Beer Review: Hog Heaven Barley Wine


The Stats: Brewery: Avery Brewing, Boulder CO Style: Barleywine abv: 9.2% The Beer I first tried Hog Heaven back in New Jersey, long before I ever entertained thoughts of living in the same town where the magic elixir is brewed. The reasoning was simple: it was a new barleywine ale on the shelf at my local New Jersey liquor store. What with strong ales of all stripes being my preference and barleywines in particular, I immediately grabbed a bottle. The flying pigs on the label didn't hurt any, either. The beer is dark ruby red in color, with a nice dense head and intense hop aroma. Dipping a nose into the glass, you can't help but take several long…

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