The year 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of Firestone Walker Brewing Company. For the past quarter of a century, we have been seeking out the perfect beer. It has been a long road, and we are just getting started. What started as a side passion project for Adam Firestone and David Walker quickly turned into a lifestyle.
“We had endless challenges,” David recalls. “We were building a brand and trying to create a category at the same time. Most folks had no idea why a beer would honor traditional recipes with flavor and color. Equipment and raw material suppliers were not geared up to supply ‘microbrewers,’ so everything we needed to make beer seemed like a ‘special order.’ And the large international brewers had a death grip on our access to market. All of this was ultimately solvable with wit and determination.”
When asked what will define Firestone Walker’s next 25 years, David replies, “Hopefully much of what has defined us for the last 25 years: friends, family, hard work, beer culture, and good times.”