Every year we anxiously await one of the best days here at the brewpub: Barleywine Fest!
Not sure what our annual #BiL Fest is all about? Here's the rundown:
- Brewmaster Will is putting together a list of vintage CBC
barleywines including Blunderbuss, Arquebus, and Old Butternuts
- Beer will be available in flights and full pours
- Chef Dave is creating a special barleywine-friendly menu
2013 Arquebus, Silver Oak cabernet barrel finish, 14%
Big peach and grape nose, aggressive oak character, herbal wildflower honey. Fresh vinous red and white grape finish.
2014 Arquebus, merlot barrel finish, 14%
Semillon grape and honeyed nose, balanced oak character. Bright and smooth finish.
2015 Arquebus, chardonnay barrel finish, 14%
Perfumed muscat grape and honeyed nose, balanced new oak character. Bright and smooth finish.
2016 Arquebus, French oak Tokaji barrel finish, 12%
Peach and apricot fruit, loads of wildflower honey, sugarcane, and concentrated Semillon dessert wine character.
2017 Arquebus, Stags Leap Napa Valley chardonnay finish, 12%
Honey-drenched spiced pears, apricot nectar, young sauternes, balanced acidity.
2007 Blunderbuss, Woodford Reserve barrel finish, 11.5%
Marshmallow and vanilla notes accent a silky body. Nougat and caramel palate with hops still present in this 11 y.o. beer.
2009 Blunderbuss, Port barrel finish 12.75%
100% Vintage Port wine barrels. Caramel, herbal hops, fruit, red wine, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak.
2011 Blunderbuss, Tawny Port and Oloroso Sherry finish, 13%
Burnt sugar, red wine and sherry, toasted walnuts, caramel and hints of smoky oak.
2012 Blunderbuss, dryhopped, oak aged, and blended, 12.75%
Citrus, florals, and pine needles, full malty palate, hints of toffee, charred oak, elusive hints of spirit.
2013 Blunderbuss, Buffalo Trace rye barrel finish, 12.75%
Huge malt, turbinado, coconut and toast, leather, charred oak, spicy lingering spirit.
2014 Blunderbuss, WL Weller barrel-aged, 12.75%
Toffee, toasted marshmallow, golden raisins, balanced new oak and softly wheated spirit, firm hop bitterness.
2015 Blunderbuss, Heaven Hill barrel finish, 12.75%
Sweet cereal grain, figs and caramelized raisin, balanced oak and mellow spirit notes, firm hop bitterness.
2017 Blunderbuss, River Drive rye barrel finish, 13%
Bright fresh spirit and plenty of oak and char to balance sweet caramel malt. Quite warming but surprisingly dry and drinkable.
2014 Old Butternuts, Eagle Rare barrel-aged, 8.75%
ESB and Maris Otter malts offer toast and big caramel, dried fruit and toffee, and very bold spirit.
2015 Old Butternuts, Heaven Hill barrel-aged, 8.75%
ESB and Maris Otter malts, toast and toffee, hint of melon and fresh squash, dried fruit and warming spirit.
2017 Old Butternuts, River Drive Bourbon barrel-aged, 9.1%
Classic English strong ale, melon-like butternut squash, hint of tartness, malts tempered by fresh bourbon character.
Red Lentil Soup
Bad Knees Golden Raisins, Labne, Fried Onions
Barleywine Braised Lamb Belly
Curried Pea Puree, Pistachios, Mint, Yogurt
Sticky Plum Glazed Chicken Wings
Sesame, Scallion, White Sauce
Fried Pickled Oysters
Marinated Heirloom Radishes, Crefft Malt Vinegar Aioli
Cloumage, Date Syrup, Crispy Leeks
Fried Cauliflower with Za’atar
Kumquats, Tahini & Chickpeas
Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche Tostada
Oro Blancos & Cilantro
Duck Pastrami Reuben
Gruyere, Brussels Kraut, Russian Dressing
Brewer’s Crackers, Honeycomb, Blueberry Flaxseed Granola
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Vanilla Ice Cream, Beer Caramel