Sebago’s Barleywine Emerges After Fourteen Months in the Barrel
Gorham, ME – On Friday, November 15th, Sebago Brewing Company releases their 4th Annual Barleywine, just in time for holiday libations. This beer is a blend of Old World influence and modern day ingredients and technique. Barleywine was barrel-aged in charred oak bourbon barrels for fourteen months, producing a rich, full-bodied ale with an unfiltered dark ruby color and very intense aromatics.
“The entire Brewery smelled pretty awesome while we were uncorking those barrels. We’ve been anticipating this day all year and are pretty proud of the result,” says Tom Abercrombie, Sebago Brewing Company Brewmaster.
Barleywine is Sebago’s highest rated beer, according to both ratebeer.com and beeradvocate.com, scoring a 97 and 94 respectively, so anticipation of it’s re-release has been very high.
“This beer is beyond impressive. Zero hype, reasonable price, and a shelf beer. I honestly think it can go head to head against the titans of barrel aged barley-wines.” – via beeradvocate.com
“Overall, an awesome barrel aged barleywine and by far the best beer I’ve ever had from Sebago. Possibly the best version of an American style barleywine I’ve had that was barrel aged.” -via beeradvocate.com
Sebago’s Barleywine will be available on draft and in newly designed 22oz bottles beginning Friday, November 15th.
Barleywine Barrel Aged Ale
Style: American Barleywine
History: First Brewed in 2008
ABV: 10.3 %
Aroma: Bourbon and Vanilla
Apprearance: Dark Amber with an off-white head
Pairing Suggestions: English Stilton, Rich & Festive Meals like Roast Turkey and Lamb