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Oaktoberfest is back! Firestone Walker’s oak-inspired homage to the great German tradition of Oktoberfest. This beer goes the extra mile of maturing in French oak barrels to create an amazingly smooth mouthfeel. The result is a classic German-style festbier with a hint of West Coast hoppiness. Grab your stein, don your lederhosen, and enjoy!
Introducing Parabolita—a delicious reimagining of Firestone Walker’s iconic Parabola barrel-aged stout, now in single 16-ounce cans. Salted Caramel marks the first release in the new Parabolita series, featuring canned variants of the iconic Parabola imperial stout. To create this beer, a selection of Parabola was aged for one year in premium bourbon barrels, then blended with a complement of Velvet Merkin barrel-aged milk stout to create a silky mouthfeel and a more approachable ABV of 9.2 percent. Finally, thebeerwas infusedwithMadagascarvanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and sea salt to achieve the full salted-caramel experience.
’Tis the season for flavors of cranberry and orange, cinnamon and spice, for everyone naughty and nice! Meet New Belgium Brewing’s newest seasonal offering, weighing in at 7.5 percent ABV and featuring a mélange of festive fruits and spices. Holiday Ale is the perfect, cozy addition for any holiday-season gathering.
We first began brewing Oakspire in 2018 as a special release around the holidays, and it has since become a fan favorite. In 2022, we’re again teaming up with the Four Roses Distillery to brew a bourbon-barrel ale unlike any other. Oakspire features a custom-built, proprietary infusion method to pull the flavors from the bourbon-steeped charred oak while marrying it with a malty-sweet, deep amber ale.
This cannonball of hops is ready for that summer-sidekick life. At 4.6 percent ABV, Summer Break is brewed for long days of play—whether that’s launching off the rope swing or lounging by the pool. And for all its refreshing tropical and citrus notes from six hop varieties, Summer Break backs it up with a rounded, full mouthfeel—not an easy task for a session IPA.
Introducing 19.2 ounces of hoppy temptation! Our Road 2 Ruin Double IPA is assertively hop-centric—brewed with six Pacific Northwest hop varieties including Cascade, Centennial, Citra, Columbus, Perle, and Simcoe—and finishes with a lean malt character. Bursting with citrus, floral, and piney hop aromas that are too tempting to resist.
A small-batch collab—there are only 30 barrels—between Voodoo Ranger and Acquisitions Incorporated, this 7 percent ABV DDH hazy IPA is loaded with Mosaic, Strata, and Sabro hops for a big, round tropical aroma and a super- smooth mouthfeel. Brewed to be served at PAX East—a celebration of gaming and culture—in Boston in April 2022, Foeslayer will also be sold in limited quantities in New Belgium’s tasting rooms and online with direct shipping to consumers in select states.
Introducing a psychedelic trifecta of tropical flavors from the minds behind Mind Haze—exclusively in the Mind Haze “Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack.” This pack includes Mind Haze Tiki Smash IPA, Mind Haze Hopical Crush IPA, and Mind Haze Citrus Cyclone IPA. “This was our opportu-nity to get creative and have fun reimagining the flavor possibilities,” says brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Each beer is built upon the main Mind Haze recipe, but they also all come with their own tropical-inspired twist.”
Hopnosis is the culmination of Firestone Walker’s 15-year quest to master the West Coast IPA style. Brewed with Mosaic Cryo Hops®, Hopnosis is a seamless, aromatic, and explosively tropical IPA with flavors of mango, passion fruit, white grape, and lychee. “Hopnosis represents everything we’ve learned about hopping techniques over the years, all rolled into one beer,” says brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “This is our ultimate new-school expression of the West Coast IPA.”
This truly unique variant of the legendary dry-hopped sour, Le Terroir, features a blend of authentic lambic from Oud Beersel, matured on freshly picked, unripe green walnuts prior to shipping to Colorado and blending with New Belgium’s Strata dry-hopped golden sour. Innovative, yet rooted in tradition.
Introducing Parabola 2022—the latest vintage of one of craft’s most storied barrel-aged beers. For this latest edition, we took the extra step of aging the beer entirely in 12-year-old bourbon barrels. These older-stock barrels accentuated Parabola’s signature richness with vintage-specific notes of stone fruit, fudge, and tobacco. Available now in all markets where Firestone Walker products are sold.
