16 March 2012
Barley Creek Brewery has been a craft-brewing fixture in Northeastern PA for as many years as I can recall. I can remember visiting 10-years ago after a summer hike at Big Pocono State Park and stopping by after skiing at Camelback…and it seems like it’s just always been there…but boy have things changed.
For those that aren’t aware of Barley Creek Brewing Co, it’s located right on the access road to Camelback Mountain and just minutes off Rt. 80 @ Tannersville. You’ll not only notice the Pint Size Park with a regulation whiffle-ball field, horse-shoe pits & bocce courts, but also lots of outdoor space. If you visit during winter, my favorite attribute will stand out….the Ted Benson designed timber frame restaurant & bar. No matter when you visit Barley Creek, your likely to be going for the same reason I do…the beer.
Today on the Friday BeerBuzz we were joined by Barley Creek’s new lead brewer Joe Percoco. Joe has a really strong home-brewing background and he was nice enough to show me around Barley Creek a few weeks ago. We sampled quite a few Barley Creek Beers…and I have to say Barley Creek looks and tastes great. This is a great new beginning for craft beer at Barley Creek and I love what Joe & Matt are doing with their beers. With so many different beers on tap they definitely have something for everyone, including the hard core craft beer lovers.
It was tough to choose just one or two beers for the show, but I wanted to feature something unique, so the choice of Super Hop Triple IPA was an easy one. Joe tells me this beer is loaded with hops and that wonderfully hoppy flavor is prominent in the nose and on the taste buds. This brew also has a nice subtle malty backbone and lots of body…and don’t forget it’s a BIG 13% ABV. Joe was nice enough to also share his wonderful Vanilla Bourbon Stout with us and not only is this beer loaded with vanilla notes but it’s just begging to be aged in some bourbon barrels. With other beers on tap like Chocolate Porter, Scottish Session Ale, Double Mocha Latte Stout and Scottish Session Ale…I’m excited for what will be coming next for Barley Creek under Joe’s lead.
Thank you to Joe Percoco from Barley Creek Brewing
, Nancy, John, & Joe for yet another fun Friday.
The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.
28 February 2012
Barley Creek's Charity Hombrew Contest and Family BBQ
To celebrate American Craft Beer Week
-Where: Barley Creek's Pint Sized Park and Pavilion
-When: Friday May 18th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
-What: Homebrew Contest and family outing. Bring your friends, your own beer, family, a grill, and some food for a night of local beer and family games!
-Proceeds for the event will go to The United Way
-Categories will be judged by a panel of seasoned beer geeks
-Categories are broken down into Lager/Ale/Belgian Style Beer
-$15 Donation to United Way per beer entered. No limit to how many beers one participant may enter.
-Each Participant will receive 10lbs of free bulk grain just for entering. (any combination of grain from Barley's grain room equaling 10lbs.)
-Best Ale/Best Lager/Best Belgian Beer will each receive a 2012 Barley Creek Mug Club Membership.
-The homebrew club that has the most members participating will receive a trophy.
-"Best of Show" Grand Prize award will be given to the brewer with the overall best tasting, and most memorable beer. He/She will be able to become a guest brewer for a day at Barley Creek and brew their winning recipe to be commercially available on tap at our Brewpub. The brewer will also receive a free 2012 Mug Club Membership and a free sixtel of their finished product, or the equivalent in growler fills.
For information on how to enter or questions about the event email - Joebrews@barleycreek.com
Other activities include but are not limited to...
Yes! We are letting you bring and consume your own beer and food! In fact... you're encouraged to!
So come on down to Barley Creek support the United Way and American Craft Beer Week and overall have a good time!
08 February 2012
Black Lager 6.2%
Brown Ale 5.6%
Belgian Wheat 4.5%
Rescue IPA 5.9%
Vanilla Bourbon Cream Stout 7%
Honey Coriander Kolsch 4%
Mocha Latte Imperial Stout 10%
Nitro Irish Red Ale 5.4%
Scottish Session Beer 4.1%
Imperial Cocoa Porter 7.2%
Spring Hop IPL (India Pale Lager) 5.2%
Super Hop Triple IPA 13.1%
Barrel Aged Flemish Sour Blackberry 7.2%
"Camacho” Rauchbier 5.2%
”Good Food” Irish Dry Stout 4.1%
Troegs Nugget Nectar
Yards Pale Ale
Dogfish head 60 minute IPA
Dogfish head Aprihop
Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout
Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel
Guest Beers on Deck to be tapped:
Dogfish Indian Brown
Stegmaier HoneySuckle Ale
Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale
Shawnee Craft (TBD)