The world's strongest bottle-conditioned beer, fermented with dates and figs.
Olde School is only brewed in October and November, so get it while it lasts!
Brewer: Dogfish Head Brewing
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- United States - Milton, Delaware
- As a brewery, we brew off-centered ales for off-centered people. Our beers push the envelope of what beer is expected to be, often using non-standard ingredients, such as raisins, chicory, maple syrup, vanilla and grapes. We're also known for brewing beers with lots of hops or high alcohol contents. Some of our beers, including the WorldWide Stout, 120 Minute India Pale Ale, and the raspberry-flavored strong ale Fort, are highly alcoholic, reaching 15% to 20% alcohol by volume (typical beers have around 3% to 8% alcohol by volume). A handful of our beers are also aged in huge wooden tanks. Dogfish is also known for our Ancient Ales, brewed with the support of molecular archeologists from the University of Pennsylvania. These beers, with recipes based on residue discovered in ancient tombs include Midas Touch, Chateau Jiahu, Theobroma & more.
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Style: American Barleywine
- American Barleywines are typically a hoppy version of their English counterparts, the English Barleywine. American Barleywines are typically very strong beers, rich in malt that also contain generous amounts of American hops, which give American Barleywines a pine or citrus hop character, typical of the American hop strain.
The term Barleywine is a reference to the high degree of alcohol that these beers normally contain. In most instances, beers with less than 9% alcohol by volume are not considered barleywines.
American Barleywines will age rather well, though the aroma and flavor of the hops will dissipate over time.
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