Firestone Walker Sucaba

Firestone Walker Sucaba

In 48 hours we will be owners of our new home. The mortgage is squared away. Closing details are all set. The packing is nearly done. Now we wait. It’s a huge week, with the closing, and the moving, a golf tournament I’m running on Friday. I came into the week super excited, however stress at work beat me down the last couple of days…BAD. Tonight Melissa and I took a long walk, which helped blow off some steam. That is, until half way through the sky opened up and absolutely down-poured on us, hurricane-style. And better yet, we were a good mile away from home when it happened.

Putting all of that aside, I’m sitting down to enjoy a beer and binge-watch our new favorite show, Silicon Valley. In my glass I have a 2014 bottle of Firestone Walker Sucaba. The wife brought home this bottle from California over a year ago and I have been aging it.

It’s a potent beast – a 13.5% barleywine. It’s also insanely complex. There’s all kinds of malt-action up in this beotch, highlighted by strong oak notes and finishing with a mixture of dark fruit flavors including raisin and fig. It’s a fine beer. No…it’s a fine-ass beer. I’m so glad I aged it, as a year ago it may have been too strong. Shit, right now it’s borderline!


Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.