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MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Vermilion Barleywine by Perennial Artisan Ales

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Beer: Vermilion Barleywine

Brewery: Perennial Artisan Ales

Style: English Barleywine

Age: 2013

ABV: 10.50%

We’re bucking another personal faux pas of personal douchebaggery with today’s Massive Beer Review!

I’m a weird dude, and while I don’t have the time or the patience to list all my weirdness, one of my calling card personal issues is avoiding breweries based off their name. I know, total idiot shit, but I’m me, so whatever.

Anyway, I really hate pomp and circumstance when it comes to beer, so combine that with the aforementioned idiosyncrasy of name judging and I really get annoyed when a brewery has “artisan” or “artisanal” in their name; I just can’t get the thought of a handlebar mustached, waif-thin kid in skinny jeans that haven’t been washed since before he was born in a lumberjack shirt smoking a pipe while riding a fixed-gear bicycle that has The Avett Brothers blasting out of his vinyl boombox that has been attached to said bike with locally sourced leather harvested from free range muskrats.

Well, long story longer, I’m drinking an aged Perennial Artisan Ales Vermilion today, a 10.5 percent English barleywine that would blow any mustache, handlebar or not, off any English barleywine fan’s face!

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