Firestone Walker Brewing - Free Tasting - Thursday, October 25th | 5-7 pm
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 central coast of California. The state-of-the-art brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers. In 2015, they combined with another family-owned brewery, Duvel Moortgat, to help pave the way for the next 20 years and beyond. With deep roots in the Central Coast, Firestone Walker employs numerous sustainable practices that reflect their commitment to the local community and landscape.
Pivo Pilsner - Hoppy Pilsner
Pivo Pilsner is Firestone's first packaged and distributed lager which hit the market right as many beer drinking palates were just catching on to IPAs. All German ingredients but with the addition of lots of dry hopping like you'd find in an IPA makes for a hoppy pilsner that helps bridge the leap from big bitter IPAs to more balanced European-style lagers. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, but packed with incredible dry hop aromatics.
UnderCurrants - Wild Ale with Black Currants
UnderCurraants is the newest of the Barrelworks lineup of world-class American fruited sours. Taking a page out of the Belgian beer book, this beer starts its life as an English style Pale which is then inoculated with various bacterias and Brettanomyces and then allowed to spend a significant amount of time in 95% French oak barrels. UnderCurrants then adds 1.5 pounds of fresh black currants, a delicious, tiny, sweet-tart berry, for every gallon of beer and ages an additional 4 months. This one may not last the duration of the tasting so come in early!
Luponic Distortion - IPA Series
Luponic Distortion is proof that Firestone is capable of keeping up with current beer trends by keeping a product consistently on the shelf while making big tweaks to the recipe dependent on what hops are currently available to them. They refuse to reveal the hop bill as more often than not they are making use of experimental hops yet to be named. This batch is described as having Pineapple, Guava, and Lemondrop qualities!