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Press Release | September 21, 2015
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Celebrating 20 Years with Fan-Favorite Beers, Starting with Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale
Two decades of innovative craft brewing is a big deal. Only a small percentage of craft beer companies can boast such a tenure. The significance of this milestone is not lost on Stone Brewing Co.'s co-founders, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, who have decided to spend more than a full year celebrating the big 2-0 in grand style by re-releasing previously brewed fan-favorite beers now through the 20th anniversary in 2016. Enter the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series. To officially launch the celebration, the encore version of Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale will begin arriving today in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to select retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | September 11, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. to Search for New CEO
Today, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that co-founder Greg Koch will be promoted (with the blessing from his business partner, of course) from CEO and transition into a new role as Executive Chairman. The incoming CEO is expected to lead day-to-day operations and initiatives. Ultimately, once this future candidate is selected and the onboarding process is complete, Koch will focus on long-term and higher-level strategic planning for the company.
Press Release | September 08, 2015
Stochasticity Project lineage extended to include medieval brew: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries
Hear ye, all brethren and sisteren embattled in the quest for fine ales, seekers of the holy grail of fermented potables--we share in your unquenchable thirst for adventure, flavor and experimentation and bringeth thee a quaff built to satiate all three: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries. More mysterious than a Trojan rabbit, more unexpected than the abrupt intervention of peacekeepers at the close of a cinematic epic, this modern take on a medieval beer recipe celebrates the brewsters of yore, forging forward while harkening back to ancient times.
Press Release | August 04, 2015
Going Above, Beyond and Down Under: Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA Available Starting on August 10
Now entering its 19th year in the craft beer business, Stone Brewing Co. is in a state of unprecedented expansion. In addition to constructing an East Coast brewing facility in Richmond, Virginia, the country's ninth largest craft brewery--with a long history of forwarding a number of craft beer styles that are now some of the most popular--is on the verge of further differentiating itself by becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Appropriately (yet, admittedly, by coincidence), Stone is introducing an internationally inspired, celebratory offering, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA. An IPA brewed entirely with Australian hops and malt, the beer will begin appearing on draft and in commemorative 22-ounce bottles across the country on August 10.
Press Release | July 06, 2015
A Cult Favorite with a Delicious Twist: Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout Now Arriving at Retailers Nationwide
The 2015 vintage of the powerful yet sleek, potent yet nuanced, utterly delicious and highly coveted Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is now arriving at select stores, bars and restaurants where Stone beers are sold. It's the third annual release of this beer-geek fave from San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co., an imperial stout brewed with pecans, rye and malted wheat, then partially aged in bourbon barrels. For this year's go-round, its intrepid collaborators have banded together to revive the original recipe...with a bit of a twist. Namely, a small addition of Stone w00tstout 2.0, originally brewed with stone-ground chocolate and later specially barrel-aged for a year. (Wow.)
Press Release | June 29, 2015
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA Now Available Nationwide
It's the time of year again when the mercury in thermometers rises in tandem with the hop faithful's thirst for piney, botanical bitterness. The close of June marks the start of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA season for Stone Brewing Co. An amped-up IPA building off its famous progenitor, Stone Ruination IPA, this once-a-year offering explodes with citrus and stone fruit aromas that give way to an onslaught of pungent, resinous, tropical fruit flavors. This immensely hopped IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail shelves where Stone beer is sold, nationwide.
Press Release | June 01, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Saison Today
Stone Brewing Co. is reintroducing its take on a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale, using Southern California ingredients grown on its 19-acre farm. Stone Saison is brewed with lemon zest, grains of paradise, lemon thyme, lavender and a small dose of habanero peppers, making it the quintessential refresher for the warm-weather months. Starting today, the beer returns in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft to retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beers are sold.
Press Release | May 18, 2015
Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape Released May 18
The latest experimental offering from the Stochasticity Project looks to traditional, English-style stock ales for inspiration, while incorporating modern-day ingredients and brewing techniques. A creation cleverly dubbed Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape, the final beer is composed of 80 percent fresh English Ale (LoFi) blended with a higher-ABV version (HiFi) of the same beer that was aged for several months in red wine-infused oak tanks (referred to as "foudres"). Starting today, the historically-inspired release will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.
Press Release | May 11, 2015
A Barrel-Aged Beer LITERALLY Unlike Any Other: Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA
In recent years, barrel-aged beers have become some of the world's most coveted creations. Crafting them typically involves sequestering heavy stouts or barley wines in whiskey barrels for long periods of time. It's a straightforward and successful method utilized by many in the brewing industry. But sticking to "straightforward" isn't what Stone Brewing Co. is about...especially when it comes to Collaboration beers. Starting today, fans can look forward to a truly unique West Coast imperial IPA blended with a Belgian-style tripel that was aged in reposado tequila barrels previously used to mature red wine. That limited offering, Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA, (made possible with the help of two renowned craft breweries) will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to select retailers in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | April 29, 2015
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Bears Forth
My legend precedes me, but I shall introduce myself nonetheless for the purpose of enlightening those who have somehow missed the glory-be-to beer-that is yours truly: Arrogant Bastard Ale. And now enter an oak-matured cohort of the Liquid Arrogance--Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard.
Locale Magazine | January 26, 2016
Your Favorite San Diego Beer Just Got Paired With Awesome Dishes
San Diegans love their beer and they love their food. Stone Brewing's hemp pretzel is a great snack to munch on while you're sipping on the wide selection of craft beers. This handmade, salted pretzel is served warm with a side of stone-ground mustard, made with Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, for dipping.
San Diego Examiner | January 25, 2016
Stone Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout re-released as part of Encore Series
Examiner -- In an anniversary series that typically consists of nothing but incredibly hoppy brews, Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout was a departure from the norm being born out of the worldwide hop crisis of 2008.
Yahoo | January 05, 2016
The Best Airport Bars in America (So You Can Survive Your Layover)
SD's airport underwent a much-needed facelift a couple of years ago, and Stone Brewing in Terminal 2 is one of the grand results. The local brewery's gastropub has fantastic food (grilled chimichurri steak sandwiches!), famed beers (go for the IPA sampler) and 22-ouncers you can take on the flight.
Medium | January 05, 2016
Brewbot Interviews: Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing
Mitch Steele, 54, is the brewmaster at Stone Brewing, which operates facilities in San Diego, California, Berlin, and - from 2016 - Richmond, Virginia. Having been a homebrewer since he was a student at UC Davis in California and worked at Anheuser-Busch for 14 years, he knows brewing inside out.
Yahoo | December 30, 2015
The Best Beer at Each of America's 50 Biggest Craft Breweries
We took the Brewer's Association's most recently available data on America's 50 biggest craft brewers and picked a favorite beer from each. Stone Brewing's Enjoy By IPA - You have to love a beer that comes with clear instructions - especially when those instructions are "DRINK THIS NOW!"
DRAFT Magazine | December 30, 2015
From our cellar: Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA
Patience is key when cellaring beer; you've got to give it the proper time to develop. Since Stone Brewing conveniently provided a guideline in the name of its Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA, we waited until Boxing Day had passed to crack open a bottle.
The Washington Post | December 29, 2015
The bar, brewery and distillery openings we're most looking forward to in 2016
Washington Post -- 2015 was a solid year for new bars, breweries and distilleries in the Washington area. There's a lot to look forward to in 2016. Stone Brewing, the country's ninth largest craft brewer, will open a brewery in Richmond, VA.