A Thousand Echoes – BBA Barleywine (Collab w/ Proclamation)
A Thousand Voices
BBA Barleywine (Collab w/ Proclamation) – 11.5% ABV
1 Bottle – 1 PINT 9 FL OZ
We’ve got a very special release for y’all. A pair of single-barrel Barleywines rested in Heaven Hill barrels for over 20 months, made with our friends at @proclamationale. “A Thousand Voices” and “A Thousand Echoes” will be dropping on NYE, in-house only. We’ll have both on draft and in bottles. We’ll also be tapping the last keg of the non-BA version (“BEFORE”) on draft and in bottles, as we’ve been cellaring this bad little ditty for just this occasion! We may or may not also have some other special bottles…who knows?
We started with a base of Maris Otter, then added just a touch of Munich Oats from @RiverbendMalt and some Flaked Wheat for body and complexity. We then boiled the bejeezus out of it and fermented it with our House Kolsch yeast, before cold-conditioning it for 4 weeks for extra clean character. We then racked a portion of that base beer into 8-year Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels where it rested for over 20 months. No adjuncts, no sugars, just a really nice Barleywine aged in some really nice barrels for a really long time.
Notes of fresh baked biscuits, sweet and sticky Tootsie Pops, rich Caramel candy daydreams, a bowl full of plums and prunes that have been absolutely drowned in Bourbon, and a slathering of super pungent Oaky vanillin. Soft, rich AF, full-bodied, slathered in barrel character, and possibly a bit too drinkable!
*On a serious note*
In case you didn’t know, last Christmas our dear friend and co-founder of @Proclamation, Dave Witham, passed away. It came quickly and unexpectedly, and his loss reverberated amongst the industry as loudly as his voice and presence when he was still here. He was a man of a thousand voices, and he left a thousand echoes. He is, and will continue to be, dearly missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to the Witham family and the Proc family alike. Dave truly was an amazing person and was one of the first people to welcome us into the industry and I’ll never forget his friendship or his big heart.
A portion of the proceeds from these two BA Barleywines will be donated to the Witham family. We know Dave would be super stoked on this pair of gnarly beers, and we hope you are, too.
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