A Weekend Of Barleywine At Mad Fox Brewing



If you are a fan of barleywines (a strong english ale with high alcohol content), then you are not going to want to miss out on this weekend's Barelywine Festival at Mad Fox Brewing (Saturday, Feb 22nd - Sunday, Feb 23rd). This event will feature over 30 different special barleywines from across the country (12 different states and 1 from the UK) from Virginia to California. Here's what's going down:

According to an announcement from Mad Fox, the event will feature a rotation of barelywines on both draft and cask all weekend long for $3 per 4oz sample. They said they may offer some other special menu items (including Bratwurst) as well and a special brunch each day from 11am-3pm. The event is free.




The number of breweries participating in this event is massive and an overwhelming 37 different brews are scheduled to make an appearance. Mad Fox has not listed a schedule of what days and times each will be available, but Saturday will be divided into 2 sessions (11am-3pm and 3pm-close).

Thursday February 20th will be a special sneak peek night with happy hour specials ($2 off) on Mad Fox's Slobberknocker ( & Citrus Slobber), Headcracker (& Crystal Cracker). You can also pre-taste and get Starr Hill and Lost Rhino's barleywines on special as well.

Some of the breweries scheduled include:

Virginia:
  • Blue Mountain (Afton, VA)
  • Legend (Richmond, VA)
  • Lost Rhino (Ashburn, VA)
  • Mad Fox (Falls Church, VA)
  • Port City (Alexandria, VA)
  • Starr Hill (Crozet, VA)
  • Vintage 50 (Leesburg, VA)
  • Alewerks (Williamsburg, VA)

Maryland:
  • DuClaw (Baltimore, MD)
  • Flying Dog (Frederick, MD)
  • Heavy Seas (Baltimore, MD)

Delaware:
  • Dogfish Head (Milton, DE)
  • Old Dominion (Dover, DE)

Pennsylvania:
  • Victory (Downingtown, PA)
  • Wyerbacher (Easton, PA)
  • Yards (Philadelphia, PA)

New York:
  • Blue Point (Long Island, NY)
  • Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Schmaltz (Clifton Park, NY)
  • Southern Tier (Lakewood, NY)

Colorado:

  • Avery (Boulder, CO)
  • Boulder Beer (Boulder, CO)
  • Great Divide (Denver, CO)
  • Left Hand (Longmont, CO)

California:
  • 21st Amendment (San Francisco, CA)
  • Green Flash (San Diego, CA)
  • Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)
  • Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA)
  • Stone (Escondido, CA)

Illinois:
  • Goose Island (Chicago, IL)

Michigan:
  • Bells (Kalamazoo, MI)

Missouri:
  • St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Oregon:
  • Rogue (Ashland, OR)

Utah:
  • Uinta (Salt Lake City, UT)

United Kingdom:
  • JW Lees (Manchester, UK)

For the complete list of brewers with the specific brews they are bringing to the festival, check out the Mad Fox Official page.


Official Flyer Via Mad Fox

This event is sure to be a good time, and a great time to try and sample barleywines from all over the place. They even are selling T-Shirts for the event so you know it is big. Unfortunately I'm going out of town and won't be able to make it...and I'm pretty bummed out.

Mad Fox Brewing Company is located at 444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 - (703) 942-6840
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