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Finalists in the 2008 Toronado Barleywine fest

By William Brand
Sunday, February 24th, 2008 at 1:54 pm in Uncategorized.

Toronado Barlewine fest glassThe computer meltdown recover continues…Just unearthed Russ Wigglesworth’s spreadsheet on the finalists at the 15th annual Toronado Barleywine fest. Russ was the fest coordinator and did herculean work, There were 50 barleywines entered; it took four panels of judges many hours in three tasting rounds.

I have the spreadsheet in PDF format, If anywould would like a copy, drop me an e-mail at or post the request here. Bad news: Toronado says there are no barleywines left. You can see my tasting notes on the winners, here.

Toronado BW Fest 2008 FINAL RESULTS List

Entry Toronado No.

Firestone Walker , Acabus Blend, 50 Third

Stone, Old Guardian 2006 18 Second

Lagunitas Gnarlywine 2006 5 First


Cucapa Barley Wine 6 (Cerveceria de Baja California Mexicali, Mexico)

Triple Rock, Odyssey Ale 2006
Berkeley, CA 25

Real Ale Brewing 28
Sissyphus Barleywine
Blanco, Tx.

Sierra Nevada 49
Bourbon Bigfoot
Chico, CA

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