Now that winter is finally beginning to fade away, it’s time for the 22nd Annual Split Thy Skull Barleywine Festival at Tattooed Mom. Traditionally held on the day before Easter, this Philadelphia springtime tradition celebrates one of the beer world’s boldest and most bad ass styles — barleywine.
Originally started at Tmom’s sister bar Sugar Mom’s in 1995, Split Thy Skull is now in its second decade of bringing together limited edition (& some of highest ABVs) beers from near and far for an afternoon of barleywine madness. This thoughtfully curated selection of flights and single offerings of the region and nation’s most sought after barleywines bring a big, bold and beautiful experience to beer lovers everywhere.
They traditionally wait until the day of the event to release the full list of barleywines, but they gave me the scoop on a couple they’ll be serving.
Duclaw Brewing Company’s Devil’s Milk
Summit Brewing Company’s 30th Anniversary English-Style Barleywine Ale
Tattooed Mom is one of our all-time favorite Philly bars. <3
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