Firestone Walker Brewing (Paso Robles, CA) is debuting a new beer in their Proprietor Reserve series – Abacus. Abacus is a barrel aged barleywine appearing in 22oz bombers, and very limited draft. Previous beer in the Reserve series is Parabola, a barrel aged imperial stout.
Abacus is a barrel aged Barley Wine. Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. This is definitely a sipping beer, best served in a brandy snifter. Abacus pairs well with dark chocolate and sturdy cheeses.
Style: Barleywine (Barrel aged)
Hops: Bittering–Bravo; Late Kettle–East Kent Golding
Malts: Munton’s Pale, Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate
Availability: 22oz bombers. (boxed). Limited draft.
States: AZ,CA,NV,OR,WA,PA,NJ,IL,VA,MA, NY