Are you looking to treat your special someone to a nice beer on Valentine's Day? Head on over to Barleys for this years Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout from Foothills Brewing. Really, the name alone screams Valentines Day, and the beer is one of my favorite North Carolina brewed beers. This is the second year it has been released, and once again Barley's has gotten the only keg in Asheville. Foothills recently had a very limited bottle release, and individual bottles are going for over 75 dollars on ebay. Thankfully you can avoid the scalpers and get a glass of it for 4 bucks.
Another rare beer on tap at Barley's is the Brooklyn Extra Brune, a Belgian dark abbey-style ale. This beer is released as part of the Brewmaster's Reserve, which are draft only beers that are only released to a limited number of bars throughout the country. The beer is brewed with and addition of belgian dark candy sugar, and has notes of plum with a spicy and banana like finish. It is a great belgian style ale, and perfect for a cold winter's night. This can be found upstairs at Barleys for a limited time.