This coming Saturday, April 4th, we present Blackfin – our American Barleywine aged in Caribbean Rum barrels.
A Barleywine is much what it sounds like: a barley based fermented beverage brewed to a very wine-like strength. Barleywines are typically light amber to deep red in color and boast a heavy malt base, ordinarily mashed at relatively high temperatures to create a less fermentable wort than say, an IPA has. This leaves behind longer starch chains that brewer’s yeast cannot break down and is done to create extra body in the beer. If a beer is described as “sticky”, this usually refers to the sugars and starches not broken down by fermentation.
Brewed with an array of specialty malts and molasses, Blackfin spent months maturing in freshly dumped Caribbean Rum barrels. This process lends the beer notes of oak, vanilla, and additional molasses character.
Blackfin is 12% ABV, 62 IBU, and will be available on draft and to-go in 750ml bottles at the brewery. There will be an initial limit of 3 bottles, per person, per day.