2014 Velvet Merkin (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout 8.5% ABV 33 IBU’s SRM: 80 Fermentation: British Ale (House) Malts: Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, Oats (15%) Hops: 100% US Grown Fuggle Hops Brewery’s Note: “Our decadent Oatmeal Stout lovingly aged in Bourbon barrels.  Beautiful chocolate, espresso and vanilla-bourbon aromas hold your nose hostage.  Rich dark chocolate truffle, bourbon and … Continue reading 2014 Velvet Merkin (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

2014 Parabola (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 14% ABV 82 IBU’s 167 SRM Malts: Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, Roasted Barley Hops: Bittering—Zeus; Late Kettle—Hallertau From: Paso Robles, CA Brewery’s Note: “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, … Continue reading 2014 Parabola (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: American Quad aged in Oak Barrels 13.4% ABV 20 IBU’s OG: 30.17 67.5 SRM Fermentation: Lucha Libre From: Paso Robles, CA Brewery’s Note; “A Belgian Quad by recipe, but aging it in spirits barrels garners its own category: Central Coast Quad.  A beer formulated to sit on the sweeter and malty side so that we could utilize it for blending.  Turbinado brown sugar from … Continue reading 2014 Stickee Monkee (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Hoppy Pilsner 5.3% ABV 40 IBU’s 4 SRM Hops: Magnum, Spalter, Saphir Brewer’s Note: “Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist.  Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace.  Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character.  Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter … Continue reading Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Proprie-tor’s Reserve Series: No. 003 §ucaba/Abacus (Firestone Walker)

Style: Barrel Aged English Barleywine 12.5% ABV 42 IBU’s OG: 27º Plato FG: 4.7º Plato Yeast: House British Ale Malts: Munton’s Pale, Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate Hops: Bittering—Bravo; Late Kettle—East Kent Golding From: Paso Robles, CA 2013 Vintage Brewer’s Note: “Big boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combined with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors framed in oak, … Continue reading Proprie-tor’s Reserve Series: No. 003 §ucaba/Abacus (Firestone Walker)

Walker’s Reserve (Fireston Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Robust American Porter 5.8% ABV 45 IBU’s Fermentation: Selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system Malts: Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter, Crystal 77, Crystal 120, DH Carafa, Chocolate, Wheat, Oat Flakes Hops: Bittering—U.S. Goldings Late Kettle—East Kent Golding Whirlpool Hops—Cascade Bottled in 2011 Brewer’s Note: “A singularly distinctive beer that represents our finest brewing efforts, Walker’s Reserve is a elegant dark ale … Continue reading Walker’s Reserve (Fireston Walker Brewing Company)

Wookey Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: American Rye Black Ale/Black Rye IPA 8.3% ABV 60 IBU’s Color 100 Fermentation: 100% Stainless Steel Malts:  Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Dash of Cara-Rye, Midnight Wheat from Briess, De-Bittered Black Malt (Weyermann – Germany/Patagonia malting – Chile), Dash of Wookey dust Hops:  German Magnum (bittering), Citra & Amarillo (flavor/aroma and double dry-hopped)   The bottle is much like the Double Jack bottle, the only … Continue reading Wookey Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Proprietors Reserve Series: Double Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)

Style: Double India Pale Ale 9.5% ABV 75 IBU’s 22 oz. Bottle   The bottle has a lovely subtle color scheme of earthy gold and creamy white with just the right hints of gray and black.  The font is acceptable, though the company name on the bottom is a bit boring and the bottom is also cluttered with text.  I love the royal lion and … Continue reading Proprietors Reserve Series: Double Jack (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)