Paso Robles, CA, June 20, 2008 – Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced their first major expansion outside the state of California. The brewery is partnering with Maletis Beverage Company of Portland to bring their award winning beers to neighboring Oregon.
“We’ve really found a passionate partner in Maletis Beverage, who we feel will be a great steward of our brand in Oregon and help us to bring our beers to arguably the most committed craft beer State in the US,” said Proprietor David Walker.
DBA, aka Double Barrel Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s flagship, will be available beginning in July. Select accounts in the Portland area will have access to 22 ounce bottles and draft of DBA through the remainder of this year. DBA is a British Style Pale Ale partially fermented in a union of oak barrels, a traditional, mid 19th century British brewing method for Pale Ale
“We strive to make DBA as authentic a British Pale Ale as we can by employing a method used for centuries to produce some of the world’s best pale ales,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson.
Established in 1996 on California’s Central Coast, Firestone Walker a regional brewery committed to making the world’s best pale ales, Firestone Walker remains the only American brewery to ferment beer in a union of oak barrels. Firestone Walker Brewing Company was named “Mid-Size Brewing Company of The Year” at the 2007 and 2003 Great American Beer Festivals and “Champion Brewery” for the category of Mid-Size Brewing Company at the 2006 and 2004 World Beer Cups.