Episode #214 – Carolina Brewing Co. – Old 392 Barleywine

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Today we are drinking the Old 392 Barleywine out of the Carolina Brewing Company (CBC) of Holly Springs. CBC typically brews something higher in alcohol to celebrate the holidays and to release toward the end of December. This year they brewed the Old 392 Barleywine. Old 392 Barleywine was first brewed in ’05 and is named after NC House Bill 392 that was passed into law allowing beer over 6% ABV in North Carolina. HB392 “popped the cap” and lifted the 6% ABV limit to a more-reasonable 15%. This barleywine celebrates that act! This American Style Barleywine is a rich, chewy, amber colored beer with a warm, alcohol taste, a strong hop aroma and a dry finish. There are lots of citrus, pine, and fruit notes in the hop aroma and flavor.