Firestone Walker's recently released Pivo Hoppy Pils was influenced by Czech and German pilsners, but was actually inspired by a dry-hopped pils from Birrifico Italiano in Northern Italy.
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From super local brews to rare releases from up the coast, L.A. Beer Week has thus far offered a range of stellar sips. Take a look at some of our favorites in the slideshow, and if you're in town, there's still plenty of Beer Week to be enjoyed—now through October 23.
Amber ale is pale ale's easy drinking yet slightly beefier big brother. These beers have a fuller body with a rich caramel malt profile. We tried thirteen of California's amber ales—do you have a favorite?
We've been fans of Firestone Walker beers for a long time now, from their easy-drinking Double Barrel Ale to the lush, chocolaty Parabola. So we're thrilled to welcome Firestone Walker's Brewmaster, Matthew Brynildson, to join us for a pint and some conversation.
This beer smells so vividly of clementines that you could almost be convinced that it will cure the common cold. Even if it can't, Firestone Walker's Double Jack is a stellar example of the style.