Brewery Profile: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

by Kevin on February 14, 2012

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.:

Location: Paso Robles, California
Website: www.firestonebeer.com
Twitter: @firestonewalker
Founded: 1996

Brewery Description:

It began innocently enough: a couple of brothers-in-law sitting around debating the subject of good and bad beer. Instead, their search for a decent ale to led them to brew their own. Given Mr. Firestone’s winemaking bias and Mr. Walker’s complete lack of fermentation experience, they believed 60-gallon oak barrels were the appropriate vehicle in which to create their perfect elixir. OK, so initial attempts were forgettable. But like so many great ideas, out of that disaster was born a handy invention – the Firestone Union. Based on classic brewing traditions from Burton-Upon Trent, this bizarre and unlikely system of linked barrels has the ability to produce rich and complex ales. In 1996 the accidental duo shelved their endless discussion on better beers and settled for building a world-class brewery that bore their names on California’s Central Coast……the debate was now over.” – firestonebeer.com

Flagship Beers:
DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
Pale 31
Union Jack

Limited:
Walker’s Reserve
Double Jack
Wookey Jack
§ucaba
Parabola
Double DBA
Fifteen
Velvet Merkin
Helldorado
Good Foot
Sticky Monkey
Bravo
Solace
Velvet Merlin
Oaktoberfest

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