Despite its name, Barley Wine isn’t a wine at all! It’s a beer, that’s why you’ll find it here, among the many beers available on our website. Barley wine is usually a rather powerful ale, sitting around the 8% ABV mark, though they certainly can be stronger. You’ll also often find barley wine to be rich in fruit and caramel notes, and sometimes even straying into decadent chocolate hints too - these are big, comforting brews that could suit a chilly winter evening. They are somewhat similar in style to Scotch ale and Old ale, and are brewed around the world, originating from English brewers in the 19th century.
A type of barley wine was also enjoyed in Ancient Greece according to Xenophon, although this would have been an unhopped beer.