Craft beer, by its very nature, is about inventiveness and creativity. As part of our ongoing efforts to celebrate both, we created a year-long, intra-company brewing competition pitting two-person teams from our Brew Crew against each other in a light-hearted yet extremely serious battle to see whose beer recipe reigns supreme. That competition is dubbed the Stone Spotlight Series.
The rules are simple. Each duo submits a brewing recipe that is later brewed on our five-barrel pilot system. No style of beer—ale, lager, session, imperial, mega-hopped, spiced, dry-hopped, barrel-aged, bacterially inoculated—is off limits. As such, the field of brews our judges (co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner along with Brewmaster Mitch Steele) scrutinize is extremely varied.
The winners of the Stone Spotlight Series not only get their beer brewed, packaged and distributed nationally, they also get to go on-tour along with their champion creation and share pints of it with thirsty fans across the nation. Extreme brewer ingenuity and top notch beer deserve to be recognized in such a big way and we're happy to do so while allowing our fans to get to know the talented members of Team Stone.