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A Look Back at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

A Look Back at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival Logo

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival Logo

To say the first ever Firestone Walker International Beer Fest was a hit would be an understatement.

The Firestone Invitational, held at the Mid-State Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, Calif.,  for the first time in June 2012, was unbelievable in terms of the quality of food and beer tastings on hand.

Here are some of our posts and reviews about some of our favorite breweries from the weekend:

Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout

We ran into a group of headbanded craft beer fans at the Firestone Walker Brewing Festival who said they were from Boonville, Calif., and that we had to get up there way for their festival that summer. Boy were they right …

Mikkeller Pale Ale

As noted in a previous post, Mikkeller's Pale Ale was my choice as the heat wore on at the Firestone Walker International Beer Fest. ...

Mikkeller barley wine

Mikkeller barley wine is a heady, thick beer that'll kick your behind. So I at intermission of the Firestone Walker International Beer Fest  ...

Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout

Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout was right up there with Triple Rock's Imperial Stout as our favorite beer of the Firestone Walker Invitational...

Top Sail Imperial Porter

Another beer you can get for a bargain price down at the local Trader Joes, Top Sail Imperial Porter is a great porter that's ...

Golden Road Brown Ale

There weren't a lot of standard brown ales at the Firestone Walker International Beer Fest, so when we tasted Golden Road's Brown Ale it ...

Golden Road Porter

Golden Road Porter was another solid dark beer at the Firestone Walker International Beer Fest.

Triple Rock Imperial Stout

Our first taste,Triple Rock Imperial Stout, was our favorite at the Firestone International Beer Fest. Dark. Strong. Easy to drink. Toast of the inaugural event …

Firestone Parabola

Firestone's Parabola is a real treat ... goes great with dessert thanks to its bold bourbon and tobacco aromas, and dark chocolate, charred oak ...

Can't wait to see what the crew at Firestone has on tap for 2013. Should be a blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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