January 18, 2019
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Sebago Brewing’s Barleywine ranked No. 3 out of 62 in blind tasting

Community Author: Jen Boggs
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Contact: jen@toderico.com
Jen Boggs | BDN
Jen Boggs | BDN

GORHAM — Paste Magazine (www.pastemagazine.com) recently ranked the 2017 Barleywine brewed by Sebago Brewing Co. (SBC) as the third best out of 62 other barleywines across the country.

“In barrel-aged beer, it’s not about being the biggest, or the boldest, or the most adventurous—it’s about being the most complete, and that’s what this bourbon barrel-aged barleywine from Maine’s Sebago Brewing Co. is all about,” according to Jim Vorel, Paste writer and craft beer aficionado.

The barleywine-style beers were judged completely blind by “how enjoyable they were as individual experiences” and given scores of 1-100, which were then averaged. Tasters included professional beer writers, brewery owners, brewmasters and beer reps. “Batch 1,000” by Fremont Brewing Co. in Seattle, WA and “III” by Brew Gentlemen in Braddock, PA were named #1 and #2, respectively.

“Our Barleywine is quite a different offering in our portfolio of beers and can slip under the radar, so it’s great to get this kind of recognition,” said Kai Adams, Sebago VP and Co-founder. “It’s a really fun beer to make – and to sip slowly on a cold winter day.”

Another feature of Sebago’s Barleywine is its packaging, which is unique to the industry. One 12-ounce can is stacked on top of the other as a two-pack— one can to drink and another to share (or save for later).



About Sebago Brewing Company

Sebago Brewing Company is a Maine-owned and -operated company firmly rooted at the crossroads of food and beer. Since opening in 1998, Sebago has become Maine’s premier contemporary American brewpub and one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the state. Sebago offers a full line of year-round beers, five seasonal beers and several highly anticipated, limited-edition Single Batch Series beers. Sebago Brewing Company has a reputation for creative, high quality, unique beers that tempt and satisfy the palates of beer lovers.