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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
(Duvel Moortgat)
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1400 Ramada Drive
Paso Robles CA 93446
Telephone: +1 805-238-2556
Hours: Open daily noon-7:00pm. Tours Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
Brewer: Matt Brynildson
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Notes

Opened: 1996

Annual Production: 60,000 bbl

Contributors: Ralph Wells, Diane Crawford, Jamie Smith, Mario Kornmesser

Firestone Walker and Matt Brynildson were named Mid-Size Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year at the 2003, 2011, and 2013 Great American Beer Festival, and they won the same honors at the 2004 and 2006 World Beer Cup. They're the only brewery in the United States fermenting beer in a Burton Union system.

Updated: May 17, 2022

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    9.50% abv.
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    • Date: August 25, 2012 (#8914)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Great Nebraska Beer Festival, Papillion NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Low head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Big spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, smooth. Sweet malt and big spicy, grassy hops. Nicely bitter. Spicy, piney, hoppy finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)

  • Session Beer
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  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    12.50% abv.

  • Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
    13.00% abv.

  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
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  • American-Style Brown Ale
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  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.70% abv.
    • Date: May 13, 2022 (#11045)
      Package: canned
      Place: Hy-Vee Maple Grove, Maple Grove MN
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden, some haze. Dense creamy head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity, biscuity, malty. Sweet and bready.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Nice clean malty, kinda grainy. Fruity hops, low-medium bitterness. Mildly grassy, mildly fruity finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good beer, not all that bitter.

  • American-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
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  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale
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  • Münchner-Style Helles
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  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
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  • American-Style Pale Ale
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  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
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  • Vienna-Style Lager
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  • English-Style India Pale Ale
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    American-Style Pale Ale
    4.80% abv.
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    • Date: December 8, 2008 (#7595)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Huge orange-citrusy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, fizzy. Nice chewy maltiness and lots of citrusy hop flavor. Reasonably bitter. Fruity finish.
      Overall Impression (2½)

  • American-Style Pale Ale
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  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale
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  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    13.00% abv.
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  • German-Style Pilsener
    5.30% abv.
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  • Red Nectar
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    5.40% abv.
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  • Reserve Robust Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Ruby
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
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  • Solace
    Specialty Beer

  • Taproom IPA
    English-Style India Pale Ale
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  • Union Jack IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
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  • Velvet Merlin (formerly Velvet Merkin)
    Oatmeal Stout
    5.50% abv.
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  • Walker's Mild
    American-Style Dark Lager
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  • Walker's Reserve
    Brown Porter
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    Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA
    American-Style Black Ale
    8.30% abv.
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  • Xtra Pale
    Ordinary Bitter
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