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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 · 1 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 – #965 – Three Boys – Apricot Ale

Three Boys 10th Anniversary Apricot Ale. A proper fruit beer by any other name and fitting that as I get close to the end of the journey to 1,000 beers … Continue reading

August 6, 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 · 2 Comments

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 – #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

Beer – #385 – Pink Elephant – Trumpet

Home alone and so it’s comfort beer (I hope) and one that’s been in the fridge a while – the Pink Elephant Trumpet – 2013 vintage – of course Brewed … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #265 – De Molen – Kopi Loewak

Yet another beer to make it to the front of the fridge is this, the De Molen – Kopi Loewak.  Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen which is styled as an Imperial Stout in the … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #212 – Moor – Hoppiness

A straight IPA, Moor in the style of an: India Pale Ale (IPA) and that’s all happening in Langport, Somerset, England This is a  6.7% ABV, 660ml Bottle Conditioned beer,  and that … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Beer – #207 – Southern Tier – Plum Noir

It was a choice, the Southern Tier Plum Noir, or the Creme Brûlée Stout. The Plum won, not because, but because the plums sounded nicer than an egg custard. In my … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #201 – The Twisted Hop – Enigma

The Twisted Hop Enigma, a Barley Wine, Brewed by The Twisted Hop in the style of a  Barley Wine in good old Christchurch, New Zealand. Where I shall be next week, and … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Beer – #148 – Dogfish Head – 90 Minute Imperial IPA

And so to this  – a Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA – Brewed by Dogfish Head Breweryin the style of an Imperial/Double IPA in Milton, Delaware USA Esquire Magazine calls our 90 Minute I.I.PA., “perhaps the best … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

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