Barleywine Week

Can you feel it in the air? The crisp cool air, mixed with the faint smell of Spring mixed with an overwhelming desire to drink strong ales can only mean one thing. That's right it's Barleywine Week!

The Flying Saucer is celebrating Barleywine Week by tapping a current or vintage barleywine every night at 7 PM. As if the tappings weren't enough, Saucerites will receive a punch card that will be stamped with each visit to Barleywine week. The lucky SOB that has the most punches (on the card, not in the face) will get his pickings of the rare barleywine bottles for sampling, most come, first served.

The action starts tonight at 6:55 with a Barleywine Week address by Beerack Obama with the tapping of Great Divide Old Ruffian following. The rest of the lineup is 2009 Schlafly Oak-Aged Barleywine on Tuesday; Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale on Wednesday; Anchor Old Foghorn Ale on Thursday; Lagunitas Brewing Company Olde GnarlyWine on Friday; Sierra Nevada Jack and Ken’s Black Barleywine on Saturday; and Sunday will feature 2010 Big Sky Olde Bluehair Barley Wine and 2009 North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Stock Ale.

The Matts are keeping tight lipped about the rare bottle selections on Sunday but, if every previous Saucer experience is a guide, it promises to be quite exciting. Get thee to the Saucer this week and get your punches. This may be your only chance to get some of these barleywines on tap.

Barleywine Week is a creation of The Flying Saucer, there will be no Barleywine Week address by Beerack Obama. Beerack Obama is a creation of Bull E. Vard. DOB's are also eligible for getting the most punches.

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