Wine & Beer

Wine & Beer

It took a lot of beer to get here: At 20 years, Firestone Walker is bigger than ever

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., based in Paso Robles, is undergoing a three-year, $60 million expansion that will allow it to grow incrementally over the next couple of decades to more than 1 million barrels a year.

Wine & Beer

Pairing cider with food? Try these ideas

Hard ciders are all the rage, and gone are the days when “cider” always meant cloying and sweet. At the core of most ciders’ current appeal is a dry, refreshing, gluten-free effervescence. Here’s how best to pair cider with food.

Wine & Beer

5 new craft beer spots in SLO County

Here’s a quick look at five new spots for craft beer in San Luis Obispo County: Silva Brewing and Toro Creek, both in Paso Robles; Libertine in downtown San Luis Obispo; Three Stacks and a Rock in Morro Bay; and SLO Brew by the SLO County airport.

Videos

The story behind Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Take a look inside Firestone Walker Brewing Co's main brewery in Paso Robles as co-founder David Walker talks about the beginnings of the business and the craft beer revolution in the United States.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
The story behind Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 2:09

The story behind Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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An inside look at mobile wine bottling, with The Bottle Meister of SLO

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An explosive way to get a bottle of sparkling wine ready for sale

ONX Wines' Templeton 1:25

ONX Wines' Templeton "farm-to-glass" vineyard tour