Barleywine season is almost here. The 15th Annual Hard Liver Barleywine Festival is coming up next month at Brouwer’s Cafe and the 15th Annual Barleywine Bacchanal will happen at Beveridge Place Pub in March. With these and other barleywine festivals on the way, local breweries are working hard to get their 2017 barley wines ready to go.
To that end, Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is just about ready to release their 2017 Old Birdbrain Barleywine, which has been a multiple award winner at the annual Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival. This year’s vintage will arrive this coming Friday, Jaunary 27th.
Here is some more information about this release from Black Raven Brewing Company:
Old Birdbrain Barleywine
Release date: Friday, January 27th
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
One case per person limit.
No growler fills for this one of course but, as noted above, Old Birdbrain will be available on tap in The Raven’s Nest taproom and to go in 500ml bottles (Limit 1 case per person). Expect to see it start appearing at local bottle shops soon afterwards.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.