Mother of All Storms
Brewer: Pelican Pub & Brewery
Style: English Barleywine
Pelican Pub & Brewery's very existence seems like a dare to mother nature. Waves pound a massive rock outcropping that sticks up from the ocean just out the brewpub's door, like a scene from a disaster movie. But if calamity is going to strike, we can't think of a better beer to toast Armageddon with than Mother of All Storms.
It's a deep brown barleywine brewed in the English style, which is to say that they don't let hopping get in the way of the ocean's worth of toasty caramel malt depth. Aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels adds notes of vanilla, coconut, and a bit of booze. Hold tight to ride this one out, and you'll be just fine.