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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 Ale, Blend 2019

Country of Origin: USA

Brewery: Firestone Walker

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