Just one month after bringing back a variant of a discontinued beer as part of its Proprietor’s Vintage Series, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is at it again.
According to a post on the Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery’s website, it will be releasing Imperial Walker’s Reserve, a 12.5 percent ABV barrel-aged imperial porter brewed with British ale yeast. A non-imperial version of the beer named Walker’s Reserve (5.8 percent ABV) was first released in 2002 and was discontinued in 2014.
The new beer will join seven other beers in Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series:
- Parabola Russian imperial stout (14 percent ABV)
- Stickee Monkee Central Coast quad (13.4 percent ABV)
- §ucaba barleywine (13.5 percent ABV)
- Velvet Merkin oatmeal stout (8.5 percent ABV)
- Helldorado blonde barley wine (13.2 percent ABV)
- Nineteen (13.8 percent ABV)
- Rye Double DBA (15 percent ABV)
- Imperial Walker’s Reserve imperial porter ( 12.5 percent ABV)
As with the rest of the beers in Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series, Imperial Walker’s Reserve will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles (23.99.) The new beer will be released during events at all three breweries on July 2 and will have a two bottle per person purchase limit.
Update (June 29, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing and bottle limits. It was originally published on June 19, 2016.