At Firestone Walker, we are proud of our humble beginnings and where our brewery is now. We offer brewery tours of the main brewery in Paso Robles, California, as well as mini tours of our Barrelworks facility in Buellton, California and the R&D Propagator in Venice, California.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to suspend all brewery tours until further notice as of March 12, 2020. Our first concern is always the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers, and we believe that this proactive measure is the best for everyone.
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A Few Things to Know Before You Book a Tour
When our tours are back up and running, we encourage you to spend some time thinking about what tour best suits your interests. We offer a few tour options at our main brewery in Paso Robles during the week as well as on weekends.
No matter what tour you choose, you will be guided by one of our amazing Beer Educators. Not only do our Beer Educations love beer, but they are also certified beer servers through the Cicerone certification program.
Come thirsty, leave satisfied: We offer two tour types in Paso Robles, both of which involve tasting our beers.
If you want to see the brewery in action, you’re better off booking a tour during the weekdays. The bottling line runs Monday through Friday so you’re odds are better of seeing stuff happening during the weekdays, although, weekend tours are just as exciting, with tours of the Barrel Hall and laboratory sensory room to smell and see the malts and hops we use in our beers.
Since this is an operating brewery, all tour guests are required to wear flat, close-toed shoes. If you didn’t wear close-toed shoes, no problem, we have extra boots for you to wear during the tour.
Brewery Fun Facts
Think you know your Firestone Walker brewery trivia? Here are a few things you’ll learn about the brewery (plus so much more) on a brewery tour:
- Canning line cans 400 12 oz cans per minute
- Bottling line bottles 310 12 oz bottles per minute
- The brewery has 39 fermentation vessels
- We have a 300 barrel and 65 barrel brewhouse
- All Firestone beers are shipped from our Paso brewery. We have a 66,000 sq ft cold storage — roughly the size of a Costco!
- Our six large fermentation vessels next to the Paso taproom hold 1500 barrels of liquid
- The Barrel Hall holds up to 2,000 barrels