I'd read about this beer a bit as Pelican has allowed online sales of it over the past few years so I've briefly contemplated trying to obtain some. However, they didn't ship to PA (like mostly everyone else in the US) so I just kind of shrugged and moved on with my life. This year, though, my buddy Matt got a few and offered me one of the bottles to defray some of his costs or just to be nice. No work to try an awesome sounding bourbon barrel barleywine? Uh, sure, I'll do that!