Is it wine or is it beer? Well, back before there were strict regulated categories and styles, it was both. A high alcohol beverage made entirely from malted barley, this beer style is the king of all beers. Originally brewed as high alcohol base ales that were diluted and served at varying strengths, these beers were confused and forgotten for decades while several producers soldiered on and continued to release these malted beasts. Come rediscover this old style while we explore it's rich English heritage, as well as its modern American cousins.