The line-up....in order of consumption....... or somewhere close to it....I highly recommend listening to the show for better details.
22oz - Bitter - Jim's Homebrew we used for a starter...or...calibration beer
22oz - Lollihop IPA - Rick's IPA recipe brewed here last year....more calibration
12oz - UINTA BREWING CO - Salt Lake City Utah. XV Fifteenth Anniversary Barley Wine. 10.4%. 2009 Release.
12oz - HALES'S ALES LTD - Seattle Washington. Rudyard's Rare. 9.2%. 2008 Release
12oz - SPEAKEASY - San Francisco, CA. Old Godfather. 10.2%. 2006 Release
12oz - BREW IT UP - Sacramento CA. Sky Diver. 10.5%. 2007 Release
12oz - VALLEY BREWING - Stockton CA. Rye Based Barley wine. 2006 California Brewers Festival entry
22oz - STONE BREWING - Escondido CA. Old Guardian. 11.26%. Early 2006 Release.
22oz - LAGUNITAS BREWING - Petaluma CA. GnarlyWine. 9.7%. 2006 Release.
750ML - ROGUE BREWING - Newport OR. Old Crustacean. 11.5%. 2006 Release.
22oz - MIDNIGHT SUN BREWING - Anchorage AK. Arctic Devil. 10%. 2006 Release.
12oz - SIERRA NEVADA BREWING - Chico CA. Big Foot. 9.6%. 2006 Release.
22oz - PUBLICAN PUB & BREWERY - Pacific City OR. The Perfect Storm. 13.5%. 2008 Release
After the show choices.
22oz - TREE BREWING COMPANY - Kelowna BC. Hop Head. 8% Double IPA
Growler - RUSSIAN RIVER BREWING - Santa Rosa CA. Blind Pig IPA. 6%. 3 months in the growler and still delicious (Thanks Bob)
12oz - GREEN FLASH BREWING - Vista, CA. HopHead Red.
The Lagunitas GnarleyWine and the Midnight Sun Arctic Devil were pretty much the run away winners on the night. They were both just a pure joy to drink and what I believe we would all agree is the state of the art in West Coast style Barley Wines. Big bold sweet malt flavors backed by prodigious hops throughout. Smooth, balanced and big. Highly recommended.
The Publican Pub The Perfect Storm is bourbon barrel aged and was quite the overpowering treat as well, big time Bourbon presence. The only two entry's that I don't think really measured up to the group we sampled was the Hale's Rudyard's and the Rogue Old Crustacean.