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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

Bri Haigh is drinking Olde School at homeSomeone told me to let it sit for a year and it would taste better. It didn't. I'm done trying this style.

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Nick is drinking Olde SchoolImpressive that it hides the booze so well without being overtly sweet.

1 day 8 hours

Chad N. is drinking Olde School at BarducyTrue barley wine taste. Strong shit.

1 day 12 hours

Todd P. is drinking Olde School at BarducyBarley at its best!

1 day 12 hours

Wade M. is drinking Olde School

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Gregory Downey is drinking Olde School at Backcountry Pizza & Tap HouseFantastic, even tho the price wasn't! This is dogfish #43 for me

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Join Dogfish Head for the Midwest Brewers Fest! This festival is always a good time, and will feature many local and regional breweries in addition to Dogfish Head.   
Come join DFH at Acton Wine Spirits for a fantastic beer sampling on Friday September 5th from 4 to 6 pm.   Beers Include:   Punkin Ale 90 Minute
 

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