...settle things the old fashioned way. Try brothers-in law. Who own a brewery together. Adam, AKA The Bear, and David, AKA The Lion, may battle, epically at times, but at least neither ever forgets it’s for the epic love of beer.
British expatriate and Adam’s brother-in-law who brought a European twist to the proceedings. Together, they soon dreamed of building an unparalleled regional brewery, one that combined the authenticity of Old World craft with the innovative spirit of California.
Growing up on the Central Coast surrounded by vineyards and winemaking, Adam’s gravitation towards brewing started at an early age. The brewing ideas all launched in converted wine making equipment – mostly with mixed results. But the hook was set when the first recipe for Double Barrel Ale was attempted. All that was needed to take this idea beyond a pipe dream was a partner. Many were approached with the idea but none were interested. That is until he persuaded one lone Englishman who happened to be married to his sister.
Matt is excited about advancing the company’s celebrated commitment to quality and innovation. “Our brewery is a cutting-edge facility, right down to the bottling line,” he says. “This is enabling me to take Firestone Walker beers to the next level.”
Beer Before Glory.
Founded in 1996 by brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker, Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery located on the coast of California. Our state-of-the-art brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. Our Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers. In 2015, we combined with another family-owned brewery, Duvel Moortgat, to help pave the way for our next 20 yeas and beyond. With deep roots in the Central Coast, we employ numerous sustainable practices that reflect our commitment to the local community and landscape.