Rocky Ridge BD Imperial Stout & Barleywine Is Life

Rocky Ridge Brewing Co

Released August 13th, 2019

We’re well and truly into the thick of "big beer" season and the multitudinous Rocky Ridge brewers aren’t holding back with their seasonal releases of gutsy, warming ales. Most notably, their 2019 vintages of DB Russian Imperial Stout (previously Dirty Bitch after one of the brewery dogs) and Barleywine Is Life – both barrel aged – which have had many a punter waiting in anticipation.

This year's DB comes in at a sizeable 12.5 percent ABV and, after spending six months in shiraz barrels with shiraz grapes, a deceptively smooth beer, considering its heft, results. A surprisingly low 20 IBU allows some booze to poke through the residual sweetness and vibrant red wine notes are apparent too.

Barleywine Is Life, on the other hand, lands at 11 percent ABV and with a bigger bitterness. Resting for six months in spent chardonnay barrels has created some warming woodiness and vanilla notes. Length, caramel and resinous hops all feature in this limited run of rugged, indelible barleywine that you’ll really want to get your hands on because, after all, Barleywine is life.

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Style
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout & Barleywine
ABV
12.5% & 11.0%
Bitterness
20 IBU & 55 IBU
Name
Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
Address

10 Marine Terrace
Busselton
WA 6280

Phone
0406217247
Open Hours

Thurs to Sun: 10am to 6pm

Current Crafty Cabal offers

15% Off Takeaways & Growler Fills At Rocky Ridge

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