Imperfect Foods—a sustainable online grocer dedicated to building a less-wasteful food system—helped us create a citrusy IPA featuring imperfect-looking yet perfectly good oranges that otherwise would have gone to waste. Expect a citrus-forward aroma that’s complemented with citrus-forward hops.
Introducing “25”—Firestone Walker’s milestone release from the storied Anniversary Ale program, marking the 25th year since the brewery’s founding in 1996. This is a tour de force blend of five barrel-aged beers, created with the help of local winemakers to produce a masterwork of flavor and complexity. The result is a showstopper that rises to the occasion of Firestone Walker’s 25th anniversary. This beer is very approachable now as it warms up in the glass, but it will also reward careful cellaring for several years to come.
Behold, the queen of gueuzes! With her golden color, enticing sherry aromas, and dry, sour finish, this exceptional blend of young and old lambics is a jewel in the crown of the Lindemans Brewery. This Cuvée René is brewed with aged hops, wild fermented in Belgium’s Senne River valley, and matured in oak barrels before undergoing a second, in-bottle fermentation. This extraordinary oude gueuze boasts plenty of funk, hints of citrus, and crisp, tart complexity.
Once you pick fresh hops, the clock starts ticking. Sierra Nevada hand- selects the best Cascade and Centennial hops, races the harvest home, and brews immediately to capture citrus, pine, and floral notes at their absolute peak. Wrapped in red, Celebration’s your first present of the holiday season. Alcohol by volume 6.8 percent, bitterness units 65, original gravity 16°P, finishing gravity 4°P.
Here’s one for the cocoa lovers: KBS Cinnamon Vanilla Cocoa. The sumptuous deep coffee and chocolate flavors of KBS rise to the next level with a swirl of cinnamon and a hint of vanilla to create a sweet-but-not-too-sweet barrel-aged drinking experience. It’s a whole new spin on KBS that’s sure to sweeten your spirits.
Introducing a psychedelic trifecta of tropical flavors from the minds behind Mind Haze—exclusively in the new Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack. This pack includes Mind Haze Tiki Smash IPA, Mind Haze Hopical Crush IPA, and Mind Haze Citrus Cyclone IPA. “This was our opportunity to get creative and have fun reimagining the flavor possibilities,” says brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Each beer is built upon the main Mind Haze recipe, but they also all come with their own tropical-inspired twists.”
Say g’day to Galaxy Hazy IPA, the next release in Firestone Walker’s single-hop Propagator Series, available exclusively in the latest Crafted Thru Hops mixed-pack. Galaxy is a highly coveted Australian-grown hop that exhibits intense tropical flavors of passion fruit, guava, and peach. In 2021, Brewmaster Matt Brynildson finally scored an ample supply of Galaxy hops, enabling the Firestone Walker brewing team to realize their dream of brewing this single-hop showcase.
Introducing Cinnamon Dolce Nitro Stout—an instant Firestone Walker classic made to warm your soul for the fall and winter seasons. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “We reimagined our signature nitro stout into something entirely new and seasonal, accentuating the beer’s rich, chocolaty malt character with real cinnamon spice and premium Madagascar vanilla beans. The result is an amazing harmony of flavors that cascade along a smooth, creamy texture.”
Introducing Strata—the next release in Firestone Walker’s single-hop Propagator Series, available exclusively in the latest Crafted Thru Hops mixed pack. Strata is an emerging hop from Oregon, prized by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson for its one-of-a-kind qualities. Now comes Firestone Walker’s inaugural beer brewed with Strata, show- casing its unique melding of citrus, orange-candy, and passion-fruit flavors with a signature North- west dankness.
Make way for the Big Little Thing, a 9% ABV imperial IPA flexing a full malt body and mega-tropical hops, yet its sweetness is tame, and the finish is clean. Dry-hopping during active fermentation sparks biotransformation: yeast cells alter the chemical compounds in hops to unlock entirely new aromas—like the notes of mango, grapefruit, and tangerine billowing from Big Little Thing.
Experience the phenomenon known as Mind Haze—a juicy, hazy, tropical IPA done the Firestone way. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “We use our own distinct mix of grains to achieve a classic hazy mouthfeel with incredible freshness. We then abundantly dry hop the beer with New Age varieties to create an explosion of tropical fruit character.” Discover why Mind Haze has taken the craft-beer world by storm.
