Summit Releasing English-Style Barleywine To Close 30th Anniversary Beer Series

imageWe brought you a peek back in March, and now this from Summit:

ST. PAUL, MN. (November 8, 2016) – Summit Brewing Company announces the release

of 30th Anniversary English-Style Barleywine Ale, the fourth and final entry in their 30th

Anniversary Series. The beer will be officially released at the Summit Beer Hall on

Sat, November 19. It will also be available in 4-packs of 12 oz bottles and in a limited

amount of draught starting the week of November 14.

The 30th Anniversary Barleywine takes inspiration from Summit’s classic Extra Pale Ale

recipe, adopting the same essential profile while taking flavor and character to greater

heights for a beer of impressive richness and depth.

Summit Barleywine is brewed with pale malt from Rahr Malting Company in Shakopee,

Minnesota; caramel malt from Briess Malting in Chilton, Wisconsin; and crystal malt from

Simpsons Malting Company located in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland. These three family-

owned maltsters’ commitment to quality ingredients is matched by Summit’s own passion

for consistent, high quality beers. Balancing out this mighty trio of malts are four hop

varieties from the US and UK; Horizon, Equinox, Fuggle and Cascade. Finally, the brew is

fermented and conditioned using a unique blend of English and Scottish yeast strains.

The end result is a beautifully balanced strong ale, deep orange in color, with huge

complexity and warmth. Powerful aromas of English toffee, orange marmalade, fresh herbs

and spicy citrus lead to a full body and intense finish. This beer has been aged for 6 months

before packaging and will continue to evolve in the bottle.

“At 11.5% ABV, this is a celebratory beer & a fitting ale to commemorate a special year

for Summit Brewing Company and to ring in the holidays with great cheer,” said head

brewer Damian McConn.

Get your first taste of the 30th Anniversary Barleywine at the Summit Beer Hall on Saturday,

November 19 at 6 p.m. Play Barleywine Bingo for a chance for Summit prizes, including the

cellar-aged Union Series Old Blaggard from 2015. Special beer flights will be available to

taste the 30th Anniversary Barleywine and the aged, 2015 Old Blaggard Barleywine side-by-

side. The first 75 guests to purchase the 30th Anniversary Barleywine will also receive a

free Summit footed tulip glass.

Visit the Summit website for more information on events.

Barleywine Vital Statistics

ABV: 11.5%

IBU: 50

Color: Pale Amber

Malts: Rahr Pale, Briess Caramel, Simpsons Dark Crystal

Hops: Horizon, Equinox, Fuggle, Cascade

Yeast: Combination Scottish Ale and UK Ale

Food Pairings: Roast venison, pheasant, lamb chops, vintage cheddar, Shropshire Blue

cheese, dark chocolate

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