Firestone Walker is releasing two beers on Sept. 20 at Barrelworks in Buellton, and is hosting another one of its liberation parties. Pre-sale tickets for the event are available here.
I think a lot of Firestone fans are going to be excited to finally see Agrestic in bottles. Officially, the liberation is for Agrestic, as it is the more voluminous of the two beers created and the one that the team at Barrelworks can guarantee for all of the attendees. I had an opportunity to taste Agrestic 2014 shortly before it went into bottles (and I believe it has been on tap at Barrelworks as well), and it was right in line with previous iterations of the beer. It will be fun to see how bottle conditioning impacts this delightfully sour ale.
The other beer being released is Feral Vinifera. More details can be found by following the earlier link, but the basic details are that it’s something between a sour beer and a beer/wine hybrid. I haven’t tasted this one yet, but I’ve had sips of some of the components a good ways back and I imagine it’s going to be pretty fantastic.
On a personal note, I’m very excited to announce that I will be at Barrelworks signing copies of my book, We Make Beer. Technically, this is several days before the book is even released, so it’s something of a sneak preview. Copies of the book will be available for sale on site. However, if you’d like to buy more for a gift or if you can’t make it to the Agrestic liberation, you can always pre-order copies from Amazon here.