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Since founding our brewery in 1996, we have specialized in the rare art of brewing beer in oak barrels. In the fall of 2006, we released a limited-edition oak-aged strong ale called 10 to commemorate our 10th anniversary. The experience was greater than any one of us could have ever imagined. We now present XXIII, our thirteenth release in what has become an annual autumn rite at our brewery.

Every August, right before the wine harvest gets rolling, our local winemaker friends come to the brewery to help blend our annual Anniversary Ale. Winemakers are practicing experts in the art of blending, and we realized early on that they could provide invaluable input for creating a seamless beer out of numerous barrel-aged component ales. The winemakers come for both the challenge and the camaraderie. They split up into small teams and create their own preferred blends from the provided components. Each of the resulting trials is then blind tasted by the entire group, and votes are cast for the winning blend. The victorious team walks away with bragging rights—and with a set of coveted cardboard crowns.

Final Blend

28% of final blend

Stickee Monkee (10.4% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Central Coastal Quad
OG=27P FG=9.8P IBU=34 Color=Deep Brown / Round and full-bodied Quad brewed with Belgian Candi Sugar and Mexican Brown Sugar

28% of final blend

Parabola (14.4% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Russian Imperial Stout
OG=33.5P FG=10.4P IBU=56 Color=Black / Massive amounts of Roast Barley, hopped with Styrian Golding and Hallertau Tradition

20% of final blend

Bravo (11.5% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Imperial Brown Ale
OG=24P FG=4.0 IBU=28 Color=Deep Brown / Strong and lean imperial brown ale hopped with Bravo and Hallertau Tradition

15% of final blend

Bourbon Barrel Helldorado (13.6% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Blonde Barley Wine
OG=26P FG=2.5 IBU=17 Color=Deep Gold / Lean and focused to express barrel character, hopped with Styrian Golding

5% of final blend

Velvet Merkin (9% ABV) Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Milk Stout
OG=20P FG=5.2 IBU=22 Color=Black / Brewed with Oats and Milk Sugar / Hopped with 100% US grown Fuggle

4% of final blend

Tequila Barrel Helldorado (11.9% ABV) Aged in Tequila Barrels

Blonde Barley Wine
OG=26P FG=5.5 IBU=175 Color=Deep Gold / Lean and focused to express barrel character, hopped with Styrian Golding

Style: Anniversary Strong Ale, Blend 2019

Country of Origin: USA

Brewery: Firestone Walker




Availability: 3 In Stock

Who can order and receive deliveries?

Goods must be ordered by and received by a person 18 years of age or older. Where any of our drivers are in doubt as to the age of the person receiving the goods, they reserve the right to request proof of age and/or retain the goods until they can be received by a person of or above the legal age to purchase alcohol.

What is the delivery fee?

A delivery charge of €5 will be applied to all orders automatically.

Where do we deliver?

We offer delivery across the island of Ireland, which covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are currently exploring international shipping options, so to stay up to date with any changes, please sign up to our newsletter in the form at the bottom of every page, or contact us at contact@craftcentral.ie.

How long does my order take to deliver?

We are proud to offer a shipping service that includes both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We are also delighted to be able to provide next-day delivery for orders placed before 3pm Monday to Thursday (excluding holidays). 

Please note orders placed after 3pm on Thursday up until 3pm on Friday will be delivered the following Monday. Orders placed after 3pm on Friday will be delivered the following Tuesday

Deliveries will take place between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Do you provide tracking information?

You will receive an email with your tracking details as soon as your order has been booked with our delivery partners. If you do not receive this email within 12 hours of your order being placed (excluding weekends and holidays), please check your spam folder and contact us if you haven’t received it at contact@craftcentral.ie. Click the tracking link in the email to see live tracking information. Alternatively you can track your order from our tracking page by entering your tracking number here.

You will receive a message from our delivery partners the day of the delivery with a scheduled delivery slot (usually a 1 hour window). You can manage this with them directly if the allocated time does not suit you.

Please be aware that from time to time delays can take place for a variety of reasons and we appreciate your understanding in such circumstances.

Firestone Walker - XXIII Anniversary Ale 355ml Bottle 11.5% ABV

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