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BLACK MAGIC: Velvet Merlin Transformed into Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

January 6, 2016

With a new ingredient and a bit of wizardry, Firestone Walker’s Velvet Merlin oatmeal stout has been transformed into a mindblowing mouthful known as Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, to be released starting on January 6, 2016.

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Firestone Walker Announced Planned Brewhouse Expansion in Paso Robles

November 2, 2015

Firestone Walker Brewing Company today announced the planned expansion of its brewhouse in Paso Robles, which will deepen the brewery’s roots on California’s Central Coast as it heads into its 20th anniversary year.

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XIX Anniversary Ale: Brewmaster Throws Curveball to Winemakers

October 19, 2015

An annual rite came with a twist this year when local winemakers once again joined Firestone Walker’s brewing team for the blending of the next Anniversary Ale—only to discover that hoppy component beers had been taken off the table.

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Jeffers Drops Acid...Knowledge

October 5, 2015

Get ready to embark on a mindbending journey into the world of wild beers as Jeffers drops acid…Acid knowledge, that is.

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Quadruple: Firestone Walker Earns 4th GABF Title

September 28, 2015

Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and his brewing team at Firestone Walker Brewing Company continue to spin gold, earning their 4th Great American Beer Festival title in less than 10 years.

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No Cover Up: Here Comes The 2015 Velvet Merkin

September 11, 2015

Paso Robles, CA: Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged oatmeal stout is set to return with its third bottled vintage—and this one promises to be the best yet.

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Taking American Pilsner Back

July 29, 2015

What a difference a few years make…When Firestone Walker Brewing Company launched its Pivo hoppy pilsner in 2013, the market for domestic craft pilsner was uncertain and largely uncharted. Now, two short years later, Pivo is blowing up and domestic pilsner appears on the verge of a renaissance.

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IN RIDES "HELLDORADO"

July 1, 2015

You’ve been warned: Helldorado may be blonde in color, but if you take it lightly, you’ll get gunned downed by a blast of barrel-aged flavor at an ABV of 12 percent.

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Viva "La Piccola"

May 21, 2015

Multiple versions of the same collaborative dark saison wild ale—called La Piccola—will be unveiled at the 2015 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest on May 30, capping off a year of cross-continental brewing hijinks between brewmasters Agostino Arioli of Birrificio Italiano and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

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BACK IN THE MONKEE BUSINESS

May 12, 2015

You could call it a bunch of Monkee business—a beer meticulously brewed in the classic Belgian Quadrupel style, but aged for more than a year in retired bourbon barrels to create a stylistic outlier now known as a “Central Coast Quad.”

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Firestone Walker Releases 2015 Parabola

March 31, 2015

Parabola is back, and it’s as inordinately immense and improbably refined as ever, thanks to a brewing process that is, in the words of Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “like trying to wring out an oatmeal cookie.”

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Easy Jack Is Back

March 10, 2015

Firestone Walker is doubling down and re-launching Easy Jack in 2015 as a year-round release, and adding cans to the mix along the way. The difference this time is that Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went the extra 5,000 miles to make sure he doesn’t run out of those crucial Easy Jack hops.

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BARRELWORKS UNLEASHES THE 2015 “FERAL ONE

February 10, 2015

Cover your eyes and hide the children, as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release the 2015 vintage of the Feral One—a rowdy sour ale blend that commemorates the second anniversary of the brewery’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility.

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