Firestone Walker Adds to Propagator Series With Release of Latest Crafted Thru Hops Mixed Pack

Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its newest Crafted Thru Hops Mixed Pack, an IPA-centric mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that includes Comet – a brand new Propagator Series offering, in late December 2020.

Back again to supply you with all the hoppy goodness you could possibly want in a 12-pack, this edition of the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-pack includes the following three Firestone Walker favorites while also being the only way to get your hands on cans of the latest Propagator Series release, Comet Single Hop Hazy IPA (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Propagator Series – Comet Single Hop Hazy IPA – Comet is a classic yet largely overlooked American-grown hop variety that has become a favorite of the Firestone Walker brewing team—inspiring them to create this single-hop hazy IPA that offers a bright floral citrus fruit character with hints of coconut. “During selection in Yakima Valley, we walked through a Comet hop yard and were struck by how good it looked on the bine with these big, gnarly green cones,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “Rubbing some fresh-picked hops in the field convinced us that it was worth following up, and we fell in love with the results once we started brewing with it.” ABV – 5.6%
  • Mind Haze IPA – From the coast of California comes Mind Haze, a free-spirited beer made to elevate your perceptions—juicy, fresh and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors. This is a hazy IPA done the Firestone way. Mind Haze is ultimately a beer that breaks the mold with explosive hop aromas, a luscious texture and enduring freshness. ABV – 6.2%
  • Double Jack Double IPA – Famed as one of the craft world’s trailblazing double IPAs, Double Jack is back by popular demand as a limited seasonal release. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “We stayed very true to the original recipe and the spirit of a legendary West Coast double IPA.” The result is a massively hopped yet improbably balanced double IPA—and an enduring throwback to the freewheeling origins of the West Coast style. ABV – 9.5%
  • Union Jack IPA – Huge flavor that packs a punch. This is Union Jack—an icon of the West Coast IPA style, for those who like their beer loud and proud. Union Jack is the IPA that helped blaze the trail for the revolutionary West Coast style. Named for the British Lion who co­founded the brewery, Union Jack is intensely hoppy yet eminently drinkable from start to finish. A fad-proof IPA for any hop head. ABV – 7%

This installment of the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed Pack is rolling out now and will only be available for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release at craft beer-friendly retailers located in North Carolina, Texas, California and throughout the rest of Firestone Walker’s distribution footprint. Prost!


Firestone Walker Releases Three New IPAs, Introduces Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-Pack

FirestoneWalkerLogoBlack2Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, California) has officially announced that it will launch Crafted Thru Hops, an IPA-centric Mixed 12-pack that includes two new single-hop IPAs from the brewery’s Propagator Series and the latest iteration of Luponic Distortion IPA, in late February 2020.

The Crafted Thru Hops Mixed Pack is a variety 12-pack – available in both 12 oz. can and 12 oz. bottle packs – that highlights Firestone Walker’s vast experience in brewing world-class IPAs.  Containing a mix of both innovative new offerings and long-standing classics, the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-pack includes everything from old school West Coast IPAs to Hazy IPAs.

This new Mixed 12-pack will feature two new single-hop India Pale Ales – El Dorado West Coast IPA and Motueka Hazy IPA – “developed in Firestone Walker’s Propagator pilot brewery in Venice, California, which specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings.”  Here are the full descriptions of these two new brews (all descriptions sourced from the brewery’s press release):

  • Propagator El Dorado (only available in 12 oz. bottle pack of Crafted Thru Hops) – a West Coast IPA with a next-generation hop variety from the Pacific Northwest that offers soft stone fruit flavors with notes of tropical melon and pear.  ABV – 5.6%
  • Propagator Motueka (only available in 12 oz. can pack of Crafted Thru Hops) – a Hazy IPA with a New Zealand-grown hop that delivers punchy flavors of tropical fruit, white grape and lemon zest.  ABV – 5.6%

The 15th release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion series – a rotating IPA series that “features an ever-evolving mix of experimental hops, designed to deliver new and innovative flavors with each new release” – will also make an appearance in the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-Pack.  This batch of Luponic Distortion IPA (5.9% ABV) showcases “emerging hops from New Zealand, personally sourced by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson during the Southern Hemisphere hop harvest.”  Hopheads can expect this “unique blend of hops of [to offer] explosive fruit flavors of kiwi, lychee and feijoa.”

“The hops from New Zealand have a unique tropical fruit character, which is showcased in our newest version of Luponic Distortion,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “While visiting the country’s hop farms we had the opportunity to taste some amazing feijoa fruit, which comes through in their hops. Although New Zealand is a small growing region for hops relatively speaking, it has become an important one for craft IPA producers.”

In addition to the beers described above, the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-Pack will also include the following offerings:

  • Mind Haze (only available in 12 oz. can pack of Crafted Thru Hops) – This hazy IPA is juicy yet balanced and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavor.  ABV – 6.2%
  • Union Jack – This aggressively hopped West Coast IPA showcases stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas along with exceptional dry hop flavors of grapefruit and tangerine. This intense brew finds its balance in honey-like pale malt sweetness.  ABV – 7.0%
  • Easy Jack (only available in 12 oz. bottle pack of Crafted Thru Hops) – This session IPA is brewed and dry-hopped with a selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America, delivering massive hop aromas and a natural malt balance.  ABV – 4.0%

“Our ‘Crafted Thru Hops’ mixed packs come with a variety of Firestone Walker’s IPAs so we can give our customers the opportunity to experience our vast selection of flavors,” said David Walker, co-founder and CEO of Firestone Walker. “El Dorado and Motueka are prime examples of the innovative beers born from our Propagator brewhouse, making our mix packs a great opportunity to experience both the new and very best of Firestone Walker.”

The Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-Pack is rolling out now in Firestone Walker’s full distribution areaPropagator El Dorado and Propagator Motueka are available exclusively in the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed 12-Pack while Luponic Distortion IPA – 15 is also available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  Prost!