(Paso Robles, CA) – Firestone Walker Brewing Company Co-Owner, David Walker, just sent along this note to BeerPulse regarding this afternoon’s report on the brewery’s wild yeast program.
Firestone Walker has begun the creation of its Barrelworks in Buellton, an existing facility with some room for expansion an hour south of our Paso Robles brewery
Matt Brynildson recently banished the rare feral (a.k.a. sour) beers from the Paso Robles brewery and they are now showing up in Buellton under the watchful eye of Jim Crooks (Sour Jim).
This is not a new brewery nor a new brewhouse…..stay tuned, it’s going to be wild and funky…
Why banish such beers? The wild yeasts and bacteria used to create them sometimes manage to find their way into other beers at a brewery creating unintended off-flavors. Breweries employ a number of tactics from dedicated equipment to flash pasteurization.