Happy New Year's Eve 2018
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
New Year’s Eve is a night to party and let loose, and you can bet that the bold brewin', 5-time GABF award-winning craftsters at Hoppin’ Frog won’t be celebrating with a boring flute of champagne.
They’re clinking glasses of their 13.6% ABV Happy New Year’s Eve (2018) English Barleywine and resolving to keep making intense, boozy beers!
Hoppin’ Frog crafted this in-your-face sweet sipper with the precise intention of popping the top as the ball drops -- the flavors are designed to reach their peak on New Year’s Eve.
Bottled at the beginning of January, it’s been patiently cellaring for nearly a year to enhance the warm notes of honey, spice, and fruity esters. This Barleywine’s boozy heat mellows into smooth caramel, creating a thick and rich mouthfeel that’s surprisingly drinkable. It’s delightful effervescence has us passing on the bubbly for a few bottles of this celebratory sipper. A glass of champagne would never do -- it’s not boozy enough, it’s not bold enough, hell, it’s not a Barleywine!
Hoppin’ Frog knows how to craft party-worthy brews -- with 5 of the Top 50 Beers in Ohio on BA, we’re betting their Akron taproom will be stuffed wall-to-wall with Barleywine lovers clamoring to get another glass of Happy New Year’s Eve before the countdown begins! And when the clock strikes midnight, they’ll be toasting to a whole new year of big Hoppin’ Frog brews.
Rated 4.06 on Untappd by the small crew who couldn't wait 'til NYE to pop the top