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Beer Festival California

Firestone Walker Invitational, Mother’s Milk, Pixie Dusted + L.A. Beer Week

The weather gods really do not like the Firestone Walker Invitational. The forecast for the Thursday before was 77, Friday, in the mid-80’s and then for Fest Day? 98! WTF?! That did not spoil...
Ice Cream Paso Robles

Negranti Creamery Salted Brown Sugar Ice Cream (Food of the Week)

Tin City, a new complex south of town with wineries, brewery, and cider house, is the most exciting new development in Paso Robles. You’ll also find Negranti Creamery, a modern ice cream shop named...
Craft Beer Event California

Firestone Walker Invitational Recap, Nitro Nut Farm + Tin City

Held under the sweltering skies in Paso Robles, the 2017 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival was another rousing success. FWIBF is one of the few festivals that is probably too underpriced at $85 and...
Craft Beer Festival California

Invitation to Paso Robles

It had been a couple years since my last visit to Paso Robles for the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival, a festival so popular that the tickets sell out practically as soon as the...
Coffee Paso Robles

Spearhead Coffee Matt’s Aztec Mocha (Drink of the Week)

Paso Robles, a destination for wine, food, and Firestone Walker Brewing Co., was sorely missing specialty coffee. That is until Joseph Gerardis, Matt Klomp, and Jeremy Sizemore opened Spearhead Coffee on January 1, 2015....
Craft Beer California

Acid Trip

I dropped acid last weekend. No, this column isn’t about drugs now and no it wasn’t the acid you probably are thinking of right now. It was pH education at Firestone Walker Brewing Co....