Firestone Brewery wins six gold medals
April 13, 2010
Firestone Brewery in Paso Robles was the big winner in the Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago last weekend, bringing home six gold medals. [ChicagoTribune]
Enjoying what what was touted as the largest beer pairing dinner ever, industry insiders sampled delicacies such as escarole and arugula salad with Firestone Walker’s India pale ale; pork belly with an Allagash Bourbon barrel-aged tripel; chocolate bread paired with Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout and cream of pearl barley soup with Bell’s porter.
Then came the awards. More than 640 breweries from 33 countries submitted 3,330 beers which battled for gold, silver and bronze medals.
Firestone was named champion mid-sized brewery for the third time.