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Firestone Walker Brewing Company - The Propagator


3205 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, United S
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Firestone Walker – The Propagator

Nitro Merlin

Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 5.5
The new ingredient is lactose, a.k.a. milk sugar. When Velvet Merlin is brewed with milk sugar to create Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, the effect is similar to adding cream to your dark roasted coffee. The result is a stout that is still dark and roasty, but now with a mellow sweetness and added roundness of body.

Union Jack IPA

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7
An aggressively hopped West Coast-style IPA. Union Jack showcases exceptional dry hop character with stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas on the nose accompanied by honey-like malt aromatics. Double dry hopping brings bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors that are contrasted by pale malt sweetness to balance this intense brew. A true tribute to the style that put the West Coast on the craft beer map.

Easy Jack

Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.5
Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born.

Pivo Pils

Style: Pilsner - Other
ABV: 5.3
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 Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of berg

Patrick Hayze

Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 7.5
Brewed at the Propagator in Venice. An easy drinking & palatable Juicy IPA with abundant amounts of ripe tropical fruit & citrus. Named after long time Filtration Specialist & QC Brewer, Patrick Hayes. Hops: Mosaic, Azacca, El Dorado

Luponic Distortion IPA Series: No. 011

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.9
The base beer of Luponic Distortion always remains the same, but each new release features a different hop blend built around emerging and experimental cultivars–all designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors. The lead hops in No. 11 include cultivars from three different continents, providing distinct qualities of pineapple, guava and lemon drop.

Dark & Stormy (2018)

Style: Barleywine - Other
ABV: 11.1
From the jungles of Jamaica to the barrel room at Firestone Walker Brewing Company comes Dark & Stormy–an exotic mashup of Helldorado and Velvet Merkin aged in rum barrels with a touch of hand-zested lime and ginger.

805 Blonde

Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.7
A light, refreshing blonde ale created for the laid back California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops creating a versatile beer with a clean finish.

Parabola (2016)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 13.1
Parabola is a beer of darkness and immensity, a barrel-­aged beast that is routinely ranked as one of the top beers in the world. This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in a blend of bourbon barrels from Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Pappy Van Winkle, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace, developing flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Parabola bares its teeth with its impenetrable black hue and soaring alcohol, yet its bite remains

Parabajava (2018)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14

Parabajava (2016)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 13
The beast is back! We took our Russian Imperial Stout, Parabola, & infused it with coffee, this year from local Dark Nectar Roasting. The 2016 vintage of Parabajava will be released on Saturday, Sept. 24th 2016.

Krieky Bones

Style: Sour - Fruited
ABV: 6.1

Stickee Monkee (2018)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 11.4
Brewed with Belgian candi sugar and aged in a selection of fine bourbon barrels, Stickee Monkee trailblazes its own category as a “Central Coast Quad.” The name Stickee Monkee is a nod to the Central Coast’s native Sticky Monkey flower, as well as a shout­†out to the Belgian monks who pioneered the Quad style. The result is profound molasses flavors with notes of toasted oak, coconut, leather & cigar tobacco.

Mocha Merlin

Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 5.5
With an infusion of local roast coffee, a dash of cocoa nibs and touch of seasonal sorcery, our signature Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into Mocha Merlin for fall and winter enjoyment. This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend from our friends and neighbors at HoneyCo Coffee Roasters. The Colombia La Granadilla coffee meshes perfectly with the chocolaty character from the cocoa nibs, providing an oatmeal stout experience like no other. A touch of lactose "milk

Propagator Generation 1

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.6
Generation One, an unfiltered West Coast Style IPA, a Venice IPA of sorts. This is first experimental beer brewed on our 10hl Kaspar-Schulz brewhouse. An unfiltered IPA that bridges the gap between the juice-like hazy NE style IPAs and dry bitter West Coast/San Diego Style IPAs. This beer is full of bold hop aromatics and flavors, reminiscent of peach, grapefruit and pineapple, with a crisp bitter finish — making it devilishly drinkable.

Mind Haze

Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.2
From the coast of California comes Mind Haze, a free-spirited beer made to elevate your perceptions–juicy yet balanced, hazy yet lasting, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Mind Haze offers the best of what you expect from a hazy IPA. But we’re going about it a little differently, and that’s what gives Mind Haze its own unique signature. We’re finally ready to do a hazy IPA the Firestone way.”

