As of 2010, there were over 235 breweries in California, it looks like before the end of the year, Missouri will have access to one more that previously wasn’t available. I have it on good information that the Firestone Walker Brewing Company will soon be coming to Missouri.
Rumors have circulated on the Internet since a post on RateBeer yesterday indicating that we would soon see the Nectar lineup from Firestone Walker, along with some of their specialty seasonals and a selection of their 22oz lineup.
After confirming with an unnamed source, I can now happily announce that this isn’t a rumor and St. Louis should hopefully see a small selection of beers from Firestone Walker before 2011. Here’s a look at what should be coming down the pipe:
- Nectar IPA (12oz year-round, 2010 GABF Silver Medal Winner)
- Red Nectar (12oz year-round, 2010 GABF Gold Medal Winner)
- Nectar Hemp Ale (12oz year-round)
- Double Jack (22oz year-round)
- Walker’s Reserve (22oz year-round)
- Abacus (seasonal)
- Parabola (seasonal)
- Anniversary 14 (seasonal)
You may notice that the year-round lineup from Firestone Walker is missing. I’ve been told that they’re still working on meeting demand for those beers, so it may be a little bit before they arrive in St. Louis. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we couldn’t possibly see a keg of something in the future.
Watch for more information about this exciting news in the next few weeks after the ink dries on contracts.