Gigantic Brewing Releases 2016 MASSIVE! Barleywine


Portland, Oregon’s Gigantic Brewing is releasing this year’s version of  MASSIVE! Barleywine today, Thursday, February 18th, at the brewery’s taproom. The taproom will have MASSIVE! 2016 (with art by AJ Fosik) on tap and available in 22oz bottles. A limited number of cases of MASSIVE! will be available in all Gigantic Brewing markets in the coming weeks.

This is a great one to collect, because every year or two Gigantic releases a bourbon barrel-aged version so you can add multiple vintages of un-barrel-aged and bourbon barrel-aged vintages to your cellar for an interesting comparison.

2016 MASSIVE! description:

Brewers in the midlands of England would boil their barleywine ales for longer times to intensify their flavors. In making MASSIVE! we used only British Marris Otter pale malt and boiled for eight hours, giving the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. Heavily hopped, MASSIVE! is a beer that can be enjoyed now for its intensity, or after years and years and years of aging. 12% ABV Beer #40

There is no bourbon barrel aged version of MASSIVE! this year. We like at least 2 years age in the barrel before bottling, so barrel aged MASSIVE! will be back in 2017. We still have a limited number of cases of last years bourbon barrel aged MASSIVE! available.

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