On its website, Rogue Brewing Co. describes Old Crustacean Barleywine as the cognac of beers. In this video, Rogue brewmaster John Maier describes it as “beer made for the future.” Both descriptions have us intrigued. Old Crustacean is an unfiltered and unrefined barleywine, and what Maier means with his future talk is that, as you let the beer sit and warm up, new intense flavors appear. Fruity esters, serious bitterness and a lovely malt backbone continue to evolve as you drink. So, grab a specialty bottle of this complex barleywine, bust out your most prized snifter and travel to your not-too-distant future with Maier above.