Also landing: Monthlong pre-fest community events and experiences
PASO ROBLES — Firestone Walker announced the lineup for the 2024 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest on June 1, featuring an all-star cast of more than 60 breweries from around the world. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 via FirestoneWalker.com.
In the runup to the event, Firestone Walker will also release a 2024 fest beer made in collaboration with Half Acre Brewing Company of Chicago.
All-star cast and community roots
Attending breweries at the 2024 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest include first-time participants such as Breakside from Portland, Oregon; Ghost Town from Oakland; and Mountain Culture from Australia. Other notable draws include Oxbow from Newcastle, Maine; Omnipollo from Sweden; Lervig from Norway; FrauGruber from Germany; and Garage Project from New Zealand. A complete list of the breweries attending the 2024 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest can be viewed on the event page at firestonewalker.com/event/firestone-walker-invitational-beer-festival/
Since its inaugural event in 2012, the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest has become renowned as one of the world’s most esteemed beer festivals. This year’s edition will once again include live music and food from more than 20 local restaurants and purveyors.
“The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world-class festival featuring some of the best brewers in the world,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “This is a day when we can set the sales pitches aside and simply share our beers and stories with passionate craft drinkers.”
Proceeds from the fest benefit Paso Robles Pioneer Day, a beloved local nonprofit.
“The proceeds that are raised from the beer fest are critical to the ongoing mission of Paso Robles Pioneer Day, which is to preserve and showcase our local heritage and agricultural roots through events such as the Pioneer Day Parade that happens every October,” said Sarah Kramer, chairperson of the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest Committee. “Firestone Walker’s generosity in assisting with the production of the beer fest never ceases to amaze us and they have been an incredible partner over the years. We look forward to another great celebration this year.”
Firestone Walker is also planning a slate of monthlong local events leading up to the fest, all designed to bring visitors and the local community deeper into the experience. These will include live concerts, block parties, and special menu activations with Central Coast bars and restaurants. Details to be announced in the weeks ahead.
“The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest is an international event with a distinctly local flair,” said Nick Firestone. “Every June, Paso Robles transforms into a central hub for global beer fans. It has become more than a beer festival — it’s a community celebration where we can all gather together in the name of great beer and good times.”
Feature Image: Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, which started in 2012, has become renowned as one of the world’s most esteemed beer festivals. Photo Courtesy of Firestone Walker