Firestone Walker brewed its first beer in 1996 in a small facility rented from the Firestone Vineyard estate in Santa Barbara Country. In 2001 owner Adam Firestone and David Walker purchased the SLO Brewing Company located in Paso Robles, CA. Firestone Walker´s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system. The Firestone Union incorporates 65-gallon, medium and heavy toast American oak barrels. Firestone Walker Brewing Company continues to grow as the palates of Americans migrate to craft beer. Their brew staff have picked up "Mid Size Brewery of the Year" at the World Beer Cup an unmatched four times.







[Translate to English:] Firestone Walker Brewery. Paso Robles, CA

Firestone Walker Brewery, Paso Robles, CA

Firestone Walker Oktoberfestbier

[Translate to English:] Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

World Beer Cup Winner 2018


Firestone Walker won three GOLD medals at the WBC this year!

GOLD in the category American-Style Pale Ale with C-Hops. GOLD in the category Kellerbier or Zwickelbier with STiVO.

GOLD in the category Ordinary or Special Bitter with DBA (Double Barrel Ale).

Firestone Walker Challenges

"High quality equipment standards are needed to create amazing, extraordinary beers".

"Once beer production gets over 60-80.000 bbl, it starts getting complicated and the need for technology and process comes in.“ (Adam Firestone)


  • Semi-automated piping system for "tanks on skirts" with flexible usage as fermentation/storage and bright beer tanks.
  • Die INOVA double seat valves with single seat lifting and balancer cleaning will ensure the fully automated process in the bright beer cellar.
  • Automated CIP Hybrid solutions are responsible for hygienic conditions 24/7.

Handtmann Solution

Handtmann fully automated bright beer cellar

Handtmann fully automated bright beer cellar

Handtmann pipe fence semi-automated

Handtmann pipe fence semi-automated

Handtmann CIP Hybrid

Handtmann CIP Hybrid