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FIRESTONE WALKER NAMED “BEST AMERICAN BREWERY OF THE DECADE” BY PASTE MAGAZINE

November 13, 2019

Leading beer authority Paste Magazine has named Firestone Walker Brewing Company to the top of its list of “The 50 Best American Breweries of The Decade,” spanning the period of 2010 to 2019.

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FIRESTONE WALKER UNVEILS “XXIII”

November 1, 2019

A boisterous group of local winemakers convened with the Firestone Walker brewing team on September 10 for an annual late-summer rite—the blending of the brewery’s next anniversary ale. The result is “XXIII”—a limited barrel-aged release that is rolling out to all Firestone Walker markets starting this week

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FIRESTONE WALKER TO HOST ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY ON NOVEMBER 2

October 23, 2019

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is rolling out the barrels for its 2019 Anniversary Block Party on November 2, to include the unveiling of “XXIII”—the brewery’s latest Anniversary Ale blended with the help of local winemakers.

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Double Jack Is Back

October 18, 2019

Firestone Walker’s iconic Double Jack is back for a limited time in the 2019 Merlin’s Mixed Pack, which begins rolling out this week to all Firestone Walker markets.

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LUPONIC DISTORTION NO. 14 SPANS THE GLOBE

October 8, 2019

The 14th release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion IPA Series draws from four continents, quadrupling down on the series’ mantra of “flavors through hops.”

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INTRODUCING “MOLE MERKIN” – A SPICY SPIN ON FIRESTONE WALKER’S BARREL-AGED MILK STOUT

September 25, 2019

Firestone Walker is set to unveil Molé Merkin, a spicy spin on the brewery’s Velvet Merkin barrel-aged milk stout.

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SEASONAL SORCERY: Firestone Walker Unveils “Coconut Merlin” Milk Stout

September 18, 2019

With an infusion of freshly toasted coconuts and a touch of seasonal sorcery, Brewmaster Matt “Merlin” Brynildson has conjured up Coconut Merlin—a uniquely flavored brew for fall and winter.

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BARRELWORKS UNLEASHES “BRETTA BLANC”

August 13, 2019

Just in time for the heat of the harvest season, Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks is set to unleash Bretta Blanc—an eccentric and effervescent wild ale made with white wine grapes from David Walker’s family vineyard.

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INTRODUCING “OLD MANHATTAN” – A BARREL-AGED MASHUP OF TWO CLASSIC COCKTAILS

July 11, 2019

Get ready for the inaugural release of Old Man Hattan—an eccentric barrel-aged mashup of two classic cocktails: the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan.

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FIRESTONE WALKER INTRODUCES “CASHMERE XPA”

June 6, 2019

Firestone Walker hits the ground running this summer with the seasonal release of Cashmere XPA—an exclusive offering in the 2019 edition of the Beer Before Glory mixed pack.

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LUCKY NO. 13: NEXT LUPONIC DISTORTION LED BY CUSTOM-GROWN HOP

June 6, 2019

The 13th release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion IPA Series is leading the charge with a new custom-grown hop from Washington’s Yakima Valley.

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BARRELWORKS UNLEASHES “VIOLET UNDERGROUND”

June 5, 2019

Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks is turning up the volume with Violet Underground—a cross-Atlantic wild beer made with California golden raspberries and French candied violet petals, all fermented with native yeast shared by England’s Wild Beer Company.

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CIGAR CITY AND FIRESTONE WALKER UNVEIL “LOS LEÑADORES”

May 22, 2019

After a year-long collaborative vision quest, Cigar City and Firestone Walker are set to unveil Los Leñadores—an imperial brown ale aged in high rye bourbon barrels and infused with African and Brazilian hardwood spirals.

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INTRODUCING NAPA PARABOLA: A BARREL-AGED ICON WITH A CULT WINE TWIST

May 8, 2019

Fine wine meets a Firestone Walker legend with the inaugural release of Napa Parabola, a Russian imperial stout matured in French oak wine barrels from one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious cult wineries.

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BARRELWORKS UNLEASHES NEW WILD CHILD: BRETTA TANGERINE

February 27, 2019

Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks is back with another wild child—Bretta Tangerine, an inaugural hybrid beer made with 1,000 pounds of specially selected Murcott tangerines grown in the nearby coastal valley of Ojai.

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