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Firestone Walker 2023 Brewmaster’s Collective Opens for Enrollment

Firestone Walker Brewmaster's Collective 2023

When it comes to national breweries, Firestone Walker is the baseball equivalent to a five-tool player. Not only have they been wildly successful in capturing the attention of casual craft beer fans with commercial hits like Mind Haze, Union Jack and Hopnosis, while also gaining the respect of their peers with industry icons like Pivo Pils and Wookey Jack, but they’ve also proven their ability to gain traction with casual beer drinkers through their 805 series.

However, all of that might pale in comparison with what they’ve accomplished through their ever-evolving barrel-aging and specialty release program. While beer fanatics are likely familiar with classics like Firestone Walker’s Parabola, Sucaba and their yearly Anniversary blends, over the past three years, the Paso Robles-based brewery has quietly continued to breathe new life into their barrel-aging and small-batch release programs through the Brewmaster’s Collective membership program. Think of them as the Shohei Ohtani of brewing.

Firestone Walker 2023 Brewmaster's Collective
Photo provided by Firestone Walker

The idea for the program was born during the pandemic when Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson realized that he was eager to reconnect with beer fans after a year away from festivals and events. So he found inspiration from neighbors up the road in the wine industry.

The Brewmaster’s Collective gave Brynildson a chance to share some of the brewery’s most special small-batch projects through eight carefully curated collections sent to club members. But in addition to rare beers and one-time-only collaborations, each shipment also included specialty glassware hand-selected by Brynildson to pair with the beer collections.

Firestone Walker 2023 Brewmaster's Collective

Now this carefully curated collection of rarities and one off releases enters its third year with an expanded distribution footprint open to residents in California, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC, and an even more exciting lineup of beers.

Here’s the full line up for what to expect from this year’s lineup:

BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE WELCOME KIT

COLLECTIVE CHOICE BATCH #2 – Blended Ale with Maple Syrup, Tahitian Vanilla & Hazelnut Aged in Bourbon Barrels & Chocolate Bitters Barrels
Additional Items: Membership card, Brewmaster’s Glass, Dice Set
Ships February

COLLECTION 1: PARABOLA & FRIENDS

PARABOLA – Russian Imperial Stout aged in Weller & Blanton Barrels
PARABOLOID – Elite Barrel- Aged Imperial Stout Aged in 20-year Elijah Craig Barrels
DAD BOD QUAD – Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad
RYE CHAI CHA – Milk Stout with Chai Spices Aged in High Rye Whiskey Barrels and Chocolate Bitters Barrels
COCONUT RUMDORADO – Blonde Barleywine aged in Rum Barrels with Coconut
Ships February | Plus food pairing

Firestone Walker 2023 Brewmaster's Collective

COLLECTION 2: DOUBLING DOWN

DOUBLE DBA (Batch 10k) – Imperial Special Bitter Ale Aged in Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Barrels

STICKEE SOMETHING – Central Coast Quad
TROPICAL SUPERFRUIT – Tropical sour ale (16oz can) PRIVATE PRESS COLLABORATION – Barrel-Aged Munich Wine D(DB)2A – Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Special Bitter
Ships May | Plus merch item

COLLECTION 3: LEGENDS RISE

SUCABA – Barleywine Aged in Blanton’s Bourbon Barrels
BRAVO EXTRA – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Browniewine Ale
SAISON COLLABORATION – Saison (375ml)
PARABOLA VARIANT – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with TBD Adjuncts WELDWERKS COLLABORATION – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mole Imperial Stout Ships July | Plus food pairing

COLLECTION 4: FALL CLASSICS

XXVII ANNIVERSARY – Blended Barrel-Aged Ale
S’MORES STOUT – Barrel-Aged Stout with Vanilla and Cocoa
SUPERFRUIT CLASSIC – Fruited Sour Ale (375ml)
SIDE PROJECT COLLABORATION – Barrel-Aged Stout Aged in 10-Year Henry McKenna Barrels APPLE JACK – Apple Hybrid Aged in Apple, Cherry & Peach Brandy Barrels
Ships October | Plus merch item

PROPAGATOR DROPS

IMPERIAL WIT (16oz cans)
PALE 31 – California Pale Ale – retired FW classic (16oz cans) BELGIAN TRIPEL (16oz cans)
IMPERIAL BROWN (16oz cans)
Ships 1 x Quarterly

Membership Also Includes:

  • 15% off all purchases, including beer, merch and dining
  • Access to private member-only ticketed events
  • On-site collection tastings at Firestone Walker locations
  • VIP Taproom access, including waitlist priority
  • Access to earlier Brewmaster’s Collective releases
  • Free tours of the main brewery in Paso Robles for up to four guests
  • Complimentary shipping on online orders over $40 for California members
  • Lottery for a chance to purchase tickets to the 2023 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

Enrollment for the 2023 edition of the Firestone Walker Brewmaster’s Reserve Collective is now open and membership start at $499 plus tax and shipping.


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