The Westword blog broke the news to me that Firestone Walker will have to delay it’s Colorado releases. I couldn’t believe it, surely this isn’t true, so I checked in with my contact and they confirmed it. Unfortunately there’s been a hiccup in the licensing and Firestone Walker is looking to launch now in July. The sales rep in Colorado says that hopefully they’ll be able to launch bigger release parties and it might coincide with the release of Firestone Walker in Denver, which was scheduled to receive their beer later down the road.
Read the full article at Westword, but here’s a little exerpt:
“The licensing paperwork is not in place and we’re going to have to scramble to catch up on a couple of things,” says a clearly frustrated David Walker, the British beer lover who co-founded Firestone Walker in Paso Robles in 1996. “Our wholesalers import license needs to be renewed, so we’re on hold for a couple of weeks.”
For now, put all your FW party plans on hold. We’ll get back to you soon with finalized information as all the ducks get lined up.