Barleywine season usually happens close to the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. However, there is no reason a barleywine must be released around that time. Anytime is a good time for a great barleywine, and Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has brought back a multiple award winner.
Just this past Saturday, June 4th Black Raven released the 2016 Vintage of Old Birdbrain Barleywine. Sorry I didn’t tell you about the release before the 4th, but I was out of town and didn’t have access to a computer while I was away.
Here is some more information about this release from Black Raven Brewing Company:
Old Birdbrain Barleywine
Release date: Saturday, June 4th @Noon
This robust strong ale features pale malts and generous hop additions. After primary fermentation, several American rye whiskey barrels are filled and cellared to age. The remaining beer is then cellared in a stainless steel tank. After many months of aging, the barrels are then blended into the remaining batch aged in the stainless steel tank.
2009 Old Birdbrain- First Place Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival 2011
2010 Old Birdbrain- First Place Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival 2012
2010 Old Birdbrain- Third Place Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival 2013
2012 Old Birdbrain – Second Place Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival 2016
Taproom draft and 500ml bottles to go $9.99 + Tax
Limit of four bottles per person/day.
That’s an impressive lineup of awards. Don’t worry if you missed the Saturday release. I’m sure they haven’t run out yet. So get over to The Raven’s Nest today to have an Old Birdbrain on tap and take a few bottles to go. I’ll be doing the same very soon.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.