Beer Style: Strong Ale Family

Oceanside Ale Works’ American Strong Ale clone

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Head Brewer Mark Purciel considers his beer a hybrid of all three styles. “It has the malt richness of the English without the high alpha acids from the hops in an American variety,” Purciel says. “It has the neutral yeast as an American, but candi sugar as an adjunct with a Belgian.”


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ovila Quad clone

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Ovila is Sierra Nevada’s Belgian beer line that is brewed in collaboration with the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Here is a recipe for one of the beers that has been released from that series, their Ovila Quad.


Stone Brewing Co. 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale clone

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In October 2010, Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California introduced 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale, a one-time release. The Belgian strong golden ale was brewed with chamomile, and a blend of white wine grape juice — Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc — was added during fermentation


Phillips Brewery’s Burley Wine clone

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Found in Victoria, British Columbia, Philip’s Brewing Co. has since retired this barleywine from their line-up, but you can still brew it with this recipe.


The Bruery: Mash clone

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The specifications for this English-style barleywine are all pre-barrel aging numbers. After aging in a bourbon barrel, the beer is above 13% ABV.


Perennial Artisan Ales’ Devil’s Heart of Gold clone

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This is a recipe for Devil’s Heart of Gold, a whiskey barrel–aged wheat wine. The base beer, Heart of Gold, won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2012.


Midnight Sun Brewing Company: Arctic Devil Barley Wine clone

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This is an English-style barleywine brewed once each year and then aged in oak barrels several months before being released each fall.


Jack and Ken’s Ale — Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Ale Collaboration clone

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Sierra Nevada put together this recipe in collaboration with Jack McAuliffe from New Albion Brewing (1976–1982) in Sonoma, California using raw materials available in the late 1970s. This was one of four Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Collaboration Ales.


Rock Art Brewery’s The Vermonster clone

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This is an American-style barleywine first brewed by Rock Art Brewery (Morrisville, Vermont) as its 10th anniversary beer and soon made into a regular offering. The malts contribute a caramel note and hide the taste of the alcohol.


The Brew Kettle Production Works’ Jack Hammer clone

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The Brew Kettle Production Works (Strongsville, Ohio) utilizes three specialty grains along with a load of base malt to brew this malt-forward English-style barleywine.


Jackie O’s Brewery’s Brick Kiln clone

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Brick Kiln from Jackie O’s Brewery (Athens, Ohio) is brewed in the English tradition and features rich caramel and raisin notes, with a light herbal presence from noble hops.


Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Sucaba clone

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This English-style barleywine from Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, California) is aged in recently emptied Bourbon barrels to pick up flavors and alcohol from the Bourbon. While this beer goes into the barrel around 10% ABV, it comes out above 12%.


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