Firestone Walker Double Jack is Back

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by thuey, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (281) Nov 13, 2015 California



    Personally, I was never a fan of this but a lot of BAs were. So this is pretty newsworthy. Especially since Doublus wasn't really the same beer.
     
  2. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,031) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    super excited to hear about this, gonna grab some as soon as i see it to know it’s fresh lol

    i stopped drinking it because it was always months old
     
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  3. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,086) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Paging @AWA , I thunk you owe duvel at least a partial apology. Or maybe you finally got someone over there to listen to reason? If the latter get them on the wookie Jack. You can tell them I promise not to take it for granted this time
     
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  4. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (1,970) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota

    Lol. That was my first thought.
     
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  5. craigbelly

    craigbelly Champion (829) Dec 31, 2015 Iowa

    Maybe I need to revisit this again. I remember buying a single of double jack along with my sixer of union jack and liking the union jack way more.
     
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  6. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Brother, you just made my day. And Duvel is back on the xmas card list.
     
  7. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (441) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    They’re making us buy a mixed pack to get this? Lame.
     
  8. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (605) Mar 28, 2009 California

    My only concern is it’s a mix pack only. Seems like mix pack beers are never as fresh as single beer packs.
     
  9. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (605) Mar 28, 2009 California

    I agree!
     
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  10. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (227) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    Did they really listen if it's only in a mixed pack?
    A mixed pack that'll likely cost close to $20...for three bottles of a beer that I've been missing.
    Oh well, it's something
     
  11. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Meyvn (1,086) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    it's like a cynical test to see how committed the double jack loyalists are
     
  12. Doma

    Doma Initiate (33) May 19, 2019 California

    C'mon Firestone... I love you but this "variety thing" is lame! Did someone already say that?
     
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  13. eppCOS

    eppCOS Meyvn (1,030) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    FW: Put Double Jack and Wookie Jack in the same "variety mix pack" and THEN I'll buy it.
    Not this.
    Nope.
     
  14. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,624) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Same here. In fact, that's pretty much the case with anything hoppy from FW in my area.
     
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  15. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Yeah. Don't care. Still excited.
     
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  16. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Much as I love it, it starts to suck pretty bad after about 3 months. Might last longer canned though.
     
  17. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (182) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    Just picked up pivo pils in 6 pack cans.. will pick up a mix pack if I see it cheers
     
  18. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,089) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    This is great and all, but I'd rather that they just concentrated on keeping fresh Union Jack on shelves. Haven't bought any in like 3 years because it's always 4 or 5 months old here

    Or, since we're playing 'member berries: it'd be even cooler if we saw Pivo, Pale 31, or even better, Unfiltered DBA again (100% oak aged DBA)

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  19. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (125) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I found fresh Pivo recently and it is so good. I'll pick up this variety pack for sure. It will be fresh enough around here. I was a big fan of Double Jack back in the day. I have less of a pallet for double IPAs these days, but I expect to like this quite a bit.
     
  20. Justonemore91

    Justonemore91 Initiate (182) Nov 24, 2018 New York
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    The first time I tried pivo or double Jack I didn't look at the dates.. none the less they were great beers cheers
     
  21. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (4,844) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Looks like the new Luponic Distortion (I've generally enjoyed the series), Easy Jack, and some kind of Merlin (I see there is a coconut version on their site, but I'd assume it was the nitro) in the pack. I could get through those for a revisit of Double Jack - if it can get here relatively fresh, since I agree with others about this general distribution problem.
     
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  22. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Short answer is very. Come to think of it that's the long answer too.
     
  23. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (125) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I remember JackJack in bombers and 4 X 12 oz. Did it ever come in a six pack?
     
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  24. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Meyvn (1,485) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    I’m stoked. Bring it on. Don’t even care if it’s a mix pack.

    I’ve had 51 beers from Firestone....love them
     
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  25. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    Nope. And the 4 pack was moderately tricky to find
     
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  26. mogulskier

    mogulskier Initiate (63) Feb 3, 2019 California

    I don't remember liking Double Jack as much as Union Jack. Then it just disappeared. Yeah, even it's only part of mix pack, I'll pick it up just to try it. Wanna see how it tastes now and if I remember it differently.

    Definitely remember it went downhill in a hurry after sitting on shelves for a month.
     
  27. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,546) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    What else is the mixed pack?

    If I find FW fresh, I'm buying...everything is good IMO.
     
  28. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,972) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I wouldn’t hate DJ, UJ, Pivo in a mixed pack. 4 of each a month old I’d buy.
     
  29. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I dream of that pack. Pivo is my favorite lager. I think.
     
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  30. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    It really is. I'm bitter about wookey jack going away, but I keep buying their stuff. Started buying dba well over 20 years ago and haven't stopped.
     
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  31. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,972) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Very hard to beat it, even the local fresh stuff isn’t as good as a 2-3 month old Pivo. Imo of course, and I’d love to get two week old stuff.
     
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  32. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (605) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Wookey Jack and their Walker Reserve Porter will always be missed.
     
  33. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I'm only 2 hours from the brewery and It's hard to get really fresh. I always grab some when I'm in Paso though.
     
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  34. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,972) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    If it’s 4 months old it’s as fresh as it gets here, unfortunately that’s a rarity.
     
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  35. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    That's rough. After 90 days all their beers tend to go south. Do cans hold up better than bottles?
     
  36. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (125) Jan 8, 2015 California

    It would help if they continued to put Pivo in cans. I only see bottles these days.
     
  37. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (263) Jul 22, 2014 California

    A couple places by me always have it, so they must be canning it. My distributor sucks though, so it's hard to catch. Too bad, because it's one of my go to boat beers, and I try to only stock cans in the galley.
     
  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,972) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Only cans here, I’d think cans would stand up better than bottles though.
     
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  39. Doma

    Doma Initiate (33) May 19, 2019 California

    Consider yourself lucky. Cans>bottles>old bottles>regular situation = old or nothing. This is Firestone distro in their California homeland.
     
  40. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (2,110) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Sign me up, if less than 30 days old at purchase I'd buy this regularly!

    Only time I see Pivo cans is in Paso, and I always grab a case...as I never see Pivo 'in the wild' in Norcal anymore :disappointed