Southern Tier Backburner, the brewery’s barleywine will make a seasonal return in January, 2016. This release will feature 12 ounce bottles for the first time.
Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. At Southern Tier this long awaited brew is placed on the back burner until the start of the new year. Back Burner Barley Wine is a celebration of things to come and things remembered. It’s conceived in three small batches, using voluminous amounts of barley and hops. The process starts early in the morning and ends late into the night. We hope this rare brew reignites your spirit for another trip around the sun.
Southern Tier Backburner is a seasonal offering in 22 and 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Hops: Kettle – Chinook. Aroma – Willamette. Dry Hop – Amarillo, Centennial.
Malts: 2 Row Pale. Light & Dark Caramel
Availability: 22oz Bottles, 12oz Bottles (NEW). Draft Offerings. January seasonal
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Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws 2015 is already on tap the brewery in Portland, Oregon. Bottles will be available on Saturday.
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws is a barleywine, and one of the brewery’s most popular. Brewed in September and October, and released in November, annually.
The brewery suggests cellaring this offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Return: 11/21/15 (Bottles)
11.5% ABV, 70 IBUs
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New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine Ale is coming to the brewery’s Lips of Faith Series. This release marks the first barleywine in the employee-owned Fort Collins, Colorado’s lineup.
The base beer is a barleywine brewed with fresh blackberries and candi sugar.
Smooth as the silk ascot you should be wearing while sipping this barley wine ale brewed with fresh blackberries. A trip under your nose reveals aromas of toasted oak, caramel toffee and burgundy. Sip with purpose.
New Belgium Blackberry Barley Wine Ale will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.
Style: Barleywine (w/ Blackberries)
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel Munich, Oats
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Pabst Brewing Company is launching Ballantine Burton Ale in time for the holiday season. This particular beer… has quite a history.
P. Ballantine & Sons Brewing in Newark, New Jersey brewed the original Burton Ale, that was never sold commercially. The barleywine style ale was aged from 10-20 years in American oak before it was ever bottled. Even then, it was given away as gifts to brewery VIPs. President Harry Truman is even said to have had been given a bottle.
The surviving Ballantine Burton Ale bottles have been traded or sold for sizable sums. Interestingly, tastings over the years have shown the beer to hold up quite well thanks to a high alcohol by volume, and strong hop bill.
The revival edition of Ballantine Burton Ale is brewed “sweet and strong” with a “robust” hop character, similar to the original. It has been aged in American oak barrels for months prior to bottling.
Ballantine Burton Ale will be available in major northeast markets in November and December in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Release: November, 2015
11.3% ABV, 75 IBUs
P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing was founded in 1840. They were acquired by Falstaff Brewing in 1972. In 1985, Pabst Brewing Company purchased the brand.
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