Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by TboneRN, Jan 10, 2017.
From Firestone Walker's Facebook page:
not now and never will be on FB !
I'm excited to see what they are going to release in its place.
Thats sad love that FW Brew, Im usually in CA in February and buy several to bring home. I wonder what the new vintage brew will be on Feb 4th?
I believe it will be Bravo, their barrel aged imperial brown ale, that is utilized in many of their blends.
Yeah, rumor is it's Bravo this time.
I love Sucaba, but I'm actually kinda glad they're shaking up the Vintage line this year. Maybe we'll see PNC or Parabajava in Parabola's spot? Or Maltose Falcons subbing in for Helldorado? One can dream...
If you simply don't want to register or logon, you don't have to - if unregistered or not logged in then Facebook is just another website with information. If that's a personal protest then whatever - you're missing information because some companies are only doing Facebook.
Is that why is says "You must log in to continue"?
I guess that's the end of my vertical.....
No reason to keep saving, better start drinking!
If it's PNC my bank account is definitely gonna be hurting. If Parabajava my cellar may truly have to expand in storage space after the wallet hit. Oh the first world problems...
A search to my state's label approval site:
confirms that it is Bravo...in 12 oz bottles!!!
Say it ain't so! That is my favorite FW beer - how will they ever replace that?
whoa fw going the 12 oz route - awesome!
My bad - while I don't actively use FB I do have an account and was signed on. I agree that you shouldn't have to sign on to see content.
I also heard that all FW Vintage bottles will be changing to 12 oz bottles this year.
Interesting. I got my one and only bottle of Sucuba this year, so glad I was able to do so. I'm interested to try what's in its place (Imperial Brown Ale?). Mother's brewery makes an imperial brown ale that's aged in bourbon barrels (or was). Maybe I can do a side-by-side, blind tasting at some point.
Not to thread jack, but also saw where FW Union Jack is coming in 16oz cans. Looks like Firestone is trying to "freshen up" the look of the lineup with new size formats.
Any of their boxed beauties in bottled four packs would be a boon! Lends itself to the "try a couple now and age the rest" crowd very nicely (which I'm part of). Sad to see Sucaba shelved but FW can be counted on to fill the gap with something amazing, though I'm hesitant to say "equally amazing." That's a damn fine beer headed to the bench.
My fear though is that shops will break them up with limit one 12oz per customer.
I actually am shocked they are moving the vintage series to 12oz 4 packs if th rumor is true. The boxes are iconic.
You must log on so MZ gets all your info for advertising, fake news etc. etc.
I do like Sucaba and can't age anything but myself so....next
Sorry to hear they're not doing a 2017 version (oh, well, still have a 2015 & 2016)...
I hope they do a new release of Double DBA. Great stuff!
Where does it specify 4-packs? I think they've been doing their sour beers as one-off 12oz bottles for awhile, so if that's been working it makes sense to consolidate production lines. I think 12oz bottles designed for individual sale are an emerging trend in higher end beers. Crux as one example. As long as it doesn't jack up the per ounce price I love the flexibility of smaller bottles!
Those boxed 22's have always been beautiful, but I've also always looked at them and thought, "I'd pay a buck less per package for simpler packaging and less waste." (not sure what actual production cost is, but between the cardboard, printing, manufacture, and either a machine or human labor to package it has to add up)
12 oz singles = BAD
12 oz/4-pack = GREAT
Those are 375ml bottles, looks like these will be 12oz bottles. I like the 375's, especially because they are corked and caged. Agreed on the price per ounce thing though, 375's are usually pricier per ounce.
Damn, I love Sucaba. Would much rather have them replace Helldorado for a year.
Bravo news perhaps not as new or mysterious as we thought...
Interesting there are both 12oz and 22oz labels.
That also states there will only be 100 cases of the 22oz bottles. Can that be right, if so that will never leave the brewery and everyone else will see 12oz bottles.
Thats my favorite of the lineup. Why not get rid of something else like Helldorado?
I agree should have dumped Merkin or Helldorado instead
I bet that's wrong. The labels themselves say either 1,000 or 4,000 cases depending on how you read their font.
I'm interested in trying Bravo. I've only had their bottles that hit retail near me, but I've bought 18, 19, and 20, and all three of those had some Bravo, if I remember correctly.
Would have liked to see Merkin go away, but excited to try the new one coming.
I agree here. A lot of folks seem to be willing to do away with Helldorado, but I've been pretty impressed with it every time I've had it. I think I've actually been less impressed with Sucaba (and Parabola...gasp!) when I've had it. Perhaps it has something to do with higher expectations for things like Sucaba/Parabola and lower expectations for Helldorado.
My guess is Bravo gets split into single 12 oz. bottles around here instead of being sold in the 4-packs. If that's the case, I'd probably buy one bottle to try, but I doubt I'd be interested in a whole 4-pack or 22 oz. bottle.
Replacing Sucaba with Bravo is like booting Michael Jackson for Janet while giving Tito a pass. Poor form FSW, Helldorado or Merkin should have taken that bullet.
i knocked helldorado when it was first released and i tried a fresh bottle, but was blown away by how good it was with a year on it. ended up stocking up on this last release.
agree with others on merkin though - does nothing for me and skipped the last release.
I'm a big fan of Sucaba. Sad to see it "temporarily" out of rotation. And yes, it ruins my vertical as well. I've only had Helldorado fresh, but wasn't impressed. I guess only time will tell with the rest of my bottles. As for Merkin, it's a great beer, but it generally is a Parabola lite. Flavors are more subtle and it has less ABV. Which I guess makes it more drinkable. But I don't think it was supposed to be a session beer. I think either of these two would have been a better candidate.
2016 >>> 2015, especially once it warms up. Wasn't overly impressed with 2015 but 2016 is really good, especially just barely below room temperature. Wasn't sure I was going to buy any in 2016, but after opening my first one I went out and bought a few more.
Figures Firestone Walker finally makes it to my state and this happens. I have been waiting all year for this