Style Guidelines: An imperial version of Barley's Centennial IPA, it takes our flagship IPA to a whole new level. Respect the IIPA.
Rotation Schedule: We brewed this one to commemorate the coincidence of our twentieth anniversary and the 200th anniversary of our fair town. It remains to be seen when it will be brewed again.
Food Pairings: While hops can kill your tastebuds, they do make for some particularly good matches -- seafood made any way -- fried, smoked, boiled, steamed or broiled. IPA can enhance the spiciness of highly spiced cuisine, including Indian and Thai.
Grain: British Pale and wheat; American Victory
Bittering Hops: Columbus, Centennial and Millenium
Dry Hops: American Columbus and Centennial
Finished with: French and Hungarian toasted Oak
Original Gravity: 1.082
Estimated IBUs: 104.5
Alcohol By Volume: 8.5%
First Tapped: Firkin preview April 6, 2012; Tapped April 20, 2012 downtown
About the Ale: We all know that a 200th anniversary is a bicentennial. Did you know that a 20th anniversary is a vigentennial? Yup, Barley's is celebrating it's vigentennial this year.
The coincidence was too much for us, so we thought it would be fun to come out with a beer to celebrate that we've been around for 10% of Columbus' entire existence!
A Few Fun Facts...
Columbus: In 1797, a young surveyor named Lucas Sullivant fpounded a settlment on the west bank of the forks of the Scioto River. An adnirer of Benjamin Franklin, he named the settlement Franklinton.
Barley's: In 1991, we decided to open a brewpub to serve the City of Columbus. We settled on the old Reynolds Hardware Store, located next to the Yankee Trader on High Street. Our only neighbors then were the North Market and Tapatio on Park Street. We opened our doors in 1992.
Columbus: In 1803, when Ohio became a state, the capital moved from Chillicothe to Zanesville and back again. As a compromise, the state legislature decided to move it to Columbus, due to its central location.
Barley's: We celebrated our first anniversary with Barley's Christmas Ale. Mayor Greg Lashutka tapped the first keg of the season. He went on to tap the first beer of Christmas the next two years.
We celebrated our 100th batch brewed by brewing Barley's Centennial IPA. And Bicentennial IIPA? Well, that was batch 1,331 downtown, and we're brewing it at both locations. (Maybe we'll have to do it again for batch 1,492!)