Lion and Bear Series

DBA (Double Barrel Ale)

2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal (English/Special Bitter)

Our flagship brew highlights barrel-fermented batches from our patented Firestone Union blended with beer fermented in stainless steel.  It opens with a biscuity toasted malt aroma and a hint of oak and vanilla.  Pale malts create a smooth malty middle with ribbons of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak.  A tribute to English pales traditionally fermented in cask.

REMEMBER: Watch for bottled on dates located on the necks or bottom left corner of the label for each of our beers.  Our beer is not pasteurized, so it is best when stored at 44F or below, out of light and within 120 days of the bottled on date...this ensures freshness and ultimately a great Firestone Walker beer!

brew Notes

  • style
    British Pale Ale
  • abv
    5.0%
  • ibu
    30
  • color
    13.5SRM
  • fermentation
    Selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.
  • malts
    Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
  • hops
    Bittering—Magnum; Late Kettle—Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding; Dry Hops—East Kent Golding
  • availability
    6 pack, 12 pack, 22 oz bottle & draft (13.3g/5.2g)

awards & press

2012 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival (Ordinary or Special Bitter)
2011 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival (Ordinary or Special Bitter)
2011 Gold Medal - San Diego International Beer Festival
2011 Gold Medal - LA County Fair
2010 Silver Medal - Great American Beer Festival (Ordinary or Special Bitter)
2009 Gold Medal - LA County Fair
2009 Silver Medal - California State Fair
2006 Gold Medal - California State Fair
2005 Silver Medal - Australian International Beer Awards
2004 Silver Medal - World Beer Cup (English Style Pale Ale)
2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup: English Style Pale Ale

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