There’s tons of beer festivals now, so it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. For the 6th Annual Split Thy Skull festival, that special thing is barleywine. The event will take place at City Steam Brewery this Sunday, April 3, from 12:30-4:30 PM.
The Split Thy Skull Barleywine Fest is presented by Harvest Wine and Spirits and Harvest Country Store of West Hartford. The event began 6 years ago and was a more of a bottle share, in gratitude to loyal customers. It has grown exponentially, with over 100 different barleywines slated to be at this year’s event.
The barleywine style is a complex one- and some might find the high alcohol levels intimidating and shy away from it. ABVs range from 8-12 percent, which is elevated in comparison to some beers. However, it really is a beautiful style that is about much more than the alcohol. Time is an important aspect of this beer for several reasons. The brewing process is lengthy- the combination of a pale malt and a long boil gi
Source: Now Beer This!
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