Firestone Walker Brewing Company began innocently enough: two brothers-in-law—Adam Firestone and David Walker—debating the subject of good and bad beer. Their search for a decent local ale finally led them to brew their own starting in 1996. The original Firestone Walker brewery was located in a converted shed on the family vineyard, where they experienced no shortage of trials and tribulations. From these humble beginnings was born one of the world’s most decorated breweries. Today, David—a.k.a. the Lion—is a tireless advocate of craft beer who fuels the creative and operational energies behind Firestone Walker. Adam—a.k.a. the Bear—is the brewery’s resident hardhat-wearer and you can find him wherever the hammers are swinging on our next brewery project. Through it all, Adam and David’s mutual calling has always been the same: to continuously pursue the perfect beer.