Are you a fan of English style barleywines? If you aren’t familiar with the style, English barleywines, as compared to American style barleywines, tend to be just a bit more on the sweet side with a more subdued hop character and more fruit esters.
Are you also a fan of small batch breweries? Then Foggy Noggin Brewing Company out of Bothell (ones of Washington’s smallest production craft breweries) has an event coming up that should be right up your alley. Next Friday, February 17th from 6 pm – 8 pm, Foggy Noggin is hosting a vertical tasting (2013, 2015, 2016) of their English style barleywine: Duck’s Ass. There are only 20 spots available for this special vertical tasting and the cost is $30 per person.
Here is some more information from Foggy Noggin Brewing Company:
Friday – February 17th (6-8pm) – our first vertical tasting event featuring our English Barleywines. We have 3 years (2013, 2015, 2016) of Duck’s Ass (English Barleywine) to taste. This big Barleywine weighs in at 11.2% ABV – 91 IBU. Brewed with 100% English grown floor malted barley, English grown hops and lots of dried fruits, this beer has a complex flavor profile and is perfect for taking on interesting aging characteristics. Additionally, we have a 4th Barleywine – Gold Label – 2016 – 11.5% ABV – 101 IBU that will also be included in the flight. Gold Label is a historical brewing of Tennants 1954 Gold Label Barleywine, thanks to British Beer Writer & Historian Ron Pattinson. This event is limited to 20 people – $30/each – must be prepaid in advance. This is sure to be a high demand event, so get your space reserved ASAP.Registration can be done in the Foggy Noggin tasting room or on-line https://squareup.com/store/foggy-noggin-brewing/item/foggy-noggin-barleywine-vertical-tasting-event
As note above, this special, vertical tasting of Duck’s Ass will also include a bonus barleywine: Gold Label 2016. If you’re interested in attending this event, don’t delay. With only 20 spots available, it will fill up fast. Click the link above to reserve your spot now.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.