From Firestone Walker’s Propagator R&D brewhouse in Venice, California, comes Nectaron IPA—the next release in the single- hop Propagator Series, available exclusively in the latest Crafted Thru Hops mixed pack. Nectaron is an emerging hop from New Zealand, first championed by brewmaster Matt Brynildson during his travels to experimental plots in the famed Nelson region. Now comes Firestone Walker’s inaugural beer brewed with Nectaron, showcasing its juicy, tropical flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, and citrus.
Two Roads is driving a tanker truck down the road less traveled with this Pineapple Mango Gose. We kettle soured this ale in our own tanker truck trailer—a former milk tanker that’s parked on the grounds of our brewery. Pineapple Mango Gose has a rich blend of tropical fruits with notes of pineapple, mango, and guava. With pleasing tartness, it’s a tropical twist on a refreshing gose.
You’re going to need a bigger suitcase—All Day Vacay has arrived. Take a well-earned respite from the mundane and let this session wheat ale whisk you away with its slight, summery sweetness—complemented by delicate notes of citrus. Whether it’s a staycay or vacay, it’s the perfect companion for any type of adventure.
Let your mind wander into Double Mind Haze—Firestone Walker’s juiciest, fruitiest, and haziest IPA ever, made for the maximum in tropical hop character. In the words of brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Double Mind Haze is a carefully crafted next step in our long and rewarding journey through the hop world and IPA brewing. We challenged ourselves to create luscious textures and to ultimately deliver all of the hedonistic flavor you could ever want from a hazy IPA.”
Melvin’s hopalicious take on the haze bomb, this crushable 6.5 percent ABV IPA is made with flaked oats and wheat for that soft, pillowy mouthfeel, then loaded with Sabro, Mosaic, and Citra hops to create a tropical Dreamsicle blend of flavors. Pick up a fresh six-pack and go Back in da Haze!
Pineapple Sour D Hazy Hemp IPA is a hazy, juicy IPA brewed with pineapple, hemp hearts, and terpene extracts packed together for a brew that’s a total trip! Dank terpene aroma greets the palate and is followed by a hazy cloud of tart pineapple balanced by a soft, kushy mouthfeel and smooth hop bitterness. A heady brew you can crush til it’s cashed!
We’ve committed at least $1 million in donations through Dankful in 2021. A better tomorrow is why we brew Dankful, a resinous West Coast IPA that supports nonprofits standing up for social equality, economic well-being, and environmental protection. Through this philanthropic pledge, we work with nonprofit partners dedicated to moving our communities forward. We’re Dankful for that. Rather than making donations contingent upon Dankful sales success, we’ve committed to at least $1 million in donations over the next year, which will be supported in part by Dankful sales.
Boy, oh boy, we’ve created one hazy, juicy IPA! Hay-Z-Boy is a 7% ABV cloudy, golden IPA that’s packed with tropical fruit, citrus, and earthy aromas—and a subtle sweetness and bitterness that’s sure to satisfy in every sip! Perfect for those lazy, hazy, crazy days when you need to kick back—and go a little hazy!
Since its Alpine inception, the lab has always been an integral part of Melvin Brewing. Our team of rad scientists has now proposed a theorem: that clear IPAs can be just as juicy as their hazy counterparts. The evidence in the can is a testament to the crew’s skill in the art of zymurgy; a postmodern IPA full of bright juicy flavors, yet crisp and clean in the body and finish. Available fresh on March 1!
Our little cousin to Sip of Sunshine IPA has a juicy, fruit-forward character layered with tropical hop flavors and bright floral aromas. Notes of grapefruit and pineapple complement this delectably balanced beer. Little Sip IPA quenches your thirst as you reach the summit of your favorite hike and keeps you company while you mow the lawn. This may very well be your new desert-island beer!
We took our Two Roads Persian Lime Gose, brewed it with agave and aged it all in authentic tequila barrels from Jalisco, Mexico. Time spent in these barrels imparts an oaky character and subtle notes of blue agave. A touch of fresh lime juice perfects this most delightful beer. Salud!
Behold, the king of the double IPAs, the Tyrannosaurus Flex! For our third release in the “Monsters and Myths” DIPA series, we brewed a hazy DIPA exclusively with Australian hops. Galaxy, Ella, Vic Secret, and Wakatu hops and Norwegian kviek yeast give this monster DIPA a cretaceous amount of tropical fruit and citrus notes. Balanced with a hint of dankness, this hazy beast is the ruler of its realm.
