Firestone Walker, the Mid-Size Brewing Company that won Champion Brewery in its category at the 2010 World Beer Cup, has continued their monstrous momentum as they prepare to release Parabola. A nearly fabled beer, you had to be at the right place at the right time to try this beer on tap or you had to be able to discern this beer from the other beers blended into what makes Firestone Walker’s acclaimed anniversary blends.
Number one in their new Proprietor’s Reserve Series, Parabola is a huge 13% Russian Imperial Stout that has been blended with previous vintages and then left to rest in bourbon barrels for a year. One can only guess what may follow Parabola in the series… Bravo? Abacus? Opal? Time will tell. But for now, it’s Parabola. Set to be released May 8th at the Firestone Walker Brewery and The Taproom Restaurant in Buellton, California, it will be limited to only 1,000 cases with a suggested price of $15.99 per 22 ounce bottle. As with their anniversary beers, this is a one time deal and will sell out quickly. Not only will it sell out quickly, but it will also be hard to find with those 1,000 cases being divided up between select accounts in 5 states and arriving around mid-May.
“We brewed our first Parabola 5 years ago as an experiment in barrel aging. This first bottle release show cases what we have learned and what we love about barrel aged beers and the amazing flavors and textures that oak can bring to beer,” said Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. I couldn’t agree more.
More information on Parabola at firestonewalker.com.