Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s ‘From the Barrel’ event: where beer meets port and bourbon

Paso Robles based and winner of 2011 Great American Beer Festival’s “Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year,” Firestone Walker Brewing Co., is throwing a party for beer fans eager to learn about ports and bourbons on March 30 from 7 PM – 10 PM at the Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, CA (about 200 miles outside of Los Angeles).

From what barrel?

An event to celebrate the end of Prohibition in the United States, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. along with breweries such as Russian River Brewing Co., Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, and Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey will be pouring beers that have been aged in barrels.

In addition, Port and Bourbon producers will be serving their spirits with food from local restaurants and live music. Jamie Smith, Vice President of Marketing for Firestone Walker, describes the event to be “a great opportunity to get fans of beer to try and be educated about port and Bourbon and vice versa all while maintaining that common thread of libations coming from a barrel.”

Tickets are not on sale yet, but we’ll keep you updated as the event draws near.