Interesting weekend in beer news, and I’m not just talking about the Firestone Walker and Duvel Moortgat acquisition/merger/investment news or the just-wrapped Beer Bloggers Conference (next year’s BBC location: Tampa, Florida). What I’m also thinking of is one piece of news that may have gone unnoticed and unremarked-upon, but which I think is significant: Pabst Brewing will be opening a “microbrewery” and tasting room at the site of its historic brewery, shuttered for nearly 20 … Continue reading →
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I realized it had been awhile since I received the PR bottle of Parabola, Firestone Walker’s barrel-aged Imperial Stout (the first time bottled, no less), and while I knew I was behind on a review (at least, in my mind I was behind), I will admit that the thought of drinking a 13%, 22-ounce bottle of Imperial Stout with the weather warming up was a bit daunting. At the same time, I was quite looking … Continue reading →
I’m not entirely sure, but I think this new Solace beer from Firestone Walker is breaking new ground for the Paso Robles brewery. (Recall they sent me two bottles to try.) The announcement on their website is calling it a “Summertime Fusion Wheat Beer” and there’s an interesting pull from the press release: While Solace is somewhat devoid of style, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson said it will be a sort of unfiltered fusion of a Hefeweizen … Continue reading →
These two bottles arrived on Friday: Firestone Walker‘s new Solace, a “sort of unfiltered fusion of a Hefeweizen and a Belgian Saison.” It’s a seasonal release from Paso Robles that makes its first appearance in bottles. Should be an interesting beer to try.
When I posted my interview with Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, mention was made of upcoming collaboration brews Stone was spearheading. This month it’s with 21st Amendment Brewing and Firestone Walker Brewing, and the Stone Blog has a good writeup of what was brewed and the overall process: Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker joined our very own Head Brewer Mitch Steele for one of our coolest collaborations yet. Since … Continue reading →