Southern Tier’s Backburner is exquisite. It’s the first brew of the new year for the brewery. It’s malty, and boozy, a great beer to help you through the winter months. This season, a oaked edition of Backburner is looking to make an appearance. It’s everything you have come to know and love with the barleywine – with a little oak for character.
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 Wineis 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.
Style: Barleywine (oak aged)
Hops: Kettle — Chinook. Aroma — Willamette. Dry Hop — Amarillo, Centennial.
Malts: 2 Row Pale. Light & Dark Caramel
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Seasonal.