Style: American Barleywine
Fun Fact About the Brewery:
Yakima is a real bummer of a place, but at least they've got Snipes Mountain Brewery going for it. Named after prolific cattle herder and pioneer Ben Snipes, Snipes Mountain has quietly established itself as one of Eastern Washington's best breweries with solid standard offerings and recently started branching out with more unique ales and sours.
I had this at a Snipes Mountain featured brewery night at the Pine Box. A 2010 vintage barleywine? Uh, yes please. Couldn't say no to that. At 13%, yeah the booze is pretty in your face. The hoppiness had mellowed a bit the aging as you would expect, but it was still present. Very malty with a sweet, fruity aftertaste. Overall, a damn good barleywine and I look forward to trying more brews from Snipes Mountain.