Beer of the Month Bootlegger’s Galaxian Barleywine

Huge notes of raw pear juice, passion fruit, caramelized sugar, and toffee make up the early stages of the game. As Galaxian warms, hints of peppermint, citrus peel, and Easter peeps pop out. At 11 percent ABV, a bottle is a two-player effort, and well worth the mission.


The popularity of American Barleywines has declined in recent years due to the popularity of double IPA, but ultra-hoppy versions still find their way into a beer geek’s cellar. The style is definitely on the high-score list for strong ales, but it’s difficult and expensive to brew because of the high alcohol and cost of ingredients. Bootlegger’s latest release is on par with its previous award-winning versions, most notably the bronze award that Galaxian picked up at the …

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