Upcoming Beer Event #1: Barleywine On The Bayou!

Hello, and a happy new year to my handful of blog followers !

2011 was a “whirl-wind year” in both my life, as well as the craft beer world. In keeping with my tradition, I will not type too much about 2011 and instead, will focus on the year ahead.

One of my “new year’s resolutions” was to actually do a bit more blogging this year. So, with that said:

First up, we have several beer events happening in the Tampa Bay area VERY soon so I figured I would point a few out. Each will be mentioned in a separate blog posting.)

Event: Barleywine On The Bayou
Date and time: January 20th 2012 (Friday!) from 6PM – 9PM
LocationCajun Cafe (Pinellas Park)
Sponsor: Dunedin Brewers Guild
Cost: $40 – (tickets are very limited) [INCLUDES FOOD!!]

As I have mentioned several times, I am typically not a fan of the Barleywine style. I do appreciate the style and there are several that I have enjoyed over the years but overall, I lean away from.

Now, I am about to completely contradict my previous statement.  While looking over the list below, I see several brews that I would love to sample. (Keep in mind several are not Barleywines rather winter warmers and heavy beers.)


Brewery Beer Name
Anchor Brewing Old Foghorn
Avery Brewing Hog Heaven (Vintage 2008)
Barley Mow Brewery Co The Fireside Barleywine
Birrificio Brùton Dieci (“10”)
Boulder Beer Killer Penguin (Vintage 2011)
Cigar City Brewing Previously Churchill
Cigar City Brewing Warmer Winter
Dunedin Brewery Blitzen
Dunedin Brewery Spatz Barkey Wine (Vintage 2009)
Lagunitas Brewing Olde GnarlyWine
Manzanita Brewing Co Serenity
Midtfyns Bryghus Midtfyns Barleywine
MOA Brewing Company Moa 5 Hop Ale Special Reserve
Prael Brouweij Mary
Samuel Smiths Winter Welcome
Sierra Nevada Brewing Bigfoot Barleywine
Swamp Head Brewery Roosevelt
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Best Of Show Twice In A Row
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Moosekiller Barleywine
A L'abri De La Tempête Corps Mort
Terrapin Beer Co Iron Tankard
Traquair House Traquair House Ale
Twisted Pine Brewing Co Bough Breaker Barleywine
Weyerbacher Brewing Blithering Idiot

It is always pretty awesome to relax on the deck at the cafe ON the bayou, enjoying nature, and drinking one of many many beers that they have on tap and in bottle. They make some pretty darn good food too which is always a plus. If you do make it out, enjoy but be safe – and be sure to drop back by and let me know how the event was!


One Response to “Upcoming Beer Event #1: Barleywine On The Bayou!”

  1. Cajun Cafe on the Bayou wasn’t that great last time. Service was pretty bad and the servers didn’t know what was on tap. If you wanted to know you had to go stand by someones table basically leaning over people to read the chalkboard listing the beers on tap. Hopefully the service has improved since then.

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