Barleycorn’s in Natick never ceases to amaze me. Tim and I attended their brewing event featuring Sean Lawson from Lawson’s Finest in Warren, VT. In addition to making 6 different recipes that Sean created (Tim and I worked on the Marzen Lager; there was also: Saison with Juniper-Cedar, Maple Barleywine aged on Maple Wood, Kiwi Double IPA, and Toast Black IPA ), we got to try a HUGE variety of beers that Sean brought from Lawson’s, and Jack brought from Jack’s Abby, and other brought from their collection. Proof that Barleycorn’s people know their stuff…. two beers ranked #1, and all beers ranked under 2.75! That’s some GOOD beer!
Quote of the day: As I explained my dream of Agape Brewing Community and my love for beer, a guy said, “Do not lose that passion!”
First some pictures, then my rankings.
Tim struggling to pour in all the yummy extract:
Look at all those beers we got to taste!
Will from Barleycorn’s pouring beer from Sean Lawson!
Jamie, Will, Jamie. A Jamie sandwich. :)
Smoke and Dagger Barrel Aged - Jack’s Abby so amazingly delicious, great bourbon/coconut flavor. Yum! 1
Maple Tripple - Lawson’s Finest one of a kind, OMG amazing, sweet, delicious, $30 bottle, SO good, like an orgasm 1
Blond - Cape Cod Beer wheaty, drinkable, delicious, flavorful and light 1.25
Harvest German Ale - Cape Cod Beer good octoberfest-esque, drinkable 1.5
Heady Topper - Alchemist an absolutely delicious IPA, great balance of malt and hops 1.5
Seared Palate - Lawson’s Finest aged in oak barrels and bottle conditioned and aged. So good, delicious bourbon/coconut flavors 1.5
Triple Play - Lawson’s Finest wow, delicious, bitter but a good bitter 1.75
Baby Maker - Jack’s Abby 14%, barrel aged for 9 months (ha!), strong, little coconut flavor, good flavors 1.75
Seizoen - Logsdon Farmhouse Ales wheaty, like a hefe/tripel, maybe a bit too sour 1.75
Double Dose IPA - Lawson’s Finest and Otter Creek Collaboration very nice, hoppy, drinkable 2
Lashes Lager - Jack’s Abby perfumy, floral, hop pellet aftertaste, but smooth and light going in 2.25
Kiwi Rising - Jack’s Abby very tropical, fruit flavor, easy to drink 2.25
RU55 Jester King Barrel aged sour red, cherry aftertaste, actually drinkable, would be great with desserts 2.25
Hopzilla - Lawson’s Finest very hoppy, wicked hoppy, whoa, too much piney flavor (Simcoe), not too much cat pee flavor, mouth feels like hops afterwards 2.5
Porter - Cape Cod Beer plain, meh, little coffee flavor, definitely drinkable though 2.5
IPA - Cape Cod Beer meh, a typical IPA 2.75