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Beer – #1,063 – 8 Wired / Moon Dog – Byg is Beautiful

8 Wired / Moon Dog Byg is Beautiful- It is beer of the week on the BeerJerk beer club, which is a magnificent surprise as I’m Big on Barleywine. “This … Continue reading

December 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1048 – Eagle – Kahikatoa

Eagle Kahikatoa – I’m a sucker for a Barley Wine beer, despite my recent experiences (you can tell I’ve let it go). But you know it’s about the beer I’m … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – BarleyWhine

I didn’t care much for the particular bottle of barley wine that I last had – see Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine,  a beer I found so unpalatable that I … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine

McLeod’s Barley Wine. A beer that really did bring on the FOMO, and I ended up with put-asides for me in two stores, but thing happen like that for a reason, … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1035 – Panhead – Le Grande Zombi

Panhead Le Grande Zombi, or Li Grande Zombi  –  A Barleywine. Don’t see them for ages then you see them all over the place, it seems. Beware of the charms … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1032 – AleSmith – Old Numbskull

Stepping it up with some  Barley Wine, a style that I’d hold above all others as the ultimate, or pinnacle of brewing. For no reason than in my head it … Continue reading

April 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1028 – Kereru – Paloma

A Barley Wine, this one a New Zealand version, the 2017 vintage  Kereru Paloma – Treat it like a port or red wine and serve it in an elegant glass – … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1019 – Raindogs – Disintegration

Raindogs Disintegration Barley Wine . It is neither desert time, nor do I have a cigar, but there is something compelling about having a Barley Wine because for me they … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #977 – Hallertau – Little Beast

Hallertau Little Beast – a Barley Wine. The grail of brews if you ask me, mysterious, rich deep fruity I hope. will soften with time This is a 500ml bottle … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #929 – 8 Wired – Lord of the Atlas

8 Wired – Lord of the Atlas. Sunday Barley Wine and Vinyl, what could possibly go wrong? Barley Wine too, perhaps the nirvana of beers, they tend to take ages and … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #853 – Panhead – Black Sabbath (Again)

From the brewery with some of the best label artwork, Panhead – Black Sabbath. Again. when I though it was very good (8) but hard work near the end. But I’ll go … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #800 – Epic – 10 years 1000 Celebration Ale

Seems I have yet another beer that ‘can be cellared for 10 years’, which could happen but won’t, and this really is a one off batch and therefore diminishes daily. … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #778 – Pink Elephant – Trumpet

I was contemplating Beer, Something familiar and from the past, nothing fancy but a beer that I have a fond, yet distant memory of, so it is with a smile that … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #737 – Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2015

Seems that this is an annual beer, this one the Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2015 edition. Smaller bottle than a previous version I had, and it feels like I’ve had … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #713 – Deep Creek – Angel of the Presence

My local brewery Deep Creek made a BarleyWine,  and called it Angel of the Presence. They’ve labelled is a a 2015 vintage, which could be promising for next year. But … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #676 – Garage Project – Hellbender

To the front of the fridge with this one after what seems like forever at the back. I like Barley Wine beers, I hope this one gets up. Favourite beers, … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beer – #562 – Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige

An annual beer, this one the Hertog Jan – Grand Prestige 2013 Hertog Jan Grand Prestige is a deep, reddish-brown beer with a high fermentation and a full, ripe, bittersweet … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #433 – Rogue – New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta

Beer with the longest name – Rogue New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta – “Dedicated to Crustaceans” Brewed by Rogue Ales  and this one is in the style that is best described as Barley … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beer – #412 – Panhead – Black Sabbath

From the brewery with some of the best label artwork, Panhead – Black Sabbath. Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales  in the style that is of  Barley Wine and they are Upper Hutt, New Zealand … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

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