Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s special barrel-aged blended ale released late last year has returned to the brewery’s lineup, but this time there is more of it to go around.
Old Man Hattan 2019 is a 9.6 percent ABV bourbon barrel-aged blended ale that was inspired by two classic drinks: the old fashioned and the Manhattan. The ale debuted on Black Friday last year and was a blend of five of the Paso Robles, Calif.-based brewery’s beers: Parabola, Helldorado, Velvet Merkin, Bravo and Stickee Monkee.
However, while the latter three in that release were aged in whiskey barrels, select lots of the Parabola and Helldorado included in the blend were aged in Woodford Reserve barrels previously used to mature cherry bitters, orange bitters and aromatic bitters.
According to a post on Firestone Walker’s Facebook page, Old Man Hattan 2019 is packaged in 12-ounce bottles and is now shipping to “all Firestone Walker markets.”