Formerly brewed at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing
(2005 edition) Premium Scottish Golden Promise malt is used as the primary malt variety. Some lightly kilned malt was used to add a malt flavor and sweetness to the brew. British Target hops are used for bittering along with US Cluster hops added for flavor. It is very nicely balanced, and brewed more toward the American style with a dark copper color and higher hopping rates. The finish is semi-dry and not quite as sweet as many Barley Wines. This is a great winter warmer. This year’s version is slightly darker, more assertively hopped, sweeter in malt perception, and not as dry as last year’s version. 57 BU’s. 9.5%
(2007 edition) Our Barley Wine is a rich winter ale that is equally a dessert beer. This years brew used both Maris Otter and Halcyon English malts along with Warrior, Cluster and Bodecia hops. The overall profile is toward the malt and sweet side with a nice hop finish. The bitterness is calculated at 67BU’s and alcohol at 9.0% ABV. This is a great winter warmer.