Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2024 - Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Paso Robles Event Center

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2024

Join us and more than 60 of our brewery friends as the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest returns to Paso Robles in 2024.

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world-class festival featuring some of the best brewers in the world. This is a day when we can set the sales pitches aside and simply share our beers and stories with passionate craft drinkers. It’s all about the brewers, their beers, good music, and folks who care.

The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest benefits the nonprofit Paso Robles Pioneer Day, a beloved community organization since 1931.

2198 Riverside Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tickets

All Tickets are Sold Out.

Make it a 5-day trip

  • Brewmaster opening the festival

Schedule

Leading to FWIBF:

Thursday, May 30th | Firestone Walker Invitational Kick-Off Party
Free Event |  Paso Robles, City Park | more information to come

  • If you find yourself in town earlier, we extend a warm invitation to join us on Thursday evening. We’re thrilled to host a complimentary Invitational Kickoff Concert at the Paso Robles City Park, featuring live music with a diverse array of Firestone Walker beers to enjoy. Stay tuned for more details. Rest assured, we are diligently planning for a fantastic time for everyone.

 

Friday, May 31st | Invitational Brewery Block Party
Free Event |  Paso Robles, Firestone Walker Taproom | BBQ, amazing Beer & live music

  • Make it an afternoon of beer culture at the Invitational Brewery Block Party. This festive outdoor experience includes live music, barbecue, and good beer. The street between our brewhouse and Taproom restaurant will be open to foot traffic for a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Don’t miss out on a good time.

 

The Festival:

Saturday June 1st | FWIBF
Ticketed Event |  Paso Robles Event Center | The Festival

  • 60+ international breweries, incredible food and amazing live music—welcome back to the best beer fest in the West. More details to come, but you can anticipate performances by two exceptional bands, a beer pairing culinary experience and insights from brewers via “Behind the Beer” educational panels—not to mention a few hundred incredible beers from top breweries around the globe. This beer selection is distinct, offering a lineup you won’t find anywhere else. And while we are passionate about beer, we also recognize the significance of good food. That’s why we’ve curated an impressive lineup of local food artisans to delight your taste buds.
  • Early admission kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by general admissions at 12 p.m., and the event will conclude at 5 p.m.

 

Sunday June 2nd | Brunch
Free Event |  Paso Robles, Firestone Walker Taproom | starting at 9am

  • As per tradition, we’ll be hosting a brunch in our taproom before you hit the road. Anticipate Chef Specials and a warm welcome from our crew.

Good Times

  • Group of people cheering to FWIBF
  • FWIBF cloud cheering from stage
  • FWIBF Cheers
  • FWIBF beer collab brewers and owners
  • FWIBF 2023 Best Brewery
  • FWIBF dancing
  • FWIBF 2023 Best Restaurant
  • Group of 5 people having a good time
  • FWIBF 2023 Behind the beer panel

What is included with the ticket?

Your ticket will get you admission to the festival, a complimentary tasting glass with the event logo, beer and food samples (while supplies last), access to live music entertainment, and a chance to talk to your favorite brewer – if you can catch them.

Are there designated driver tickets?

Because the ticket price includes food and entertainment in addition to beer samples, we aren’t able to offer specially priced tickets for designated drivers. But remember – all net proceeds benefit the Pioneer Day, a local non-profit organization.

Is parking included?

The parking fee is not included with your ticket. Parking is located in the main parking lot on Riverside Avenue, across from the Paso Robles Event Center.

Does my name need to match my ticket?

No. However, if your ticket does not scan at the gate, and the name of the ticket does not match the name on your ID, then we cannot let you in. If you are purchasing your ticket via a third party, please ensure the name and email address are updated to yours via their account. The original buyer can do this on their own.

I don’t have a license. Can I still get in?

You must bring a valid form of identification that verifies your age, otherwise you will not be admitted to the festival. No exceptions.

Will there be food available at the event?

Some of the top restaurants on California’s Central Coast will offer free tasting portions during the event. If you have dietary restrictions, you are welcome to bring your own food inside the event, but please note that no outside beverages are permitted except empty or sealed water bottles.

What can I bring inside with me?

You may bring empty or sealed water bottles, but no other outside beverages. You may also bring outside food if you wish (however there will be complementary food available at the event). All bags are subject to be searched. Nobody under 21 will be permitted entry to the event – including babies and children. No animals are permitted except service dogs.

What time should I arrive?

For General Admission ticket-holders, the festival begins at 12 p.m. Please note that each year, people line up early for check-in. We will open the gate to the Vendor and Special Collaboration outdoor pour area around 11:15 a.m.

What time does the festival end?

General admission is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., but the party doesn’t stop then. A handful of breweries by the Frontier Stage will be pouring until 5 p.m. so that you can enjoy listening to the band while still sipping on brews. But please remember to drink responsibly.

Can I leave my car overnight?

Please plan ahead for your transportation, as we do not want anyone drinking and driving. You may leave your car in the parking lot, but it must be retrieved by 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 2nd.

Are there shuttles provided?

Yes, we will offer complimentary shuttle service. Please do not drink and drive! The shuttle schedule is coming soon, and will be posted in the “Transportation” section when finalized.

Am I allowed to leave the event and re-enter?

No re-entrance is permitted, so once you leave, you will not be allowed back in. But we’re pretty sure you won’t want to leave anyway – we’ve got a great day lined up.

Can I buy merchandise at the event?

Yes, we’ll have official 2024 FWIBF merchandise available for sale inside the Pavilion.

Where do the proceeds from the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival go?

Net proceeds from the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival benefit Paso Robles Pioneer Day, a non-profit organization dedicated to local historic preservation and community engagement.

When does the voting for People’s Choice Brewery and People’s Choice Restaurant end?

Voting ends at 3:45 p.m., and the People’s Choice Brewery and Restaurant will be announced at 4:15 p.m. Submit your votes on the official FWIBF app, and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to next year’s festival!