If weekly Fahrenheit averages, the noticeable lack of cloudy days, and later sunsets are anything to go by, we’d say Spring is here. But the early mornings aren’t the only crispy things around right now, because our newest IPA Mix Packs have also arrived. Prep your nearest fresh, empty glass, because you’ll want it in-hand and handy after you’re done reading this.

If you’re looking to embrace some serious seasonal crispiness, we’ve got you right here. Literally loaded with some flavor-packed beers, these newest mixed packs feature two regulator favorites: Union Jack IPA and Hopnosis IPA. Also joining in is our new California IPA and the return of Luponic Distortion IPA.

That’s right, we’ve been listening to your requests and brought Luponic Distortion back into our IPA fold. But let’s not get carried away there. Especially when we have a whole section below that’s for all things Luponic Distortion, anyway. But when we have three equally amazing IPAs in the spotlight as well, we have to give them proper attention, just like how we take our time to enjoy sipping each one.

In short, our Hopnosis IPA, Union Jack IPA, California IPA, and Luponic Distortion IPA mixed packs are a combination of California dreaming meets delicious, hoppy reality. You can find all four of these beers in both the aluminum and glass-and-bottle-cap front too. So, for those of you who prefer sipping from a bottle rather than a can or vice-versa, you have no excuses now. It’s a marriage of amazing beers thought up in our Paso Robles brewery to be distributed to and enjoyed by all our markets now. 

So with that, let’s crack into the details.


Another seasonal number from our talented brew crew that we can’t wait to crack into, show off to friends, and enjoy: California IPA. 

The Firestone Walker California IPA is our latest iteration of West Coast IPA and represents the current state of IPA in the Golden State. A light pale malt base lets the hops take center stage, showcasing the expressive fruity and dank aromatics of Mosaic, Strata, and Citra hops. Citra Incognito hop extract from Haas is a flowable whirlpool extract that adds more Citra impact in the brewhouse. All these layers come together to make a flavorful IPA with huge aromatic notes of mango, blueberry, and clementine. 

If we could bottle or can up some fresh water from the base of Yosemite Falls and add in some brewing magic using good, old-fashioned Central Coast intuition for the ultimate California beer, it’d taste just like this. 

But we’re sure all this talk about great beer is giving you a serious thirst. We know we’re certainly about to go check our fridge for a fresh bottle or can. You can find both of these IPA Mixed Packs in all our markets, so search out your closest one with our Beer Finder now. Trust us, the great-beer-enjoyer within you will thank you.


Union Jack is a Firestone Walker classic for a reason. Well, a lot of reasons actually. If you like your IPAs loud though, then our original West Coast IPA is worth tuning into.

Union Jack is the IPA that helped blaze the trail for the revolutionary West Coast style. Named for the British Lion who co-­founded our brewery, Union Jack is hopped to high hell yet eminently balanced from start to finish. This is a fad-proof IPA for any hophead. Pronounced pineapple, citrus, and pine aromas with intense flavors of grapefruit and tangerine, all balanced by a hint of malt sweetness.

We keep it in our regular rotation for good reason.


Is it a West Coast IPA? Is it a Cold IPA? Or is it all of the above? When cracking open a Hopnosis, the answer is always, “Yes.” An innovative IPA brewed with coveted Cryo Hops® pellets, we double dry-hop this beer with varieties from the U.S. and New Zealand, creating an explosion of tropical fruit flavors including mango, passionfruit, white grape, and lychee.

“Cryo Hops® are the most innovative, in-demand hops available,” says our Brewmaster, Matt Brynildson. “They are made by collecting the concentrated lupulin from whole-leaf hops, which contain all of the resins for bitterness and aromatic oils. Cryo Hops® are designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma, enabling us to efficiently produce a highly delicious and more sustainable beer.”

As a result, Hopnosis ticks all the great IPA boxes: crisp and crushable, with a clean hop profile.


Yes, seriously, we’re not joking here: Luponic Distortion is back. We saw the fan mail, we read the comments you left on our social accounts, and we listened. And how could we not? Brewed with a secret blend of new-age hops, Luponic Distortion is an IPA packed with a signature, unmatched flavor.

A Firestone Walker trailblazer that continues to break the rules, Luponic Distortion is brewed with a secret blend of new-age hops. So, sorry, but you won’t get much of a hop breakdown here. That’s the whole purpose of the secret thing. But if we were going to slip you a top-security clearance document with a big, red “CONFIDENTIAL” stamp on the front, it would hold a piece of paper that would just say, “This is a really good beer.” 

We honored the original recipe that you know and love here, but tuned it up with mind-bending flavors of lychee, peach, nectarine, and strawberry. And like Union Jack, Hopnosis, and California IPA alongside it, you’ll want to crack into Luponic Distortion again and again and again, and maybe even one more time after that. Especially when you’re in your living room as college basketball plays off a TV in the background or you’re on your patio, at the beach, or with friends at a barbeque. Or anywhere else you may find yourself enjoying the warm embrace of Spring with an incredibly crisp, and incredibly good beer in hand, really. 

Grab some ice for your cooler and make sure there’s plenty of space on the top shelf of your fridge and then find where your nearest supplier is with our Beer Finder now.