California-based beer company, Firestone Walker recently introduced two new diverse ales to their beer portfolio including their Old Man Hattan, a bourbon barrel-aged blended ale and Nec Bones, an American wild ale fermented with nectarines. Firestone Walker’s new limited releases continue the brewery’s tradition of innovation through hops.
Old Man Hattan, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blended Ale: Old Man Hattan is a vintage, cocktail inspired beer. The base beer of Old Man Hattan is a blend of signature Firestone Walker component beers, including Velvet Merkin, Bravo, and Stickee Monkee aged in whiskey barrels. The twist comes from select lots of Parabola and Hell-Dorado that were aged in barrels previously used to mature cherry, orange, and aromatic bitters. The result is a barn-storming beer that exhibits pronounced whiskey notes while artfully expressing essences of both the Old-Fashioned and the Manhattan cocktails.
Nec Bones, American Wild Ale Fermented with Nectarines: Straight from the Barrelworks wild ale cellar comes Nec Bones, a barrel-aged elixir co-fermented with 3,000 pounds of Paso Robles-grown Honey Fire nectarines. The nectarines were hand peeled and pitted, then added to a French oak foeder with a barrel-aged base beer. After a year of maturation, this lively ale was infused with fresh Central Valley nectarine puree, then aged for an additional six months prior to packaging. The result is Firestone Walker’s most audaciously fruited edition of Nec Bones to date.
To learn more about Firestone Walker and their products, visit their website at www.firestonebeer.com.