The new year may bring a brand new Barrelworks release from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Blue Love is a 6.4 percent ABV wild ale fermented with Blue Crop blueberries for between 18-31 months in French oak foeders. The new ale will be packaged in 375ml bottles and uses the Buellton, Calif.-based brewery’s Lil Opal Saison Farmhouse Ale as its base.
Started in 2006 as a way for brewers to experiment, the Barrelworks program at Firestone Walker has released more than 15 different beers to date and constitutes more than 1,500 barrels in a 7,000-square-foot building in Buellton, Calif.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Blue Love will be bottled on Jan. 12, 2020 and will have 900 cases available when it is released.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.