The wait is over, and the next annual edition of our Brewmaster’s Collective beer club has been unveiled. In the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “The focus of the 2024 season is diving deeper than ever into our mastery of barrel-aged beers that push the envelope of aroma and flavor.”
Now entering its fourth year, the Brewmaster’s Collective has become a fixture of creativity, collaboration and innovation at Firestone Walker, providing members with access to our most artisanal small-batch creations. Highlights of the 2024 beer club include limited collaboration beers made with WeldWerks, FrauGruber, Omnipollo and Revolution, as well as five variations of our iconic Parabola.
Current Brewmaster’s Collective members and people who joined the waitlist for the 2024 season have early access to enroll beginning on October 4. Check your email for a link to join. Membership enrollment will open to the public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 5.
EXCLUSIVE BEERS & BENEFITS
The 2024 Brewmaster’s Collective will span four seasonal collections totaling 21 beers, including nine member exclusives. Each collection will feature five barrel-aged beers along with curated merchandise or food pairings.
Says Matt, “The Brewmaster’s Collective has become a powerful point of connection with our most passionate fans. Bottom line, if you’re into barrel-aged beers, you’re going to love what we have in store for you next year.”
The cost for the entire year is just $399 plus tax and shipping (or $425 in five installments) with optional pickup available at Firestone Walker’s locations in Paso Robles, Buellton and Venice. Now, let’s dive into what’s on offer for the year.
WELCOME KIT: The Intro
When you join the Brewmaster’s Collective, you become part of our family. It’s not just about the beer – it’s about connection. That’s why, in addition to our most coveted beers, you gain access to exclusive member events and other happenings. It all starts with our 2024 Welcome Kit, featuring our next barrel-aged Collective Choice (12.4% ABV) beer crafted in collaboration with our members. Your kit also includes a membership card and a custom merch item.
Collective Choice Batch #3 – Blended Ale with Amburana and Coffee, Aged in Bourbon & Chocolate Bitters Barrels*
COLLECTION 1: The Verse
We’re setting the stage and going bold right out of the gates with the latest vintage of our iconic Parabola stout, along with two righteous new Parabola variants, one courtesy of a WeldWerks collaboration. A one-off barleywine and a fruited wild ale keep the jam going. Plus food pairing or merch item.
Parabola – Imperial Stout Aged in 12-year Elijah Craig Barrels
Parapajamas – Imperial Milk Stout with Cocoa, Vanilla & Marshmallow
Raspberry Wild Ale – American Wild Ale Fermented with Raspberries
ParabaNoche (WeldWerks Collab) – Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Aged in Parker’s Heritage Whiskey Barrels*
Still Loading – Barrel-Aged Blended Barleywine*
COLLECTION 2: The Chorus
It’s time to turn up the volume and deliver the payoff with an array of flavors including exotic Amburana wood, saffron, coconut and vanilla, to name a few. This collection is all about the seamless integration of all-natural adjuncts that take your drinking experience to another level. Plus food pairing or merch item.
Amburana Stout – Barrel-Aged Stout with Amburana Wood
Baltic Porter – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
Saffron Saison – Saison with Saffron
Darker Ray – Barrel-Aged Stout with Vanilla, Cocoa Nibs & Toasted Coconut*
Bendy Foldies – Double Oaked Ale with Vanilla & Pistachio*
COLLECTION 3: The Bridge
Now we mix things up with three milestone collaborations. Taking center stage: a trio of beers brewed with Revolution, FrauGruber and the incomparable Maltose Falcons, the nation’s oldest homebrew club. The beat goes on with a spicy Parabola variant and a super-delicious sour. Plus food pairing or merch item.
PaRyebola – Imperial Stout Aged in FEW High Rye Casks
Revolution Collab – Barleywine aged in FW Union Barrels, WP Rye & Herman Story Wine Barrels
Tropical Superfruit – Sour Ale with Tropical Fruit
FrauGruber Collab – Imperial Stout*
Maltose Falcons (50th Anniversary) – Barrel-Aged Browneywine*
COLLECTION 4: The Hook
The 2024 Brewmaster’s Collective season delivers the final hook with a massive drop of barrel-aged goodness, led by our latest Anniversary Ale blended. An Ominipollo collab and the highly anticipated return of Saucerful ‘o Secrets add to the hype. Plus food pairing or merch item.
XXVIII Anniversary Ale – Blended Barrel-Aged Ale
Paraboloid – Imperial Stout Aged in Elite Barrels
Spaghett Sour – Aperol Spritz Inspired Sour
Saucerful o’ Secrets – Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad*
Omnipollo Collab – Double Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Aged on Vanilla Beans*
Membership doesn’t just stop at the beer. There are a number of additional perks provided to members of the 2024 Brewmaster’s Collective.
Access to Library Beers & Earlier Club Exclusives – Members will have periodic access to purchase past Brewmaster’s collective exclusives and limited library offerings featuring some of Firestone Walker’s greatest hits, all aged to perfection.
15% Off All Purchases – Members receive a 15% discount on all beer and merchandise purchased in-store or online, plus 15% off dining at all three of our California locations.
Ticketed Events – Access to private, member-only ticketed events to dive deeper into the collections.
VIP Taproom Access – Members jump to the front of the waitlist, receive a complimentary taster, $7 flights, and 15% off dining for up to four total guests. Also: complimentary tours for up to four guests.
Lottery Chance to Purchase FWIBF Tickets – We’ve secured a number of 2024 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival tickets for members to have a chance to purchase via lottery ahead of the general sale. Members will have additional opportunities during and surrounding the event.
The Brewmaster’s Collective is open to residents in California, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington DC.