Old Wooly Barleywine is a holiday tradition around here. Big Time Brewery & Alehouse cut the ribbon in 1988, making it the first brewpub to open in Seattle since Prohibition. Two years later, in 1990, Big Time brewed its first batch of Old Wooly Barleywine. In other words, Old Wooly was barleywine before barleywine was cool. 2019 marks Old Wooly’s 29th anniversary.
Perhaps most significantly, Old Wooly is Seattle’s longest-running annual bottle release. At least as far as I know. Correct me if I’m wrong.
As in years gone by, December 1st marks the annual release of Old Wooly. They will tap into this year’s version when the Big Time Brewery & Alehouse opens at 11:30 A.M. on Sunday, December 1st. In addition to Old Wooly on draft, they’ll also have 22-ounce bottles for sale (great stocking stuffer for the beer lover in your life).