Two Roads Brewing’s (Stratford, CT) newest is a blonde barleywine dubbed 20 Ton Ale.
The beer honors an inherited 20-ton overhead crane left over from when the production facility was US Baird Automatic Machine facility. The crane isn’t fully operational, but the brewery does use it from time to time.
A behomoth of a beer, it’s brewed with Golden Promise (known for its distinct vanilla biscuit character) malt and generously hopped with a blend of both cutting-edge and classic hop varieties. The result is a decidedly fruity and piney heavyweight brew clocking in at 12% alcohol and loaded with plenty of hop character that makes it enjoyable upon release or after aging in a cool cellar.
Two Roads 20 Ton Ale is available starting this week in 750ml bottles, and limited draft.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Draft
Arrival: December 8th, 2014
Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Avondale Estates, GA) will release a bourbon barrel version of Civilization Barleywine in 2015, dubbed Height of Civilization. The brewery put the barleywine into barrels today.
Civilization’s recipe was recently tweaked (to include bourbon soaked cocoa nibs) and is a complex 12% ABV beer.
Duclaw Brewing’s Devil’s Milk is set to return again in 2014 on November 12th. The beer was first brewed in 1998.
The 2014 vintage of Devil’s Milk epitomizes the American Barleywine. A medium bodied, amber ale with a thin, persistent, off-white head and a complex flavor profile with an assertive hop bill. Mesmerizing citrus flavors and aromas of the palate dominating hop finish and warming alcohol presence…
Duclaw Devil’s Milk is available in 22oz bombers and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Boulder Beer Scourge of the Dude is a sequel to another rare barrel aged offering from Boulder, The Dude’s Bane. So named, because the barrels aging both beers were constantly in the brewery’s “Shipping Dude’s” way.
The dude strikes again! A sequel to The Dude’s Bane, Scourge of the Dude is the second release in our barrel-aged Dude Series. This barleywine ale was born on our pilot system, using a blend of caramel malts, toasted rye and a hint of smoked malt, then aged for eight months in first-use bourbon barrels. Although strong bourbon and oak characters from he barrel dominate up front, the Scourge opens up with subtle raison-like notes and a dry, tannic finish.
Boulder Beer Scourge of the Dude will be available in 22oz bombers, capped & waxed.
Jekyll Brewing (Alpharetta, GA) releases a very limited run of Off the Grid Barleywine this week. Just 1500 bottles are available, each hand signed by brewer Josh Rachel.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. 1500 bottle run.
Release: Week of October 6th, 2014
Images via Jekyll Brewing
Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) releases Woodcut #8 on October 1st, 2014.
Odell chose a barleywine as a tribute to the brewery’s English-style brewing roots. Woodcut #8 is aged in virgin oak barrels that are retired after use.
Woodcut No. 8 has a rich malt base with notes of dried fruit that mingle with hints of toasted coconut, vanilla and turbinado sugar from the new oak. Slightly warming and sweet, the beer boasts delicate crème brûlée character that will evolve and mellow with age.
Odell Woodcut #8 will hit the tap room on October 1st. 750ml bottles will be distributed across the brewery’s 8 state distribution.
Surly Brewing’s anniversary is technically in February, but this beer celebrating eight years is done, when it’s done. That’s a brewery saying. Every release is vastly different than the seven before it. Head brewer Todd Haug is given carte blanche to create as he sees fit. Surly Eight is a described as an oat-wine style, with milk sugar and aged in High West Rye Whiskey barrels.
This beer was designed for barrel aging, so it’s been a great opportunity to work with our friends at High West Distillery® in Park City. Utah. Brewed with Golden Promise and Aromatic malt Oats, and Milk sugar fermented in stainless steel then aged in High West Rye Whiskey barrels, this golden hued Oat-Wine style ale summons notes of spicy vanilla marshmallow and aromas of honey and whIskey.
Style: Barleywine (w/ Lactose. Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 750ml Bombers, Draft
Surly Anniversary Releases To Date:
One – “Quadruple Bock” 8.3% ABV
Two – Imperial Stout with cranberries. Aka “Cranimal”
Three – Black Braggot, 8.3%
Four – Double Espresso Milk Stout, 9.4%
Five – Brett Dark Ale, 7.5%
Six – aka “Syx”, American Strong Ale. 15%
Seven – “SeVIIn, Belgian-style Strong Ale, w/ Brett