Beer bucket lists float in the minds of many craft beer drinkers and the one beer festival that should be on such a list the is the annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. The 8th edition of this highly coveted beer festival will take place on Saturday, June 1st at the Paso Robles Event Center in California’s scenic Central Coast.
Hosted by Firestone Walker Brewing, the 2019 Firestone Walker Beer Fest will bring together 50+ breweries and some of the region’s best restaurants for this all-inclusive beer festival. Tickets to the 8th Annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest go on-sale on Friday, February 8th quite fittingly beginning at 8:00am PST.
If you’re ready to make the decision to travel to Paso Robles for the fest, don’t delay as tickets will sell out very quickly. Tickets will be sold via Eventbrite and its system can be tricky to manage when tickets to the FWIBF go live. A suggestion is if the Eventbrite link states “Unavailable” then keep refreshing your web browser as the event is not sold until Eventbrite states “Sold Out”. Many people place tickets in their cart but then do not purchase them, which is when they become available again (every seven minutes).
Tickets for the 2019 FWIBF will cost $90 per person ($200 for Early Entrance, very limited) plus fees. There is a two-ticket maximum purchase per transaction for the fest that takes place on Saturday, June 1st from Noon-5:00pm. Plus, proceeds from ticket sales benefits Pioneer Days, an annual celebration of the City of Paso Robles rich history.
Each year, Matt Brynildson, Firestone Walker’s Brewmaster will invite over 50 of his favorite breweries from around the globe to pour at this invitational festival. And the brewers do not hold back as they bring some amazing beers, including many rare, barrel-aged beers.
For additional details on the 2019 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest check out the brewery’s FAQ on the event.
Paso Robles Event Center 2198 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles, CA
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.