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Old 06-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Default Barley wine to try?

I want to try a barley wine but anyone who works in a liquor store here drinks more than they sell so they're only familiar with the rocket fuels / solvents in the spirit section. Is there a Barley wine I can buy in stores? Or is the only way to get my hands on any is to make it?

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old Crustacean is a decent one in my book.

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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In order of preference, according to sub-category. They tend to be annual releases, so vertical tastings of 'vintages' can be quite enlightening.

American Barleywine:
DuClaw Dragon's Milk
Rogue Old Crustacean
Lagunitas Gnarlywine
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot


English Barleywine:
Thomas Hardy
Fuller's Golden Pride
Old Dominion Millenium
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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Oh nice, I recognize some of these names. Thanks

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Pike Brewing's Old Bawdy is available in stores...probably only "specialty" grocers and beer stores though. You're not too distant - maybe you can find it in BC?

It's funny, I'm literally just about to do a review of it on my beer blog...

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How about Dogfish's 120 Minute IPA - isn't that really more of a barleywine?

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How about Dogfish's 120 Minute IPA - isn't that really more of a barleywine?
More of a paint-stripper really...

Had a glass the other day. Wow. Bleech! Definately not a barley wine.
I'll stick with their 60 and 90...at least those are still recognizably beer, if maybe a bit on the sweet side.

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How about Dogfish's 120 Minute IPA - isn't that really more of a barleywine?
My toes just curled.
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My favorite barleywines are Anchor Old Foghorn and Real Ale Sisyphus, you should be able to find the Anchor near you.

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Lagunitas Gnarlywine

stone old guardian

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