On Friday, June 12th, Green Dragon will host The Lion and The Dragon with David Walker, co-founder/owner of Firestone Walker Brewing. Walker is in town for a few events this week and he will be at the Green Dragon for a “meet and greet” from 5:00 to 8:00pm.
Ten different Firestone Beers that run the gauntlet of beer styles will be tapped at 5:00pm. There will be a few rare gems from the highly lauded brewery from Paso Robles, California as a few of these beers rarely make an appearance in Oregon. Then at 6:00pm, Walker will address those in attendence on the history of Firestone Walker and what the future holds for the brewery.
The evening’s taplist looks to be superb and features the following ten Firestone Walker beers.
Easy Jack – Session India Pale Ale
Union Jack – India Pale Ale
Double Jack – Imperial India Pale Ale
Wookey Jack – American Style Black Ale
Parabola – Russian Imperial Stout
§ucuba – Barley Wine
Stickee Monkee – Central Coast Quad
Velvet Añejo Merkin – Oatmeal Stout aged in Tequila Barrels
Bretta Rosé – Wild ale fermented with raspberries
Helldorado – Blonde Barley Wine
This will be an excellent opportunity to sample Helldorado prior to its full-fledged release next month. After sampling some Helldorado and Bretta Rosé last month while in Paso Robles at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival, these two beers are highly recommended.
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D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.