Release Firestone Walker Wookus

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by TongoRad, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Next in the Leo vs. Ursus series, and it looks like the return of Wookie Jack:
    http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/12/firestone-walker-reintroduces-leo-v.html

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  2. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,239) Dec 25, 2003 California

    Shouldn't an Imperial Black IPA be called DARTH VADER!
     
  3. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (362) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    thank the lord almighty, wookie jack is back!

    one of the best black ipa's, Stone Sublimely Self Righteous needs a comeback as well
     
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  4. rather

    rather Aspirant (262) May 31, 2013 California

    Yaaas, we have a shortage of good black ipas
     
  5. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Initiate (178) Jan 8, 2015 California

    For good reason. :stuck_out_tongue: Not a big fan of black IPAs but I'll pick up a 4 pack.
     
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  6. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,319) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Wookey Jack is pretty much the only black IPA I ever cared about. But, still, can't say it made any difference that it had been discontinued.
     
  7. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (564) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Wookie Jack always made me angry - I’d either get a bad-tasting draft (bar’s fault) or get either a way past its prime 4-pack or way overpriced one.

    I’d love to re-visit on a clear slate. Love me a Hoppy Porter!!!
     
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  8. JackRWatkins

    JackRWatkins Defender (651) Nov 3, 2014 Alabama
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    god is good, I kinda figured the death of wookie jack would't last, you can't keep a beer like that down.
     
  9. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,406) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Should be a good one.

    Cheers!
     
  10. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,059) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Not sure I understand this. Wookie jack was mid price range like $60 bucks a case. This series of beer is averaging $20 a 4 pack. I will pass.
     
  11. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    Nope. Wookus is appropriate. Sounds like they got it right. :wink:

    Glad to see it return...and in pint cans!
     
  12. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,291) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    This is so cool, should be out shortly. Will be snagging a small supply.
    :sunglasses:
     
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  13. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,042) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    This is going to make a lot of people happy.
     
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  14. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,181) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    That's how much you're getting charged? That's brutal. They've been like $13/4-pack around here, give or take.
     
  15. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,392) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I've been impressed with Firestone Walker's Leo v. Ursus series so far. I'll definitely be picking this up even if I never had the original Wookie Jack.

    If it hits distros quick enough, I may get it in time to bring a can to see Star Wars, which feels oddly appropriate.
     
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  16. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (543) May 13, 2013 New Jersey
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    Carton Epitome has rekindled my interest in hoppy black ales recently. It’s a style that I find difficult to refine but Wookey was among the few that I really enjoyed. Great to see one of the best in style making a comeback! Would love to see Stone SSR return as well
     
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  17. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (9,416) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I've also paid $4.99/can for both the Adversus and the Fortem (haven't found the Inferos yet) at Total Wine & More. I'd imagine you'd get a slight discount buying the 4-pack but I think it's because of the distance it's traveled, and possibly another distributor getting their hands on it.
     
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  18. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    Yep, I thought that too! My Costco usually carries the 4 packs at $11-$13.

    Hope they get this one soon!
     
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  19. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,181) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    That sucks! (TW does mark up singles pretty bad, for what it's worth). Makes me thankful for the more affordable prices out here. I ain't buying brewery-only $20 four-packs, and I ain't buying them from a Total Wine either:slight_smile:
     
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  20. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    I'm wondering if they're using the exact same recipe as before. Doesn't seem to fit the experimental nature of the Leo Vs. Ursus series.
     
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  21. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I asked and they said it's around 99% Wookey.
     
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  22. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    Asked who? was that sarcasm?
     
  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Sorry, probably should also have said on Twitter, which was where I first saw the announcement.
     
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  24. brewaddict

    brewaddict Disciple (321) Nov 25, 2015 California
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    They made the same comment on IG.
     
  25. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,239) Dec 25, 2003 California


    And 1% Nerd.
     
  26. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (631) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Looking forward to trying this as there aren't enough Black IPAs around at all. Wookey Jack was retired just before FW started distro. here in CT. Gotta give a shout out to Stone Sublimely Self Righteous....RIP.
     
  27. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (261) Nov 13, 2015 California

    This is going to be my favorite LvU beer for sure.

    TBH, I wasn't a fan of the other 3. I much prefer Luponic.
     
  28. AWA

    AWA Aspirant (267) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I've been paying about 12 bucks a 4 pack for the series. I'm all over this 1.
     
  29. guinness77

    guinness77 Champion (860) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I'm pretty stoked to see this thread. I enjoyed Wookie Jack big time. Not just the black DIPA part but this time of year screams black RYE DIPA which the original Wookie Jack was.

    I've been getting/seeing 4-packs of this series in my neck of the woods, which is a fairly expensive neck of the woods, for $14 a 4 tops. I'm in.
     
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  30. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,762) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    I'm here for the beer and Star Wars puns. Bring on the Wookus!
     
  31. guinness77

    guinness77 Champion (860) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Um....what happened to this?
     
  32. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (261) Nov 13, 2015 California

    As per their IG, it launched 12/16 at their brewery, with distribution slated in "upcoming weeks".

    San Francisco hasn't gotten it in yet either.
     
  33. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (381) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    My Costco has been getting the Leo vs. Ursus stuff for a while, but haven’t seen this one yet.
     
  34. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,061) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    They're obviously waiting until it's a month old before distributing it so it will reach its peak level of freshness just like all the other hoppy FW beers
     
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  35. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (745) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    I believe the most recent Leo v. Ursus hit Colorado "freshly" at about 1.5-2 months out from canning. Seems like these releases have been hitting markets further and further from the packaging dates.
     
  36. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I tagged them on twitter, will post back if I get an answer.
     
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  37. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,291) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Have not seen in AZ yet, hope this pops up soon, looking to be a good one.
     
  38. RWNay

    RWNay Aspirant (242) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    Another Firestone Walker pass for me, how very disappointing!
     
  39. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (261) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Why? (Unless you don't like Wookie Jack)

    Just because they distro late doesn't mean that it's old beer. I remember the first LvU they had a different canning schedule/distro schedule for each State.
     
  40. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,392) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    It's purely anecdotal, but I can say each and every one of these LvU releases is leaving behind a larger and larger stack of unsold 4 packs at the retailers I frequent. I wonder if they're having trouble moving this product at the retail level, and as such are starting to slow down at the production level.
     
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