Theme WeekTheme Week: On hiatus

This week would ordinarily be the monthly Theme Week here, but instead I’m putting it on hiatus for the near future. Not because I don’t have ideas of things to write about—rather, I have too many ideas for things I want to do, and (of course) never enough time to … Continue reading

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

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

Theme WeekNext week: Barleywines!

Next week I’m back into the monthly swing of doing a Theme Week and I’ve decided it’s time to go with Barleywine as the Theme for January. Barleywine is one of my favorite styles of beer, and shockingly I haven’t yet made it the topic of a Theme Week—I’ve hosted … Continue reading

Theme WeekHappy Thanksgiving!

Happy—or Hoppy—Thanksgiving! Hope everyone’s safe and happy and enjoying some tasty beers today. I might post something later with pictures of various beers being consumed today; we’ll see how awake I am later. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday!

Theme WeekThanksgiving Week: Thanksgiving Beer

The title of this post might seem redundant since I just talked about beers to pair with Thanksgiving dinner, but on the contrary: I was wondering, there are beers brewed specifically for other holidays, so does anyone actually make a beer specifically for Thanksgiving (as opposed to “beers to pair … Continue reading