American Craft Beer Week – Day 3!

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!



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