A former draft-exclusive IPA brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. for a popular pizza restaurant is heading to bottles next year, but will only be available in a specific sampler.
The Buellton, Calif.-based brewery will be releasing Santa Lucia IPA, a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed with Azacca, blanc, Cascade, cashmere, Centennial and Magnum hops. The IPA debuted in February as a draft-only exclusive release in Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom’s Explorer Series.
In an email, Jemma Wilson, media manager for Firestone Walker, told Tenemu that Santa Lucia IPA will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles that will be available year-round exclusively as part of the brewery’s 2019 Lion’s Share Mixed Pack and is currently scheduled to ship to retailers across Firestone Walker’s distribution network “ideally in January or February.”
(Nov. 23, 2018) — This article was updated with brewing details, release information and distribution details. It was originally published on Nov. 12, 2018.