It's not a Barley-Wine, it's a Wheat Wine. And it uses exclusively US West Coast hops. It's big, thick, sweet and punchy, and has a bitterness and alcohol warmth that lingers. Flavors of raisins, honey and toffee give this beer a very unique flavor and make it quite drinkable. But don't drink this one too fast. Sip it by the fire. Or throughout a movie. Or just put it in the cellar (this is the 2014 vintage, and should age well for 3+ years).
Here's what head brewer Brian Baird wants you to know:
"Wheat Wine is a beer style emblematic of the craft brewing revolution which began to blaze on the U.S. West Coast in the 1980s. It’s a style offspring of the marriage between American craft brewers’ respect for tradition and their irreverent creativity.”