Two years after being discontinued, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Double DBA is being released this weekend, albeit in a much different form.
The newest incarnation is Rye Double DBA, a 15 percent ABV “double oaked” imperial special bitter ale that has been aged in bourbon barrels before being aged again in rye barrels. The Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery discontinued DBA (12 percent ABV) back in 2014.
The new beer will join six other beers in Firestone Walker’s yearly bottle releases of the Proprietor’s Vintage Series:
- Parabola Russian imperial stout (14 percent ABV)
- Stickee Monkee central coast quad (13.4 percent ABV)
- §ucaba barley wine (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)
According to a post on Firestone Walker’s Instagram page, the new limited release will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles ($29.99) and it is being released on Saturday exclusively at the following locations:
- Brewery Emporium (Paso Robles, Calif.) — 10 A.M.
- Barrelworks (Buellton, Calif.) — 10 A.M.
- Brewery Store (Venice Beach, Calif.) — 12 A.M.
In addition, there will be a limit of two bottles per person with a total of 24,000 bottles produced.
Update (June 2, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, release locations and pricing. It was originally published on May 16, 2016.