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Beer Here: Firestone Walker 2015 Helldorado

Firestone Walker Matt Brynildson Beer Connoisseur Helldorado

Firestone Walker has announced that Helldorado, a blonde barleywine aged in spirits barrels will make its bottled debut July 18.

"Helldorado is made with just one malt, El Dorado hops and the barrels,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “I've resisted the temptation to blend a little something else into it. It's just this really interesting expression of barrels beyond anything else we've done, and I decided that there was no need to mess with it."

The 12 percent ABV brew was named for a trip to Tombstone, Arizona that Brynildson took with his grandfather.

"We were walking around this old-timey desert town and grandpa suggested that we go have a beer," Brynildson said. "We went to the local saloon and there was this poster on the wall advertising a local event called Helldorado Days, depicting this evil bull scaring the crap out of some cartoon guy-- Hellll-dorado!"

2015 Helldorado will be limited to 3,500 cases of 22-ounce bottles, with a suggested retail price of $16.99.