The first beer ever to coin the name barleywine was Bass No. 1 Ale released in 1870. Saturday, February 3 we give nod to this distinctive style with the release of five beers, four wood-aged and our first English-Style version.

The Old Order is our small membership group at Solemn Oath for those that want guaranteed and advanced access to our most limited beers coming out of barrels. You can learn more about that by checking out our website, memberships for the 2018 rendition will close on Friday.

Toasty Taco will be around from 11AM-1PM on Saturday and the Taproom will be open normally.

BA Tickle Fight 4 bottles

THE GRITTY DETAILS

Stage Zero: What the hell is it?

If you are new to SOB’s The Old Order it’s a merger of this and this. It’s like a mug club for wood-aged beer freaks and those looking to be a part of a unique family of like-minded people. This is the third year and after Friday, February 2nd at noon you’ll have to wait another year to join.

Now for the beers. Sometimes with each of the quarterly-ish releases for The Old Order, the two bottles available will be the same beer, other times it will be one bottle each of two different beers. For this initial drop it is the former.

Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World
American Barleywine aged 12mos in Rye Whiskey Barrels. 12% ABV. $20/22oz bottle

Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World
American Barleywine aged 12mos in Bourbon Barrels. 12% ABV. $20/22oz bottle

Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World
American Barleywine aged 12mos in Port Barrels. 12% ABV. $20/22oz bottle

Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the World
American Barleywine aged 24mos in Bourbon Barrels. 12% ABV. $20/22oz bottle

Starkers
UK-Style Barleywine. 12% ABV. $10/22oz bottle

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Stage One: Members Only

On Saturday, February 3rd at 11AM at the brewery we will be making the first releases of the 2018 TOO calendar available to members. One of each of these beers was included in your membership. It should be noted the release party is open to members only and their chosen guest. If you are a member, you should have received an email from us with details. If you have not, please email theoldorder@solemnoathbrewery.com and we’ll figure out what’s up.

Stage Two: General Sales

For you non-joiners, Saturday, February 3 at 3PM in the SOB Taproom you’ll have access to what remains after members take the first crack at the extra bottles. We do not yet have final numbers as what remains will depend on members, but we do anticipate a limited number of each beer remaining. At this time these beers will be made available to anyone and everyone.

Stage Three: Drinking the Beers

These beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized. Like you when you put a crisp flat-brimmed hat on while shoveling snow, keep these beers cold and drink them fresh.

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The goal we have at Solemn Oath is simple. And maybe someday you will figure out what that goal really is. We’re going to change the world, probably. Enjoy.