The Propagator Series from Firestone Walker Brewing has two new beer offerings exclusive to two different Crafted Thru Hops IPA Mixed Packs. Originating from the Propagator R&D Brewhouse in Venice, California, Propagator Series Mandarina and Propagator Series Comet are the latest Single Hop Hazy IPA offerings from the Firestone Walker.
Joining the updated Crafted Thru Hops mixed pack of 12 oz bottles is Mandarina, a citrusy single-hop IPA that sits at 5.6% ABV and 35 IBUs. Firestone Walker’s brew team first used this hop when formulating the sessionable Easy Jack IPA. The Mandarina hop was a foundational piece for the Easy Jack recipe and has found its way into a number of other Firestone Walker beers including Mind Haze IPA.
“What we like about Mandarina – as the name suggests – is the sweet fruity, tangerine character it delivers,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, in a statement.
Mandarina is only available in the Crafted Thru Hops mixed pack of 12 oz bottles include the latest rotation of Luponic Distortion; Union Jack; and Double Jack.
The other new beer from the Propagator Series is Comet, a single-hop IPA featuring the Comet hop. This hop variety offers a bright floral citrus fruit character with hints of coconut. Comet sits at 5.6% ABV and 35 IBUs.
“It plays well with others, but this is the first time we have let it stand on its own in a single hop brew. I’m excited to see it in a beer as the lead hop – great name as well!” said Brynildson, in a statement.
Comet is only available in the Crafted Thru Hops IPA mixed pack of 12 oz cans that also includes Mind Haze, a hazy IPA done the Firestone way; the West Coast IPA legend known as Union Jack; and Double Jack, Firestone Walker’s iconic imperial IPA.
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.