Eighty-Eight Brewing Co.

Skeleton Crew

Barley Wine

10.8% | 44 IBU

330 mL bottles Only

  • Sweet Dreams

To celebrate our 2nd birthday we created something a little silly, and a lot bold. Between the intersection of cool and crazy, we present to you Skeleton Crew, a ridiculously big Fig Newton Barley Wine.

Skeleton Crew started way back in March, while the city was in lockdown and we had a bit of spare time and tank space to play with. In addition to a hilariously large malt bill, we added over 20 kg of literal Fig Newtons to the mash and then aged it on American oak and fresh figs for 5 months before this beer was birthday party ready!

Coming in at a cheek warming 10.8%, Skeleton Crew is as complex as it is boozy. Caramel, molasses, dried fruit, biscuit, figs! And that is just the nose! As it warms up, the richness and *ahem* alcohol shines as well. It might not be the first thing that you reach for on the patio, but it could be the last!

This is a super limited run so keep your eyes peeled!


First brew

Mar 18 2020

Appearance

Clear, dark amber, approaching brown, with a ruby highlight to it. Thick off-white head

Aroma

Rich caramel, toffee, heavy Fig Newton, slight oakiness. heavy plum. slightly boozy aroma

Flavour

Strong and intense. Many layers, bread, toffee, biscuit, fruity, nutty

Mouthfeel

Very full bodied, viscous creaminess, warm alcohol feel, with low-to-moderate carbonation

Key ingredients

Munich and caramel malts, fig newtons, aged on American oak and figs