Two Tonnes of Fun

The Beau’s brewers teamed up with our friends Van and Ben from Gigantic Brewing in Portland to brew this American-style barleywine, made with two metric tonnes of pale ale malt and eight patient hours of boil time. This limited-edition beer was created to say “Cheers!” to Beau’s 10th Birthday. Raise a glass and help us celebrate 10 great years!

Long-Boil American Barleywine (Beau's + Gigantic Collab)
10.5 % • Wild Oats Series

History & Style

The long-boil method is the traditional way that British brewers used to make barleywine. Like toasting or searing food, the technique increases the Maillard reaction taking place during the boil, transforming the wort from its original golden hue to a deep copper. It also intensifies the treacle-like and caramel flavours of the beer.

Tasting Notes

Pours deep reddish copper with a slightly off-white foam. The aroma offers notes of treacle, orange and raisins. This full-bodied, luxuriant brew exhibits flavours of treacle, caramel, citrus, and raisins in a combination that is reminiscent of figgy pudding. The lingering finish is warming yet soft.

Food Pairings

Duck liver mousse, lamb rack with honey & mustard glaze, sharp dry blue cheeses, aged raw milk cheddar, sticky toffee pudding.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 10.5 %
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley malt, organic hops, brewer's yeast.
  • MALTS: Organic British pale ale
  • HOPS: Cascade, el dorado, WGV (all organic)
  • YEAST: German ale
  • IBU’S: 48
  • OG: 22.2° P
  • FG: 4.5° P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 10-13° C
  • GLASSWARE: Snifter