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Firestone Sucaba Revealed to Be Blended with Secret Beer

Firestone Walker Sucaba 2015

Firestone Walker Brewing (Paso Robles, CA) will release Sucaba, the brewery’s barrel aged barleywine again on January 17th, 2015. You knew it once as Abacus, but they can’t say that anymore. (It’s legal crap. Last time we will bring it up. Everyone has moved on.)

Interestingly, Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson reveals something about Sucaba that has been a bit of a secret. It is actually a blend of two beers. The base beer indeed Sucaba, but a second strong beer, a 10% beer, is blended to give the final concoction the chocolate-y, dark cherry notes.

“We’ve never talked about it, but §ucaba is actually a blend of two separate beers,” Brynildson said.

Firestone Walker Sucaba is part of the brewery’s Proprietor’s Reserve Series, available in 22oz bombers. ERP: $16.99

Style: Barleywine (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Hops: Magnum (bittering), East Kent and Styrian Golding (late kettle)
Malts: Pale Ale Malt, Maris Otter, Munich, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate

Availability: 22oz bombers, Individually Boxed. 3500 cases produced.
Arrival: 1/17/15

13% ABV, 42 IBUs 

Post updated with 2015 details. Image via Firestone Walker.

3 thoughts on “Firestone Sucaba Revealed to Be Blended with Secret Beer

  1. Im drinking one right now. I love Sucaba and all their beers, but not 2015. I like big, boozy beers, but this has what I would classify as astringent, hot alcohol. You get just a touch of cocoa and dark fruit on the front of the tongue and then quickly turns into this really unpleasant, astringent, very hot flavor that numbs your tastes buds. Im thinking of calling the brewery because this just seems odd. I know you can lay this beer down, but even Matt at Firestone says he likes them right after they bottle the product. If this is what was meant to be the final product, I regrettably have to give this an F-.

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