Luponic Distortion: IPA Series No. 10

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.9
The lead hops include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest and two from the Southern Hemisphere, providing distinct qualities of mango creamsicle, peach ring, and ruby grapefruit.

Winter Wookey

Style: Winter Ale
ABV: 10
Our newest blended strong ale, Winter Wookey, comes just in time for the California winter this year. A blend of Wookey Jack and un-oaked Double DBA, Winter Wookey brings dark chocolate covered dried cherry, candied apple, orange zest and toffee flavors together in a complex, warming blend. Deceivingly drinkable for its size, Winter Wookey balances a big, malty body with a complementary spectrum of hop aroma and bitterness.

Firestone 22 (XXII) Anniversary Ale

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 12.7
We humbly present XXII Anniversary Ale, a beer celebrating our 22 years brewing here on California’s Central Coast. Each year we host a barrel aged blending competition with local winemakers & this year the winning blend is from Sherman Thacher & Daniel Callan of Thacher Winery, along with Terry Hoage & Phil Lamontagne from TH Estate Wines, with help from our friend & master bread maker Arie Litman. XXII Anniversary Ale is 12.7% ABV & is a blend of bourbon, rum & gin barrels. Here is the fina

Stickee Monkee (2017)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 12.5
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 Mexico and Belgian candi sugar add wonderful molasses flavors. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco.

RB 3

Style: Fruit Beer
ABV: 5.2

Velvet Merkin (2018)

Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 7.8
A decadent Oatmeal Stout aged for a year in seasoned spirit barrels resulting in an impossibly smooth and dangerously drinkable beer with notes of chocolate, espresso, vanilla and bourbon.

Old Man Hattan (2018)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 10.5

Helldorado (2015)

Style: Barleywine - American
ABV: 13.2
An Imperial Blonde Ale or Blonde Barley Wine; Helldorado has the lightest color of any of the beers in our barrel program but carries a great deal of interesting barrel character: vanilla, light char and amazing lavender-honey notes. Rich boozy honey liqueur character and loads of smooth sweet toasted malt to finish. The El Dorado hops dance in the background without playing a dominant role in the flavor profile. This beer gets better and better the longer it is in barrel.

Firestone Lager (2018)

Style: Lager - Helles
ABV: 4.5
Helles Lager

Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.9
Revolution No. 009 is a showcase for five "public domain" hops from the United States and Germany, offering a fresh twist on some not-so-familiar favorites. The lead hops include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest — one that provides exotic tropical notes, & another that offers a balance of earthy pine and citrus qualities. The German hops round out the blend with a dimension of bright fruitiness.

Agrestic Batch #4 (2017)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.1
80% French Oak & 20% American Oak.

SLOambic Batch #3 (2016)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6
We are fortunate to have great relationships with our local growers who provide us with superb fruit for our beers. Like last year, we had the opportunity to purchase fresh marionberries and boysenberries, both close cousins to the blackberry, so we pounced. For this vintage, fresh berries were added to Sour Opal, a beer matured up to 24 months in oak barrels, and then fermented using our proprietary blend of microflora for an additional three months. Bursting with ripe berries and brambles,

Bretta Rosé (Batch 5)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.1
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to grow in its rich soil. One such offering is fresh locally grown raspberries, which we carefully select for Bretta Rosé. Bretta Weisse, fermented and matured in French oak barrels, serves as the foundation for this gem. Add an abundance of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation and further maturation, and voi

Krieky Bones Batch 4 (2017)

Style: Sour - Flanders Red Ale
ABV: 6.3
What began as a birthday gift took on a life of its own. Proprietor David Walker cornered us one day and requested a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. A handful was sold at a release and our customers demanded more. Behold Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red inspired beer aged over a year in French oak foeders. Sour Montmorency cherries are added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of pie crust, spice and a

Sucaba (2018)

Style: Barleywine - English
ABV: 12.5
Confoundingly unpronounceable yet eminently drinkable–welcome to §ucaba, an epic barrel-­aged English barley wine whose original name was undone by a two­†bit legal challenge. Big, boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malty undertones. Complex malt flavors are framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, coconut and just a touch of dark cherry. §ucaba is built to last and can age for years to come (we recommend counting the y

Agrestic

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.6
This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins.

Leo v. Ursus: Doublus

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.5
Inspired by our iconic Double Jack, Doublus is a next-generation double IPA that incorporates massive dry hopping for amplified aromatics and bold flavors. Ever since Double Jack was discontinued, fans have been pining for it. Now, more than a year later, we are finally answering the call with a fresh interpretation of this legendary beer. The result is an intense yet supremely balanced IPA that doubles down on a dearly departed Firestone Walker classic.

