Upper Hand Old Fighter, an American barleywine, hits shelves in May.
The strong ale uses eight different hops, and seven different grains, including locally grown rye.
“Everyone in the U.P. has their own story of this mythical Northern Pike. While hooked countless times, this massive fish has never been landed. Our Barley Wine is the perfect beer to reminisce your own Old Fighter stories over,” commented Larry Bell, President and Founder of Upper Hand Brewery and Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Upper Hand Old Fighter will be available in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and North Wisconsin in Mid-May, for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. R
Debut: Mid-May, 2016
Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan Barleywine will be available once again on Monday, March 28th. The barleywine has been aged in a combination of bourbon barrels and virgin oak.
Troegs Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan Barleywine will be available to purchase in single bottles, 4-packs, and cases.
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Jailhouse Judge will be the first beer in the brewery’s new Justice Series.
Just like a southern judge, this beer is tough, a 9% ABV barleywine. It’s big, no question about it. Per Glenn Golden, Jailhouse founder, the barleywine leans American-style, since it is dry-hopped. Judge has a really great balance and mouthfeel with a little cooked caramel flavor.
The Judge market the beginning of a trilogy of beers called the Justice Series. Staunch and impenetrable, The Judge presides over his court. The appropriate heft of this Barleywine demands your attention and if not treated with respect will put you away for some time.
Jailhouse Judge is a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Release: Mid-March, 2016
Wild Heaven Civilization, the brewery’s barleywine, has been bottled for the first time.
The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery has had Civilization on tap intermittently for quite some time now. A barrel-aged edition (Height of Civilization) was one of the first big bottles the brewery released.
Wild Heaven Civilization is brewed with a crazy list of ingredients, including cherries, cranberries, dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, and cocoa nibs. Boozy barleywines, meet fun complexity.
We we asked Sarah Young, Wild Heaven’s Director of Sales what she thought of the new bottles, she told us – It’s f’ing good though, I forgot how yumz it is.
Wild Heaven Civilization is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Nightshift Brewing Marilyn will be available on February 17th.
The base beer for Nightshift Brewing Marilyn is a blonde barleywine, aged in apple brandy barrels.
…Sipping with sumptuous notes of honey, toffee, and maple syrup.
This run of Nightshift Marilyn is limited to 400 bottles. $16 dollars each.
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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
Blackrocks Barrel Aged Gnomas Barleywine