Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Firestone Walker Proprietor's Reserve Holiday

Firestone Walker is one of my favorite brewing companies.  Two big reasons for that are their Double Jack Double IPA, which is my favorite Imperial IPA, and the plethora of oak-barrel-aged beers they offer.  I'm a sucker for a well-done barrel-aged beer and Firestone Walker definitely does them right. 

So, during the holidays this year, starting just before Christmas and finishing a few days before New Year's Eve, I decied to drink each one of the beers from Firestone Walker's Proprietor's Reserve Series of beers, which consist of the following beers:

Firestone Walker's Full Proprietor's Reserve Lineup.
(Not pictured/availble: Xth Anniversary, XIth Anniversry & XIIth Anniversary.)

From Left To Right In The Above Photo:
-Double Jack Double IPA, signed by David Walker
-Walker's Reserve Porter
-Abacus Barleywine (Now §ucaba)
-Parabola Imperial Stout, signed by David Walker & Sean Paxton - The Homebrew Chef
-XIIIth Anniversary Ale
-XIVth Anniversary Ale, signed by David Walker
-XVth Anniversary Ale
-Double Jack Double IPA, unsigned - to 'end-cap' the lineup

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Double Jack Double IPA - Poured & Ready To Enjoy.

A close Up Of David Walker's Signature.

Walker's Reserve Porter - 2 Glasses - My Wife Wanted Some Of This One.

Abacus (now §ucaba) - She Wanted Some Of This One Too - Can't Say I Blame Her.

The Abacus Box (Front & Sides)

The Back

Parabola - Signed By David Walker & Sean Paxton (The Homebrew Chef).

The Parabola Box (Front & Sides)

The Back

XIIIth Anniversary Ale
A Rare Treat - I Think I Got The Last Bottle Super Deli Mart Had.

The XIIIth Anniversary Box (Front & Sides)

The Back

XVIth Anniversary Ale - Signed By David Walker. 
You May Still Be Able To Find Some Of This One Around.

The XIVth Anniversary Box (Front & Sides)

The Back

XIVth Anniversary Box Insert Page 1

XIVth Anniversary Box Insert Page 2

XVth Anniversary Ale - This One Is Definitely Still Around.

The XVth Anniversary Box (Front & Sides)

The Back

XVth Anniversary Box Insert Page 1

XVth Anniversary Box Insert Page 2

Double Jack Double IPA - Hophead Heaven.

So that's how my taste buds spent Christmas; not a bad way to go, if I do say so myself.  I'm already thinking ahead to next year and wondering which breweries beers will take over my Christmas next year: Lagunitas perhaps?  Moylans?  Or perhaps a more local, Seattle brewery?  I'm not sure which way I'll go yet, but I've got some time to figure it out.  Send me your suggestions on Facebook or Twitter. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fun and safe New Years.  I'm currently in my dry January, so I won't be enjoying another Double Jack, Abacus, Parabola or any other beers or drinks until February 1st; just in time for the Super Bowl.  I hope you enjoyed this photo series.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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