Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Beer » Reviews » Firestone Union Jack Beer

Firestone Union Jack Beer

4 Ratings: 3.3
This in an IPA beer produced by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Information summarized from http://www.firestonewalker.com      Union Jack is an India Pale Ale, or IPA, beer produced by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. As of summer 2009, it's available in California.       … see full wiki

Tags: Beer, Ipa, Firestone Walker, Firestone, India Pale Ale, Union Jack
1 review about Firestone Union Jack Beer

The Day I Became a Believer in IPAs

  • Jul 17, 2009
  • by
When I look at a beer list, I usually skip right over anything with the letters IPA attached to it. Each time I've experimented with one, it would validate my hypothesis that "I don't like IPAs." I expected the same outcome when a friend brought the Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA to a dinner party last night, but this was no ordinary IPA. I really liked it!

I'm not a beer expert. I can't tell you what subtle flavors I detected. I just know that it paired ridiculously well with my burger. The combination of this IPA and the red onions was like chocolate and peanut butter or dark chocolate and port. (Most of the best combinations involve chocolate.)

It was a crowd pleaser, too. I think everyone enjoyed what they had before it was too quickly gone.

Firestone Walker is more commonly known for its Double Barrel Ale, but if you see this one on the shelf, give it a try. I'm pretty sure you'll only find it in California right now.

If you're in Central California, you can probably stop by the breweries in Buellton or Paso Robles for a taste:

Tasting Room:
1400 Ramada Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-2556 x 15
Open 7 days a week from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bar and Restaurant:
620 McMurray Road
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 686-1557 x18
Dinner 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
             5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Lunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Sunday
Taproom Restaurant Menu. (348kb PDF)

What did you think of this review?

Fun to Read
Post a Comment
July 17, 2009
Sounds delicious. I've never heard of it before. If you're starting to experiment with beer, you might also be interested in @drifter51's review of Sam Adams. Cheers!
July 17, 2009
Just wait until I tell you about the barley wine!
July 17, 2009
Nice to see a wine expert branch out and try some sudsy brews!
What's your opinion on Firestone Union Jack Beer?
4 Ratings: +3.3
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Firestone Union Jack
Related Topics
Burton Baton

An oak-aged imperial IPA from Delaware craft brewery Dogfish

Caldera IPA

An IPA brewed by Caldera Brewing Company in Ashland, Oregon.


English beer brewed in Burton on behalf of InBev by Marstons

First to Review
© 2015 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since