Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine

Definitely a Sipping Beer

Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine is a huge (huge) Barleywine style ale meant for slow, contemplative sipping. The flavor profile is quite malt-forward, as are all barleywines, with a big backbone of American hops. This beer is rich, fruity, and great for a cold day. If you ever are in or near Newport, OR you really must stop by the brewery. It is right on the ocean and a sight to see. It is situated on a bay and, on the other side of the bay, sits a little Rogue Public House - also a must visit.

The Beer

The base is American 2Row Pale and some Munich. Crystal 120L and Chocolate are added for color, body, and maltiness. Hops are Big, American, and Plentiful with the use of IPA style hops like Chinook and Centennial. Don't be shy on the hops, there is plenty of malt to balance this beer out. Give this one some time to bottle-condition also and you will be rewarded with a more mellow, less edgy beer as time goes on.

This is a big, big beer so make sure you pitch plenty of healthy, ready-to-go yeast. This means a starter of about 1800 ml. or two vials of liquid yeast. If you choose to use dry yeast (Safale S05) I would use 2 packets.

All Grain Recipe - Rogue Old Crustacean Barleywine ::: 1.089/1.020 (6 Gal)

Grain Bill (70% Efficiency assumed)

17 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
3 lb. - Munich Malt
3/4 lb. - Caramel/Crystal Malt (120L)
1/3 lb. - Chocolate Malt

Hop Schedule (97 IBU)

2.25 oz. - Chinook - 60 min.
1.5 oz. - Centennial - 25 min.
1 oz. - Centennial - 10 min.


White Labs American Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter


Mash at 152° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°

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