CBC Barleywine Fest update

Norman Miller

The Cambridge Brewing Company has announced the beers and menu items that will be available at its Barleywine Festival on Jan. 31, beginning at 5 p.m.

Here are all the details – it’s making me thirsty just reading it:

So, don’t forget to mark your calendars:

Cambridge Brewing Company’s

Annual Barleywine Festival

Thursday, January 31, 2013

5pm – 12 am

Kitchen open until 10pm

No tickets required, No reservations, Shirts and Shoes Required

Barleywine List:

2011 Bad Knees, Blanton’s barrel finish, 10.5% Golden Promise malt, Fuggles hops. Rich malt, caramel, raisins, vanilla, and charred oak.

2012 Bad Knees, Blanton’s barrel finish, 10.5% Golden Promise malt, Fuggles hops. Huge spirit and oak nose. Rich caramel, raisins, vanilla, coconut.

2009 Arquebus, Ch. Boswell barrel finish with Brett, 11.0% Rhone-like nose of grape, stone fruit, farmhouse. Complex but balanced palate of wine grape, apricots, Brettanomyces, and toasted oak.

2010 Arquebus, Silverado chard. finish 14.0% Concentrated grape, peach, apricot. Wildflower honey, toasted oak, white wine-like finish, hint of tartness.

2011 Arquebus, Chateau Boswell chardonnay finish, 14% Subtle oak and tannin, honeyed, sherry and toasted nuts, sweeter finish.

2012 Arquebus, sauvignon blanc barrel finish, 14% Very balanced oak/tannin/fruit/honey character. Fresh wine grape finish.

2006 Blunderbuss, 11.75% Clean bright nose, balance of malt, hops, and fruity esters. Dry-ish body, jaggery sugar & hoppy, lingering finish.

2007 Blunderbuss, dryhop finish 11.5% 100% stainless steel. Hops have completely mellowed, with caramel, dried fruits, toffee, resinous finish.

2008 Blunderbuss, Buffalo Trace/Utopias finish 11.0% Aged 50% in Buffalo Trace & Utopias barrels. Dried fruit, demerara, dry, herbal finish. Oak and spirit.

2009 Blunderbuss, Port barrel finish 12.75% 100% Vintage Port wine barrels. Caramel, herbal hops, fruit, red wine, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak.

2010 Blunderbuss, Sazerac Rye barrel finish 12.75% Rich caramel, sweet grain, burnt sugar, coconut, marshmallow, spicy hops, finish of spirit and oak.

2011 Blunderbuss, Tawny port and Oloroso sherry finish, 13% Huge malt, turbinado, red wine, oxidized sherry, toast, leather, smoky oak.

2012 Blunderbuss, dryhopped, oak aged, and blended, 12.75% Citrus, florals, and pine needles, full malty palate, hints of toffee, charred oak, subtle vanillins.

2012 Blunderbuss, cask-conditioned double dryhopped, 12.75% Aggressive dryhopping layers Simcoe and Centennial, toffee and malt, subtle oak

Food Menu

French Onion & Fennel Soup

Bone Marrow & Blunderbuss Broth

Real Deal Gruyere & Grilled Bread

Rabbit Mole

Fresh Handmade Tortillas, Fried Avocado

Choux Farci

Maine Pork, Raisins, Spice & Rice, Tomato Stew

Bad Knees Chicken Lollipops

Coconut Rice, Chorizo Powder & Green Onions

Rhode Island Fluke Ceviche

Blood Oranges, Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit Granita, Mizuna

Grass Fed Maine Beef Tartar

Quail Egg, Brioche, Traditional Accompaniments

Wild Boar Goulash

Sour Cream Noodles, Chives

Curry Battered Fried Yellow Tail

Fingerling Chips, Mushy Peas

Bad Knees Tiramisu

Arquebus Upside Down Cake

Pineapple & Raspberry