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Firestone Walker Tap Takeover 4-24-14

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Join us next Thursday from 5-9 p.m. as we welcome Firestone Walker Brewing Co to Prairie Moon!

We’ll have four of their brews on tap. Try all four of them in a flight, or enjoy a pint of your favorite! Here’s the line-up:

Opal Saison (7.5% ABV)

  • Bringing down the Farmhouse! This dry-hopped saision is Firestone Walker’s interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style, and boasts a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting notes of lemongrass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast creates a complex yet dry beer with hints of citrus and stone fruit, then ending in a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness comes from Styrian Golding, Amarillo, and Hallertau Blanc (Dry Hop) and is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

Velvet Merlin (5.5% ABV)

  • A decadent oatmeal stout. Velvet Merlin offers robust cocoa and espresso aromas with subtle hop nuances from US grown Fuggle hops. Maris Otter, 2-Row Pale, Roast Barley, English Dark Caramel, Medium Caramel, Carafa Malt, and Oats (15%) make up the extensive grain bill. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish create the perfect balance in this full-bodied stout. Ideal for sipping in the winter months or at the end of a meal.

Parabola (14% ABV)

  • A Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout–one of the most aggressively and sought-after offerings from the brewery. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. The grains that make up this monster beer are Crisp Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Cara-hell, Carafa, Dark & Light Crystal, Chocolate, Oats, and Roasted Barley. Rich, charred oak and bourbon-like vanilla fill the palate and create a seamless finish. A remarkably complex brew that offers a transcendental drinking experience – enjoy with good company.

Wookey Jack (8.3% ABV)

  • An unfiltered Black Rye IPA–a unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style. Wookey Jack offers true hop aroma to rival most IPAs, with pungent citrus and herbal hop nuances, a hint of peppery rye and earthiness on the nose. Big roasty malt flavors come from Pale Malt, Malted Rye, Dash of Cara-Rye, Midnight Wheat from Briess, De-Bittered Black Malt (Weyermann – Germany/Patagonia malting – Chile), and just a Dash of Wookey dust. German Magnum (bittering), Citra & Amarillo (flavor/aroma and double dry-hopped) make for a balanced hop bitterness while spicy rye offers a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish. A truly different IPA for dark beer fans. Wookey Jack won the Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2012 and 2013.

See you Thursday!