Wednesday Night, we’re puttin’ on a few good ones from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Two from their Proprietor’s Reserve Series (2010 Parabola and Fourteen), and two from their Pale Series (Union Jack IPA and Double Barrel Ale).
Parabola – Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
malts: Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, Roasted Barley
hops: Bittering—Zeus; Late Kettle—Hallertau
This has been cellaring nicely for 8 months. Bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor.
Fourteen – Barrel Aged Strong Anniversary Ale
malts: Determined by final blend
hops: Determined by final blend
blend: 31% Double Double Barrel Ale, 29% Sticky Monkey, 27% Parabola, 7% Velvet Merkin, 3% Good Foot, 3% Black Xantus. It’s been in our cellar for 4 months, and is no longer available in our area.
Union Jack IPA
malts: Premium Two-Row (Metcalf & Kendall varieties), Munich, Cara Pils, Simpson’s Light Crystal
hops: 4 lbs/per barrel: Bittering—Warrior, Simcoe; Late Kettle—Cascade, Centennial; Dry Hops—Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe
This IPA is a TRH favorite, with big citrus flavors, very mellow, a damn solid beer.
DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
malts: Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
hops: Bittering—Magnum; Late Kettle—Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding; Dry Hops—East Kent Golding
An English Pale/Bitter, the flagship offering from FW, for good reason.
It all kicks off at 6pm. To sweeten the pot, we’ll be giving away a grip of Firestone Walker snifters. For glassware hounds, these are not available in Washington State…or Oregon for that matter. From the Bear Republic itself, to TRH, to you. Parabola and Fourteen are VERY limited, so plan accordingly.