We’ve been expecting this one, especially because Cigar City is working on a barrel aged edition of “Church on a Hill.” Quick flashback: Swamp Head and Cigar City each brewed a barleywine. Cigar City’s was an English style barleywine dubbed Churchill (until his estate shut that down.) It was then named to Church on a Hill.
Swamp Head brewed an American barleywine, dubbed Roosevelt. A little while later, we learned of Cognac Barrel Aged Church on a Hill. It is only natural that Roosevelt would spend some time in barrels too. 20 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrels to be exact.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. FDR
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