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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
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