Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barleywine with Tahitian, Mexican, and Bourbon Vanilla Beans
To all the beloved beer maniacs, say your gospel, take your journeys, and you will never go wrong. Our good friends @jwbmic, and John and Natalie Wakefield at @jwakefieldbeer have always beguiled our curiosity with big hearts and rampant festivity. So we collaborated on a beer to drink when the nights are long and the palate free. This traditional English-styled barleywine was brewed 18 months ago, and thrown into red wine barrels and some spent bourbon oak casks. After racking from the wood, we aged it on a blend of Mexican, Tahitian and Bourbon vanilla beans to accent the pleasantries of the wood. Throw yourself through the mania with bandanas soaked in oaky Bordeaux, pile drivers into a bed of fig newtons, and finely tuned whiskers of caramel-dipped figs.