For the first time in six years, Firestone Walker’s Wookey Jack is back with a new release for the winter season.
Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA is now rolling out to all Firestone Walker markets in six pack (12-oz. can) and draft formats. This is the first widespread release of Wookey Jack since the beer originally retired in late 2016.
“The Wookey never dies — it just hibernates,” says Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “We’ve produced periodic small-batch runs over the years, and people keep asking for more. It’s time to release it back into the wild.”
The latest edition of Wookey Jack (8.3% ABV) remains faithful to the original recipe, the company says, which includes pearled dark malts with rye adding a rustic grain element. The hops are dank, sticky Citra and pungent Amarillo, both of which are incorporated into a dry-hop regimen.
Wookey Jack was first released by Firestone Walker in 2012.