Funky Buddha's Iron and Barleywine
DOUG FAIRALL

Today, it's time to delve into the musical arts with a sampling of Funky Buddha Brewery's Iron and Barleywine, a big and boisterous English-style barley wine beer.

This beer is part of the Little Buddha series, a small-batch collection the brewery puts out into the world from time to time. As with the rest of these types of releases, it's offered in a 22-ounce "bomber" bottle.

It falls squarely into the barley wine category too. That's number 17D for those keeping track with the BJCP at home. The idea behind these sorts of beers is to "showcase... malty richness and complex, intense flavors... When aged, it can take on port-like flavors. A wintertime sipper." Here, we will be looking at a fairly un-aged variety. The modern barley wine traces its history back to Bass No. 1, which was first called a barley wine in 1872.

February 19th, 2016

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