An extremely popular Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Proprietor’s Vintage Series release named after a flower that grows natively on the Central Coast will not be returning this year, at least not in bottles.
That beer is Stickee Monkee, an 11.4 percent ABV “Central Coast Quad” brewed with Styrian Golding hops as well as Belgian candi sugar before being aged in bourbon barrels “for up to one year.” The quadruple-style ale debuted in 2010 and was first bottled in 2014.
According to a post on Firestone Walker’s Facebook page, the brewery is “not bottling this years since we are releasing new Vintage beers, including Old Man Hattan. Hopefully we will release again in the future.”
Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series will consist of six different releases in 2019, at least four of which have already been released: Sucaba 2019, Napa Parabola, Parabola 2019 and Old Man Hattan 2019.
In addition, labels have been filed for a number of other release that have not yet been announced, including Hèllûva Brûlée, a 14 precent ABV blonde barley wine age in rum barrels and Molé Merkin 2019, a 7.8 percent ABV milk stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on cocoa nibs, cinnamon and chili peppers.