Firestone Walker Cleans Up Again at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival


It was a huge year for  Firestone Walker Brewing at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®, with Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and his brewing team earning “Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewer of The Year.” The brewery was the most highly awarded of the competition, with 2 golds and one bronze.

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This is the fourth time in less than 10 years that Firestone Walker has earned this distinction at the Great American Beer Festival®, now matching the brewery’s record as a four-time recipient of the Champion Mid-Size Brewing Company award at the World Beer Cup®. Firestone Walker has also earned top honors at the past three European Beer Star competitions.

At the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®, the brewery’s Pivo Pils and DBA each earned gold medals in their respective categories for the third time, including three in a row for Pivo since its inception in 2013. Hammersmith IPA earned a bronze medal. Feral One and Sour Opal from Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks also earned silver and bronze medals, respectively.

“Matt and our brewers continue to knock themselves out in pursuit of the perfect beer,” said co-owner David Walker. “It was obvious at this year’s festival that the craft beer revolution is going strong, and we are both proud and humbled to be a part of it.”firestone_walker_brewing_company_logo-1

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