DrnkMcDermott (3130) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Finally writing my notes from Blarney Stone’s Summer Solstice Craft Beer Fest (also know as Stanley Cup Finals game 5). And I’m not only cracking the top off a new brewery, it’s with a beer no one else has rated yet. Big look and smell of amber malt, with a bit fresh yeast thrown in. Definitely a strong beer, though the abv is right at the middle by barley wine standards. The extra wheat malt is felt mostly in the mouthfeel, coming in a little smoother. Pats down any brusque disorderliness from the hops. Great early effort and I’m glad to have finally caught one of their beers.