15 June 2016

Barley Wine

In an ad from 1907, Bass Barley Wine was praised as being similar in taste to “good old Sherry” but having the advantage of “high nutritive quality over all wine”. The ad claimed that the ale was able to help cure “low fever and other wasting diseases”, help nursing mothers and “give sleep to the restless”. Today, the health benefits of barley wines are not being advertised anymore – the beers are generally best known for their complex aroma and flavor and despite a revival in popularity are still among the rarer finds in the world of beer.

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