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…

1. Avery Brewing Company Hog Heaven

2. Tröegs Brewing Company Flying Mouflan

3. Victory Beer Old Horizontal

4. Victory Beer Oak Aged Horizontal

5. Weyerbacher Brewing Company 2012 Insanity

6. Weyerbacher Brewing Company 2013 Insanity

7. Blue Point Old Howling Bastard

8. Allentown Brew Works Barleywine

9. Left Hand Brewing Company Widdershins

10. Starr Hill Brewing Company Bandstand

11. Smuttynose Brewing Co. Barleywine

12. Boulder Beer Co. Killer Penguin

13. DuClaw Devil’s Milk

14. DuClaw Barrel Aged Misery

15. Arcadia Cereal Killer

16. Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Third Coast

17. Southern Tier Brewing Company Backburner

18. Flying Dog Brewery Horn Dog

19. Duck Rabbit Barleywine

20. Sierra Nevada Big Foot

21. Rock Art Brewery Ridgerunner

22. Heavy Seas Beer Below Deck

23. Evil Twin Freudian Slip

24. Smuttynose Brewing Wheat Wine

25. Two Brothers Brewing Company Barleywine

26. 21st Amendment Lower The Boom

27. Brew Works BBA Arctic Alchemy

28.     Brew Works BBA Barleywine

Check the event Facebook page for more details.