As we celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, Gigantic Brewing has once again released its MASSIVE! Barleywine to the public. For the 2021 release, Gigantic Brewing has released the standard barrel-aged version of MASSIVE! Barleywine along with three variants, each from special, unique barrels.
Gigantic cuts no corners when it brews MASSIVE! Barleywine as it uses just one malt and then boils it for over 8 hours to create a barleywine with a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. For this year’s release, the brew team when with Skagit Wintmalt, and then aged the beer in select bourbon barrels. Gigantic recommends to enjoy the richness and intensity now or after years and years and years of aging.
The three variants of MASSIVE! Barleywine are unique as barrels of Highland Scotch, Islay Scotch and Anejo Mezcal were used to age each variant. The result is MASSIVE! Barleywine Highland Scotch, MASSIVE! Barleywine Islay Scotch, and MASSIVE! Barleywine Anejo Mezcal!
As per previous releases of MASSIVE! Barleywine, the label was created by the talented AJ Fosik. Make sure to follow AJ on Instagram at: instagram.com/ajfosik.
Swing by the Gigantic Taproom & Brewery and the Gigantic Robot Room to secure your bottles of 2021 MASSIVE! Barleywine variants, each priced at $15 per 500mL bottle. Look for MASSIVE! at your favorite bottle shops in December. And remember, Barleywine Is Life!
Gigantic Brewing Taproom & Brewery
5224 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Gigantic Robot Room 6935 NE Glisan St Portland, OR 97213
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.