Firestone Walker Reginald Brett – Details on New Beer
Anyone who follows Firestone Walker as close as we do, has gotten wind of many of the one-off goodies brewed in Paso Robles, which usually never make it out of the FSW Tasting Room or at a special event in California. Last year, we reported on Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale making it’s debut at Beachwood BBQ’s 4th Anniversary Celebration. Before that, pilots of the soured Double Barrel Ale were poured under the name Experimental DBA. It’s clear between this and the SLO-Ambic that shows up now and again that Firestone will eventually start producing sours for us. FINGERS CROSSED.
Last week, we announced a Firestone Walker ‘tap-takeover’ at Congregation Ale House, in which the special beer poured at the Long Beach, CA location was entitled Firestone Walker Reginald Brett. We had to know what that was all about, whether it be the third name of Agrestic Ale, or something new. Well, according to them, it’s something new, and here are the details.
Reginald Brett– Brettanomyces lambicus inoculated DDBA, aged in American Oak.
10% ABV, 15 SRM, 30 IBU’s
If you were ever curious how DDBA would have tasted 4 centuries ago
when wooden casks were the primary vessel for serving draught beer.
This modern day rendition showcases the flavors of what this pesky barrel inhabitant
might have imparted on a British Ale shipped to a far off colonial outpost.
The Brett imparted character in this beer is defined by a slightly acidic fruitiness
which lends itself nicely to the balanced complexity in aroma and flavor.