Today I received a package containing Redhook‘s new Treblehook Barleywine (for which I ironically posted the press release this morning), the latest in their Limited Release series (the last was their Tripel). It’s a 10.1% alcohol American-style Barleywine, and the brewer encourages aging it (for up to one to three years), which seems to be a growing trend (Deschutes’ Reserve Series labels this year have a “best after” date of one year after the release).
There was also a special “Limited Release” bit of glassware in the package (the Tripel also came bundled with glassware), a small-ish snifter-style glass.
I’m looking forward to trying it. I rather liked the Tripel and Barleywine is a favorite style of mine (seems like I’ve been saying that about a lot of styles lately).