Firestone Walker XV – The Blend Sheet
Firestone Walker XV Anniversary Ale will be released at Firestone Walker Brewing in Paso Robles, CA tomorrow. We got a sneak peak at the ‘scroll’ that comes with each boxed ale. Of most importance is the blend sheet, which contains the components of the ale, what barrels they were aged in, and what party they plan in the final blend. Enjoy!
The Aging Cellar – The Components
We blended together 197 oak barrels and 8 different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.
Following are descriptions of key components with their original code names:
Helldorado – (11.7% abv) Aged in Bourbon Barrels and Brandy Barrels. (18% of Blend)
– Blonde Barley Wine – OG=24.7P, FG=4.5P, IBU=24 Color=8/ Brewed with buckwheat honey & 100% El Dorado hops.
Sticky Monkey – (12.5% abv) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels. (17% of Blend)
– English Barley Wine – OG=27P, FG=5.4P, IBU=45, Color=28 / Brewed with Mexican Turbinado (Brown) sugar.
Bravo – (13.5% abv) Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels. (17% of Blend)
– Imperial Brown Ale – OG=26.5P, FG=7.7P, IBU=35, Color=16 / Hopped with 100% US grown Fuggles.
Double Double Barrel Ale (11.5% abv) Aged 100% in retired Firestone Union Barrels. (13% of Blend)
– Double Strength English Pale Ale – OG=25.0P, FG=5.1P, IBU=30, Color=16 / A Double version of our flagship created by Ali Razi.
Good Foot (14.3% abv) Aged in Bourbon Barrels. (11% of Blend)
– American Barley Wine – OG=27.5P, FG=5.4P, IBU=80, Color=26 / Brewed with copious amounts of American grown hops.
Velvet Merkin (8.6% abv) Aged in Bourbon Barrels. (10% of Blend)
– Traditional Oatmeal Stout – OG=15P, FG=5.5P, IBU=32.5, Color=Black / 15% Oats / Hopped with 100% US grown Fuggles.
Parabola (13% abv) – Aged in Bourbon Barrels. (9% of Blend)
– Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout – OG=31P, FG=8.5P, IBU=80, Color=Black / Hopped with Simcoe,Bravo, Styrian Golding and EKG.
Double Jack (9.5% abv) – 100% Fresh-n-Hoppy 100% Stainless Steel. (5% of Blend)
– Double India Pale Ale – OG=20P, FG=3.oP, IBU=100, Color=8 / Extremely hoppy triple dry hopped DIPA.