Bike Fight Barleywine

11.3% ABV, 43 IBU
Style: English Barleywine
Malts: Maris Otter, Caramel/Crystal 60L, Special B, Chocolate Malt
Hops: Northdown, East Kent Golding
Yeast: London Ale I (INIS-303)
Brewers: Chris D’Amico and Johnny Flowers

This is a big, boozy beer that’s big on malt flavor and with just enough hops to even things out.

In the words of the brewers:

“Chris D’Amico has been a beer nerd since he had his first Purple Haze.  Yeah, yeah, yeah, but it was craft beer.  Years of homebrewing followed and culminated in the opportunity to brew on a commercial system.

Johnny Flowers hasn’t been a beer nerd for quite as long as Chris but he has far better taste in beer.  He found brewing on a commercial system to be much like homebrewing, except it was as if he and Chris were 1/4 of their usual heights.

This beer is a scaled-up version of a barleywine we brewed for Johnny’s 30th birthday.  We hope it will help to get you through the winter, even if it is a short one!

The beer commemorates an eventful bike ride around Denver two summers ago [Editor’s note: the guest brewers wish to remain coy as to the full story behind the beer’s name].”

RELEASED: 12/9/16

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