We’ve brewed a lot of beer at Barley’s over the years. One thing we’ve never done before at our downtown location is a blended hybrid.
Now, some of you may think this is cheating. Why hybridize when we should be brewing? That’s an interesting question.
Our response is that while we totally get off on brewing and the research that goes into brewing something new, sometimes something different occurs to us.
For example, at the Smokehouse, we were playing around a few years ago, and hybridized Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale and Centennial IPA at the tap. The reesult was such a good flavor profile that we decided to do the blend right in the serving tank.
Likewise, while Infinity Grand Cru was fermenting, we tasted it combined with Blurry Bike IPA. We liked the result so much, we decided we’d do a blend of the two even before we ever served one drop of Infinity!
We hope you enjoy the result as much as we do.
We thought Beyond was a fitting name for this hybridized monster. You know, Infinity and Beyond? After the passing of Neil Armstong, we felt the time was right to bring it out.
We came up with the tag line for this beer thus: Blurry Bike and Infinity are part of the equation and we inserted BEYOND between them. Fitting, for a turbocharged hybrid, eh? The resulting tagline...
It’s a bit Blurry Beyond Infinity. True dat.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Alehouse on 10/8/12. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, earthy hop and esters. Flavor starts with banana, caramel and candi sugar, then rounds out to an earthy hop finish.
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Columbus Microbrew Festival on 09/16/2012: Clear copper color with a medium bone white head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of doughy malt, yeast and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit and grassy hops. The finish is sweet up front and leaves an earthy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
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