Best Cellar Selections For British & North American Ales

222291
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Jewbelation 20th Anniversary Strong Ale
Brilliant dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, roasted nuts and espresso beans, honeyed toasted flaxseed bread, and apple vinaigrette with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity sweet medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, very long chocolate covered citrus peels and nuts and chili pepper finish. A rich, warming dark winter ale with loads of sweet and peppery flavors that tingle the tongue.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222377
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2017 Barrel Aged Barleywine
Old gold color. Aromas of lavash, pineapple cake, peshwari naan, toasted sesame and poppy seeds, and crisp celery with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long apple cinnamon compote, roasted walnuts, bitter greens, and raisin toast finish. A rich barley wine packed with fruit, spice, and intrigue; cellar-worthy.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219403
Reuben’s Brews
Crikey IPA
Brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized citrus, sautéed greens, and pepper jelly on rye with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, very long rapini, candied yams and grilled mangos and apricots, roasted pepper, and pine cone finish. A robust, chewy, IPA with cascading waves of flavor.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208183
Fish Brewing Co.
10² Barley Wine Ale
Hazy copper mahogany color. Rich aromas and flavors of citrus, pine, and chocolate figs with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish revealing touches of creme brulee, white ash, and pepper. A very big and well-balanced hop-forward barley wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab