All three beers in Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Proprietor’s Reserve line are getting the axe.
According to a press release, the Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery is retiring Double Jack imperial IPA (9.5 percent ABV), Opal dry-hopped saison (7.5 percent ABV) and Wookey Jack black rye IPA (8.3 percent ABV) immediately, although it will take until the end of the year for bottles to “dwindle from disbriution.” The three beers are currently packaged in both 12- and 22-ounce bottles, and were first released in 2009, 2008 and 2012 respectively.
“It’s a bittersweet occasion,” said David Walker, co-founder of Firestone Walker, in a post on the brewery’s website. “Each of these beers was forward-thinking and representative of some of our best brewing efforts, but they are now stepping aside to make room for the next generation.”
Although the three beers are being taken off of shelves, they may return at some point in the future to “make curtain calls as special limited releases, or get reimagined into something more fantastical, or both.” In addition, the brewery indicates that the Proprietor’s Reserve line will be replaced with new beers “that the brewers here are extremely excited” to release.