Firestone Walker Parabola 2015 makes a seasonal return to the brewery’s lineup on March 21st, 2015.
Parabola is a Russian imperial Stout, aged in bourbon barrels. Firestone Walker laments, this is one of the brewery’s most sought after offerings, and a major component of the brewery’s Anniversary blends.
One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.
Firestone Walker Parabola will be available in 22oz bottles in limited quantities across the brewery’s distribution footprint.
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
Availability: 22oz bombers, Individually Boxed. 3500 cases produced.
13% ABV, 42 IBUs
Post updated with 2015 details. Image via Firestone Walker.
It is called the beer that almost wasn’t. Velvet Merkin, Firestone Walker’s oatmeal stout aged in Heaven Hill & Four Roses barrels will hit bottles for the first time this September.
The only time you have ever really ever this oddly named brew was at beer festivals, or special events. Firestone Walker says it has gained a cult like following. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson says [fans] have been bugging him for bottles for a long time. Looks like he’s giving in to “beer” pressure. Interestingly, Velvet Merkin started as a simple component of an Anniversary Beer blend. Obviously Merkin shines quite well on its own. Fun fact: this release will be the lowest ABV beer in the Proprietor’s Reserve Series. You’ll know the non barrel aged base as Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin. Only after bourbon does this brew get the Merkin name.
Look for beer to release at a throw down at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks on September 14th. (Distribution release, 9/16)
Style: Imperial Oatmeal Stout (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats (15%)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Boxed.
Distribution Area: CA, NV, OR, WA, AZ, CO, MO, Chicago, MA, NJ, NY, VA, PA, D.C., MD
Firestone Walker’s PNC Stout is brewed with buckwheat, and aged in tequila barrels. This Proprietor’s Reserve release will more more limited then usual, only 450 cases.
Those who pay close attention to the Firestone Anniversary blends will find that PNC was 8.1% of the final blend of the November, 2012, Sixteen release.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Buckwheat, Barrel Aged. Tequila)
Availability: 22oz bombers. 450 Case limited release. No distribution
Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, CA) will again release Double DBA on Saturday July 13th. The brewery takes their Double Barrel Ale, brew in at twice the strength, and barrel aged.
DDBA is our flagship beer brewed at double strength. It is amazingly similar in many respects to our barrel fermented DBA and possesses everything we love about that beer times two. English caramel malts lend rich toffee character that pairs well with assertive medium toast American oak barrels.
If you go:
Double DBA Release Details
Visitor’s Center, Paso Robles Brewery:
-Special Brewery Tours with rare look into our Barrel Room
-Times: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
-Cost is $12 per person, up to 15 people per tour, will sell out so reserve now!
– Call (805) 225-5911 Ext. 8 or [email protected] for reservations.
-Includes cheese pairing with a DDBA Honey compote, DDBA infused brownie, and an FW snifter glass
Barrelworks and Taproom Restaurant, Buellton Location:
-Barrelworks flight, includes Barrel 66, DDBA ’12, DDBA ’13, with a special cheese pairing.
-Sour Jim Crooks will be pouring for one hour only starting at 1pm
-Also on tap: Lil’ Opal, Lil’ Mikkel, Helldorado, 15th Anniversary, Parabola ’13, Parabajava and Stickee Monkee
-Taproom Restaurant will have a DDBA ’13 inspired dessert
**DDBA Vintage Special: 2012 & 2013 Vintage bottles with 2 FW tulip glasses. Only $50, limited supply! Available at both locations.**