Thursday, 28 November 2013 14:54

Firestone Walker Opening Up Restaurant In Venice Beach

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L.A. continues to grow its culinary craft beer footprint with Firestone Walker's plans to open up offices and a restaurant by Q2 2014.

Firestone opened in Paso Robles in 2001 and is now California's fourth-largest craft brewery. The property is located at 3205 West Washington near Lincoln Boulevard. The space's two structures was purchased for a reported $7.5 million.

 

Via a recent press release:

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The presented concepts will include:
 
•    A small-scale complete four-vessel brewhouse for brewing R&D beers and special one-off brews.  
 
•    A restaurant that showcases Firestone Walker’s approach to beermaking while offering a menu and ambiance unique to the Venice property.
 
•    A discovery center featuring a tasting room, retail space and training room for educational experiences such as hop seminars and blending sessions. The goal is to develop a connective channel with craft beer enthusiasts and the local brewing community, from home brewers to professionals.

Firestone Walker plans to improve the existing buildings without increasing their size, density or footprint. The property has sufficient parking space without the need for artificial parking schemes. Firestone Walker intends to facilitate local access via the property's alleyways, and will make extensive accommodation for bicycles.

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The expansion may even feature a second, smaller brewery. Their aim  to contribute to the local craft spirit, and "to establish a third leg along the coast, complementing their existing locations in Paso Robles and Buellton", co-founder Adam Firestone said.

Firestone is in good company with the opening of an additional location in the greater L.A. area. Stone Brewing Company opened a store in Pasedena last year.

Image: FirestoneBeer.com

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