Big beer, little beer, craft beer

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 … Continue reading

Firestone Walker Parabola

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 … Continue reading

Firestone Walker Solace

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 … Continue reading

Received: Firestone Walker Solace

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.

Stone’s latest collaboration

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 … Continue reading