Press Releases

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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CAN DO: Firestone Beers Available in Cans for First Time

January 28, 2015

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release its first-ever canned Firestone beers, with Union Jack (IPA), Easy Jack (session IPA) and Pivo (hoppy pilsner) all being introduced in six packs starting in mid February.
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FIRESTONE WALKER RELEASES 2015 §UCABA ON JANUARY 17

January 5, 2015

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is set to release its first Proprietor’s Vintage Series beer of 2015 with the return of §ucaba—and Brewmaster Matt Brynildson is now spilling a few secrets on the tongue-twisting, barrel-aged barleywine that has been a brewery staple since 2006.

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Firestone Walker Earns Top Honors at European Beer Star Competition for Third Straight Year

November 20, 2014

Brewmaster Matt “Merlin” Brynildson and his team of brewing magicians at Firestone Walker Brewing Company have done it again, racking up top honors for the third consecutive year at the prestigious European Beer Star Competition.
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DOUBLE JACK SCORES HAT TRICK IN BELGIUM

November 4, 2014

Firestone Walker’s Double Jack IPA secured the hat trick in Belgium this week, landing a gold medal and top honors for the third straight year in its category at the prestigious Brussels Beer Challenge.
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WINEMAKERS SQUARE OFF TO BLEND EPIC BARREL-AGED BEER

October 30, 2014

As the summer turns toward fall, you can count on two things in the Paso Robles wine country—the seasonal grape harvest and the annual blending of Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s next Anniversary Ale with guiding input from local winemakers.
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LOCAL FLAVOR MEETS GERMAN TRADITION AT THE MADONNA INN OKTOBERFEST

September 23, 2014

It’s time to don your dirndls, flaunt your lederhosen and fill your stein at the inaugural Madonna Inn Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 11.
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Where the wild things are

September 16, 2014

The wild things are bouncing of the walls at Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks wild yeast facility, setting the stage for more unruly releases in 2014.

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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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