(Paso Robles, CA) — Firestone Walker, reigning World Beer Cup Champion and two-time Great American Beer Festival Champion, is proud to announce that it will be taking its full line of beers to the great state of Colorado.
Firestone Walker will bring all of its bottled offerings to Colorado including its Pale Series, which consists of, Double Barrel Ale an English-style pale, Union Jack an IPA and Pale 31 a California-style pale ale.
Beer drinkers in the Ft. Collins and Colorado Springs area will have access to Firestone beers on draft and in bottles as early as late June. Denver fans are scheduled to see the beers in July sometime.
Firestone Walker has long had its sights on Colorado according to David Walker, co-Proprietor of Firestone Walker.
“We are looking forward to spending some time in the mountains in a great beer state and home to some of the best Craft Brewers in America,” Walker said, “and we feel privileged to be a part of that scene.”
This expansion reflects the increased production in beer that the brewery has been able to achieve recently.
“Sending our beer to Colorado is a big deal for our brew team,” Firestone brewmaster Matt Brynildson said. “ We have a lot of brewing industry friends in the mountain state and there is a lot of incredible beer produced there along with a good deal of honorable beer stewardship being practiced. Colorado is the home of the Brewers Association, the National Homebrewer’s Association and the GABF. It is an epicenter for the craft movement, so it is a real honor to finally be able to have Firestone Walker beer in this great beer state.”
Colorado will also receive the Proprietor’s Reserve series, which has also been released in markets throughout the country, with great success. The Proprietor’s Reserve series includes many limited release offerings and some of the most coveted of the Firestone Walker brews.
Double Jack, imperial IPA, and Walker’s Reserve, Robust Porter, will be available year-round in 22oz bottles and on draft. Parabola, Abacus and the Anniversary Ale are all very limited one time releases throughout the year. They also come in 22oz bottles and on draft.
There will also be two other seasonal offerings that will be in 12oz bottles (six-packs and cases) and on draft. Solace, an unfiltered wheat beer will be offered in the spring and summer while Velvet Merlin, a partially bourbon barrel-aged oatmeal stout, will be offered in the fall and winter.
Established in 1996 on California’s Central Coast, Firestone Walker a regional brewery committed to making the world’s best pale ales, Firestone Walker remains the only American brewery to ferment beer in a union of oak barrels. Firestone Walker Brewing Company was named “Mid-Size Brewing Company of The Year” at the 2007 and 2003 Great American Beer Festivals and “Champion Brewery” for the category of Mid-Size Brewing Company at the 2010, 2006 and 2004 World Beer Cups.