It's Time for Big Time to Release the Old Wooly

We are nothing without tradition. For local beer lovers, the annual release of Old Wooly is one of the most anticipated events of the season. Big Time Brewing Company wants to help you make it through the dark and cold season so they release Old Wooly Barleywine on December 1st each year. Here is the word on tomorrows event, straight from Drew Cluley, the head brewer at Big Time.

Once again December 1st is upon us and that means the release of Old Wooly Barleywine style ale from the Big Time Brewing Co. This perennial favorite has been brewed and released on December 1st faithfully since 1990. That is 23 years of barley and hop goodness.

For the 2012 version Bradley and Drew decided to kick up the hops and make it a true American style Barleywine. There are over 3 lbs of hops per barrel, Columbus and Millennium for bitterness and a liberal use of Cascade and Centennial for the middle and finish hops. This beer finished at 4.5 degrees Plato and is 9.9% alcohol by volume.

Also on tap at the Big Time is, Yulefest Christmas Ale, Breakfast Cereal Killer Imperial Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout, Icculus IPA, Tinderstick ESB, Scarlet Fire and Bhagwan’s IPA’s, Amber, Pale, Porter, and the last keg of Hopgoblin Pumpkin Ale.

The taps starts flowing at 11:30am. There are also 70 cases of 22oz bottles available, and they will sell fast!

The Big Time is Washington’s oldest brewpub and celebrates the start of it’s 25th year in business on December 7, 2012.

The Big Time is located at 4133 University Way NE Seattle Wa. 98105

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