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By Norman Miller
Jan. 11, 2013 5:10 p.m.



The Cambridge Brewing Company has announced the beers and menu items that will be available at its Barleywine Festival on Jan. 31, beginning at 5 p.m.



Here are all the details – it’s making me thirsty just reading it:



So, don’t forget to mark your calendars:



Cambridge Brewing Company’s



Annual Barleywine Festival



Thursday, January 31, 2013



5pm – 12 am



Kitchen open until 10pm



No tickets required, No reservations, Shirts and Shoes Required



Barleywine List:



2011 Bad Knees, Blanton’s barrel finish, 10.5% Golden Promise malt, Fuggles hops. Rich malt, caramel, raisins, vanilla, and charred oak.



2012 Bad Knees, Blanton’s barrel finish, 10.5% Golden Promise malt, Fuggles hops. Huge spirit and oak nose. Rich caramel, raisins, vanilla, coconut.



2009 Arquebus, Ch. Boswell barrel finish with Brett, 11.0% Rhone-like nose of grape, stone fruit, farmhouse. Complex but balanced palate of wine grape, apricots, Brettanomyces, and toasted oak.



2010 Arquebus, Silverado chard. finish 14.0% Concentrated grape, peach, apricot. Wildflower honey, toasted oak, white wine-like finish, hint of tartness.



2011 Arquebus, Chateau Boswell chardonnay finish, 14% Subtle oak and tannin, honeyed, sherry and toasted nuts, sweeter finish.



2012 Arquebus, sauvignon blanc barrel finish, 14% Very balanced oak/tannin/fruit/honey character. Fresh wine grape finish.



2006 Blunderbuss, 11.75% Clean bright nose, balance of malt, hops, and fruity esters. Dry-ish body, jaggery sugar & hoppy, lingering finish.



2007 Blunderbuss, dryhop finish 11.5% 100% stainless steel. Hops have completely mellowed, with caramel, dried fruits, toffee, resinous finish.



2008 Blunderbuss, Buffalo Trace/Utopias finish 11.0% Aged 50% in Buffalo Trace & Utopias barrels. Dried fruit, demerara, dry, herbal finish. Oak and spirit.



2009 Blunderbuss, Port barrel finish 12.75% 100% Vintage Port wine barrels. Caramel, herbal hops, fruit, red wine, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak.



2010 Blunderbuss, Sazerac Rye barrel finish 12.75% Rich caramel, sweet grain, burnt sugar, coconut, marshmallow, spicy hops, finish of spirit and oak.



2011 Blunderbuss, Tawny port and Oloroso sherry finish, 13% Huge malt, turbinado, red wine, oxidized sherry, toast, leather, smoky oak.



2012 Blunderbuss, dryhopped, oak aged, and blended, 12.75% Citrus, florals, and pine needles, full malty palate, hints of toffee, charred oak, subtle vanillins.



2012 Blunderbuss, cask-conditioned double dryhopped, 12.75% Aggressive dryhopping layers Simcoe and Centennial, toffee and malt, subtle oak



Food Menu



French Onion & Fennel Soup



Bone Marrow & Blunderbuss Broth



Real Deal Gruyere & Grilled Bread



Rabbit Mole



Fresh Handmade Tortillas, Fried Avocado



Choux Farci



Maine Pork, Raisins, Spice & Rice, Tomato Stew



Bad Knees Chicken Lollipops



Coconut Rice, Chorizo Powder & Green Onions



Rhode Island Fluke Ceviche



Blood Oranges, Pomegranate, Pink Grapefruit Granita, Mizuna



Grass Fed Maine Beef Tartar



Quail Egg, Brioche, Traditional Accompaniments



Wild Boar Goulash



Sour Cream Noodles, Chives



Curry Battered Fried Yellow Tail



Fingerling Chips, Mushy Peas



Bad Knees Tiramisu



Arquebus Upside Down Cake



Pineapple & Raspberry



 



 

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