Peachy Bones (Batch 3)

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.1
Wild saison farmhouse ale fermented with white peaches Bottled: 07/20/2018 No. cases: 2200 Barrel ratio: 97% French oak, 3% American oak Maturation time: 4 months Titratable acidity: 9.5 g/L Microflora: B. anomalus, B. lambicus

Rosalie

Style: Other
ABV: 5
It all started with a little brewery born on a California vineyard, so you could say it was meant to be: a beer rosé named Rosalie… Rosalie taps into our brewery†™s family winemaking roots, using local wine grapes to create a delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity. Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. We also incorporate a dash of hibiscus flower to achieve a brilliant color.

Parabola (2015)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14
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, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience †“ enjoy with good company.

Luponic Distortion IPA Series: No 012

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.9
The newest of the L.D. Series, #12 comes with hints of Tangerine, Strawberry Gummy & Honeydew.

SLOambic Batch #5 (2018)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3

Peachy Bones

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.9

Parabola (2017)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14.5
Behold: the 2017 vintage of Parabola is here! Our Russian Imperial Stout has been aged in Heaven Hill barrels for over one year & will be released on March 25th at FW locations. This year’s vintage has notes of dark chocolate, charred oak & toasted almonds, with a whopping 14.5% ABV.

Parabola (2018)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 12.7
Parabola is a beer of immensity- so righteously thick that we can barely push it through the brewhouse before aging it in retired spirits barrels. The 2018 vintage presents prodigious aromas and flavors of chocolate, charred oak, vanilla, black cherry and coffee. The result is a one-of-a-kind sipping experience that is built to last. Aged for over a year in bourbon barrels, it gains depth, complexity and intensity, then blended and released in limited quantities.

Santa Lucia IPA

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7
Brewed for the Old Chicago Explorer series. A "Central Coast IPA" made with Magnum, Cascade, Centennial, Azacca, Blanc & Cashmere. Classic hop additions with a few newer hop varieties like Cashmere, producing high bitterness with notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit & pine along with a juicy hop body & a dry, clean malty backbone.

Helldorado (2017)

Style: Barleywine - American
ABV: 12.8
Part of the adventure of aging beer in retired spirits barrels is the synergistic interaction of different malt flavors with the oak and spirit flavors from the barrel. Darker beers like stouts and darker barley wines have typically been the favored candidates for barrel-aging, due to their deeper caramel and roasted flavors. Helldorado breaks that mold with a deep golden color from being brewed solely with English and American pale malts. The bready, honeyed flavors of pale malts pull out rich wildflower honey, vanilla and coconut notes from the oak, creating an overall flavor evocative of bourbon-glazed graham crackers that stands as singularly unique in our Vintage lineup. Helldorado may be lighter in color but it is a full-bodied and densely concentrated sipper at 12.8% ABV.

Sucaba (2019)

Style: Barleywine - English
ABV: 11.3
As always, this latest vintage delivers big, boozy bourbon and American oak aromas combine with soft chocolate malt undertones. Complex malt flavors are framed in oak with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut and a touch of dark cherry. Sucaba is a one-of-a-kind sipping experience. It is a beer built to last, and one that will reward careful cellaring for years to come. We highly recommend counting the years with an abacus.

Nitro DBA

Style: Pale Ale - English
ABV: 5
A Firestone Walker classic is recast in our 20th anniversary year as DBA gets nitro treatment for the first time ever. DBA is the beer that started it all for us 1996, but you might say that Nitro DBA is its truest form yet. The caramel malts and noble hops are delivered with unprecedented smoothness, and new intricacies are revealed along the way. A fresh twist on a beloved favorite.

Resolution Killah

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.9
A modern take on a Double West Coast IPA. This beer is dry, crisp, clear & massively double dry hopped. We packed in a total of four pounds of hops per barrel of Idaho 7, Mosaic, Citra & Simcoe. The result is exploding at the seams with citrus & piney hop flavors.

