I visited Firestone Walker Barrelworks on a cold, wet Monday afternoon. The Barrelworks bar is off to the side of the main restaurant/bar area. I went in only to pick up some bottles and did not drink at the bar. The impressive tap list included ten wild ales and eight strong ales.
Firestone Walker Barrelworks deals in specialty beers, such as sour and wild ales, anniversary commemoration brews, and experimental one-offs. Some recent-year vintages available, too. There were bottles of perhaps 12-15 different varieties in a small cooler opposite the bar. Pours at the bar seemed expensive. The bottles are not so cheap, either.
The bartender was quite friendly, answered my questions fully, and then left me to wander around and make purchasing decisions on my own. I did have to listen to (or rather overhear) some fairly aggressive, loud corporate-speak from a few visiting beer reps at the bar.
Anyway, this is certainly the best place to sample or pick up bottles of very limited Firestone Walker beers -- ones that will likely never show up at your neighborhood bar or beer store.
620 McMurray Rd.
Buellton, California United States 93427
Taproom Phone Number: (805) 697-4777
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 to 8:30
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 to 9:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 8:30