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Recipe: Lumberbeard Tritception

Brewed with barrel-aging in mind, this barleywine-style ale from Lumberbeard Brewing in Spokane, Washington, leans heavily into locally malted triticale—an unusual wheat-rye hybrid.

Bret Gordon May 4, 2024 - 3 min read

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From Bret Gordon, head brewer and president of Lumberbeard Brewing in Spokane, Washington, this barleywine-style ale—brewed with whiskey-barrel aging in mind—gets a heavy dose of triticale malt to create some uniquely malt-driven flavors. The malt is all from Spokane’s own LINC Malt craft maltings—if you want to try it, order online from Spokane Brewing Supply.

For much more about brewing off-kilter barleywines with unusual grains, see Dreaming Big with Weirdwines.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 70%
OG: 1.122
FG: 1.032
IBUs: 40
ABV: 11.8%

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