(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will launch its new seasonal beer, Velvet Merlin, on Oct. 1. The new brew is a rich oatmeal stout that has already won multiple medals at the Great American Beer Fest and World Beer Cup.
As part of Firestone Walker’s new seasonal program Velvet Merlin will replace Solace, their summertime wheat fusion offering, on store shelves.
Velvet Merlin is the perfect beer for the holidays, a nice comforting creamy beer with familiar flavors.
“Anyone who has an attraction to coffee, any attraction to chocolate, will love this beer,” brew master Matt Brynildson said.
Velvet Merlin is also partially blended with Merlin that has been aged in bourbon barrels for a year. The aging adds even more complexity to this very rich beer. The use of US grown Fuggles gives the perfect hop flavor to this exceptionally well-balanced beer.
Velvet Merlin will be available on draft and in six packs along the West Coast in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada.