Located about six miles north of Los Angeles International Airport in Venice sits Firestone Walker Brewing – The Propagator. This is the home to Firestone Walker’s R&D brewhouse where the brewery is able to brew small batch beers on the 10hL brewhouse.
The latest beer from Firestone Walker Brewing to be released for a full rollout from The Propagator is Citra Hazy IPA. Part of the brewery’s Propagator Series, Citra Hazy IPA is a single hop IPA that is exclusively available in the latest Crafted Thru Hops mixed pack.
“It’s really rewarding to see this come to fruition through this single hop series and be able to share our discoveries with our beer fans,” said Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, in a statement.
In addition to Citra Hazy IPA, the new Crafted Thru Hops mixed 12-pack contains 12-ounce cans of Flyjack, Firestone Walker’s new 96-calorie hazy IPA; Mind Haze, the brewery’s original hazy IPA phenomenon; and the West Coast IPA legend known as Union Jack. This new mixed pack is rolling out to all Firestone Walker markets beginning this week. Sounds like a great 12-pack to have in the fridge during this quarantine.
Here are descriptions from Firestone Walker for each of the beers in the Crafted Thru Hops Mixed Pack…
Citra Hazy IPA: Limited Single-Hop Release
The Citra hop is a bold, grapefruit-driven citrus bomb with an appealing pungent edge, earning it a place in Brewmaster Matt Brynildson’s “holy trinity of New World IPA hops.” In Brynildson’s words, “With as popular as Citra has become, this beer was a bit of a no-brainer. But the real reason we made this beer is that we’ve been doing a lot of single-hop pilot brews at the Propagator and Citra stood out as a favorite among our brewers. It does magical things in combination with our newly adopted hazy yeast, so I think this beer offers its own distinct twist on the Citra hop.”
Flyjack: Crafted for Adventure
Everything you want from a hazy IPA with nothing to weigh you down. This is Flyjack, Firestone Walker’s new 96-calorie beer. With Flyjack, Brynildson and his team created what many thought impossible: a full-flavored hazy IPA that flies under 100 calories. In his words, “We wanted to prove that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for calories.”
Mind Haze: Let Your Mind Wander
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, created after a full year of experimentation. Mind Haze is ultimately a beer that breaks the mold with explosive hop aromas, a luscious texture and enduring freshness.
Union Jack: Loud & Proud
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 our brewery, Union Jack is hopped to high hell yet eminently balanced from start to finish. A fad-proof IPA for any hop head.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.