I’ve written in this blog for 348 days and as far as I can recall, have never written a post about beer! I do enjoy beer and writing in the blog, maybe I’ll combine the two hobbies a little more often in the future.
Let me start off by saying I’m not really a beer snob. I will admit I know more than the average beer drinker but I’m no expert. I also don’t have the most discerning taste, give me a Coors Light and I’ll have a good time with it. I would prefer a nice craft beer, though. Just using the term craft beer might just convince you I am a snob, but trust me, I’m not well enough educated to be a snob. Like, I don’t really know what hops is aside from an ingredient in (most?) beer.
Well, this past Thursday, I attended Cambridge Brewing Company‘s 2012 Barleywine Festival. This was actually my third year in a row at the event and it did not disappoint. Wikipedia has perhaps the best definition I could imagine for describing what barley wine is, “It is called a barley wine because it can be as strong as wine; but since it is made from grain rather than fruit, it is, in fact, a beer.” There you go, combine the great taste of beer with the alcohol content of wine, could you imagine a better mash-up?