The gloves are coming off. It’s time to man up (or woman up), wax that mustache, and belly up to the bar to show us what you’re made of. This English Barleywine packs a one-two punch of malty richness and intense dark caramel and toffee flavors, with a full-bodied mouthfeel. Strong, intense, complex, rich, and a little sweet, this beer’s description could read like an online dating profile. You may find yourself feeling an irresistible urge to take off your shirt and challenge the gentleman next to you at the bar to a bout of bare-knuckle boxing. Seriously. We don’t advocate violence, so please enjoy responsibly.
Pungent or sharp cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Stilton, or Limburger. Try with creme brulee, pecan pie, or bread pudding.
Paste Magazine’s Top 35 Best Barleywines 2016Hops: Apollo, Willamette