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Olde School Barleywine

 
ABV: 
13 - 16
IBU: 
85
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
10/2002

Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine has a unique flavor.

The concept for this beer came from an old cellerman's manual Sam came across (for more on that, check out the video below).

At about 15% ABV, this beer is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. Our recommendation? Grab a few bottles when you find it -- enjoy one now, and age the others for a bit. Let us know which you prefer!

Olde School Barlewine comes out in the fall annually. It is available in 12-ounce bottles by the 4-pack.

For more on the Olde School Barleywine (and our potential Olympic bid... yeah, there really is no connection, but it is in here anyway!), check out our Quick Sip Clip.

We currently send this beer (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

See video
Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Almond-stuffed dates, pumpernickel, tart cherries, blue cheese with honey
Glassware Recommendation: 
Snifter
Wine Comparable: 
Ruby port

Beer Activity

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Patrick Pagan is drinking Olde SchoolAgain!

1 day 4 hours

kid geek is drinking Olde SchoolThe medicine is strong.

1 day 7 hours

Mike J. is drinking Olde School

1 day 17 hours
2 days 3 hours

Brian O'Shea is drinking Olde School at Amsterdam CafeCandy sugar, bourbon, malt.

2 days 15 hours

Joe Coke is drinking Olde School at Three Wise MonksAroma fruit caramel and booze taste honeyed fruit soaked in alcohol citric hops finish

2 days 16 hours

Pete S. is drinking Olde School2012. Still pretty sweet. Nice body though.

2 days 18 hours
Come join us on Friday May 30th to sample some great limited and occasional Dogfish Head Beers!   On tap will include: 60 Minute 90 MInute
Come join us at Olde Magoun's Saloon in Somerville, MA on Monday April 28th from 5 to 8 PM where 7 of the finest Dogfish Head Craft Beers will be going tap. Including the famous World Wide Stout.
 

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