Split Thy Skull XXI Set for This Weekend

split thy skullThe 21st annual Split Thy Skull barleywine event takes place on Saturday, March 26th at Tattooed Mom. The pay-as-you-go event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature barleywines from a dozen local and national breweries. In addition to drinking by the glass, two curated flights will also be available. A complimentary banh mi and soft pretzel buffet will also be available.

Split Thy Skull previously took place at Old City’s Sugar Mom’s but upon its closing moved to South Street and Tattooed Mom’s.

The full barleywine list will go live at PhillyTapFinder. If you go, heed the poster’s sentiment, and leave the driving to someone else.

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Barleywine Bonanza This Weekend

barleywineEarlier this week we told you about the Annual Brewer’s Plate benefit for Fair Food at the Kimmel Center. The eats and drinks there are sure to be epic, but if you need a Saturday pre-game guaranteed to get you blitzed, stop by The Institute for their fifth annual Big Banging Barleywine Bonanza.

For the uninitiated, barleywines are in fact beers, though they typically pack a punch sitting somewhere on the 8-12% alcohol by volume scale. Though they often have a dark amber to chocolate hue, barleywines tend to have a perky, fruit forward flavor. Some stay on the bittersweet side of things while others are aggressively hoppy.

The Institute will be serving more than 20 different barleywines, including locally brewed Old Horizontal by Victory, Flying Mouflan by Tröegs, and Arctic Alchemy by Bethlehem Brew Works. They’ll also be playing superhero movies on all day because apparently you’ll have to have superpowers to try all twenty of the following…

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