Last Tuesday, the Paso Robles Planning Commission unanimously approved an expansion to the Firestone Walker Brewery at 1400 Ramada Drive. Firestone is proposing a 9,100 square foot expansion to the brew house portion of the brewery. The brew house is located at the front of the brewery facing Ramada Drive and will allow the brewery to increase production.
Firestone is proposing a new glass front façade with a barrel-vaulted roof that will showcase the brewing equipment. The expansion will eliminate the parking at the front of the brewery, so the project also includes a new permanent parking lot for cars and large trucks, south of 101 Mini Storage. The commission had to approve a variance to allow parking that is more than 300 feet away from the facility.