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Sprecher Brewing Company Barley Wine (365 Day 296)

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Sprecher Barley Wine

I always try find something positive and good in each American craft beer that I review. There are even certain breweries, especially local, that I will go out of my way to try their beers even if some don’t make me all that happy.

I guess I should also state that I guess I am part American craft beer snob. I only want to taste the best. With the cost of craft beers, that should be the simplest form of motivation for bypassing certain beers and breweries.

With all that out of the way, I have had quite a few flavors of Sprecher Brewing Company, I even took a brewery hop early this year, and no matter how hard I try, outside of some of their barrel aged beers, I can’t find anything much better than average.

Barley Wine falls smack dab into that description. There are some really loose ends to the beer that put me off, particularly the high sugars that made me think of one of their soda pops.

I wish Sprecher all the luck in the world and still really appreciate their root beer, I just can’t find myself purchasing this beer again with my hard earned money. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 6 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 5 (35%), Overall: 6.4

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Two Beer Dudes Brewery Hops for July 24th Weekend

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

After over two weeks of planning the plan is in place and I await the brewery hop with great anticipation. My wife has said she wants to leave on Friday by 9:00am so we can fit everything in. Yes, the wife is ready to go too!

So we will start off for New Glarus, WI and will restock with beer from New Glarus Brewing Co which has already been a brewery hop. Also, I have had requests from friends to pick up some Spotted Cow and various other flavors. While visiting New Glarus, I will give Tom a call from Lake Louie Brewing to see if there is chance they can fit me in their busy schedule for a look see. If not, I understand.

Map of Wisconsin.

Map of Wisconsin. Home of a lot brewers and our next brewery hop.

The hop will continue in Arena or onto Middleton (near Madison) for Capital Brewery and a date for a 3:30pm tour. air jordan 1 femmes After this tour it will be time to check out Star Liquor (suggested by the owners of Furthermore Brewery in Spring Green) to pick up some Furthermore as well as some other beers not distributed in Illinois.

The end of day one will bring us to the hotel and some fun in the pool. Hopefully a good reward for the kids after a long day of travel. Day two will start off with a little more swimming followed by breakfast and a trip east.

Sprecher Brewing Company in Glendale (near Milwaukee) will be our destination for a 1:00pm tour. We will follow this up with a tour of Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee at 3:00pm to finish off another busy and final day.

The ride home will be filled of thoughts of all the liquid goodness I have ahead of me to taste and review. Enjoy!

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