2015 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2015

The fourth edition of the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT). Returning once again to the pleasant surroundings of the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA and hosted by Firestone Walker Brewing, this beer festival is one to put on your Beer To Do List.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 9:00am PDT. Make sure to get online at this time as last year’s festival sold out within minutes of the tickets going on sale.

2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer

The breweries that are fortunate enough to receive a very coveted invite to this festival bring its “A game”. After attending last year’s FWIBF, we can confidently say that this festival is one not to miss. The breweries that attended last year are the “Who’s Who” in international craft brewing. You can check out the list from our preview last year by clicking here.

The 2015 FWIBF will once again bring over 45 breweries along with 20+ restaurants serving some of the best beer in the world and best cuisine from California’s Central Coast.

Beyond all of the killer beer and food, there is more to the FWIBF. Throughout the afternoon there will be live bands playing the Frontier Town stage. This year’s headliner will be Jackie Greene and he’ll be taking the stage around 3:30pm.

There’s also a chance to take in the “Behind the Beer Sessions” that feature beer tastings along with Q & A sessions with the brewmasters themselves.

The details on the tickets are that there are two options, a General Admission entry and Early Entry. Both entries will get you a nice commemorative tasting glass.

Here are more of the details and the link to purchase tickets beginning at 9:00am on Sunday, February 8th, 2015. Here is the link for tickets.

General Admission
This allows entry to the festival from Noon to 5:00pm. This ticket price is $80.00 + $4.99 service fee.

Early Admission Entry
This will get you into Invitational an HOUR early beginning at 11:00am to 5:00pm. All of the proceeds from these Early Bird Tickets will go to the “Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation”. Ticket also includes an event shirt & hat and can be claimed at merchandise with your ticket and ID.. This ticket price is $200.00 + $10.99 service fee.

Complimentary Parking at the PR Event Center or Paso Robles Hotel Shuttle provided by Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee (see transportation link)

For the 2014 edition of the FWIBF, 3 Floyds and Firestone Walker collaborated on a beer that was released on draft during the festival and the following day in bottles at the brewery. Ol’ Leghorn was a staggeringly hoppy blonde barleywine made by Nick Floyd of 3 Floyds Brewing Co. and Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, old friends of nearly 20 years who both cut their brewing teeth in the mid 1990s Chicago craft beer scene.

Will there be a new collaboration for 2015? If so, who will join Firestone Walker for this year’s brew? Time will tell but we here at Brewpublic will let you know when the secret is revealed.

Here’s a photo recap from the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest.

Paso Robles Event Center
Paso Robles Event Center
The "Line" to enter the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The “Line” to enter the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Attendees waiting to enter the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Attendees waiting to enter the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Attendees entering the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Attendees entering the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Theo & Amanda Skourtis at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Brewpublican’s Theo & Amanda Skourtis at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Yetta & Chad from Crooked Stave at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Yetta & Chad from Crooked Stave at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Three Floyds at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer
Three Floyds at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Revolution Brewing at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Revolution Brewing at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Bruery at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Bruery at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Sun King at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Sun King at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Boneyard pouring at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Boneyard pouring at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Sierra Nevada at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Sierra Nevada at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Winners of a Free Trip to 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
The Winners of a Free Trip to 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Firestone Walker Jeep at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Firestone Walker Jeep at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Adam Fireston and David Walker with Brewpublic's D.J. Paul (center) at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Adam Fireston and David Walker with Brewpublic’s D.J. Paul (center) at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
David Walker pouring at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
David Walker pouring at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Firestone Walker & Three Floyds Ol Leghorn at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Firestone Walker & Three Floyds Ol Leghorn at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Relaxing at the Boneyard Tour Bus at 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest
Relaxing at the Boneyard Tour Bus after the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival is a benefit for the Pioneer Day Committee that brings in some of the best breweries in the world to Paso Robles.

You can keep up to date on the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival by following the Facebook Page and visiting the website. Remember to use #FWIBF when using social media to discuss this much talked about beer festival.

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