I’ll let you guys in on a little secret: I didn’t enjoy beer at all until a scant three years ago. My first sip of beer came as a kid when I picked up my dad’s Milwaukee’s Best instead of my Coke and took a sip. It was about the most rancid thing I’d ever tasted.
The beer has a strong taste with a lot of the caramel flavor in particular. It goes down smooth and easy for a beer that checks in at 8.1 percent.
If you’re like me and have a lot of friends from outside of the San Luis Obispo area, you probably know what it’s like to have them come into town looking for the best beers of the area.
I propose the next time you’re strapped for cash, don’t spend it on 12 packets of top ramen, buy yourself a Franziskaner Hefe-weisse.
Firestone has been a staple of Central Coast brewing for quite a while now, carving out its own little niche in the California and Nevada beer markets.
What if I told you that one of the world’s most regarded breweries was a mere four-and-a-half-hour drive from San Luis Obispo, yet its beer was completely foreign to us?