Cigar City Brewing / Swamp Head Church On A Hill
Church On A Hill is an English Barleywine brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Swamp Head. The counterpart to Roosevelt (An American Barleywine brewed in collaboration at Swamp Head), Church On A Hill was brewed at CCB in Tampa. This is an excellent beer, just a notch below some of my favorite barleywines. I liked this slightly better than the barrel aged version since it wasn’t quite so sweet, although I would say both are well worth the effort to acquire. The flavor has lots of nice raisin and toffee, and slightly bitter hops. Smooth and so easy to sip on, and it only becomes more flavorful as you let it warm in your glass.