May
18
2010

Oak Aged

Oak aged barley wine
Doesn’t seem to help me win
Extreme bocce ball

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I tried the Bourbon Barrel and Cabernet Barrel aged Barley Wines from Heavy Seas side by side today. Wow. Good work Hugh! I preferred the Cabernet Barrel Aged. It went great with blue cheese stuffed peppers and a grilled tuna steak. The Bourbon Barrel aged version was quite good too, but it seemed more appropriate for desert than with the meal. Keep in mind that these babies are 10% ABV. That fact didn’t do much for my bocce ball game and my brother pretty much kicked my ass all over my back yard.

Thing of the day: Halex Premier Bocce Set (107mm Resin Balls)

December
8
2007

Barrel Aged Horn Dog Barley Wine

bitten on the ass
by a headless flying dog
free from the barrel

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to try the Barrel Aged Horn Dog Barley Wine from Flying Dog Brewery. It was an experiment so they only made 750 bottles of it. You can only get it if you visit the brewery. It was strong, thick, sticky and tasty. It had absolutely no head when I poured it into a glass. I found it to be quite a unique treat. Trust me, you don’t need more than one at a sitting.
Thing of the Day: On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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