Stone Old Guardian Aged in Temecula Red Wine Barrels

Stone Old Guardian Aged in Temecula Red Wine Barrels

Barley Wine
10.5%
53

BREWED MARCH 9TH, 2011

Our take on this age-old style is full-bodied and heavily hopped.We tinker with the recipe every year, and this version was big, smooth, and malty, with a fairly dry and bitter edge; perfect for cellaring.

IN THE MASH
2 Row Pale & Maris Otter Crystal Malt

IN THE BOIL
Warrior & Columbus Hops

IN THE WHIRLPOOL
Columbus & Ahtanum Hops

UNFILTERED AND AGED
in 60% American Oak Red Wine Barrels / 40% French Oak Red Wine Barrels

CELLAR NOTES
The beer gained a fruity tartness from the red wine barrels, contrasting yet blending beautifully with its big malty sweetness and accentuating the dry finish. The lengthy aging time contributed candied fruit/fruitcake flavors and a profound smoothness, diminishing the mild alcohol heatof the original brew.

2013 Series Batch No. 05

February 24, 2013