Firestone Walker’s Chicago Debut
on 25/01/11 at 11:15 amBeer
Last night (Jan.19), Firestone Walker Brewing held a media and trade tasting of their Proprietor’s Reserve line they’re bringing to Chicago art Small Bar Division Street (and tonight’s launch at Piece is still on). Firestone walker’s arrival is easily the most anticipated craft beer launch in Chicago since Stone Week last year. But if Stone, which brought every beer they brew to town, was a nuclear option, Firestone Walker’s limiting their beers in Chicago to the Proprietor’s Reserve line is more akin to a surgical strike.
Co-founder David Walker told us that’s by design; all of Firestone Walker’s session beers are busy being consumed by the home state crowd in California. “From the Los Angeles County Line to San Jose, we have more tap handles overall than the beers made by SABMiller,” Walker told us.