At the contest preceding Cole's (Buffalo, NY) Third Annual Barley Wine Festival east coast breweries triumphed with a clean
sweep of the awards-taking all three. The past two years had seen a clean sweep by west coast breweries.
A panel of five expert judges evaluated 14 barley wines in a blind judging on a Saturday morning
in February. The field was
almost evenly split with
eight easterners and six westerners. New York was the most represented state with six brews.
New Hampshire, Maryland, Colorado and California each had one entry. Washington State and Oregon had two apiece.
1st Place ~ Redhook, NH - Treblehook
2nd Place ~ Southern Tier, NY - Back Burner
3rd Place ~ Clipper City, MD - Below Decks
Original Article By: Steve Hodos
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