ReviewsBarleywine Week: Stone Old Guardian (2010)

You can’t really talk about Barleywines without talking about another San Diego standard: Stone Old Guardian. I first reviewed this back in 2007, and it’s interesting to note that each year’s vintage has a slightly different alcohol content: the 2007 was 11.26%, while this 2010 bottle indicates 11.1%. And the … Continue reading

ReviewsBarleywine Week: Past reviews

I drink my fair share of Barleywines, and while not all of them make it online, I’ve amassed a number of reviews over the years. A sweep through past blog entries highlights those that did make it online: Deschutes Mirror Mirror (2005), which I reviewed when I hosted The Session … Continue reading

ReviewsBarleywine Week: Green Flash Barleywine

The beer I’m reviewing today comes from one of the San Diego breweries that is known for the big San Diego-style hopping I’ve talked about before: Green Flash Brewing Barleywine Style Ale. This is a big, nearly 11% ABV beer that hits all the high marks for hopheads and strong … Continue reading

BloggingBudweiser Millenium Edition

My boss at work found this little gem at a garage sale over the weekend: That’s a Budweiser Millennium Edition collector’s pack: a champagne-style corked bottle of Budweiser along with four nice Pilsner glasses. Still in box, basically untouched. Apparently this was released in 1999, so this is an 11-year-old … Continue reading

ReviewsBarleywine Week: Old Boardhead Barleywine (2010 Reserve)

In the pantheon of Pacific Northwest Barleywines, I consider Full Sail Brewing‘s Old Boardhead to be near the top of the class. First brewed in 1990, the 2010 Reserve edition celebrates its 20th release with a new label (previous labels were distinctive though plain) and two decades of perfecting the … Continue reading

ReviewsBarleywine Week: Rudyard’s Rare Barleywine

Hale’s Ales, out of Seattle, brewed a “Special Limited Edition Release” Barleywine they called Rudyard’s Rare. According to the bottle, this was released in December 2007, which would make this a three-year-old beer; finding it at Whole Foods for $2.99 (for a 12-ounce bottle) makes that quite a good deal. … Continue reading

Theme WeekBarleywine Week

This week is Theme Week here at The Brew Site, and for this month I’ve decided to focus on one of my favorite beer styles: Barleywine. Actually I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t done a week on this yet, especially during the winter months. All this week I’ll be … Continue reading