Firestone Walker XXIII (2019)


Barrel-Aged Anniversary Blend. 12oz Bottle

5 in stock

Every August, right before the wine harvest gets rolling, our local winemaker friends come to the brewery to help blend our annual Anniversary Ale. Winemakers are practicing experts in the art of blending, and we realized early on that they could provide invaluable input for creating a seamless beer out of numerous barrel-aged component ales. The winemakers come for both the challenge and the camaraderie. They split up into small teams and create their own preferred blends from the provided components. Each of the resulting trials is then blind tasted by the entire group, and votes are cast for the winning blend. The victorious team walks away with bragging rights—and with a set of coveted cardboard crowns.

ABV: 11.5%

Final Blend

28% of final blend - Stickee Monkee (10.4% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels Central Coastal Quad

28% of final blend - Parabola (14.4% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels Russian Imperial Stout

20% of final blend - Bravo (11.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels Imperial Brown Ale

15% of final blend - Bourbon Barrel Helldorado (13.6% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels Blonde Barley Wine

5% of final blend - Velvet Merkin (9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels Milk Stout

4% of final blend - Tequila Barrel Helldorado (11.9% ABV) Aged in Tequila Barrels Blonde Barley Wine