Big, strong, and boozy. That’s a beer you celebrate America with. Clown Shoe’s (Ipswich, MA) Crunkle Sam raises a pimp cup to one of, if not THE best brewing country in the world.
We brewed Crunkle Sam, an American Barleywine Ale dry hopped with Citra hops, to celebrate America. America, we love you: thank you for allowing Clown Shoes to set off a few fireworks in the craft beer world.
A new Barrel Roll springs forth today from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Redlands, CA). Hammerhead, an American-style barleywine (hoppier than the English versions) aged in rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Each release in the series is named for a plane aerobatic maneuver. A hammerhead is when you climb straight vertical and essentially stall the plane so it is sitting still in the air (nose up).
In the end, the pilot makes the plane to tip over like it is hinged on one of it’s wingtips, and pointed straight down. (See image below.)… Read the rest
In celebration of the Papal Vacancy The Lost Abbey has a new creation to launch. Sede Vacante Ale (Latin for vacant seat) is a blend of barleywine aged in cognac barrels and Angel’s Share aged in brandy barrels. The creation of the beer is veiled in complete secrecy with the recipe being burned upon completion.
“It’s not very often we get to fete the arrival of a new Pontiff. We felt this was an exceptional event worthy of a new release from our Lost Abbey Barrel Program.”
This will be an extremely rare release with an estimated 100 cases available. … Read the rest
Pop Quiz. How many barleywines in a can you name? Add another to your list. Previously only available on draft, 21st Amendment (San Fran) plans for a 2013 release of Boom.
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. It’s strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.… Read the rest
It is here. Sierra Nevada’s Barrel Aged Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale. The buzz around this beer has been mounting for months now. Over a beer with Sierra Nevada brewer Terrance Sullivan last year, he made the barrel aged plans known to Beer Street Journal. We’ve been drooling ever since. 2013 Bigfoot joins the fray.
Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew… Read the rest
Goose Island Brewing is adding to the Bourbon County Brand this year. The series is no longer limited to imperial stouts. A few months ago, Goose Island filled bourbon barrels (Heaven Hill?) with barleywine.
Introducing Bourbon County Brand Barleywine. Aged in the same method as the Bourbon County Brand Stout. Draft and bottle offerings are expected.
Johan the Barleywine was the first batch of beer ever made at Sun King Brewery. In fact, this is part of that batch from July, 2009. The brewery laid some of Johan in bourbon barrels to age since then. That’s 3+ years this beer has been waiting to surface.
Johan the Barleywine was the first batch of beer produced at Sun King on July 1, 2009. We filled two bourbon barrels from the initial batch and let it age. This process imparts even more depth of character to this award winning beer, which is featured here in the first release of our King’s Reserve Series.
Only 250 cans will be made available … Read the rest
A little while back, Goose Island Brewing (Chitown) released King Henry Barleywine. For that release, the brewery aged Henry in the used Bourbon County barrels. A few months ago, Goose Island filled bourbon barrels (Heaven Hill?) with barleywine.
Introducing Bourbon County Brand Barleywine. Aged in the same method as the Bourbon County Brand Stout. Draft only potential for the time being. This is your head’s up.
Starting January 15th you can begin placing your orders from AleSmith’s 2013 Reserve Beers. This year’s selections will be Barrel Aged Old Numbskull and Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout.
“Barrel Aged Old Numbskull is our award winning American Barleywine Ale matured in premium bourbon barrels for up to one year to develop it’s rich intense flavor profile. This beer has not been released since 2010.
Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout is our award winning year round Speedway Stout with Kopi Luwak Coffee. … Read the rest
The 5th edition of Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida)’s Capricho Oscuro Ale is upon us. The brewery bottled it today. The beer is a blend of 5 beers aged in different barrels:
Hot Blooded Foreign Stout – Foreign Stout, 7%
Puppy’s Breath Robust Porter – Porter, 8%
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer – Barleywine aged on cedar. 10%