Firestone Walker rolls into summer with the limited-edition releases of Another Life and Mystic Shadows, two new beers available exclusively in the brewery’s second round of IPA Mixed Packs for 2023.
The canned Firestone Walker IPA Mixed Pack featuring Another Life is ships out now to all Firestone Walker markets and locations. This pack also includes Hopnosis, Mind Haze and Union Jack.
Concurrently, a parallel bottled IPA Mixed Pack featuring Mystic Shadows heads into the California, Arizona and Nevada markets. This pack also includes Hopnosis and Union Jack.
At 6% ABV, Another Life Cold IPA is features a blend of Citra, El Dorado, Centennial and Chinook hops. It melds classic Pacific Northwest hop flavors of citrus and pine with new age notes of pineapple and watermelon candy. “We brewed this beer with a simple bill of pilsner malt and rice and fermented it with lager yeast to create a true-to-form Cold IPA,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “The Pacific Northwest hops shine through while the mouthfeel stays light, refreshing and perfectly cold.”
Mystic Shadows is a New Zealand IPA at 6% ABV. A light malt base provides the backbone beneath hop varieties, lending notes of white gummy bear, blue raspberry, strawberry, green mango and bubblegum, the company reports. “We blended a few of our favorite New Zealand hops, Nelson and Motueka, with a couple of other newer discoveries called Rakau and Moutere,” Brynildson says. “We had just enough supply to create this limited release, which blends West Coast style with Southern Hemisphere character.”
This follows the recent release of Firestone Walker Double DBA Batch 10k.