Press Releases

Nothing to Hide: Firestone Walker Reveals Velvet Merkin

August 27, 2014

Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged oatmeal stout is set to make a curtain call with the release of the 2014 vintage starting on September 15.
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EPIC “805 BEACH FESTIVAL” RETURNS TO AVILA

July 30, 2014

All good things Central Coast will be on hand for the 2nd annual 805 Beach Festival on August 16 at Avila Beach Golf Resort.
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BIERGARTEN IN A BOTTLE: Here Comes Oaktoberfest

July 21, 2014

It’s time to dust off your stein and get a jump on German tradition as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release Oaktoberfest in bottles, marking the first-ever packaged release of this “Paso Märzen Bier.”
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BARRELWORKS LIBERATES ANOTHER WILD CHILD

July 7, 2014

From Prussia with love comes Bretta Weisse, an untamed Berliner Weisse-inspired wheat beer set to be liberated from Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility on July 12.
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LAST CALL ON DOUBLE DBA

July 2, 2014

The third and final bottled release of Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s barrel-aged Double DBA begins on July 12, setting the stage for an as-yet-unchosen replacement next year.
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PACKS OF WOOKEY JACKS NOW ON THE LOOSE

June 20, 2014

Watch your back...The world of Wookey Jack is about to get woolier with the release of Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s acclaimed black rye IPA in a new 12-ounce four-pack format.
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Ol’ LEGHORN FLIES THE COOP: 3 Floyds and Firestone Walker to Release Collaboration Barleywine

May 30, 2014

Here comes Ol’ Leghorn, a swaggering rooster of a beer made by Nick Floyd of 3 Floyds Brewing Co. and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, old friends of nearly 20 years who both cut their brewing teeth in the mid 1990s Chicago craft beer scene.
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FIRESTONE WALKER CRACKS OPEN BARRELS OF MONKEE

May 13, 2014

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkee…Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s 2014 Stickee Monkee, to be precise—an inaugural bottling that delivers a barrel-aged twist on the traditional Belgian Quadrupel style.
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FATHER’S DAY “COLLABREWTIVE” BRUNCH WILL BLOW DAD’S MIND

May 7, 2014

Your dad put up with a lot of weak beer and questionable coffee while he was grinding away to put a roof over your head. Now it’s time to repay the favor, change it up and rock your dad’s taste buds.
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A WILD RIDE COMES TO THE 805

April 17, 2014

The Central Coast’s most epic cycling event is set to get bigger and faster with the return of the 805 Criterium Weekend, which now features two races in Lompoc, one race in Buellton and a host of expanded spectator festivities.
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BARRELWORKS COMES FULL CIRCLE WITH “LIL OPAL”

April 14, 2014

In the beginning, there was Lil Opal, an illicit “brett'd saison” that spawned a rogue family of barrel-aged wild yeast beers. Now, Firestone Walker's Barrelworks comes full circle with the upcoming limited release of 2014 Lil Opal in 375ml bottles.
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CAN DO: FIRESTONE WALKER INSTALLS NEW BEER CANNING LINE

April 2, 2014

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release its first-ever canned beers as it finishes the installation of a new state-of-the-art canning line this month.
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MORE THAN DRINKABLE: New “Easy Jack” Session IPA Brewed with Globetrotting Hops for Radical Complexity

March 26, 2014

You might mistake it for another drinkable, 24/7, go-anywhere, camping-approved, hipster-friendly and therefore appropriately fashionable Session IPA.
But instead it’s Easy Jack—a new seasonal offering available from Firestone Walker Brewing Company starting on April 1.
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THE NATURE OF THE BEAST: Firestone Walker Releases 2014 Parabola

March 19, 2014

Like no other vintage before it, the 2014 Parabola by Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a beer of darkness and immensity, a beast that bares its teeth with a highest-ever 14% ABV—and yet its bite remains refined.
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WORLD-CLASS LIBATIONS COME “FROM THE BARREL” ON APRIL 4

March 11, 2014

One of the Central Coast’s best-kept and tastiest event secrets is set to return, as Firestone Walker Brewing Company once again hosts its annual “From The Barrel” evening at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.
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BRINGING DOWN THE FARMHOUSE: Firestone Walker Releases “Opal” Dry-Hopped Saison

March 10, 2014

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is going back to the farm with the release of Opal, a rootsy, rustic dry-hopped saison that merges Belgian tradition with West Coast style.

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A BEER WITHOUT BORDERS: “805” ALE COMES TO LOS ANGELES

February 25, 2014

Answering the call of thirsty Angelenos, Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s “805” ale is heading south of its intended border and coming to greater Los Angeles.
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THE “FERAL ONE” RELEASED INTO THE WILD

February 19, 2014

The wild things are about to bust out of Barrelworks as Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release the Feral One—an untamed yet artful blend that represents the brewery’s first-ever bottled wild yeast offering.
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THE FIRESTONE WALKER INVITATIONAL BEER FEST IS SOLD OUT – BUT THE GEEKIEST TICKETS OF ALL REMAIN UNCLAIMED

February 14, 2014

A wormhole of geekery opened up in the craft beer universe at the stroke of midnight last Friday when tickets to the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest on May 31 sold out in 22 minutes.
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FIRESTONE WALKER FIRES UP NEW “KEG SHED”

February 12, 2014

Firestone Walker Brewing Company christened its “Keg Shed” this week, firing up a dual state-of-the-art keg line that nearly triples the brewery’s per-hour keg output.
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LIBERATE YOUR PALATE WITH THE LION’S SHARE

January 9, 2014

Whether you are an undecided, underserved, ravenous or adventurous beer drinker, Firestone Walker Brewing Company has you covered with the The Lion’s Share, a new mixed 12-pack featuring four distinctively different brews.
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Firestone Walker Releases 2014 §ucaba

January 3, 2014

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release its first Proprietor’s Vintage Series beer of 2014 with the return of §ucaba, a barrel-aged English barleywine that remains confoundingly unpronounceable yet eminently drinkable.
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