COOP Ale Works – 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine

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COOP Ale Works releases its 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine this week. I’m very excited because 1. I helped bottle it (exhausting, freezing, but a total blast) and 2.  It’s delicious and boozy.

We will know what the actual ABV will be soon, but for now, the best guess is 13-16%.  Whew.  (CORRECTION: it has clocked in at 12.2%)

I don’t have a whole lot of experience with barley wine but ours is a little bit sweet with a lot of flavor from its 9 month stint in a bourbon barrel. It is a hop-forward version but as it ages, it will be less so.  So far it will be available in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Arkansas.

Drinking: COOP Ale Works 2015 Territorial Reserve Barley Wine, Oklahoma City OK

Wearing: Forever 21 Bell Sleeved Crop Top and Faux Suede Mini Skirt