image courtesy of Orcmid's Flickr page Seattle, WA - If you are reading this then more than likely you have already been to Beveridge Place or you are pondering a trip out there. Either way, this is another excellent year in West Seattle to enjoy Barleywines both old and new at this year Barleywine Bacchanal.

By definition a Bacchanalia (or Bacchanalia) is wild and spiritual party all inspire by the Roman god Dionysus (aka, Dionysus). Known as the Greek / Roman god of wine, he later (through the Roman's) became the god of agriculture and theater.

"He was also known as the Liberator (Eleutherios), freeing one from one's normal self, by madness, ecstasy or wine.[3] The divine mission of Dionysus was to mingle the music of the aulos and to bring an end to care and worry." -source, Wikipedia

However you want your history fed to you, the Barleywine Bacchanal, is nothing to fear, unless it concerns your liver. Featured starting Friday (2/26) is over 24 different Barleywines at any given time, until all 50 are put on, and lasting till March 6th. Also littered throughout the week will be themed events, to test your wills and help nourish the curiosity. Below is a comprehensive list of the beers and events that are coming up (including one tomorrow, 2/28).

FRIDAY 2/26 (various vintages)

  • Anacortes Old Sebastes
  • Avery Hog Heaven
  • Beer Valley Highway to Ale
  • Boundary Bay Old Bounder
  • Deschutes Mirror Mirror
  • Diamond Knot Icebreaker
  • Dick’s
  • Dogfish Head Olde School
  • Elliott Bay Old Portside
  • Elysian Cyclops
  • Firestone Walker Abacus
  • Fish 102
  • Fish Leviathan
  • Hale’s Rudyard’s Rare
  • Hood Canal Breidablik
  • Pike Old Bawdy
  • Port Angel’s Share
  • Port Townsend
  • Rogue Old Crustacean
  • Schooner Exact Old Sinking Ship
  • Scuttlebutt Old #1
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
  • Three Skulls Wreckage
  • Walking Man Old Stumblefoot

SATURDAY 2/27 (these will be added, some Fridays may be taken off):

  • Anderson Valley Horn of the Beer
  • Boulder Killer Penguin
  • Flying Dog Horndog
  • Left hand Widdershins
  • Mad River John Barleycorn
  • North Coast Old Stock
  • Speakeasy Old Godfather
  • Victory Old Horizontal

SUNDAY 2/28 – PDX to SEA

  • Hopworks Urban Brewery Noggin Floggin ‘09
  • Laurelwood Old Reliable ‘09
  • Lucky Lab Old Yeller ‘09
  • New Old Lompoc Old Tavern Rat ‘08

MONDAY 3/1 – Vertical I

  • Alaskan ’06, ’07, ’08, ‘09
  • Anacortes ’07, ‘08
  • Anchor Old Foghorn ’06, ‘08
  • Hood Canal Briedablik ’06, ‘07

TUESDAY 3/2 – Vertical II

  • North Coast Old Stock ’07, ’09, ‘10
  • Pike Old Bawdy ’07, ’08, ‘09
  • Stone Old Guardian ’07, ’08, ‘09

WEDNESDAY 3/3 – Party Like it’s 2006

  • Lagunitas Old Gnarleywine
  • Big Sky Old Blue Hair
  • Full Sail Old Boardhead
  • Fish Leviathan

THURSDAY 3/4 – RARITIES

  • Full Sail Old Boilermaker ‘98
  • Left Hand Oak Aged Widdershins ‘07
  • Black Raven Old Birdbrain ‘09

FRI & SAT, 3/5 & 3/6 – Whatever’s Left!

February 26th, 2010 – March 6th, 2010
Barleywine Bacchanal, Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 (206) 932-9906

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