Welcome to Ale Academy (and Lagers Too)! In VinePair’s virtual world, we have always championed accessible education and we know our readers come to learn about beer. That’s why this semester, VinePair is inviting students (that’s you!) to attend an Introduction to Beer Styles.

Welcome to Ale Academy (and Lagers Too)! In this Introduction to Beer Styles course, each comic-ale lesson will cover a type of beer — aromas, flavors, and a splash or two of humor and history — taught by the illustrious Dr. Janine D. Clerk. Dr. Clerk is the newest head of academic learning at the academy. She’s also a distant relative of the famous Belgian brewing scientist Jean De Clerck.

In this lesson, we’ll explore American Barleywine

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American Barleywine

In this week's Ale Academy lesson, we discuss barleywine


Missed the last class? Check it out here: Kentucky Common