Summit releases English-Style Barleywine Ale to close out 30th Anniversary Beer Series

Summit Brewing Company announces the release of 30th Anniversary English-Style Barleywine Ale, the fourth and final entry in their 30th Anniversary Series. The beer will be officially released at the Summit Beer Hall on Saturday, November 19. It will also be available in 4-packs of 12 oz bottles and in a limited amount of draught starting the week of November 14.

The 30th Anniversary Barleywine takes inspiration from Summit’s classic Extra Pale Ale recipe, adopting the same essential profile while taking flavor and character to greater heights for a beer of impressive richness and depth.

Summit Barleywine is brewed with pale malt from Rahr Malting Company in Shakopee, Minnesota; caramel malt from Briess Malting in Chilton, Wisconsin; and crystal malt from Simpsons Malting Company located in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland. These three family-owned maltsters’ commitment to quality ingredients is matched by Summit’s own passion for consistent, high quality beers. Balancing out this mighty trio of malts are four hop varieties from the US and UK; Horizon, Equinox, Fuggle and Cascade. Finally, the brew is fermented and conditioned using a unique blend of English and Scottish yeast strains.

The end result is a beautifully balanced strong ale, deep orange in color, with huge complexity and warmth. Powerful aromas of English toffee, orange marmalade, fresh herbs and spicy citrus lead to a full body and intense finish. This beer has been aged for 6 months before packaging and will continue to evolve in the bottle.

“At 11.5% ABV, this is a celebratory beer and a fitting ale to commemorate a special year for Summit Brewing Company and to ring in the holidays with great cheer,” said head brewer Damian McConn.

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