Fifty West Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
When taking a cross-country roadtrip to discover the best bourbon barrel aged beers, you must plan a stop in Cincinnati to try this GABF AND World Beer Cup Gold winner: 10&2 Barrel-Aged Barleywine from Fifty West Brewing.
This 12.5% ABV behemoth can rightfully claim its spot among the best barleywines because it holds two of the most prestigious beer medals in the world. That’s like winning a Grand Slam in Tennis or a Triple Crown in Horse Racing.
Aged for over a year in bourbon barrels, 10&2 is saturated with fruity notes of an aged port or sherry. Red licorice aromatics tickle the nose along with vanilla oak and hints of cherry liquor. Sweet as a Creme Brulee crust yet smooth as silky toffee, it goes down easy, leaving hints of toasted almonds and butterscotch.
Yes, this double-gold-winning indulgent spectacle of sweetness is exciting -- but if you’re planning to drive out to pick some up, you better take a tip from Fifty West and keep your hands on the wheel at 10&2 o’clock positions. Better yet, leave the shipping to us and get some delivered to your door.
Gold Medal Winner at GABF and World Beer Cup 4.19 on Untappd