Bretta Rosé

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.3
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil. One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé! A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila (!), we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

Coconut Rye Parabola (2018)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 12.2
The legendary immensity of Parabola meets the refinement of rye whiskey in this righteously spicy barrel-aged brew. The story of this beer begins when we racked a select lot of Parabola to premium rye whiskey barrels for extended aging. A year later, we toasted shaved coconut over coals of rum barrel wood, then comingled it with the rye-aged Parabola for a period of one month. The inclusion of the caramelized coconut amplifies the natural coconut qualities found in our regular bourbon barrel-aged Parabola, while the influence of the rye whiskey barrels adds a distinct peppery character. The result is a racy reinterpretation of a Firestone Walker classic.

Sour Opal

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.7
We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.

Firestone 18 (XVIII) Anniversary Ale

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 13
Blended of 227 oak barrels containing 9 different beers. Final Blend: - Parabola (13% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 38% - Helldorado (11.7% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 16% - Bravo (12.9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 16% - Stickee Monkee (12.3% ABV) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels: 14% - Velvet Merkin (8.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon barrels: 5% - Hydra Cuveè (10.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels: 4% - Wookey Jack (8.5% ABV) 100% Stainless Steel: 3% - Ol’ Leghorn (12.5

Peachy Bones (Batch 6)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.8

Abacus (2011)

Style: Barleywine - American
ABV: 13

Stickee Monkee

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 13
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 Mexico and Belgian candi sugar add wonderful molasses flavors. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over this beer: toasted oak, coconut, leather and cigar tobacco.

Krieky Bones Batch 1 (2014)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7
Perhaps it was a way to motivate us into producing beer, or maybe it was a desperate hint at a Birthday gift. Either way, David Walker cornered us one day and asked for a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. Nothing more was said, but we took note and the opportunity to create something new. On the occasion of David’s golden jubilee, we celebrate his mid-life mortality check with Walker’s Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red style beer aged eight months in a 2200 gallon French Oak Foeder, sour cherries were added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of piecrust and spicy notes. Vienna malt notes give way to assertive acidity and firm carbonation to finish. A santé and happy 50th birthday David!

Electric Union IPA

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.3
A collaboration with our friends at Pinthouse Pizza Brewhouse in Austin, TX. The name reflects the combination of our flagship IPAs, their Electric Jellyfish with our Union Jack IPA. Electric Union is shockingly good.

Weekend In Oslo

Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8
Double Hazy IPA

Violet Underground

Style: Sour - Other
ABV: 0

String Theory

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.4
Gold Coast IPA. In collaboration with Balter Brewery from Australia

Maple Parabola

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 10
Our classic Parabola that had maple syrup added to the whirlpool & then aged in retired maple bourbon barrels for six months. The result is soft & velvety with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel & burnt sugar. Very limited release.

Napa Parabola (2019)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 11.3
Fine wine meets a Firestone Walker legend with the inaugural release of Napa Parabola, a Russian imperial stout matured in French oak wine barrels from one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious cult wineries.

Agrestic Batch #3 (2016)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.7
This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins. Since we age, blend and bottle these beers once a year, there will be slight variation with each release. A santé!

Feral Vinifera #4 (2018)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.5

Bretta Tangerine

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 6.2
Berliner Weisse Style Wheat Beer Fermented with Tangerines. Microflora: A proprietary blend of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria. Barrel Ratio: 100% French oak Maturation time: 8-36 months.

Cashmere XPA

Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5
Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and his team recently fell in love with the Cashmere hop from the Pacific Northwest, inspiring them to create this single-hop extra pale ale. The result is a bright, hop-forward beer loaded with Cashmere’s lush flavors of Palisade peach and tropical fruit

SLOambic

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6
Wild ale fermented with Ollalieberries. 1500 lbs. of berries were added to Sour Opal, a beer matured 18 months in French oak barrels, then fermented using our proprietary blend of microflora for an additional 4 months. Bursting with ripe berries, brambles, as well as jam, the fruit eventually gives way to a tease of funky yeast, spicy oak, and a robust mouth-watering acidity.

Krieky Bones Batch 3 (2016)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.9
What began as a birthday gift took on a life of its own. Proprietor David Walker cornered us one day and requested a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. A handful was sold at a release and our customers demanded more. Behold Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red inspired beer aged over a year in French oak foeders. Sour Montmorency cherries are added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of pie crust, spice and an underlying funk. Vienna malt notes give way to an assertive acidity and a bright carbonation. A santé!

