Beer Style: American Strong Ale

Includes American-style barleywines, wheatwines as well as several barrel-aged beer.

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Anchorage Brewing Co.’s A Deal with the Devil clone

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This massive American-style barleywine from Anchorage Brewing (Anchorage, Alaska) utilizes only one hop variety and loads of malt to ring in at 17% ABV. Anchorage ages it for 11 months in Cognac barrels.

Glacier Brewhouse: Imperial Blonde Ale clone

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This light-colored American strong ale from Anchorage, Alaska is malty, creamy and smooth. Also known as Ice Axe Ale.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale clone


“First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine.”

Empire Brewing Company: American Strong Ale clone

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“This ale is bold, hoppy, and complex with chocolate and roasted malts adding a full malty character. The strong American hops balance the beer with an aggressive bitterness, followed by a fruity hop flavor and a full hop aroma.”

Brooklyn Brewery: Brooklyn Monster Ale clone

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Discountinued in 2013, Brooklyn Monster Ale was first brewed in 1997 and was a legend in its time as one of the early American-brewed barleywines. It was midway between the old British barleywine style and more modern variants. Much of this beer’s essential character comes from the use of Maris Otter floor malts, but the residual sugar was relatively low.

Anchor Brewing Company: Anchor Old Foghorn (1st Runnings)


Old Foghorn is brewed using the parti-gyle method, which is brewing two batches of beer by separating the first and second runnings to create two distinct beers — one high gravity, one lower gravity. Old Foghorn is the beer made from the first runnings. Small Beer is the beer made from the second runnings.

Alesmith Brewing Co.: Old Numbskull clone

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There are American barleywines, and then there are West Coast–style American barleywines—and if you like big beers, Old Numbskull doesn’t disappoint. Packed with caramel and toffee notes, this copper-colored ale boasts an aggressive bitterness.

Great Divide Brewing Company: Old Ruffian clone

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Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward barleywine with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness.

Glacier BrewHouse’s Imperial Blonde Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, I will be retiring as a Boeing 777 captain for a major package delivery company soon, and one fine establishment that was a regular stop for me was Glacier BrewHouse in Anchorage, Alaska. The one beer that really stands out for me is their Imperial Blonde Ale. Since I will no longer be

El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale clone

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 Collaboration among 21st Amendment, Firestone Walker and Stone Brewing Co. A smooth black ale that has fig, chia seeds, fennel seeds, and pink peppercorns added.

Cause of Death

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Did you ever want to do something just because someone told you it couldn’t be done? A comment at a homebrew club meeting sets a homebrewer on a quest to brew an all-grain beer over 20% alcohol by volume.

Chili Head Fred Barleywine

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Marc Martin headed a group of Austin ZEALOTS who were out to make a name for themselves at the Dixie Cup. Marc, the Primary Fermenter, Corey Martin the Secondary Fermenter, and another key member, Keith Bradley, decided they should honor the ever present Fred Eckhart by brewing a clone of that famous namesake Barleywine made by Hair-of-The-Dog brewing, “Fred.” After a lengthy (12 hour) brew day and six months of aging, two quarts were tapped from the keg and sliced Jalepeno, Serrano and Habanero peppers were steeped in the cold brew. Spoonfuls were tasted at 8–12 hour intervals until just the right level of heat was present to mingle with the malt and hops. Balance with a lingering heat was the goal and it was obviously achieved, since it took home first place!

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