After a year-long collaborative vision quest, Cigar City and Firestone Walker are set to unveil Los Leñadores—an imperial brown ale aged in high rye bourbon barrels and infused with African and Brazilian hardwood spirals.
Los Leñadores was conceived by brewmasters Wayne Wambles and Matt Brynildson to commemorate the 2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest happening on June 1.
“Wayne always has these crazy new ideas and ingredients for barrel-aged beers,” Brynildson said. “I had this Brazilian hardwood I was excited about, and he had one from Africa. The more we talked, the more we had to do it.”