Schlafly Barleywine Vertical Tasting Next Week
Back in January Waldo Pizza hosted a vertical tasting of Schlafly's Imperial Stout, and it was awesome. Mr. Schlafly Beer West, Gary Briggs, brought bottles of the 2006, 07, 08 and a keg of 09 with him and all it took to get a generous taster of each was the price of a pint of freshly tapped 2009 Imperial Stout. I've gone on at great length about how much fun it was to drink my way back in time to 2006, so it should without saying that I'm really excited about the Barleywine vertical tasting that is coming up next week on the 19th. That's right, Gary is bringing bottles of the 06, 07, 08 and 09 Schlafly Oak Aged Barleywine to Waldo Pizza for a one-night-only event.
I've heard that there will be no keg this time around but the event will otherwise be the same. Buying a glass of the new 09 Barleywine will get you tasters of the 06, 07 and 08 for free. Also worth noting is that this will be held at Waldo Pizza, an awesome place to grab a beer and order a pizza. The venue is relatively small though so if you plan on coming for the tasting I'd suggest getting there early, having a pizza and getting warmed up ahead of time.
I plan on driving straight to Waldo Pizza after work next wednesday and ordering a big pizza and a glass of Hitachino White Ale if it's still on tap. I'm really looking forward to having the Barleywine again though. I've had it once before at a Schlafly dinner in March, it was paired with tempura battered short ribs... it was beyond amazing. Oh, and that was the 2008 vintage which was chocolaty and sweet like caramel.
Don't miss this event:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 6:00pm