Just when you thought you ran out of gas....Philly's annual Barleywine fest is here. "Split thy Skull" is brainchild of Jim Anderson and Chris Morris (philadelphia brewing co- but you already knew that).
Every year, "Easter Eve" has a few hundred people testing high gravity beers rather than painting easter eggs....or maybe they do both. I know afterwards I am going to check out Casey Parker and the fellows of Welcome to my Face at the Khyber....Philly's glam rock metal tribute band.
All I know if last Monday I wanted nothing to do with it....and now I'm already making sure I drink enough water tonight, to feel good by 1 pm tomorrow. Ready,willing and able to split my skull.
A few barleywines to look forward to-
*the years release of Sly Fox's Ichor, an abbot style quadruple- named for the rarified element that would flow through the veins of the gods to prove they were not mortal.
*Flying Fish will pull a switch up on their "Vanilla Ice,"by taking the Apple Jack barreled grand cru they made -freezing it, then adding Vanilla bean... hmm?
The best part is you get to do flights and mini samplings...so if something doesn't float your boat...you didn't waste you bucks.