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Firestone Walker XVII Anniversary Ale Release Nov. 2

Firestone Walker XVIIHappy 17th birthday Firestone Walker! Since the Paso Robles brewery’s 10th birthday, they’ve celebrated in style by releasing a blended barrel-aged beer featuring a variety of selections from their extensive collection of oak barrels. A completely unique creation each year, the 8th release in the series was created by blending 220 barrels and 7 different beers, coming in at 13.3% ABV.

Firestone Walker XVII will debut at the brewery on November 2, with distribution across the country beginning afterwards. Tickets for the release party can be purchased here.

What’s in the blend? Firestone brewmaster Matt Brynildson and a host of area winemakers tirelessly sampled a myriad of beers to come up with the final product.

Here’s the breakdown:

Bravo / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 30% of Final Blend

-Imperial Brown Ale

Sticky Monkey / Aged in Bourbon and Whiskey Barrels / 25% of Final Blend

-English Barley Wine Brewed with Mexican Turbinado (brown) Sugar

Velvet Merkin / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 15% of Final Blend

-Traditional Oatmeal Stout

Parabola / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 15% of Final Blend

-Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Double DBA / Aged in retired Firestone Union Barrels / 8% of Final Blend

-Double strength English Pale Ale

Helldorado / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 4% of Final Blend

-Blonde Barley Wine Brewed with Buckwheat Honey

Wookey Jack / 100% Stainless Steel / 3% of Final Blend

-Black Rye India Pale Ale

Read even more about Firestone Walker XVII here.

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