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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   

Anniversary Barley 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.
 

Anniversary Barley Wine Ale brewed by Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah

          
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 CrewUinta Brewing Company

    
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.





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