One of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s annual Proprietor’s Vintage Series releases is being replaced, at least for this year.
That beer is Sucaba, a 13.4 percent ABV English barleywine brewed with munton’s pale, crisp maris otter pale, Munich, dark and light crystal and chocolate malts along with spalter select hops before being aged in bourbon barrels. According to a post on Firestone Walker’s Facebook page, the ale is being rotated out “for a year so we can introduce a new beer!”
Sucaba was first released in 2008 and has been part of Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series since that year, which also includes:
- Parabola — Russian imperial stout (14 percent ABV)
- Stickee Monkee — central coast quadrupel (13.4 percent ABV)
- Velvet Merkin — barrel-aged oatmeal stout (8.5 percent ABV)
- Helldorado — imperial blonde ale (13.2 percent ABV)
- Twenty — oak-aged ale (13 percent ABV)
According to a post on the Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery’s Facebook page, Sucaba will be replaced by another beer that is scheduled to be released on Feb. 4.