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Beerspotter seduced by barleywine at Brickskeller’s ‘Why is there beer?’ event

Last night a bunch of local beer experts came together to discuss the industry at the Brickskeller. (DC Homebrewers had their monthly meeting at the same time!) Orr over at CityPaper was in attendance though and has a good write up of some of the more interesting beers he got to taste! Seems like Brickskeller pulled through and dug up some really awesome beers. Here is a bit of what Orr had to say and a link to his article at the bottom:

All 10 beers were tasty, except the Grozet gooseberry and wheat beer, which was more like soapy fruit. But a pair of rare, aged beers — a 1997 Anchor Old Foghorn and a 2005 Thomas Hardy’s barleywine — elevated the night to a special occasion. Going in, I was skeptical, nay fearful, of tasting a 12-year-old beer. Even an aging beer like Old Foghorn typically peaks in the first five years, and the last time I had a beer that old at Brickskeller, it tasted like furniture.

via I Was Seduced at The Brickskeller – Young & Hungry – Washington City Paper.

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