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
Pub Crawl. May 28 - 30. Kicks off at 6:00pm

Pub Crawl

The festivities start with a Pub Crawl: each pub location will feature Firestone Walker tap takeovers, including special pours, rare library beers and Trailing West Pilsner—the limited-edition fest beer made in collab with Half Acre.
Each evening, you will have a chance to enter the raffle for a chance to win two tickets to the sold-out 2024 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. Other local breweries and brewers will also be on hand to share their beers and insights.


Tuesday, May 28st | SLO and Pismo 


Wednesday, May 29th | Paso Robles


Thursday, May 30th | Atascadero


Block Party. Friday, May 31. 1:30pm to 10:00pm.

Block Party

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

  • You are invited to an afternoon of beer culture at the Invitational Brewery Block Party. This festive outdoor experience includes outdoor barbecue, beer sampling, guest taps (some Breweries participating in the FWIBF, will bring extra specials for that day), special bottle pours from us, games, and live music. The street between our brewhouse and Taproom restaurant will be open to foot traffic for a fun and vibrant atmosphere. We will be as well offering Tours of the Brewery. Don’t miss out on a good time.


  • Live Music Line-UP
    • 2pm – Clouship 
    • 4:30pm – Bearded Uke
    • 6pm – Soundhouse 
Beer Fest. Saturday, June 1. 12:00pm to 5:00pm.


The Festival:

Saturday June 1st | FWIBF
Ticketed Event – SOLD OUT |  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. We are very excited, only a few weeks left before we get to enjoy some good beer all together. You can anticipate performances by two exceptional bands, a few beer-pairing culinary experiences, 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.


  • Live Music Line-UP 
    • 1pm – Mark Adam
    • 3:30pm – The White Buffalo


  • 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 – For more details on the beers being poured – DOWNLOAD THE APP.
Brews and Brekky. Sunday, June 2. 9:00am to 3:00pm.


Sunday June 2nd | Brunch
Free to Attend |  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
Firestone Walker Beer Fest 2024 Invitational


All Tickets are Sold Out for June 1st. 


Please do not Drink and Drive. Shuttles are complimentary to ticketholders.

Service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. They will make continuous loops to the Paso Robles Event Center and back to the locations listed below.

Shuttles are first come, first served.

They will depart the Paso Robles Event Center beginning at 4 p.m.

Served Places:

  • North Paso Robles: Paso Robles Inn, La Quinta Inn, Allegretto
  • South Paso Robles: Hampton Inn, Firestone Walker Taproom, Courtyard by Marriott, Oxford Suites

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!