Season 1, Episode
17 - This week we’re trying out some of the
awesome beers coming out of Firestone Walker Barrelworks, as well
as some midwest flavor from New Glarus.
Firestone Walker is regarded as one of the
best breweries in America. From their awarding winning IPA, to
their barrel-aged blends, Matt
Brynildson and crew definitely know how to bring the
radness. So, when a brewery of this caliber decides to start
producing sour beer, the outcome is obviously going to be nothing
short of incredible, right? Yep!
We start off with the Bretta
Weisse, their Berliner style wheat beer. This beer clocks
in at 4.9% ABV, and a total acidity of 7. We’re unclear on what
exactly an acidity of 7 actually is, but this beer definitely has a
nice balance of tartness and and malty-wheat goodness.
Firestone Walker Barrelworks Beers
Next on deck from Bottleworks is the Feral
One. From Firestone Walker:
offer you our inaugural Barrelworks bottling on the occasion of our
first anniversary—Feral One. A blend of our best efforts, from
hand-selected barrels chosen by the Masterblender and
Barrelmeister. Feral One is a blend of Sour Opal (American Sour Ale
– 30%), SLOambic (Fruited Sour – 14%), Agrestic (American Wild Red
Ale – 16%), and Lil’ Mikkel (Bretted Saison – 40%). Savor now, or
age longer for a special occasion. A Santé!”
Needless to say, this beer is quite delicious.
Getting away from the Firestone brews and wrapping up the sour beer
part of the show, our friend John Ryti,
hooked us up with a New Glarus brew from their Thumbprint series
named, Wild Sour
Ale. We may have held on to this beer a little longer than
we should have, which is kind of a bummer, but high-fives still go
out to Ryti for the hookup.
New Glarus Brewing Co. – Wild Sour Ale
Feature: “Going In
Yvonne joins us for another edition of
what is probably our favorite game on the show, Going In Blind. The beers this week
were purchased by Matt’s wife, Alicia, and she went out of her way to throw us a
curve ball with her selections.
Until next week, brew the shit out of it!
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