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Craft Spotlight: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack

Wookey Jack comes from our newest brand offering, Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Founded by two brothers-in-law, Adam Firestone (the Californian Bear) and David Walker (the British Lion), the brewery is located in Paso Robles, California. Born our of a love of beer and an international competitive spirit between these two brothers-in-law, Firestone Walker has quickly become one of the largest and most awarded craft breweries in California.

Woken Jack is a riff on the familiar Black IPA style, its gnarly on the outside yet refined on the inside. Malted Rye and a dash of Cara Rye impart a spicy grain quality to the palate, while double dry-­‐hopping with Citra and Amarillo hops brings a citrusy dimension to the aroma profile. The brewing team also claims to have incorporated a bit of “Wookey Dust” into the recipe. The beer is black in color, but if you close your eyes and taste it, you’ll say it’s a true IPA. Wookey Jack is unfined and unfiltered to retain its woolly natural texture and character.

Wookey Jack is available in Draft only, so look for it in your favorite craft beer establishment.

ABV: 8.3%

IBU: 80

Color: 45SRM

  • 2013 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival (American-style Black Ale)
  • 2012 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival (American-Style Black Ale)
  • 2012 Top 25 Beers, Draft Magazine
  • 2013 Gold Medal, Great American Beer Festival