Firestone Walker is recognized as Mid-Sized Brewing Company of the Year at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival


DENVER, CO- A homecoming of sorts, Firestone Walker Brewing Company received top honors at the Great American Beer Festival this past weekend in Denver, Colorado, recognized again as the Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Company Brewery and Brewer of the Year. This is the fourth time (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015) that Firestone Walker has received the award, matching its unmatched four World Beer Cup Mid-Size Brewery of the Year awards (2004, 2006, 2010, and 2012).

In addition to receiving top honors as Brewery of the Year at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, beers from Firestone Walker continue to receive individual recognition, taking home five additional medals in individual style categories, including two medals for beers from the Bulleton Barrleworks program.

Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. In its 29th year, the 2015 competition surpassed all previous participation records, exceeding last year’s record-setting competition.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 92 beer categories covering 145 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

This year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 242 beer experts from 15 countries, including the U.S., and 155 competition volunteers. The panel also evaluated 91 Pro-Am entries.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company | 2015 GABF Awards 

2015 Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

Firestone Walker Brewing Team


Category 33: German-Style Pilsener

Gold Medal: Pivo, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA


Category 62: Ordinary or Special Bitter

Gold: DBA (Double Barrel Ale), Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA


Category 52: English-Style India Pale Ale

Bronze: Hammersmith IPA, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA


Category 77: Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale

Silver: Feral One, Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA


Category 28: Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Beer

Bronze Medal: Sour Opal, Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA


About Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Founded in 1996, Firestone Walker Brewing Company has grown to become one of the largest specialty brewers in California. Located in Paso Robles, it is known for crafting iconic pale ales and pioneering barrel-aged beers. Everything it does revolves around one goal; to make the world’s best beers. Firestone Walker distributes in 21 states. For more information, visit, facebook/firestone.walker or