Rising Haze IPA is our first widely distributed hazy IPA. This beer has big expressive hop character with natural haze and vibrant notes of citrus, pineapple, and apricots. Rising Haze is double dry-hopped with hops such as Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy added last to provide a tropical top note. There are very intentional layers of aroma and flavor at work in this beer to create something honest and interesting.
“WOWZA! is impossibly delicious. With only 100 calories, 4g of carbs, 4% ABV and a crisp, light finish, this full-flavored yet crushable, citrusy hazy pale ale will make you say…WOWZA! Chicory Root has been added to bring some balance to the body of the beer without affecting the calorie count. Our latest creation is now available in cans at your local retailer and on draft at your favorite bar!”
The concept behind Stunner is simple. A hop bill that leans heavily on Amarillo, El Dorado, and Mosaic hops for tropical notes of mango, orange, and papaya, plus a hit of lactose to add some sweetness. The result gives you a taste of the tropics in the comfort of your own home. We did not know how relevant that concept would become. Refreshing and citrusy, Stunner takes you places even when you can’t go anywhere.
Combining our brewery's super soft water, traditional floor malted barley and the finest German hops, this unfiltered keller pilsner is crushable. Brewed as a traditional European pilsner, this is what beer tastes like pouring from the wooden vats used to make lager beer for centuries.
Haze Charmer emerges from a soft, swirling cloud of oats and unmalted wheat. Vigorous dry-hopping adds a second phase of haze, propping up the oils of El Dorado and Citra hops. Each sip delivers notes of juicy pineapple, fresh grapefruit and candied peach balanced by a hint of white pine and low bitterness. A soft, juicy and hazy pale ale, Haze Charmer is here to cast its spell on you. We taste: juicy pineapple, candied peach and a hint of white pine.
Fresh Haze IPA from Deschutes Brewery is their hazy twist on Fresh Squeezed IPA. Tropical, mango, citrusy goodness from Mandarina, Amarillo and Cashmere hops. The orange citrus sweetness explodes in your mouth and the almost creamy-like body keeps these lingering flavors around long after each sip.
“In the hop fields, we daydream and study, and at the brewery, we tinker and test. For Field Study, dry-hopping delivers notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear, and melon. Add a backbone of local rustic pale malt, and Field Study is just what we were after: a slightly hazy yet bright summer daydream come true. We taste: ripe grapefruit, pear, hint of melon.”
“Synopsis Red Fruits uses wild and cultured yeast strains and age on wood to deliver subtle funk notes, while abundant amounts of fruit create a provocative and refreshingly tart beer. Synopsis Red Fruits delivers a tart, enjoyable pucker. This new series features rotating 2-packs and quarterly drops of new flavors.”
“La Folie, French for ‘the folly,’ is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood- aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big oak barrels known as foeders. Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head.”
“This super decadent stout is brewed with a healthy dose of chocolate and real raspberry that together create a luscious brew that just might remind you of something you’d find in your favorite box of chocolates. The taste is to die for—but what a way to go!”
“We created this Winter IPA to toast hops growers around the world for another successful har- vest. This storm of hoppy citrus and pine notes is a bright remind- er that the end of the Hop Cycle is only the beginning. We taste: spruce tips, pineapple, orange rind. ABV: 6.4%; Malt: Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat, White Wheat; Hops: Centennial, Chinook, El Dorado; Dry Hops: Chinook, Galaxy; Yeast: Ale; Color: Hazy Gold”
Hunting the fields during hops harvest, we were stopped in our tracks by the otherworldly lemon notes of a hop called Lemondrop. We just had to build a beer around it. Our HopCyclone circulates Lemondrop’s citrusy oils throughout Golden Thing, and dry-hopping with Lemondrop and Centennial leads to juicy layers of fresh lemonade, pinesap, and sweet citrus
Viking Beach Party IPA is formed with a simple malt bill of 2-row and white wheat. The malts work hand in hand with the late-hops addition of Citra, Ekuanot, and Azacca. Our house yeast rounds out the experience. The 5.5 pounds of hops per bbl and the bone-dry hops character create a juicy experience with limited bitterness. Take it to the beach!
