Seattle Times just named Beverdige Place Pub as the #1 beer spot in all of Seattle! They say that the bar, “located in West Seattle, just has a perfect balance of good beer wrapped up in a welcome atmosphere.” We agree and we think you should go check it out…especially since their Barleywine Bacchanal begins this Friday! What is a Barleywine Bacchanal, you ask? Well, it’s “…a decadent celebration of the biggest, boldest brews” according to Beveridge Place Pub! The style known as Barleywine originated in England and is typically defined by an alcohol strength of somewhere between 8 and 12% by volume. Which means that although it is still a beer (made from grain, not fruit), this style is often as strong as wine.
Between February 25th and March 5th, you’ll find 50 rotating barleywines on draught at the Beveridge Place Pub and 24 dedicated Barleywine Taps at all times! Beveridge Place is torturing the beer lover in us all by boasting that they’ll have “…barleywines on draught from the West Coast’s best breweries including many new releases as well as vintages from the cellar!” Trust us, you do not want to miss this event! They’ll have our IPA on tap (since it’s their House IPA for 2011 – thanks to the votes from customers!) and they’ll be pouring our Old Bounder Barleywine too.
The Boundary Bay Brewery Old Bounder is a rich, full-bodied barleywine with a smooth caramel sweetness, warming alcohol content and balanced hop character. It’s excellent with desserts or as an after diner beverage, but it’s a heavy hitter at 9.6% ABV, so it’s to be appreciated in moderation. We make it with Amarillo, Mt. Hood and Columbus hops along with Premium 2-Row, Munich, Crystal, Carastan and chocolate malts. Our barleywine has brought home a silver medal from the Great American Beer Festival in 2002 and 2004 and from the North American Beer Awards in 2003 and 2005. And, in 2008, Old Bounder brought home the gold medal from the North American Beer Awards!
You can almost always get our barleywine to go in 22 oz. bottles here at the brewery and it rotates through our seasonal taps occasionally so keep an eye out for it. We’ve even got a recipe on our blog for using our Old Bounder to make barleywine gelato!