We touched base with Firestone Walker to see how things are going for the rapidly growing California craft brewery. Items discussed include the upcoming Pivo Pils release, collaborations, potential new markets and more. Cheers!
When will Pivo Pils be dropping?
It’s on draft now, and six packs will arrive in May.
Now that you are phasing out Nectar Ales, has FSW targeted any new markets to distribute to? Speaking of which, how is the Nectar Ales divestment going?
As far as markets go, not at this point in time. As far the Nectar Ales divestment, its going well, on track.
We’ve heard plenty of water cooler talk as to what will be the first barrel works beer to be bottled. Any decisions made yet?
Not quite yet, we are still assessing volumes.
We are collaborating with 3 Floyds for Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival this year, and we will be releasing our last year Festival Collaboration with Mikkeller at this years fest.
What was Firestone Walker’s best selling beer for 2012?
How is the ongoing expansion going?
Construction/expansion are ongoing, next up will be 8 exterior fermenters and a keg hall.
About Firestone Walker
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery founded in 1996 and located in the Paso Robles wine country on California’s Central Coast. The brewery specializes in iconic pale ales and vintage barrel-aged beers. Firestone Walker Brewing Company was awarded Mid-Sized Brewery of The Year honors at the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Great American Beer Festivals® as well as Champion Mid-Sized Brewery honors at the 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 World Beer Cup® competitions.