Blog Tag: Barleywine

Hellshire I: Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine from Oakshire Brewing

Let's get this out of the way first: You want this beer. Since a very limited amount (i.e., I'm going to punch you in the face to get the last bottle) will make it up to Portland, the best way to get your hands on this is to make it down to the brewery on May 7th at 8am. Not only will you get the chance to purchase a bottle of this superb beer, but... Read More »

Galaxy Hopped Barleywine, a successful experiment in balance, subtlety, and complexity

Widmer Brothers brewing, fresh off a media event about their new outside packaging and branding, are now showing off their insides.  The latest addition to the Brothers' Reserve series is the Galaxy Hopped Barleywine.  "At Widmer Brothers, we're always experimenting with new recipies, and the Brothers' Reserve Series brings some of our most innovative concepts to market," said Rob Widmer.  "We love craft brewing, we love great beer, and our hope is that we're able... Read More »

2011 Big Beer and Barleywine Festival Beer List

Hot off the presses is this year's Big Beer and Barleywine Festival beer list from the Lucky Lab. Of course, by the time we get to the event, it may be known as a festeroon, tastival, festerival, or something else as in year's past. Whatever the name, it's plenty of big beers, barleywines, verticals, and vintage releases. It's a favorite event of mine, full of interesting beers and fun people. You can check out photos... Read More »

Full Sail Brewing Company announces the 20th release of Old Boardhead Barleywine

When Full Sail claims that this beer ages well, it's an understatement.  At my last family tasting, I brought out a 3 year old Full Sail Old Boardhead.  While it's not surprising that this beer was great, it was a huge surprise that this beer got top honors at a table of people who never drink barleywine outside of our tastings.  This beer transcended all style barriers and was a show stopper as everyone slowed down even... Read More »

AKA 2010 Lucky Labrador Barleywine and Big Beer Tasting

In the past, it's been called a tastival. It's also been called a festeroon. This year? Who knows. But a festival by any other name would be as sweet! Whatever the name, you'll be tasting barleywines and big beers! The Lucky Lab's Ben Flerchinger just sent me the newest list: 46 beers with an average ABV of 9.8%—big beers indeed! Ben also said to expect about 15 or 20 more offerings by the time the... Read More »