Since its humble beginnings, under the watchful eye of founding brewer Ed Tringali, Old Wooly has remained Seattle's oldest Barleywine. With the passage of Thanksgiving and the arrival of Christmas on the horizon, it's important to take time for welcome distractions.
Starting at 11am, December 1st, the Big Time Brewery and Alehouse will release a local favorite - Old Wooly Barleywine Ale.
Personalized by head brewer - Nick Kannarr - this year's is a little lighter compared to the previous year. Those who are anxious may review the breakdown of ingredients, that make this year's barleywine just as unique as its predecessors.
2015 Old Wooly Barleywine Ale
City of Seattle
Galena: Excellent high alpha variety with balanced bittering and aroma characteristics; mainly used for bittering, but finding favor as a dual purpose variety. Aroma: Spicy, blackcurrant and citrus (grapefruit) tones. (source, Hopunion)
Ahtanum: Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering qualities. Aroma: Floral, earthy, citrus and grapefruit tones (source, Hopunion)
Centennial: Very balanced, sometimes called a super Cascade. Aroma: Medium intensity floral and citrus (lemon) tones. (source, Hopunion)
Cascade: An aroma variety with well-balanced bittering potential, good for dry hopping. Aroma: Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones. (source, Hopunion)
2 Row: ... is a light-colored base malt made from a blend of American 2-Row barley varieties. (source, BSG Craft Brewing)
Munich: ... deliver rich malty flavor to your traditional German lagers, or any beer that benefits from increased malty flavor. (source, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.)
Crystal: ... light golden color and a subtle sweet, malty, mild caramel flavor ... and deep red color and a complex strong caramel and dark-toffee flavor. (source, Great Western Malting)
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Look for draft and 22 ounce editions of this beer, available at the Big Time Brewery.
About Big Time Brewery
The Big Time is the oldest brewpub in Washington State having opened its doors on December 7th 1988 ... serving quality craft beer to beer aficionados in the University District of Seattle. 4133 University Way, Seattle 98105
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