Lions, Bears & Beer…OH MY!
The Firestone Walker Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) and David Walker (aka the Lion), in the Central coast of California, laying its roots in wine county. This once small brewery is now a regional force in the craft beer industry, and every day they strive to constantly bring craft beer to the next level. In the words of Firestone, they are “passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.” This driving attitude is reflected within Firestone’s achievements in 2014.
One of their seasonal beers, Easy Jack, a summer session IPA, was voted one as one of the 20 best beers of 2014 by “Paste Magazine.” Sailing onto the top 20 list, this session IPA was, hands down, one of the best out of the many session IPAs that were introduced in 2014. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson wanted to create a different kind of session IPA that had a signature malt balance, enormous hop aromas with hop varieties from all around the world, and most importantly leave you with an empty glass before you even know it. You can definitely look forward to even more of the delicious Easy Jack in 2015!
A second great achievement for Firestone Walker in 2014 would be Pivo winning the gold at the Great American Beer Festival two years in a row! This traditional German style pilsner has a hoppy Bohemian twist and gentile malt flavors. The “refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils”, with its perfect balance, will have you coming back for more.
Visit the Firestone Walker Brewing Company at http://www.firestonebeer.com to learn more about these award winning beers and the many more delicious, and refreshing, craft beers they have to offer. Also, look for them in your local store!
Come visit Firestone Walker at the 2nd annual Twilight Tasting event on March 7, 2015. Tickets are on sale now! Don’t miss out on tasting these refreshing, next level, craft beers!