Barleywines Now on Draft!
It’s that time of year: BARLEYWINES!!!
So…what exactly does ‘Barleywine’ mean? According to its wikipedia entry, it is the strongest of the bitter class of beers, a 19th century English invention, and appropriated officially in 1901 by Bass, to refer to its No.1 beer. Because of its characteristic high alcohol content, it is as strong as a wine, and referred to as such in name. But because it is brewed from not a fruit as a true wine, but a grain, barley, it is thusly named barleywine.
Here’s the list of this year’s selection of Barleywines on Draft at the Stuffed Sandwich!
BUTTE CREEK TRAINWRECK ‘2006’ ~ U.S.A.
BUTTE CREEK TRAINWRECK ‘2007’ ~ U.S.A.
LAGUNITAS GNARLYWINE ‘2007’ ~ U.S.A.
STONE OLD GUARDIAN ‘2005’ ~ U.S.A.
STONE OLD GUARDIAN ‘2006’ ~ U.S.A.
SIERRA NEVADA BIGFOOT ‘2005’ ~ U.S.A.
SIERRA NEVADA BIGFOOT ‘2007 ~ U.S.A.
ANCHOR OLD FOGHORN ‘2007’
GREEN FLASH BARLEYWINE ‘2007’
PLEASE PLAN TO DRINK LESS OR BRING A DESIGNATED DIVER WITH YOU AS THESE BEERS ARE STRONGER THAN MOST.
- March: Surprise Brewery!
- April: Another Surprise Brewery!
- May: Belgium Beers on Draft!
- Homebrew Festival is May 2-3, 2008 – new location this year.
For info: visit their website: www.calhomebrewers.org
See you soon!
Sam and Marlene
The Stuffed Sandwich is located at 1145 E Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776.