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October 8, 2019

The 14th release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion IPA Series draws from four continents, quadrupling down on the series’ mantra of “flavors through hops.”

Luponic Distortion No. 14 is dry hopped with a blend of seven hops from South Africa, Australia, Germany and the Pacific Northwest, all combining to produce pronounced flavors of white grape, mandarin orange and passionfruit.

“No. 14 represents some of our best finds in the hop world over the past several years, including newer Southern Hemisphere hops that drive these intense tropical fruit and Sauvignon Blanc-like flavors,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.

Luponic Distortion No. 14 begins shipping to all Firestone Walker markets starting this week.

Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that rotate approximately every 120 days. While the base beer always remains the same, each release features a different hop blend built around new and experimental hops, designed to showcase the growing possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors without any assist from fruit or other adjuncts.

“Luponic Distortion is all about finding new ways to make different tropical characters pop on the palate—naturally and solely through hops,” Brynildson said. “No. 14 hits all of these marks while providing its own unique flavor experience.”

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located on the coast of California. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. More at





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