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Hog Heaven is brewed by the Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado


Hog Heaven  is brewed by the Avery Brewing Company - Boulder, CO          

Hog Heaven from Avery Brewing Company is an American-Style Barley Wine Ale which was first released in 1998. Avery Brewing Company has given Hog Heaven the following description: "This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover's delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficianados and it only gets better with age. Cellerable for 3 years." ABV: 9.2%. IBUs: 104.
   

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Beer Review From Beer Advocate       
Appearance - Pours a deep garnet / ruby color with a dense finger of light tan colored head. A nice collar of lacing holds to the sides when the foam faeds.

Aroma - The aroma is overflowing with rich caramel malts, with notes of earthy, piney hops.

Taste - The taste is a great combination of sweet caramel malts and more of a fruity, citrusey hop. The aftertaste yields to notes of vanilla, some oaky-woodseyness, and a citrus peel bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Is rather viscous, maybe even slightly syrupy (but I kinda like that in my barleywines). Perfect carbonation.

Overall - This barleywine hits all the right notes for me. Big caramel malt backbone, an even bigger hop profile that can stand up to the sweetness, great dense/full mouthfeel, and a slight warmth of alcohol that I want in a barleywine. Not an alcohol burn, but a nice inner warmth. Huge difference. Very easy to drink.
  

 

Avery Brewing Company
Incorporated in September 1993, Avery Brewing Company is the culmination of several years of homebrewing experimentation by Adam Avery, President & /Brewmaster, to perfect the recipes for Redpoint Amber Ale, Ellie's Brown Ale, and Out of Bounds Stout. Production and sale of these three flagship beers began utilizing a 7 barrel brewhouse and 7 barrel Gundy tanks as fermenters and bright tanks. Out of Bounds Stout won a gold medal in 1994 in the category of dry stouts at the largest beer tasting event in North America, the Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver.

In 1995, as production increased, the 7 bbl Gundy tanks were replaced with four 30 bbl tanks and the DE filter size was increased. A Meheen bottling machine was added along with a labeling machine for our 22 oz. bottles. In June, 14'er ESB (Extra Special Bitter) was created. 14'er ESB is named for the 54 Colorado peaks that rise above 14,000 feet in elevation.

Six-packs became available in 1996 with the purchase of a Meheen 12 oz. bottling machine. Also, the first batch of Avery IPA (India Pale Ale) was brewed. Sales of Avery IPA have grown to the point that it has replaced Ellie's Brown as our best selling beer. Hopheads Unite!

Three 80 bbl unitanks were added in 1997. The size of the brewery was doubled, from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Old Jubilation Ale, an English Strong Ale, was released as our holiday seasonal in October 1997.
 
        
Six-packs became available in 1996 with the purchase of a Meheen 12 oz. bottling machine. Also, the first batch of Avery IPA (India Pale Ale) was brewed. Sales of Avery IPA have grown to the point that it has replaced Ellie's Brown as our best selling beer. Hopheads Unite!

Three 80 bbl unitanks were added in 1997. The size of the brewery was doubled, from 2,500 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft. Old Jubilation Ale, an English Strong Ale, was released as our holiday seasonal in October 1997.

Steadily increasing sales, necessitated the replacement of our 7 bbl brewhouse with a 40 bbl JV Northwest brewhouse in 2000. The Reverend, a Belgian-style Quadrupel Ale, was ordained in December 2000. An 80 bbl unitank was added in 2002, allowing us to produce 4,000 bbl/yr. Salvation Belgian Golden Ale was introduced in late 2002, andJanuary 2003 saw the coronation of The Czar Russian Imperial Stout. If the initial reviews on ratebeer.com are any indication, he'll be in power for many years!

Two 120 bbl unitanks were installed in September, 2003, which doubles our capacity to 8,000 bbl/yr. Our 10th Anniversary Ale, which is an Imperial IPA named Ten, was brewed in the summer. An authentic (Curaçao orange peel and coriander!) Belgian Wheat, aka White, called White Rascal, was added to our year round line-up as well.

That's when things got CRAZY around Avery Brewing Company. Not only in terms of expansion, but also in regard to the types of brews flowing forth from our taps. With our Barrel-Aging Program in its second year of operation in 2004, we debuted the "Crucified" series at the Avery Tap Room. We took The Holy Trinity of Ales, put them in wine barrels and soured 'em up over a years time. Brewer's are still talking about Salvation Crucified and The Reverend Crucified five years later! The Maharaja Imperial IPA, which is now one of our best selling brews and a veritable cult-classic amongst hopheads, debuted in March '04 with HUGE hop flavors, a whopping 102 IBUs and 10.5% abv. The Maharaja is still consistently rated as one of the best beers in world on sites such a Ratebeer.com and Beeradvocate.com.

2009 began with the release of 694 cases of the first installment in our Barrel-Aged Series: Brabant is a Barrel-Aged Wild Ale, fermented with brettanomyces and aged for 9 months in Zinfandel wine barrels. We released 100 cases of No. 2 in the Barrel-Aged series, Sui Generis, in September 2009 from the Avery Tap Room, followed shortly thereafter by the third installment, Black Tot on January 15th, 2010. The former is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale and the latter a Rum Barrel-Aged Stout. Depuceleuse, No. 4 in our Barrel-Aged Series, is a barrel-aged wild ale featuring sour cherries and a 100% brettanomyces fermentation! Released on April 2nd, 2010, Depuceleuse proved to be one of the most sought after beers in this rare series. Depuceleuse was followed by Quinquepartite in September of 2010. Latin for "consisting of five parts", Quinquepartite is a Barrel-Aged Sour Ale blended from five different oak barrels.
 
Not long after that, on September 2nd, 2010, the first cans in the history of Avery Brewing Company rolled off of our new CASK canning line. Among them was a new Avery session beer, the intensely hopped and beautifully bitter Joe’s Premium American Pilsner. Tired of the average Joe (no pun intended) coming up to us with severe misconceptions about what a quality pilsner was, we decided to follow our mantra of “brewing the beers that we want to drink” to create Joe’s Pilsner. A true session beer for hopheads, Joe’s is our attempt to show the more aggressive side of what a pilsner can be. We call it Premium American Pilsner just to make sure that it is not confused with its watered-down predecessors from yesteryear!
 

 





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