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Firestone Walker Parabola 2014 Coming Mar. 8

Firestone Walker Parabola 2014I’d be lying if I said I didn’t look forward to this one every year. Firestone Walker Parabola 2014 is almost upon us, with the brewery release slated for Saturday, March 8. Distribution across the country will begin on Monday, March 10, so expect to see this in your market in the coming weeks (typically this varies wildly depending on your location) after the initial ship date.

Details for the brewery release are still pending, but for those of you keeping score at home, March 8 is also the release of Feral One at Barrelworks, so this looks to be a busy day for the Firestone crew.

A word from Brewmaster Matt Brynildson about this year’s release:

“This year’s Parabola release was aged in an array of barrels from a number of Bourbon producers which held great spirits like Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig, Buffalo Trace and Four Roses. This year’s Parabola is a massive beer with bold barrel derived character and yet it is the smoothest, most integrated release to date. I never thought of our brewery as a stout house, but this beer makes me smile. The brew team and I are very happy with the results of the barrel aging program; 2014 is going to be a very good year across all of our Proprietor’s Reserve Vintage Series!”

Commercial description:

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. 14% ABV.

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