About The Barley Blog

I originally started this site in December of 2006 as a way to keep track of all the incredible beer I was drinking at the time. Back then, craft (micro-) breweries across the country numbered just shy of 1500. In the ten years of this website’s existence that number has more than tripled to over 5,000 establishments of varying sizes. To say that what was once a fringe element is now mainstream would be an understatement.

During that same time, the aim of The Barley Blog really hasn’t changed all that much. There’s more and more beer to sample, review and cellar — some of it is absolutely amazing, some of it not so much.

Throughout The Barley Blog, you’ll find beer reviews, beer news, press releases, hilarious commercials and more.

Have questions, suggestions, or just want to make fun of me? Send an email or follow on Twitter @barleyblog.

Recent Posts

Beer Review

Stone Brewing Xocoveza Charred

I’m a fan of Stone Brewing’s standard Xocoveza Mocha Stout. It’s a beer that is unique and has an intriguing array of […]

Beer Review

Modern Times Haunted Stars

I love a good rye porter. That roastiness and peppery grain typically found in examples of the style suite my preferences to […]

Beer Review

Reaver Beach Tower of Bones

I’ve only crossed paths with Virginia’s Reaver Beach Brewing one other time prior to this review and that was a collaboration with […]

Beer Review

Ghost of Broad Run Chocolate Imperial Stout

The wife and I recently escaped the kid for an evening out a couple of weeks ago. We opted to hit up […]