All Posts Tagged With barleywine

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2013


Have you ever read an article and wished it were an article from The Onion? The other day I read an article about Miller working on a bourbon-flavored beer. Supposedly it’s to compete with offerings such as Budweiser Black Crown as well  as hard liquor, but I think they also see beers such as Goose… → Read More

Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ (2013)


How come you taste so good? Just in time for Thanksgiving, the wonderful concoction known as Brown Shugga’ has returned to ensure you are well-lubricated for all the family gatherings. Because let’s be honest, when you’re fielding tons of questions about everything and anything and listening to the chatter around the table, a 9.9% ABV… → Read More

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2013


Sasquatch is on the loose! One of the beers in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude series, Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale was born the same year I was. Each year in the winter, Bigfoot comes out of hiding and onto store shelves. Each year’s batch is clearly dated and beer fans enjoy collecting each edition and aging them…. → Read More

Lagunitas Brown Shugga’


Can you feel it in the air? It’s almost my favorite time of year. Christmas. Chilly nights, hustle and bustle, twinkling lights, egg nog, and shit show family gatherings filled with alcohol. Oh, just my family? In the spirit of the season all your favorite breweries will soon be releasing their holiday ales. It’s as… → Read More

Samuel Adams Griffin’s Bow


Samuel Adams Griffin’s Bow is part of a series of limited release beers from the Boston Beer Company. The local grocery store had a bunch of the limited release beers in stock so I picked a couple up. Griffin’s Bow is an oaked blonde barleywine. Toasted oak was put into the beer when it aged… → Read More

BrewDog/Three Floyds Bitch Please


What happens when two craft brewers get together? They brew beer together. Back in August 2010 (which was also when I was in Scotland for a business trip), the guys from Indiana’s Three Floyds took a trip to Fraserburgh, Scotland to brew a collaboration beer. They named the result Bitch Please. To be honest, they could… → Read More

Real Ale Sisyphus 2008 and 2010


A couple of weeks ago, Lindsay, Jackie, and I took a trip to the Flying Saucer to complete our portions of a project coming soon to Beers and Ears. After doing so, we all decided to have one more; I chose Sisyphus 2008 by Real Ale Brewing Co. in Blanco, TX. This 10% ABV beer… → Read More

St. Arnold Divine Reserve #10


Tonight I’m having the latest from the St. Arnold Divine Reserve series, #10.  This one is an English barleywine and is based on the recipe of a Houston homebrewer who won the Big Batch Brew Bash.  It’s 11% ABV with a sweet and somewhat hoppy taste; the beer also looks thicker than it is.  I… → Read More


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