Barleywine (3)

Numb Comfort

Sunday, 02 November 2014 18:00
Numb Comfort, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Dallas TX Style: American Barleywine ABV: 11.50% We’ve written about Barleywines before. They are, in general, just very intense beers. Alcohol content is usually high, in the 9-13% range. They approach the ABV (alcohol by volume) of wine, but use barley instead of grapes for the sugar, hence the name, Barleywine. If you’ve perused the…

The Search for Sucaba

Thursday, 19 June 2014 19:00
§ucaba, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA  Style: English Barleywine  ABV: 12.50%  I’d never had Firestone Walker Sucaba before. It’s an English Barleywine, a style that I’ve always been drawn to simply because it evokes images of sitting around a roaring fire during the winter season. Don’t ask me why, it’s just the name “barleywine.” However, all the Barleywines…

The Big Texas Beer Fest 2014

Monday, 09 June 2014 19:00
Photography by Julio César Cedillo The Big Texas Beer Fest was the first beer fest I had attended. I always wanted to attend a festival but they never previously aligned with my schedule. Also beer lineups were never previously intriguing. I had ordered VIP tickets to this event months in advance at the suggestion of Julio Cedillo (fellow hophead and…