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

Starr Hill Snow Blind

About this time of year, as the weather grows colder and the days shorter, my fridge starts too fill up with warming, […]

Beer Review

Surly Darkness 2018

Last year, I was able to check Surly’s Darkness off from my list of bucket list beers. It was a transcendent moment […]

Beer Review

Surly Damien

In 2011, Surly decided not to toss aside the remaining wort from brewing their annual release of Darkness, a big, bad Russian […]

Beer Review

Unibroue Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire

I’m a big fan of the Belgian-style strong dark ales that Unibroue has produced through the years. Rich, full-flavored and with their […]