The general beer aging debate rages on, but barleywines have long been a staple for cellar keepers with the promise of better beer always further ahead. For this episode, we take on a murder of aged barleywines, chiefly American in style, often barrel-aged, and mostly just downright unpleasant.
Over the last half-dozen years, Amherst, Wisconsin’s Central Waters Brewing have released a special barrel-aged imperial stout for their anniversary at their annual party. Craig is a loyal attendee, so we have a five-year vertical to tackle with the help of Tom, Jack, and Nick from The Hop Review.
We’ve made it through another year and so have you! So we’re gonna do what we always do and throw a party!
If you’ve heard our podcast, we’re all about emphasizing how arbitrary the order is on our end-of-episode rankings, because we tend to find flaws in our beers in the scrutinizing way that Jerry Seinfeld found flaws in his fictional love interests.