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David Walker, co-founder of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, discusses the the curious, passionate and at times, precarious past 25 years of the company. 

Born in a humble shed on the back-forty of the family vineyard, Firestone Walker is a California beer company like no other—founded by two brothers-in-law who simply wanted to make the perfect beer. Since then, the craft brew industry has transformed dramatically; particularly in Paso Robles. Throughout all those changes, Firestone Walker has stood out as an industry leader and carved the way for many others to follow in their footsteps. 

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