Wednesday’s Drink? Firestone Walker Double Jack!
This brewery (Firestone Walker) is in Paso Robles, California. I find this fascinating since I lived in Paso Robles as a child/youth (we lived there from about 1968 to 1972ish). I never knew you could get in that much trouble in such a short amount of time!! Good thing we moved from there … BUT … I still find it interesting this brewery is located there — I now have two reasons to visit Paso Robles (actually, three reasons … Liberty School winery is there too).
I really like what Firestone Walker is doing with their beers … and, apparently, so is everyone else. They are 3 time “brewery of the year” winners and they’ve taken home several medals.
This beer — Double Jack — is an Imperial IPA. The name is a play on their Gold-Medal winning IPA — Union Jack (my favorite domestic beer).
Once I popped it open, the aroma took off — nice mix of hops and malt. The flavor was very well balanced … I “almost” didn’t notice that it was 9.5% ABV! But after drinking the 22 ounces I was happy I was at the house! Highly recommend this brew!