English Barley Wine

Status: Occasional
ABV: 10.6%
Introduction date: February 2012

A perilously strong, rich amber English barley wine made with phenomenal amounts of Maris Otter malt and Target, Progress, First Gold and Challenger hops. 44 IBUs. Brewed in October 2011, this beer will mature for years but is already smooth, complex and fruity with a substantial hop and alcohol structure to allow for graceful ageing. Named after an ancient, giant (180’ tall) fertility symbol cut into the chalk downs of S.W. England – bearing neither the mug of beer nor the strategically placed Wandering Star…

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: While barley wines are fantastic alone as a closing sipper to any evening, they are also typically great with boldly flavored foods such as stinky (such as Stilton and blue) cheeses, charcuterie, olives and dark chocolate.


11 Gifford Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 01201-3701

(413) 717-7041