Firestone Walker: Solace

Firestone Walker: Solace

This California independent was a pioneered of large-scale craft beer oak aging with its flagship Double Barrel Ale. Solace is a summer seasonal, pouring a solid, hazy orange with an...

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Off the Wall: Velvet Merkin

This is a RARE beer… But we managed to secure 3 bottles of this. When this came out, the Scottsdale Total Wine & More had a case before anyone else. I ran over there and grabbed...

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Welcome to Ground Control: X marks your new spot.

Welcome to Ground Control: X marks your new spot.

This has been a long time coming, but we are finally at Ground Control. Our good friend Ian Harwell works here, and has nothing but good things to say about this place. He...

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830: Union Jack IPA

Bright golden in the glass, topped by an off-white head, followed by a generous lacing. Pine and citrus perfume on the nose; a touch of cotton candy sneaking around underneath. Solid...

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843: Anniversary Ale

Each batch has grown more complex as it ages; an ebb and flow of dark fruits, sweet noes of molasses, flavors of the spirits the barrels held before, and other notes associated...

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Firestone Walker: The Vision Behind Aging

The Vision Behind Firestone Walker Barrel Aging

Since founding the brewery in 1996, Firestone Walker has specialized in the rare art of brewing beer in oak barrels. In the fall of 2006, they released a limited edition oak-aged...

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