Category Archives: Theme Week

Barleywine 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. The beer itself is 9.2% alcohol by volume. I don’t know if there is going to be another brewing of Rudyard’s Rare, or if the … Continue reading →

Barleywine 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 reviewing various Barleywine-style ales, re-visiting some past reviews, and perhaps writing a bit more about the style as well.

Next 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 a Session with Barleywine as the topic though, so that’s something. The middle of winter is the perfect time for Barleywines, and I’ve been picking … Continue reading →

Happy 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!

Thanksgiving 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 with”)? It turns out there is exactly one: Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale from Mayflower Brewing Company in Plymouth, Massachusetts, appropriately enough. The relatively young brewery (founded … Continue reading →