Firestone Walker’s (Paso Robles, CA) 17th Anniversary looms. This week, the brewery assembled 16 of the best wine tasters from Paso Robles Wine for a dream panel of palates to create this year’s blend. For those of you just getting to know Firestone Walker, each year the brewery will blend various beers from their repertoire to create a bottle of sheer beer poetry. Seriously folks, the nuances and complexity of Firestone Walker’s Anniversary brews are nearly indescribable.
The brewery has not released the final blend for XVII but these are the blending candidates:
- Sticky Monkey
- Double DBA
- Velvet Merkin
- Belgian Quad
- Double English Bitter
- Oatmeal Stout
- Blonde Barleywine
In the meantime just drool a little thinking about it. More soon on this one.
Style: American Strong Ale (Blended, Barrel Aged)
Availability: 22oz bombers
Below: The 2013 blending session