Archive for the ‘Beer: Barleywines’ Category

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Here we are tasting some very high alcohol brews. Due to that fact, and the very large bottles, we chose to only do two of them instead of our usual four or five.

A barley wine typically reaches an alcohol strength of 8 to 12% by volume and is brewed from specific gravities as high as 1.120. It is called a barley wine because it can be as strong as wine; but since it is made from  rather than fruit, it is, in fact, a beer.  (source)

We went with a couple brewers we’re familiar with: Shipyard and New Holland.