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Anniversary Barley Wine Brewed by the Uinta Brewing Company
Anniversary Barley Wine Ale brewed by Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah
Wine is rich and complex. This all malt barley wine exhibits hints of dried
fruits, toffee and caramel balanced by an abundance of American hops. Generously
hoppy, delicately balancing the alcohol content. Finishes strong. Anniversary
Barley Wine pairs well with cheeses such as blue cheese. This ale was first
brewed in small batches annually to commemorate Uinta's anniversary, this
soul-warming brew is now available year-round. ABV: 10.4%. IBUs: 72.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Bright clarity shows a rich-looking mahogany color, latte foam head comes and
leaves with a sticky lace. Very aromatic with grapefruit zest, spearmint and
tobacco from the hops, and a showing of caramel, figs and cookie dough from the
malt and yeast. Smooth and creamy with a semi-slick medium to full body. Hops
come in throwing bitterness around; lots of citric rind and tobacco bitterness
that just does not want to shake off of the taste buds. Underneath sits the malt
backbone, which has a lot of hop weight pressing down on it, but the foundation
is sound enough to see this beer through. Hint of caramel and toasted bread in
the middle is mostly squashed by the hops. Alcohol chimes in with a warmth and
fresh fig fruitiness. Finishes with some maltiness, though the hops are still
going strong even in the aftertaste.
Damn, this beer is bitter ... lovely, but bitter. Hopheads should rally to this
beer. Cellaring should not even be a factor here as it is so delicious in its
fresh form. Love the hops now.
Uinta Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing Company embarked upon its mission of brewing world class,
full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in the winter of 1993. From a small, renovated
mechanic's garage located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began distributing a tasty
variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to over 10% alcohol by volume to local bars,
restaurants, and liquor stores. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation
of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original
building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility, pictured
above, specifically designed for brewing beer.
Uinta Brewing is named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern
Utah. Many of Uinta's beer names are inspired by Utah's diverse landscapes or
have historical significance. Cutthroat Pale Ale, Uinta's flagship beer, is
named after Utah's state fish. Subsequent beer names followed suit, such as
King's Peak Porter, named after Utah's highest peak, Golden Spike Hefeweizen,
named after the spike used to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental
railroad in Utah, and Dubhe, named after the Utah Centennial star.
Since 2001 Uinta Brewing has used 100% wind-powered energy, becoming the first
Utah business to reach this mark.