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J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)

J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)

Each December, English brewery J.W. Lees release its Harvest Ale, a giant barleywine pushing 11% abv. A popular candidate for aging, Harvest Ale is packed with malts to continue developing for years to come, which made it a prudent choice for J.W. Lees to condition in various barrels. For 4 months, J.W. Lees ages Harvest Ale in casks that once held Lagavulin Scotch, Port, Sherry, or Calvados apple brandy. This particular bottle is from the 2005 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, English Barleywine, J.W. Lees & Co., Lagavulin, Reviews, Scotch

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.