Mad River Brewing Company to Release John Barleycorn Barley Wine

BLUE LAKE, Calif. — Mad River Brewing Company is pleased to announce the launch of our 26th Annual release of John Barleycorn Barley Wine. Each year as we celebrate the harvest and brew our John Barleycorn BarleyWine-Style Ale we adapt the recipe and change the label to fit the legacy behind John Barleycorn.

This harvest celebration Ale has won two Gold Medals from the Great American Beer Festival, one in theBarley Wine-Style Ale category and one in the Aged Beer category.

Jason Roberson designed the the 6-pack and the bottle label was designed by Julia Montgomery reflecting the spirit of John Barleycorn in the verse: “They’ve taken a weapon, long and sharp, and cut him by the knee; Then ties him fast upon a cart, like a rogue for forgerie.”

This Barley Wine pours a shimmering hue of rose gold with an enduring crown of foam. Savor the fresh aromas of ripe nectarine, light caramel and mild citrus notes in anticipation of sipping contemplation. A friendly palette of stone fruits and malty sweet caramel meanders smoothly across the taste buds, with a clean bitterness and a subtle lingering of spicy hops and citrus. The finish is decadent and richly satisfying. As this style gets better with age, after fermentation it was cellared for one year to give it a full rounded body and finish.

The ideal winter warmer, John Barleycorn Barley Wine is best served in a snifter in front of the fire throughout the Harvest Season. Ages extremely well with optimum maturity reached at one year and beyond.

About Mad River Brewing Company

Located in Humboldt County, California Mad River Brewing Company has been practicing the most traditional brewing methods for 28 years. Mad River’s flagship, Steelhead Extra Pale Ale and their other award winning brews have become renowned nationwide for their unique flavor profile and consistent quality through dedication to the breweries mission, “to produce the highest quality craft beer possible”.Now in their third decade, they continue to pursue outstanding ales which transcend boundaries and expand the art of brewing.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.

Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.