Now with two years under their belt, Firestone Walker Brewing has announced the expansion of the 2023 edition of its Brewmaster’s Collective Beer Club. This new version will include a few new membership benefits alongside small-batch exclusives including a throwback allocation of the brewery’s iconic Pale 31.
Enrollment in the 2023 Brewmaster’s Collective is now open at FirestoneBeer.com and ends on December 31, 2022 or until capacity is reached. It is open to residents of California, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC.
What began as a way to get some of the brewery’s rarest and exclusive beers out to its fans during the early days of the pandemic has turned into a fan favorite. The Brewmaster’s Collective has become a fixture of creativity, collaboration and innovation at Firestone Walker, providing members with access to the brewery’s most artisanal small-batch creations. This includes three new collaborations for the 2023 Brewmaster’s Collective with Weldwerks, Private Press and Side Project.
“It took us 25 years to launch our first beer club, and now we can’t imagine life without it,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It is not only enabling us to create some really interesting beers— it’s also fostering a deeper personal connection with our most passionate fans.”
In all, the 2023 Brewmaster’s Collective will span four seasonal collections totaling 25 beers, including 16 member exclusives as well as curated merchandise and pairings. Each collection will feature five barrel-aged beers, supplemented separately by Propagator small-batch beers on a quarterly basis.
BREWMASTER’S COLLECTIVE WELCOME KIT
COLLECTIVE CHOICE BATCH #2 – Blended Ale with Maple Syrup, Tahitian Vanilla & Hazelnut Aged in Bourbon Barrels & Chocolate Bitters Barrels
Additional Items: Membership card, Brewmaster’s Glass, Dice Set
COLLECTION 1: PARABOLA & FRIENDS
PARABOLA – Russian Imperial Stout aged in Weller & Blanton Barrels PARABOLOID – Elite Barrel- Aged Imperial Stout Aged in 20-year Elijah Craig Barrels DAD BOD QUAD – Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Quad RYE CHAI CHA – Milk Stout with Chai Spices Aged in High Rye Whiskey Barrels and Chocolate Bitters Barrels COCONUT RUMDORADO – Blonde Barleywine aged in Rum Barrels with Coconut
Ships February | Plus food pairing
COLLECTION 2: DOUBLING DOWN
DOUBLE DBA (Batch 10k) – Imperial Special Bitter Ale Aged in Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Barrels STICKEE SOMETHING – Central Coast Quad TROPICAL SUPERFRUIT – Tropical sour ale (16oz can) PRIVATE PRESS COLLABORATION – Barrel-Aged Munich Wine D(DB)2A – Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Special Bitter
Ships May | Plus merch item
COLLECTION 3: LEGENDS RISE
SUCABA – Barleywine Aged in Blanton’s Bourbon Barrels BRAVO EXTRA – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Browniewine Ale SAISON COLLABORATION – Saison (375ml) PARABOLA VARIANT – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with TBD Adjuncts WELDWERKS COLLABORATION – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mole Imperial Stout Ships July | Plus food pairing
COLLECTION 4: FALL CLASSICS
XXVII ANNIVERSARY – Blended Barrel-Aged Ale S’MORES STOUT – Barrel-Aged Stout with Vanilla and Cocoa SUPERFRUIT CLASSIC – Fruited Sour Ale (375ml) SIDE PROJECT COLLABORATION – Barrel-Aged Stout Aged in 10-Year Henry McKenna Barrels APPLE JACK – Apple Hybrid Aged in Apple, Cherry & Peach Brandy Barrels
Ships October | Plus merch item
IMPERIAL WIT (16oz cans) PALE 31 – California Pale Ale – retired FW classic (16oz cans) BELGIAN TRIPEL (16oz cans) IMPERIAL BROWN (16oz cans)
Ships 1 x Quarterly
In addition to the beer drops, Brewmaster’s Collective members will also receive some pretty nice benefits that includes the following.
15% off all purchases, including beer, merch and dining
Access to private member-only ticketed events
On-site collection tastings at Firestone Walker locations
VIP Taproom access, including waitlist priority
Access to earlier Brewmaster’s Collective releases
Free tours of the main brewery in Paso Robles for up to four guests
Complimentary shipping on online orders over $40 for California members
Lottery for a chance to purchase tickets to the 2023 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Brewmaster’s Collective is open to residents in California, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC. A 2023 annual membership in the Brewmaster’s Collective costs $499 plus tax and shipping, with optional pickup available at Firestone Walker’s locations in Paso Robles, Buellton and Venice. To sign up and to learn more click here.
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.