Bretta Rosé (Batch 4)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.3
Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley. Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil. One of Santa Maria’s crown jewels is locally grown raspberries. We jumped at the opportunity to ferment fresh local raspberries with one of our Barrelworks creations. Behold Bretta Rosé! A low-alcohol Berliner Weisse style ale, acidified and matured in French oak puncheons for 6 months, is the foundation for this gem. Add 1000 lbs. of fresh raspberries, allow a secondary wild fermentation for 4 more months and voila (!), we have a crisp effervescent concoction, bursting with raspberry perfume and flavor, a rosé color, bracing acidity, and a clean and refreshing finish.

Double DBA (2014)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 12
Single barrel

Old Man Hattan (2019)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 9.6
Featuring a blend of five notable Firestone Walker beers aged in cherry, orange and aromatic bitters barrels. The result id a barnstorming beer that exhibits pronounced whiskey notes while artfully expressing essences of both the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan cocktails.

Coconut Merlin

Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 5.5
Our beloved Velvet Merlin Milk Stout with coconut & lactose/milk sugar. The fresh coconut addition perfectly accentuates the beer’s roasty, nutty character. The lactose gives a rounded mouthfeel & suggestion of sweetness resulting in the perfect combination of flavors in this first-time release from Firestone Walker.

Old Man Hattan (2018)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 10.5
Barrel-aged mashup of two classics: the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. The base is a blend of Velvet Merkin, Bravo and Stickee Monkee aged in whiskey barrels. The twist comes from select lots of Parabola and Heldorado that were aged in Woodford Reserve barrels previously used to mature cherry bitters, orange bitters and aromatic bitters.

Velvet Merkin (2017)

Style: Stout - Imperial / Double Oatmeal
ABV: 8.5
Velvet Merkin is the beer that almost wasn’t…Indeed, this vintage oatmeal stout’s comical (or is it scandalous?) name went off the grid for several years, but now it’s back due to popular demand. Velvet Merkin is aged for a full year in retired spirits barrels from Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve and others, yet manages to offer mind-­boggling balance and restraint. You will wig out when you taste Velvet Merkin’s rich milk chocolate, bourbon and espresso flavors, preceded by aromas of vanilla, coconut, toasted oak and mocha.

Krieky Bones Batch 5 (2018)

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.2
What began as a birthday gift took on a life of its own. Proprietor David Walker cornered us one day and requested a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. A handful was sold at a release and our customers demanded more. Behold Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red inspired beer aged over a year in French oak foeders. Sour Montmorency cherries are added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of pie crust, spice and an underlying funk. Vienna malt notes give way to an assertive acidity and a bright carbonation. Santé!

Luponic Distortion: IPA Series No. 014

Style: IPA - American
ABV: 5.9
Luponic Distortion No. 14 features a blend of seven experimental hops from South Africa, Australia, Germany and the Pacific Northwest with explosive flavors of white grape, mandarin orange and passionfruit.

Brambling Bones

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.5
Wild Ale aged in oak barrels with white grapes, cherries, black currants and raspberries.

Parabajava (2015)

Style: Stout - Russian Imperial
ABV: 14
Parabajava is an ongoing series exploring the infusion of coffee into Parabola. This beer was created for our Father’s Day brunch at Lot 613 in Los Angeles, utilizing the famed Intelligentsia Coffee Company’s “El Diablo” espresso blend. This coffee lends espresso, roasty caramel, toffee, baker’s chocolate, molasses to the big rich character of Parabola. The complimentary flavors pair well with Parabola’s rich malt and smokey oak bourbon notes. Complex, smooth and seamlessly integrated, this beer is nothing short of amazing.

Mango Sunrise

Style: Sour - Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4.4
Vanilla and mamgo

Firestone 23 (XXIII) Anniversary Ale

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 12.7
THE FINAL BLEND Stickee Monkee | 28% Parabola | 28% Bravo | 20% Bourbon Barrel Helldorado | 15% Velvet Merkin | 5% Tequila Barrel Helldorado | 4%

West Odnar

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.8
Collaboration with Liefmans An unmistakable family of aromas are present; toasted brown sugar and soft textures of red fruit characteristic of the Oud Bruin style pair with a supple wood tannin structure, hints of hop resin and an opulent vinous finish. Blend: 52% Barrel Aged Goudenband, 24% beer aged with Viognier grapes, 24% Wild Luponic

Unite the Funky Damsels

Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6
Sour ale with kiwis and cherimoyas.

Rye Double DBA (2016)

Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 15
Seeing Double? Folks, we introduce you to Rye Double DBA. What is this beast, you ask? Well it’s our Double DBA oaked for a second time in rye barrels. Clocking in at a whopping 15% abv, this beer is not for the faint of heart.