[PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

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[PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

Post by Rye and Coke » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:57 pm

All strong beers are IPAs now, and I'm just not a fan. I mean, I can drink them, but I like my beers on the maltier side, thus my love for barleywines. But for some reason, my local booze hut (its actually a goddamn warehouse full of alcohol -- I should write something about it, it's glorious) just stopped stocking them. I don't know if it's because of their high alcohol content, or if they just went out of style. I thought they were a winter beer.

If anyone has any news on the fate of barleywine styled beers in their area/region, let me know. I know I can't be the only one.
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Re: [PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

Post by scream ale » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:34 pm

That's always a bummer when you can't find your favorite brews at the usual places. As far as barleywines go I haven't seen any in quite sometime. Though to be honest I don't really look for them.

Since you like maltier beers have you considered exploring the world of stouts and porters? Some of my go to's include porters from Smuttynose, Bell's, and Founder's. Victory Storm King and Founder's Breakfast Stout are a pair stouts I go for on occasion. I sometimes go for a couple of brews from Ballast Point: Sea Monster (imperial stout) and Victory at Sea (imperial porter).
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Re: [PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

Post by Patchez » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:02 am

I have noticed a decline in barley wines. The New England IPAs seem to be the new in thing.

Have you explored Scotch ales and Wee Heavies? Both are similar in malt forward tastes. Also Dopplebocks are a great source of malt forward styles.

I'll second the Stouts and Porters route. Especially BBA, ( bourbon barrel aged) ones.
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Re: [PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

Post by Badfellow » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm

Barleywine isn't dead. It's just been royally hosed by the rediculous popularity of high gravity IPA. Trust me, malty beers are due to make a return. This overly hopped rubbish can only stand for so long.

R&C, you may have to take it upon yourself to accost the beer buyer of your local liquor hut and insist they put some barleywine on the shelf.
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Re: [PISSED] Why can't I find anymore good Barleywines?!

Post by mistah willies » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Badfellow wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:22 pm
...Trust me, malty beers are due to make a return. This overly hopped rubbish can only stand for so long...
That's some TRVTH right there pal.


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