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Firestone Walker Expedition


If you win a seat on the Firestone Walker Expedition, here’s how your adventure will unfold:

*Airfare, transportation, lodging and dining are all included.


Thursday, June 1st

The Expedition begins at our new Propagator pilot brewhouse in the iconic Southern California beach town of Venice, where you will enjoy a crash course in brewing the types of experimental and R&D beers that are setting the pace for what’s next from Firestone Walker. The day concludes with a welcome dinner at the Propagator restaurant.


Friday, June 2nd

Next, you will amble up the coast to Barrelworks, our wild ale facility in the town of Buellton in Santa Barbara County. Here, Barrelmeister Jeffers Richardson and Master Blender “Sour” Jim Crooks will guide you through an epic blending session, turning you loose to craft your own unruly brew from a variety of eccentric Barrelworks creations. After dinner at the Taproom restaurant, you will head out to get a jump on day three.


Saturday, June 3rd

Finally, you will wake up in Paso Robles in the heart of the Central Coast wine country, where you will enjoy a private tour of our main brewery with Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. In the late morning, you will then head out for VIP early-entry to the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, which has been hailed as one of the nation’s best beer festivals by CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Weekly and others. 



When is the FW Expedition?

The FW Expedition will be held Thursday, June 1st 2017 - Saturday, June 3rd 2017. Winners will need to travel to Venice prior to 9am on June 1st. Winners will depart Sunday, June 4th.


What is the prize of this contest?

Three winners (plus one guest each) gets a seat on the Expedition where you'll brew a beer a the Propagator in Venice, blend a beer at Barrelworks, tour our main brewery in Paso Robles, all capped off with VIP access to the 2017 Firestone Walker Invitiational Beer Festival.


So wait, I have to nominate someone? Can’t I just nominate myself?

Much like we put our Beer Before Glory, we’re asking you to do the same. If you believe that you’re the biggest Firestone Fanatic around then you’re gonna have to ask a friend to nominate you.


So I nominated my friend, do I get to go?

Not necessarily. If your friend wins, well, let's hope they're nice enough to bring you along for the ride!


What does my video need to be about?

We want you to show our expert panel of judges (aka our brewers) why your friend deserve this epic once-in-a-lifetime beer road trip! Are they a diehard FW fan with an insane cellar? Do they preach FW endlessly to your friends & family? We want to see it all! Creativity, humor & passion are strongly encouraged.


How long does my video need to be?

Videos can be up to one minute (60 seconds) long.


How do I submit my video?

We’re trying to make this as easy as we can for you, so there are multiple ways to submit your video:

1) Post it on your public Instagram account using the hashtag #FWExpeditionContest & tagging @FirestoneWalker

2) Post it on your public Twitter account using the hashtag #FWExpeditionContest & tagging @FirestoneWalker

3) Post it on the Firestone Walker Facebook page

4) Upload it to YouTube & submit your URL via our Expedition Submission Page

*Please remember: If you submit via Instagram or Twitter, we cannot see your post if your account is private!


When are winners announced?

The contest officially ends on Sunday, December 11th  2016 at 11:59 pm & winners will be announced by Friday, December 15th 2016.


What if I win but I cannot attend on those dates?

These are firm dates & cannot be changed. Please do not enter this contest if you cannot join us on from June 1st – June 3rd 2017.

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