Get Vertical and Go Big!

Portland big beer lovers are lucky dogs once again.

Ben Flerchinger
Ben Flerchinger

We just received a memo from the desk of Ben “Grand Master” Flerchinger of the Lucky Lab that clued us in to the the bounty of monstrous brews that will be presented at this year’s Barleywine and Big Beer Festival. Flerchinger expects another eight to twelve brews to be be added to the below list. The event is going down March 6 and 7, 2009 at Lucky Lab’s NW Quimby location (1945 NW Quimby St. in Portland, OR). Gates open at noon both days close at ten o’clock. The tickets are $1.75 for a four ounce taste, no charge for admission.
The organizer asks that you please take Tri-Met, a taxi, or find a designated driver. You may want to consider bringing a designated liver as well.  These beers are no joke (ABV listed after each brew).

2004 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine 9.60%
2007 Anchor Old Foghorn Barleywine 8.80%
2007 Anchor Old Foghorn Barleywine 8.80%
2006 Pelican Grand Cru Grand Cru 9.50%
2007 Cascade Yarley Whine Barleywine 11.30%
2007 BridgePort Old Knucklehead Barley-aged Barleywine 10.00%
2007 Tucks Glutius Maximus Barleywine 11.00%
2007 Tucks GlutiusMaximus Barleywine 11.00%

2006 Anchor Old Foghorn 13.2 Barleywine 9.40%
2007 BJ’s Tatonka Stout Imperial Stout 8.30%
2006 Lagunitus Undercover Shutdown American Strong Ale 9.28%
2008 North Coast Old Stock Barleywine 12.50%
2005 Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine 9.86%
2008 Walking Man Stumblefoot Barleywine 12.30%
2007 Lagunitus Gnarlywine Barleywine 9.70%
2007 Fort George Chapel XVI American Strong Ale 9.50%
2007 Hales Rudyards Rare Barleywine 9.20%
2008 Laughing Dog Dogfather oak cask Barrel-aged Imperial Stout 10.85%
2006 Anderson Valley Horn of the Beer Barleywine 10.30%
2007 Butte Creek Train Wreck Barleywine 10.60%
2006 Lucky Lab Old Yeller Barleywine 11.40%
2007 Lucky Lab Double Alt ??

2007 Koningshoeven B.V. Quadrupel Dark Quad 10.00%
2005 Lucky Lab Old Yeller Barleywine 11.40%
2007 Cascade Defroster Winter IPA 7.20%
2007 Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine 10.27%
2008 BridgePort Old Knucklehead new oak Barrel 9.10%
2007 BridgePort Old Knucklehead new oak Barrel Barleywine 9.10%
2007 Bend Brewing Outback X Old ale 9.50%
2007 Widmer KGB Imperial Stout 9.25%
2008 De proefbrouwerij Signature Ale Tomme Arthur Belgian Strong ale 8.50%
2008 Bison Organic Barleywine Barleywine 9.50%
2008 HUB Noggin Floggin Barleywine 9.60%
2008 Beer Valley Highway To Ale Barleywine 10.50%
2008 Hales Rudyards Rare Barleywine 9.20%
2007 Lucky Lab Old Yeller Barleywine