
|2008||Rogue||Russian Imperial Stout||11%|
|2009||Salmon Creek||Brother Larry||8.4%|
|2008||Terminal Gravity||Festive Ale||8.3%|
|2009||Terminal Gravity||Festive Ale||8.3%|
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