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Leo v. Ursus

The Chronology Begins

From the crucible of conflict come beers of great intention.

The sparring Lion and Bear not only speak to the unorthodox rapport between founders Adam Firestone and David Walker—they also hearken to the heart of our brewery culture, which for 20 years has been forged by often opposing forces in pursuit of the perfect beer. These forces now culminate in Leo v. Ursus, a chronology of beers that shift stylistically with each limited quarterly release. These are bold creations, often hoppy and intense, but always with a native sense of balance. Many also address “wish lists” expressed to us by loyal fans.

 

 

 

          

 

 


          

 

Wookus

Imperial Black IPA

Dec 2017 - March 2018

Once thought to be extinct, the Wookey family comes roaring back with its wooliest progeny yet: an imperial black IPA that is wickedly hoppy, righteously spicy and fearsome in flavor. Right out of Firestone Walker mythology and into your glass—behold the beast that we call Wookus.

Inferos

The Underworld

Leo v. Ursus Chronology Release #3

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017

Inferos is an imperial rye IPA that is fiery in color and hellacious in hoppiness. Forged with 25 percent rye grain and loaded with more than four pounds of hops per barrel, Inferos is ultimately a big, spicy beer that will keep the soul warm when a chill is in the air.  

Inferos is available for a limited time, after which it will yield to the next offering in the Leo v. Ursus chronology.  It is unfiltered and built for freshness. Enjoy it as soon as possible.

Adversus

Against

Leo v. Ursus Chronology Release #2

June 2017 - Sept 2017

Prodigiously hopped yet nimbly brewed with pilsner malts, Adversus ultimately achieves the improbable: a big, bold IPA made for summertime sipping. A hard-charging blend of Pacific Northwest hops leads the way, loading the nose with notes of stone fruit, pineapple, mango and earthy pine resin. Meanwhile, the use of traditional pilsner malts adds levity and dryness to the palate, allowing for a refreshing texture through the finish. The result is a double IPA that is high on hop aromas, balanced in bitterness and perfect for the long, warm days of summer.  

Fortem

The Strong

Leo v. Ursus Chronology Release #1

Feb 2017 - June 2017

Fortem is a new-age imperial IPA that draws upon a range of influences, all while exhibiting DNA from our own forays into the IPA style. As such, it blends newer hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Hallertau, Germany along with pale malt, wheat malt and flaked oats for a full body and rounded mouthfeel. Fortem has been left unfiltered for a full hop impact.