Firestone Walker Invading Taps In Des Moines and West Des Moines This Week - The Iowa Beer Blog

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Firestone Walker Invading Taps In Des Moines and West Des Moines This Week

David Walker, part founder of California's famous Firestone Walker Brewery will be in Des Moines Thursday, April 19th at two locations. First, there's a tap takeover scheduled for 4:00 pm in downtown Des Moines at el Bait Shop. There, Mr. Walker is bringing a hefty list of kegs and Iowan's can get their first taste of a few new FW beers. Parabola just released into this market last week in limited quantities and perhaps some can get a first taste if they missed out on bottles.

Se to tap is Parabajava, Parabola infused with coffee flavors making its first appearance in Iowa. Scotch aged Parabola is a new variant unveiled in November of 2017 and considered an "acquired taste." Coconut Rye Parabola is newly created in February of 2018 and thus far the reviews have it at 4.51 bottles caps.

In addition to the Parabola and variants, Iowans can get a pour of their oak aged sour Wild Ales like Agrestic, Bretta Rose and Sour Opal. Also from their famous barrel aging program is Belgian Quad Stickee Monkee and Barley Wine Sucaba.

If you can't make el Bait Shop, don't fret, Beerstyles in West Des Moines will also host Firestone Walker and include a food pairing. Their tap takeover event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th at 3:00 pm. The food pairing is scheduled for Thursday and is $40 for four beers and food. Their tap list doesn't include the Coconut Rye but does have BA Velvet Merkin and Firestone Walker Anniversary XXI.

Finally, David Walker will make his way out to Global Brew in West Des Moines for another Thursday night meet and great. Global Brew is scheduled to host Mr. Walker at 7:00 PM and their tap list does include the Scotch Parabola and Parabola but not the Coconut Rye.

This is exciting news if you're a FW fan boy like me. They've been in the Iowa market for almost a year and this is the kind of event you hope to see here. As fast as the Parabola disappeared off shelves last Friday, expect the three above bars to be busy. See you there!

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