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Best Firestone Walker Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by wesbray, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (470) Arizona Jan 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    All of them are worth a taste, the only one that lets me down occasionally is the Pale 31 (must be a distribution/handling issue with the bottles). That Double Jack is really one of the best, but all of them are awesome on draft.
  2. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,270) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Double Jack is amazing. Union Jack is awesome. Velvet Merlin was disappointing.
  3. Double Jack is freakin' delicious! Hold a glass of it up to the sunlight and take in the golden rays; the last time I had one, my 9-year old told me my beer was shiny .
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  4. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Aficionado (130) Texas Aug 20, 2009

    They have great beers. My favorite is parabola. Im really glad that they are coming to Texas also.
  5. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    I've had bad luck with Double Jack, tried it 3 times and only one bottle IMO was really good, the others were a malty mess so they were probably old. But that one good bottle still gives me hope, it was outstanding. Sucuba and Parabola are both outstanding.
  6. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    While I love Parabola, Sucaba & Double jack I was recently surprised by Double DBA. It was soooo good. I think my expectations were lowered by hearing criticisms here on BA, but even so...a great drink.
  7. sucaba and parabola
  8. jrbuckt

    jrbuckt Zealot (95) Illinois Sep 13, 2012

    We get all the special high abv/gravity stuff in Chicago, but just recently started geting Pale 31, DBA and Velvet Merlin. All are great, but I can't stress enough how ridiculously good Parabola is on tap. I would hope they have it at the brewery. Its ridiculous.
  9. OUJayhawk1799

    OUJayhawk1799 Advocate (740) Oklahoma Jan 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have only been able to try Union Jack, Double Jack and Wookey Jack. All three were great and considering I live in Oklahoma (worst Liquor laws ever) I'm just glad to have been able to try those three.

    I have a trip planned for Santa Rosa in a few weeks. Hoping to grab some new stuff while out there.
  10. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (875) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Wookey Jack is one of the best Rye IPAs in existence, if not the best.
  11. blguillen

    blguillen Savant (300) California Apr 19, 2011

    Love the all! 805 is great too! Pick pick up a 6 pack to take home with you!
  12. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (420) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    Parabola is the tits.......but if their sours are available in Buelton GO!! Run! Spend all day with everyone of their beers. SLOambic among others are awesome. If these hit bottles at normal FW prices it will be a game changer for me.
  13. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    Double Jack, Union Jack, Wookie Jack, and Velvet Merlin all standouts in their styles. Parabalo, Sucaba, and the Anniversary Beers are just amazing! Great brewers.
  14. hagbergl

    hagbergl Savant (320) Maryland Aug 27, 2009

    I love their Union Jack IPA–it's one of my favorites beers, and in my opinion is the best "regular" IPA that isn't super rare and can be bought in six-packs. After Union Jack, my favorites by Firestone are Wookey Jack and Double Jack. I also like their Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, too. Very smooth–wish I could have it on nitro somewhere...
  15. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    sacuba, wookie jack and oaktoberfest are the great seasonal ones that I love. I think Oaktoberfest came out this year, I had it at alpines beer festival for the first time. For year round, I think their pale ale or double barrel ale.
  16. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (480) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    Double DBA
  17. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    had velvet merlin and double jack last year in CA both superb
  18. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Well it is an amazing brewery so almost everything is really good.I'd say, in general, that the dark stuff rules over the pales from FW. (ironically since they have the "passion for the pale")

    But if you go try to get: Sticky Monkey, Double Double Barrel Ale (that's not a typo) Parabola, Abacus/Sucaba or whatever the hell it is called now, Helldorado, Good Foot, and Velvet Merlin/Merkin.

    If you like stouts don't leave without a Parabola and a Velvet. Same applies to Sucaba if you dig English barleywines.

    The Reserve Porter and Wooky Jack can be skipped if you need to make some choices. (Both good beers but everything else above i'd seek first)
  19. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Double Jack is excellent but I swear that beer falls off at hour 21 or something(exaggerating).

    Parabola is amazing, as is the 14th Anniversary Ale.