2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest Preview & Beer List

Brewmaster Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing

The 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest will take place in a few days on Saturday, May 31st. This annual beer festival, now in its third year, is held in Firestone Walker’s hometown of Paso Robles, California and is one extremely sought after ticket. This year’s festival tickets were sold out within 22 minutes and now can be found online from dubious souls at well over double the original listing price.

The 3rd installment of this highly acclaimed event will feature over 40 breweries and over 20 restaurants sampling their beer and food the festival goers. You can read all about Brewpublic’s experience at the 2013 Invitational here and the 2012 Invitational here. Definitely a not to miss event.

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

One fortunate element that this year’s festival will offer is a much better weather forecast. During the festival’s first two years temperatures reached the 100 degree mark. Not the best environment to be sampling a wide array of beer in. The forecast for Saturday looks like temps will be right around 80 degrees, perfect festival weather!

News also broke that Firestone Walker’s 2014 Collaboration beer for the festival will be revealed on Saturday. Bottles will be sold at the brewery with a 6-bottle limit. There’s no need to scramble over to the brewery on Saturday for the release. According to Firestone Walker’s Twitter feed, there will be enough bottles available for one to purchase at the brewery on Sunday.

Golden Road at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2013: (L to R: Cole Hackbarth, Meg Gill, and Tara Fulps)

The official beer list will be available on Saturday in the festival program. However, here’s a sneak peek of the beer list that Firestone Walker tweeted out over the past couple of days.

3 Floyds Brewing
Yum Yum
Barrel Aged Blot Out the Sun

8 Wire Brewing
Farmhouse Pale Ale
Chardonnay Barrel Aged Saison

Alesmith Brewing
Ginger Lil’ Devil
Barrel Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout

Alpine Beer Co
Keene Idea
San Diego Surprise

Avery Brewing Co.
Lilikoi Kepolo
Maharaja
Rufus Corvus

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Grunion Pale Ale
Rum Barreled Victory at Sea on Nitro
Sculpin IPA
Sour Wench

Beachwood Brewing
Foam Top
System of a Stout
Amalgamator
Denver Jackhammer

Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Grand-Am
Tartare Rouge

Beavertown Brewery
Quelle Saison
Heavy Water
Black Betty
Applelation

Bell’s Brewing
Oarsman
Bourbon Barrel Aged Cherry Stout

Birrifico Italiano
Delia
Joy for Nothing
Scires 2010
Sparrow Pit

Boneyard Beer
Bone Light
Notorious Triple IPA
RPM IPA

Boulevard Brewing
Ginger Lemon Radler
Saison-Brett

Braufactum
Brown Ale
Progusta Harves

Brewery Ommegang
Ommegang Hop House
Ommegang Gnomegang

The Bruery
Hottenroth
Humulus Lager
Black Tuesday w/ Pistachio & Vanilla
Sans Pagaie*
Grey Monday*
Rue d’ Floyd*
(*top of the hour pours)

Cigar City Brewing
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Tangerine-Orange Berliner Weisse

Crooked Stave
L’Brett d’Blackberry
Spring Bretta
Surette

Dogfish Head
Namaste
Wine Barrel Aged Black and Blue
Burton Baton

FiftyFifty Brewing
Miso Hoppy
Coffee-Vanilla Eclipse
Belgian Lipstick
Rockslide IPA

Firestone Walker Brewing
Opal
Easy Jack,
Barrelworks’ Lil Opal
Bretta Rosé

Founders Brewing
All Day IPA
Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Bolt Cutter

Funkwerks
Saison
Raspberry Provincial
Deceit
Tropic King

Garage Project
Hapi Daze
Umami Monster
Sauvin Nouveau
Pernicious Weed

Golden Road Brewing
Berliner Weisse
El Hefe Añejo
329 Lager
Heal the Bay IPA

Green Flash Brewing
Black Flanders
White IPA
Road Warrior

Hollister Brewing
Gose Tiny Bubbles
Fire Dragon

Jester King Brewery
Le Petit Prince
Nocturn Chrysalis

Kern River Brewing
Gravity Check Session IPA
Citra DIPA

Lagunitas Brewing
Pils

Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Co
Road to Helles
Red Poppy

Mahr’s Brau
Der Weisse Bock
Ungespundetes Hefetrüb

Mikkeller
Tenderloin APA
Orange Yuzu Glad I Said Porter (Grand Marnier)

Moonlight Brewing
Reality Czeck-Style Pils
Death & Pinot

Nebraska Brewing
EOS Hefeweizen
Romancing the Cone

New Belgium Brewing
Snapshot Wheat
Transatlantique Kriek
La Folie
Trip 19 Oyster Stout

Odell Brewing Co
Loose Leaf
59er
Dr. Acula

Pizza Port Brewing
Ava’s Pale Ale
2013 Sour Beer Hunter
Beer Hunter Episode
All Sixed Up

Rahr & Sons Brewing
Stormcloud British Style IPA
Barrel Aged Bucking Bock

Revolution Brewing
Rosa
Straight Jacket
Dos Osos (Collab with Firestone Walker)

Russian River Brewing
Beatification
Dribble Belt
Pliny The Elder

Sierra Nevada Brewing
Hips Helles
Trip In The Woods

Southern Tier
Farmer’s Tan
Sonnet
DePhunk

Stone Brewing Co
Go-To IPA
2012 Double Bastard Ale
Enjoy By 7.4.14
Spröcketbier

Sun King Brewing
Hop Up Offa That Bret
The Devil’s Paintbrush
Osiris Pale Ale
Sunlight Cream Ale

Surly Brewing
Pentagram
Darkness

Taps Fishhouse & Brewery
Blanche de Conundrum
Remy Ooh La La
Schwarzbie
Remy’s Pappy
Mocha Stout on Nitro
Munich-Style Helles

Triple Rock Brewery
Small Talk Nor-Cal Bitter
Cellarman Saison
Barrel Aged Cellarman Saison
Bent Ear Pale Ale

Trumer Pils
Trumer Pils

YoHo Brewing
Tokyo Black Porter
Suiyobo no Neko

Passion for the Pale at Firestone Walker

This is one exciting beer list. Now its time to go through and mark off the ones on your must try list. With only 4 hours (5 hours if you scored the VIP Pass) of drinking time, your time is essential. We are up for the challenge!

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