Every member of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series will be sold in smaller bottles in 2017, with the first one scheduled to be released early next month.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), both Parabola imperial stout (14.5 percent ABV) and Bravo barrel-aged imperial brown ale (13.5 percent ABV) will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles for the first time. While Parabola has historically been sold in 22-ounce bottles, this will be the first time that Bravo has been packaged.
The Proprietor’s Vintage Series includes:
- Parabola — Russian imperial stout (14.5 percent ABV)
- Stickee Monkee — central coast quadrupel (13.4 percent ABV)
- Velvet Merkin — barrel-aged oatmeal stout (8.5 percent ABV)
- Helldorado — imperial blonde ale (13.2 percent ABV)
- Bravo — barrel-aged imperial brown ale (13.5 percent ABV)
- Twenty — oak-aged ale (13 percent ABV)
Earlier this month, Firestone Walker announced that Sucaba, a 13.4 percent ABV English barleywine which debuted as part of the Proprietor’s Vintage Series in 2008, is not being released this year so that the brewery can introduce a new beer on Feb. 4. That beer turned out to be Bravo, which will be released on Feb. 4 at the brewery priced at $9.99 per 12-ounce bottle before being distributed across the county starting the following week.
12 years after making its debut for our first Anniversary Ale, our imperial brown ale, Bravo, has finally made its way to the bottle for distribution! Balancing rich toasty and chocolate malt flavors with a gentle balance of noble hops, Bravo is brewed to showcase barrel flavors with massive bourbon barrel notes that morph as the beer warms in the glass. Also new for 2017 is the 12oz format for our vintage offerings, allowing fans to enjoy a high-gravity, barrel-aged beer without committing to consuming a full 22-ounce bottle. Bravo releases at FW locations on Saturday, Feb. 4th. Bravo costs $9.99 plus tax & CRV each; 12 bottle limit per person. Distribution to all FW markets beginning the following week, depending on your area.
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Update (Jan. 23, 2017) — This post was updated to include details on the pricing, bottle size and release date for Bravo. It was originally published on Jan. 22, 2017.