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Flying Saucer Hosts 11th Annual Barleywine and Swine February 22

February 12,2020

Reposted from Flying Saucer Draught & Emporium

Fort Worth’s original craft beer bar, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium hosts the 11th annual Barleywine & Swine event on Saturday, February 22.
The annual pig roast celebrates big, boozy beers and perfectly cooked pork. Guests can enjoy Chef Bob’s Swine Platter and a flight of 4 Barleywines for $30. Ten various Barleywines have been hand-picked for the occasion. Notably, JW Lee’s Harvest Ale (2011 Vintage), North Coast Brewing’s Old Stock Reserve (2017 Vintage), Firestone Walker’s new Helluva Brulee (double-aged, rum-barreled Helldorado), Firestone Walker Sucaba, Anchor Brewing Company’s Old Foghorn (America’s first Barleywine) and Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewery’s Morrigan (being released on February 20). The Swine Platter is also available without the flight pairing for $14.99. Barleywines and the Swine Platter will be served all day until they are gone.
Barleywine (or “Barley Wine”) is one of the strongest ale styles, typically released once a year during late-winter and early-spring, and is extremely laborious to make. The style boasts big, boozy flavors that are best paired with other intensely-flavored food, such as sugary sweet desserts or a plate of succulent pork. They’re best for sipping and savoring as the ABV can range from 8% to 14% or greater. Flavor can range from very sweet to dry, depending on aging and specific style (English or American), and can include nutty, toffee, dark caramel, molasses, and dried fruit. A well-made Barleywine will boast rich, complex malt flavors balanced or accentuated by an assertive hop bitterness, and a strong alcoholic presence – with a wonderfully lingering and indulgent finish.  The specific selections for Barleywine & Swine include a variety of American-style, English-style, traditional, new-aged, cellared, special barrel-aged, rare, award-winning, and iconic – all in the spirit of Flying Saucer’s mission to help educate the world about beer.

Location Mentioned: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium