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Timeline


2017

Barley's Walkabout Australian ESB 2.24 We first brewed J.Scott Francis ESB in the summer of 1996. It was our first cask conditioned ale, and a surprise tribute to Barley's original Brewmaster. This ESB is slightly stronger and more full bodied.
Barley's Tour de Hops Experimental IPA 1.20 Our Experimental Double IPA will feature different hops in each iteration. It's a warming companion to Blurry Bike, our core IPA. Experimenting with hops helps keep the brewer's job interesting, we hope to keep our customer's curious palate interested,too. Varying combinations of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and spicy hop flavors are almost balanced by rich British malt, american oats and a not so sneaky sensation of peppery alcohol. Enjoy the Tour, but don't drink and ride.

2016

Barley's Scotchy Scottish 11.12 The butterscotch/caramel flavors of the Scottish are very nicely complimented by the peat smoke flavors of the Scotch whisky, and vanilla from the barrel. It's a complex beer, but isn't so challenging as to be difficult to drink. The silky mouthfeel actually makes it exceptionally easy to drink.
Seth Draeger's Moscow Midnight 4.28 The Russian Imperial Stout that won our 20th Annual Homebrew Competition was a Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged beast. Seth Draeger patterned this monstrous beer after New Holland Brewing's Dragon's Milk Stout.

2015

Barley's Citrajectory Saison 6.22 We decided it was time This single hop, multi grain Farmhouse Ale is designed for summer drinking. Soft grain presence and a subdued hop bitterness are the background to juicy citrus fruit/hop flavor and a peppery spice from Belgian yeast. Citrajectory is equally well suited for the field, the pool, or the table.
Barley's Woodsman American Pale Ale 4.10 An American Pale Ale using Summit and Cascade hops, both native to the Northwest and named after the Cascade mountain range that runs through the beautiful state of Washington.
Barley's Ulysses Imperial Red Ale 3.15 We decided it was time to give our Irish Ale a reboot, resulting in this Big Red called Ulysses. It’s fruity, toasty, with a hint of butterscotch and an abundance of warming alcohol that might be just what the doctor ordered when it seems like winter will never end.

2014

Barley's F.H.A. IPA 11.21 A brew using only the Freshest Hops Available (F.H.A.).

2013

Barley's Hoptoberfest 08.01 A hopped traditional Oktoberfest
Séance Belgian Session IPA 06.29 This medium-bodied Belgian session IPA was conjured up from the idea to create a bold yet highly drinkable beer.
White Dragon Saison 06.19 Winner of the 2012 Homebrewers Competition. Richard Sheppard's White Dragon Saison is brewed with organic jasmine flowers.
Barley's Chupacabra 04.20 An Imperial Brown Ale aged on Madagascar vanilla beans and Cacao nibs, created in partnership with local chocolatier, Dan Hankle of Finca Chocolate.

2012

Barley's Beyond 08.29 a hybrid of Infinity and Blurry Bike IPA, this one is dedicated to the memory of astronaut Neil Armstong. It's a bit blurry beyond infiinity.
Le Goodale (Pond) Monstre 06.15 a Belgian Abbey Dubbel brewed to commemorate the mystery of escaping water at Goodale Pond
Hoptic Nerve EyePA previewed 05.27 at Studio 35 beer tasting; tapped 06.03 at 17th annual Afternoon With the Brewers. Loosely based on Pliny the Elder, this imperial IPA is without a doubt the bitterest beer EVER brewed in Columbus thanks to Matt Mazur's and Shane Green's winning recipe
Barley's Point of Origin 05.19 a Belgian Golden Ale brewwed with the gamer in all of us in mind. When you time travel, you have to start somewhere...
Barley's Bicentennial IIPA 04.20 tapped on the same day that Frankie Heyduk paid us a visit on the day of the announcement that he's been tapped for the front office with the Columbus Crew

2011

Barley's Behjun Noel 11.17 tapped at our 19th annual Anniversary Party by guest tapper Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. (She also brought along a limited edition Barley's Christmas Ale ice cream, featuring cranberries, candied chestnuts, honey, fresh orange juice, crumbled sponge cake and holiday spices.)
Barley's Infinity Grand Cru 07.09 Our third Belgian is a dark strong ale, named to coincide with the nuptuals of our general manager, Jason Fabian and his lovely bride Gretchen
Wit's End* 06.12 This Belgian wit bier was the 2010 Homebrewers Contest winner. Brewed by Andy Schultz and tapped at Afternoon With the Brewers. Andy travelled from Boston to brew it, making

2010

Barley's Abbey Normal 10.15 This is our first foray into Belgian-style ales. It's a dark strong ale, brewed Belgian candi sugar and fermented with Belgian yeast. Great to ward off the ghosts and ghoulies in your life.
Blood Thirst Wheat 06.13 The winner of our 14th annual Homebrew Competition, this is a German style hefeweizen with brewed with Siciallian blood orange zest and blood orange puree added during and after fermentation. Congratulations to Lloyd Cicetti for coming up with this unusually delightful ale.
Barley's Mild Child* 04.21 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we tap our second ever organic beer. Guest tapper was Mark Dimoff, Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. Live entertainment support was by Miss Molly and Friends.

2009

Blurry Bike IPA10.10 If we can count correctly, this is the tenth different IPA we've brewed. A crisp, bitter session IPA. 5.8%ABV
Black Bike Bier 06.14 A German-style shwarzbier, it's a crisper take on British-style souts and porters. This brew was the creation of Matt Boehm, winner of the 2008 Homeberwer's Competition, and tapped at Barley's 14th annual Afternoon with the Brewers. Mixed half and half with champagne, it's called "The Bismark," a favorite drink of Otto Von Bismark.
Twisted Ivan Double Porter 03.06 A turbocharged version of Barley's Ivan Porter, this one is deep and complex. Not to mention we think it's the strongest imperial porter made in the world. It's certainly the strongest dark beer we've ever brewed, weighing in at 11.0% ABV.

2008

E=IPA(squared)* 06.22 The winner of our 2007 Hombrewer's Competition by Victor Gonzalez--an imperial IPA loaded with hops. A formula that would leave Einstein himself scratching his head
Barley's Frambwha?! 06.02 America's first fruited wheatwine includes almost over thirteen pounds of fresh Oregon raspberries in every barrel. Sweet, but not for the faint of heart...unlike any beer you've ever had

2007

Hop Envy IPA 12.07 Our answer in the face of the Great Hop Shortage of 2007--an Imperial IPA
Barley's Mother Earth Fifteenth Anniversary Ale 11.15 Our first totally organic beer. A strong ale to show off what we've learned in fifteen years!
Barley's Smirking Emperor Imperial Pilsner preview firkin 10.12 We may have gone over the top with this one...
Meister Eckhart Spark of the Divine Barleywine* 06.21 Barley's 2006 Homebrew Competition winner, Joe Eckhart

2006

Barley's fourteenth anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Andyman, CD101 FM 11.16
Heavy Horses Strong Olde Ale* 06.1 Barley's 2005 Homebrew Competition winner, Jeff Hornberger

2005

Jay's Ain't Just Blowin' Smoke Porter* 06.21 Barley's 2004 Homebrew Competition winner, Jay Wince
Barley's Four Seas Imperial IPA 05.20
Barley's Rye IPA04.14

2004

Barley's Weizenbock 09.06 A double strength, malty wheat ale that puts you in the autumnal frame of mind
Anastasia Russian Imperial Stout* 06.21 Barley's 2003 Homebrew Competition winner, Jay Wince

2003

Matt's APA* 06.21 Barley's 2002 Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Matt Paulson

2002

Barley's BarleyWine! (11% ABV) 10.11 Barley's first offering since repeal of-strong --ale prohibition in the State of Ohio!
Devil's Moon Weisenbock* 06.21 Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Mark Irwin

2001

Bambino Signorino Stout 11.09
Full Moon Ale* 06.05 fifth Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Mark Irwin and Mark Katona (tie)
Stoutasaurus Rex 06.26 Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Bill Hughes & Chris Ticknor (tie)

2000

Pipebuster Brown 10.2
Primordial IPA* 06.09 fourth Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Bill Hughes & Chris Ticknor

1999

Barley's seventh anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Maxx Faulkner, WCBE 90.5 FM 11.18
Norma Iguana Pilsner* 06.09 third Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Matt and Sue

1998

Barley's sixth anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Maxx Faulkner, WCBE 90.5 FM 11.19
Jimmy's Amber Haze* 06.09 second Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Jim Hayes
GlenLenny's Scotch Ale First brewed in 1998, our historic Scotch Ale is a full bodied beer if there ever was one.

1997

Barley's fifth anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Maxx Faulkner, WCBE 90.5 FM 11.20
09.04 first firkin served in Columbus, Ohio, and possibly Ohio in the modern craft brewing era: Centennial India Pale Ale
Queen Ann Stout* 06.17
Al's American Pale Ale* 06.09
first Barley's Homebrew Competition winner, brewed by Al Fosha, travelling from Chicago to brew it

1996

Barley's fourth anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Coach Earl Bruce 11.21
J Scott Francis ESB 09.18 the beer engine makes its debut...first cask conditioned ale in Columbus 09.18
Barley's Auld Curiosity Ale 06.24
Bee's Wing Honey Wheat Ale 06.12

1995

Barley's third anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Mayor Greg Lashutka 11.16
Barley's Brown Lion Ale 07.11
Alexander's Russian Imperial Stout 01.07

1994

Barley's second anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Mayor Greg Lashutka 11.17
Angelo's Crooked Sky Rye 10.02
Centennial IPA 08.24
Barley's Raspberry Wheat 02.15

1993

Ol' Ron's Surly Oatmeal Stout 12.27
Barley's Christmas Ale 11.19
Barley's first anniversary party with guest Christmas Ale tapper Mayor Greg Lashutka 11.18
Barley's Scottish Ale 10.24
Barley's Wheat Ale 07.01
Barley's Irish Rogue 03.12
Ivan Porter 01.05

1992

Hell Mary 11.27 With Brewdood working the bar, two lovely coeds invent the Hell Mary, Barley's versioon of the Bloody, using Gates of Hell sauce, itself formulated just three weeks earlier, prior to opening
Barley's Pilsner 11.22
Barley's Pale Ale 11.20
Barley's Brewing Company Ale House No. 1 opens 11.20

 

     
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