Barnacles English-style Barleywine is the sixth release in the Reuben’s Brews 10th Anniversary Collaboration Series, brewed with our friend and brewing legend Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog Brewery. We have a lot to thank Alan for but one of the most memorable occasions was in October 2012. Our brewery had only been open for business for two months and we were planning our very first bourbon-barrel imperial stout (to be released in 2013 as the first BBIS!) We didn’t know where we could get a bourbon barrel, but Alan came to our rescue, giving us two barrels from Hair of the Dog’s stash that Adam picked up in his truck.
It is a great honor to brew with Alan, particularly this style of beer that is special for each of us. If you haven’t heard, Alan is retiring this year and winding down the Hair of the Dog Brewery. We thank Alan for all of his leadership and inspiration in the craft beer world, both here in the Pacific Northwest and truly around the world.