American Barleywine

Learn more about the American Barleywine style of beer.

Despite its name, a Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is very much a beer, albeit a strong and often intense beer. In fact, it's one of the strongest styles. Lively and fruity, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic. A brew of this strength and complexity can be a challenge to the palate. Expect anything from an amber to a dark brown color, with aromas ranging from rich fruits to bold hops. The body is typically thick, alcohol will definitely be perceived, and flavors range from dominant dark fruits to palate smacking, resiny hops. English varieties are quite different from American efforts, which are often heavily hopped with high alpha oil American hops to create a more bitter brew. English versions tend to be more rounded and balanced with a slightly lower alcohol content, though this is not always the case. Most Barleywines can be cellared for years and will age much like wine.

ABV: 8.5–15% | IBU: 60–100 | Glassware: Snifter

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Bigfoot
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
9.607,9134.1404-11-2024
Third Coast Old Ale
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
10.202,9014.1201-17-2024
Olde School
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
15.002,7823.9901-20-2024
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Central Waters Brewing Co.
14.302,5264.3101-18-2024
Old Horizontal
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
11.001,9404.0502-28-2024
Olde GnarlyWine
Lagunitas Brewing Company
10.901,7294.0702-16-2024
Old Numbskull
AleSmith Brewing Company
11.001,5474.1210-13-2023
Flying Mouflan
Tröegs Brewing Company
9.301,4184.1309-01-2023
XS Old Crustacean
Rogue Ales
11.501,3134.0103-23-2024
Helldorado
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
12.801,0914.2712-10-2023
Solstice D'hiver
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
10.209833.9211-12-2023
Cockeyed Cooper
Uinta Brewing Company
11.109833.9406-24-2020
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale
Uinta Brewing Company
10.409193.8406-06-2023
Barleywine Style Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.
10.908503.8711-16-2023
Lower De Boom Barleywine
21st Amendment Brewery
11.508343.7707-12-2020
Killer Penguin Barleywine
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
10.007663.5511-17-2023
Gratitude
East End Brewing Company
11.507014.2603-29-2024
Sisyphus
Real Ale Brewing Company
11.506643.9311-29-2022
Barleywine Ale
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
11.006313.8210-12-2023
The Vermonster
Rock Art Brewery
10.006283.8803-25-2024
Barrel Aged Behemoth
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
13.606224.3404-06-2024
Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)
Smuttynose Brewing Company
11.606173.9701-29-2023
John Barleycorn Barleywine Ale
Mad River Brewing Company
11.405283.7407-11-2023
Freudian Slip
Evil Twin Brewing
10.305283.7901-11-2022
Old Ruffian - Barrel-Aged
Great Divide Brewing Company
12.704914.1507-02-2022
Crunkle Sam
Clown Shoes
11.004853.9201-30-2023
# 100
Nøgne Ø
10.004814.0311-25-2022
Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
AleSmith Brewing Company
11.004544.303-24-2024
Devil's Milk
DuClaw Brewing Company
10.004393.8507-30-2023
Big Worse
Mikkeller ApS
12.004313.7805-28-2022
Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing Over
Hangar 24 Brewing
13.804024.0607-07-2023
Double Or Nothing
Otter Creek Brewing
10.50402403-20-2024
Chicken Killer Barley Wine
Santa Fe Brewing Company
10.003893.6804-14-2023
Old Boardhead Barleywine Ale
Full Sail Brewing Company
9.003873.8611-21-2023
Day & Night
Trillium Brewing Company
10.003694.206-07-2020
Olde Bluehair Barley Wine
Big Sky Brewing Company
12.003664.0102-20-2024
Old Blarney Barleywine
Moylan's Brewery
10.003513.8305-30-2022
Hell On Wood
DuClaw Brewing Company
13.10349408-14-2021
Triple Exultation
Eel River Brewing Co.
9.703483.7811-27-2023
Druid Fluid
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
9.503443.908-28-2019
Holidale
Berkshire Brewing Company
9.503233.8703-19-2022
Old Howling Bastard
Blue Point Brewing Company
10.003083.8502-13-2022
New Crustacean
Rogue Ales
11.603033.8605-15-2020
Anabasis
Side Project Brewing
14.002844.6703-10-2024
Bottle Shop Series #1: Nemesis
Founders Brewing Company
11.202674.0803-08-2024
Old Backus Barleywine
Free State Brewing Co.
10.502644.2103-30-2024
A Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-Aged
Anchorage Brewing Company
17.002604.6903-23-2024
Grand Illumination
Alewerks Brewing Company
10.002543.9109-01-2022
Old Godfather
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
9.502293.804-22-2018
Premeditated Murder
New England Brewing Co.
11.802294.0511-26-2023
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