Tag Archives: Barleywine

Advent Beer Calendar 2013: Day 23: Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine

Today is my birthday, and has been my tradition each year on the Beer Advent Calendar, I get a bit self-indulgent and pick a special beer “for myself” to share with everyone. For today’s birthday/Advent beer I’ve picked one out that I’ve never had (it doesn’t get distributed in Oregon) but is one that Stan has written about on occasion, one which I would very much like to try: the award-winning Chicken Killer Barley Wine … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 15: Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws

From Winter Warmers to spiced specialties to IPAs to strong Belgian ales, Christmas beers are offered up in a variety of styles to celebrate the holidays, and sometimes nothing is more comforting that a big, old-school, malty, warming barleywine: the perfect Christmas Eve tipple by the fire, after the meal is over and presents are out and you’re waiting for Santa Claus. In that vein today’s pick is Doggie Claws, an 11.5% abv Christmas barleywine … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 23: Mother of All Storms

Today is my birthday! And as is traditional with the Brew Site Beer Advent Calendar, today’s beer is entirely a vanity pick: it may not be a Christmas beer per se (or at all), but it’s one I pick “for myself” and it’s always something special. For this year, since I have a soft spot for barleywines, and for Oregon breweries (who would have guessed?), I’ve picked Pelican Pub & Brewery‘s Mother of All Storms: … Continue reading →

Barleywine 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 2011 edition, according to their site, will be 11.3%. Simply put: Old Guardian is one of the best American Barleywines out there. I guarantee that … Continue reading →

Barleywine 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 back in February ’08. Mirror Mirror 2009 Redhook’s Treblehook Barley Wine Shipyard Barley Wine Anchor Old Foghorn (which I reviewed during “Big Beer Week”, sort … Continue reading →