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Tap This! 2nd Anniversary Featuring Firestone Walker



Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 06:00pm


Fischman Liquors
4780 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, USA 60630 [ map ]


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We’re celebrating 2 years of good people listening to good music eating good food & drinking good beer at the Fisch!

No Cover, no bullshit. Just come in and have a good time!

What better way to celebrate this Tap This! Anniversary than with a 3 year vertical of Firestone Walker’s Anniversary beer on draft!?

ON TAP:
Firestone Walker 15
Firestone Walker 16
Firestone Walker 17
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils

BOTTLES:
Firestone Walker Double DBA 2012
Firestone Walker Sucaba 2012


Firestone Walker:
The Vision Behind Our Anniversary Ale Program

The Goal: To create complexity centering on oak, in a multitude of forms, by brewing high-gravity beers in complementary styles, aging them in different barrel formats and then blending them together to achieve harmonious new flavors.

The Puzzle: To blend these various components (or lots) to create a synergistic whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. This is done with the help of a few of our neighboring Paso Robles winemakers who are practicing experts in the art of blending.

The Inspiration: Firestone Walker’s oak brewing tradition and our connection with winemaking. Of course, until the advent of stainless steel, brewing was intimately linked to wood barrels and vessels. Brewing has a deeply rooted history in the alchemy of blending.

The Barrels: The individual lots were aged in oak barrels, many of which were hand selected from premium Kentucky spirits producers by Tom Griffin, who is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about Bourbon barrels and beer. Each barrel lends its own unique influence to the final blend.

XVII - The Components: To create XVII, we blended together 220 oak barrels and 7 different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.

XVI - The Aging Cellar – The Components
We blended together 226 oak barrels and 8 different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.

XV - 76% Barley Wine style beers, 19% Stout, 5% Imperial IPA.

For more info on Firestone Walker and their amazing creations go to www.firestonebeer.com

Cost: FREE
http://www.fischmanliquors.com


Contact Info


Brandon Weninger
webmaster@fischmanliquors.com
773 545-0123


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