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Firestone Walker Lil Opal Release Apr. 19

Firestone Walker Lil OpalReady for another Firestone Walker Barrelworks release? Lil Opal is next on the docket after Feral One, set to launch on Saturday, April 19 at 12pm. This is a farmhouse ale that has spent 14 months in French and American oak barrels, finishing at 5.9% ABV.

The details:

  • $13.99 per 375mL bottle
  • 750 cases produced
  • Flight of the Opals ($11) – Lil Opal ’13, Lil Opal ’14, Dry-Hopped Opal, Sour Opal
  • Bottles will also be available at the Paso Robles brewery on Apr. 21
  • Brewery ONLY – no distribution

Commercial description:

Our first 2013 blend from masterblender Jim Crooks! Lil’ Opal is a cunning blend of two-year-old American oak and eight-month-old French oak saisons. Both go through a secondary fermentation and maturation in barrels. This traditional Belgian farmhouse saison has notes of citrus and tropical fruit, a smooth mouthfeel, and tangy crisp finish. Round this all out with a little earthy funk and we have one refreshingly complex offering.

Firestone Walker Barrelworks is located at 620 McMurray Road in Buellton, CA.

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