Introducing Parabolita – a delicious reimagining of our iconic Parabola barrel-aged imperial stout, now available in single 16-ounce cans at our three California locations, our online store, and all Firestone Walker markets. Locate it near you with our Beer Finder.
To create this first-ever canned Vintage beer, we aged a selection of Parabola for one year in premium bourbon barrels, then blended it with a complement of Velvet Merlin Milk Stout to create a silky mouthfeel and a more approachable ABV of 9.2%.
Finally, we infused the beer with Madagascar vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and sea salt to achieve a full salted caramel-style drinking experience.
“Parabolita has the girth and richness of Parabola, but with a creamier texture,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “The cocoa nibs and vanilla really accentuate the beer’s boozy caramel malt character. It somehow manages to be massive, mellow, and drinkable.”
Barrel Program Manager Eric Ponce added: “The dash of sea salt acts just like it does in food. It makes the aromas pop, elevates the flavors, and and adds texture to the mouthfeel.”
The Legend Lives On
Parabola is the gift that keeps on giving. First created in 2005 as a component for our inaugural Anniversary Ale blend released the following year, Parabola soon took on a life and legend of its own, eventually meriting its own annual release. To this day, Parabola maintains a perfect 100 rating on Beer Advocate, and it continues to be a driver behind the Anniversary Ale as well.
Parabola has also served as a creative platform in the barrel room, spawning numerous variants in recent years such as Paraboloid, a version aged in the most sought-after elite barrels, and the Brewmaster’s Collective exclusive, Cherry Parabola.
Now comes Parabolita, launching a whole new range of possibilities in the 16-ounce can format. “We were envisioning a chocolate-covered salted caramel with this edition, but there are other flavor themes that we might want to explore down the line,” Matt said.
So get cozy with Parabolita, perfect for the upcoming fall and winter seasons and beyond.