Legends never die. Ever since its inception, Union Jack has carried the flag for the trailblazing West Coast style. Rather than stand down amid the onslaught of hazy and fruity IPAs, Union Jack is taking a stand: new look, new attitude, same intensely hopped IPA. Union Jack—an icon of the style, for those who like their beer loud and proud.
Hop Knife recognizes the time-honored tradition of hand harvesting hops at the peak of maturity. At the end of fermentation, the beer flows through our HopCyclone, releasing a bounty of preserved citrus rind, crushed jungle, and tropical aromas. ‘Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our Brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
A 2018 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, this delicious kettle-soured ale has a light body and tart fruity flavors brought on by the addition of juicy blackberries. Made with the gluten-free malts buckwheat and millet, it’s an approachable and easy-drinking beer year-round.
Let your mind wander. From the coast of California comes Mind Haze IPA, a free-spirited beer made to elevate your perceptions: juicy yet balanced, hazy yet lasting, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hops flavors. Launched this spring after almost a year of experimenta- tion, Mind Haze bor- rows from Bavarian hefeweizen brewing methods to achieve unsurpassed shelf freshness for the style. Mind Haze—a hazy IPA done the Firestone way.
Ommegang Brut IPA brilliantly expresses the best of two proud brewing cultures by marrying the floral hops of an American IPA and the sparkling drinkability of a fine Belgian ale. Dry-hopped with Bravo, Citra, Calypso, and Mandarina Bavaria and then patiently bottle conditioned, this sparkling sensation is beautifully balanced and intriguingly effervescent. With a bright burst of hops, only 140 calories, and fewer than four grams of carbohydrates, Brut IPA is a different breed of bubbly.
Challenge Series 70 is the third lap of the race. It is an IPA that times out at 6.75 percent ABV. This beer has a bracing bitterness with bright pine and citrus notes. Tropical fruits come out while the Pilsner and honey malt create a softness that ends the lap. Like the label, this beer is lightning quick. Get it while it’s on the track.
It’s the ultimate season of revelry, so we teamed up with Germany’s Bitburger Brewery. More than 200 years old, family- owned Bitburger Brewery uses an ex- clusive mix of hops in its famous Pilsner—a classified blend never shared outside its walls until now. This Oktoberfest features what Bitburger calls Siegelhopfen, meaning ‘sealed hops,’ which complement the malt backbone. What’s more, the beer comes to life thanks to Bitburger’s yeast, another house ingredient gifted for the first time ever.
Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the American IPA. Break- ing Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit flavors and aromas of Mosa- ic hops. Simcoe and CTZ are also in the hops mix, creating layers of mango and passion fruit, along with pine and dank.
Combining the best of both American and European traditions, Brewery Ommegang’s Project Cider offers fresh, fruit-forward flavors with dry, sparkling drinkability. Both Rosé and Dry varieties begin with fresh-pressed culinary apples sourced exclusively from New York State. The juices are fermented with Ommegang’s Belgian house yeast to add character and complexity. A touch of hibiscus provides Rosé with a tart snap and a well-rounded texture. The finished ciders are clarified and carbonated for a spirited sparkle.
In the hops fields, we daydream and study, and at the brewery, we tinker and test. For Field Study, dry-hopping delivers notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear, and melon. Add a backbone of local rustic pale malt, and Field Study is just what we were after: a slightly hazy yet bright summer daydream come true. We taste: ripe grapefruit, pear, hint of melon.
This refreshing Kölsch-style ale is brewed with passion fruit and ready for your next escape. Inspired by tropical fruit punch, this New Belgium take on an American-style fruit beer will leave you digging through the cooler for your next. Available for a limited time in 6-packs as well as New Belgium variety 12-packs.
Our brewers are always on the lookout for different hops varieties and the complexities and flavors new strains can bring. That’s where hemp comes into the picture. Without getting too nerdy, we found a unique way to recreate hemp terpene flavors in a beer, which complement the inclu- sion of hop flavors and hemp hearts (seeds) in a brand new, delicious way not to mention this beer is extremely dank! The flavors and aromas are so unique that it’s a style unto itself, hence HPA®.
A flavorful craft beer that’s uniquely easy to drink? It’s true. Introducing Firestone Lager. While Firestone Lager may not be your father’s lager, it is just as drinkable—which is ultimately the point. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, ‘Firestone Lager is all about enjoying a good, clean beer.’
Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.
Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’