Late last year, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. announced that it had begun brewing beer at its new state-of-the-art brewhouse in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast. The new 60-barrel brewhouse reflects Firestone Walker’s mission to continuously perfect the brewing process.
“We are always aiming to make the next brew better than the last,” said co-proprietor Adam Firestone in a press release last November. “The difference may be tiny, but it needs to be measurable and constant. The new brewhouse is our latest investment in this mission.”
The brewhouse occupies a new three-story tower that has been integrated into the front of the brewery building. The tower now serves as the brewery’s primary visual icon and features broad glass walls on two sides of the second story, providing a permanent window into the brewing process. The new brewhouse is the result of extensive research conducted by Firestone and David Walker, ultimately drawn to a company called Huppmann in Kitzingen, Germany, which has been making brewhouses for generations. The brewhouse expansion includes two brand new German made 400-bbl fermenters, which you can see being installed here (in this cool time lapse video).