We know several of our friends and fans missed out on a getting ticket to the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest — in Darryl’s opinion, the best beer festival there is (at least the best he’s ever attended) — but that doesn’t mean that you should miss out on enjoying some great beers.

When we open today at 2:00, we’ll be adding 2 Firestone Walker beers to the tap lineup, and they surely won’t disappoint.

Opal — Farmhouse Saison
Joining us from their Proprietor’s Series, Opal is a 7.5% ABV Dry Hopped Saison with wondrous aromas that greet the nose followed by marvelous flavors on the palate.

From their website:

Bringing down the Farmhouse! Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemon grass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.

Parabola — Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Joining Opal is one of Firestone Walker’s highly sought-after annual releases: Parabola. With a ABV of 14%, this delicious beer has a limited release in March of each year. Unlike our other beers on tap, we don’t wait for this keg to empty before we take it off tap to hide it away and let it continue to age and develop its flavors.

From their website:

One of our most aggressive and sought-after offerings. Bold bourbon, tobacco and espresso aromas and a hint of American oak greet the nose. Rich, chewy roasted malts, 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.

We’ll also going to help ease the pain of missing FWIBF by giving you 10% off all craft beer for the remainder of the weekend! So stop in and join us for a tasty Firestone beer, or one of the other great craft beers from our tap and bottle lineups!