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Firkin Friday: Moylan's Old Blarney Barleywine on February 3rd

1 February 2012 No Comment

First, we at The J. Clyde would like to say that we are incredibly happy and humbled to learn that we have made DRAFT Magazine’s list of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars for the third year in a row.  We know that this would not be possible without our fantastic friends and guests, and we thank you greatly.  We would also like to extend congratulations to The Nook and Stem & Stein who also made this year’s list to represent Alabama with us.

A celebration is in order for this honor, so we figured why not do so on Firkin Friday with a special cask sent to us from our friends at Moylan’s Brewery?  On February 3rd at 5 pm, we will be tapping a cask of their Old Blarney Barleywine cask conditioned on French oak chips soaked in Patrón XO Cafe!

On its own, Old Blarney is a fantastic representation of the American Barleywine style and has won many awards over the years, but this treatment is sure to blow some minds.  Here is Moylan’s description of the original version:

“Our Barleywine Style Ale is a rich and heavy ale brewed to a high gravity. Massive body, mouthfeel and hoppiness. Barleywines are the “brandy” of the ale world. A great sipping ale, and a perfect finish to any meal.”

With this treatment of Old Blarney on the oak chips soaked in Patrón XO Cafe, you can expect added notes of vanilla, coffee, and light tequila bite.  This cask should prove to be a very complex beer with many layers of flavor and aroma.  It is bound to be unlike anything you have had before and is sure to go fast.

So, please join us at the pub on Friday to raise a glass of this special cask with us!


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