Our Head Brewer in Lancaster, Paul Rutherford, is a big big fan of a particular reality television show. So much so that he practically begged me
to name a beer, any beer, “The Situation”. Why didn’t he do it himself? He thought people in New Jersey would appreciate it more than folks in Lancaster. So I had a name that needed a beer.
For year’s I’ve been brewing a beer that I’ve called “Golden Barleywine“. Mostly because I don’t know what else to call it. It’s not a Barleywine at all. Some say it’s a Double IPA, but it’s too light in color and low in malt body. Not a Double IPA at all. So this year, with a fresh start in Jersey, I decided to just give it a name and ignore the whole style issue altogether. So I had a beer that needed a name.
We brewed it this past Saturday. We’ll release it on February 20th along with very limited amounts of a couple of different vintages of the same recipe. I plan to get a fake tan and style my hair accordingly. My lady The Beer Lass has agreed to do the same. We’re working on a bunch of our friends to commit to this theme as well.
Put it on your calander. It should be a good time. You’re going to be happy with The Situation.
P.S. To read about the history of this beer and why I ever called it “barleywine” in the first place, read here.