Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Collaborations
Sure, we’re a bunch of Arrogant Bastards, but we humbly admit that we were inspired to start brewing by other fantastic breweries and homebrewers. There are a whole lot of fellow craft brewers who we respect and admire, and who we’ve wanted to collaborate with. So why just dream about it? Starting in 2008, we released a new series of collaboration beers. The goal was to get three brewers from three different breweries to put their heads together and have some fun with no regard for boundaries. No restrictions on fitting a beer into a lineup, using familiar ingredients, conforming to preconceived beer styles, using tested procedures in the brewing process or even affordability. Each of these beers is the result of three brewers coming together and doing what they love. Therefore, many of our collaborations include ridiculous amounts of decadent ingredients without regard for shelf price. And because our collaborations are usually only brewed once, they can be rather difficult to find, and once they run out—they run out. Consider yourself warned.

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on these liquid tributes to the spirit of camaraderie, you’ll agree that the end result is worth it.

Label to Come Firestone Walker, 21st Amendment, Stone Brewing Co.
QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker
Shaun O'Sullivan of 21st Amendment
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: TBD
Bottle Size: 12oz
Brew Date: January 15, 2010
 
Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter

QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Ken Schmidt, Homebrewer
Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Co., Hawaii
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 8.5%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Release Date: Sept. 21, 2009
RESOURCES:
Blog:
March 24, 2009 AHA Rally: Winning Homebrewer to Brew at Stone!
April 2, 2009 Juxtaposition Video Posted and We Already Have News On Our Next Collaboration!
July 29, 2009 Stone Embraces The Spirit of Aloha
Sept. 11, 2009 Mitch’s Tasting Notes
Sept. 23, 2009 Ken Schmidt Hits the Road to Compete at the GABF
Oct. 9, 2009 Ken Schmidt Returns Home From GABF
Photos: • Stone's AHA March Madness
Homebrew Competition

Brew Day
Bottling day
Videos: • "AHA Rally Judging Panel and Awards Ceremony"
Bottle Design:
Ken Schmidt front | back
Garrett Marrero front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck
BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner
QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
James Watt of BrewDog, Scotland
Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Co., Massachusetts
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 10%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Release Date: July 27, 2009

 

RESOURCES:
Blog:
March 18, 2009 Collaboration #3 Next Week…
April 1, 2009 Our Next Collaboration: A Pilsner?
April 2, 2009 Juxtaposition Video Posted and We Already Have News On Our Next Collaboration!
April 15, 2009 Washington Approves Stone’s Pilsner Stimulus Plan
Photos: • Bottling
Brewing

Videos: • Redtail Media's Video
• "Tasting the pilot"
Bottle Design:
James Watt front | back
Will Meyers front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck
Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale
QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Ron Jefferies of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Michigan
Kjetil Jikiun of Nøgne-Ø, Norway
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 9.0%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Release Date: Nov. 24, 2008
RESOURCES:
Blog:
Nov. 20, 2008 Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale
March 18, 2008 Collaboration #3 Next Week…
April 24, 2008 Collaboration REDUX at Jolly Pumpkin this Sunday!
Photos: • Bottling
Bottle Design:
Ron Jefferies front | back
Kjetil Jikiun front | back
Mitch Steele front | back
  neck
AleSmith / Mikkeller  / Stone Belgian Style Triple Ale
QUICK FACTS
Brewers:
Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing., San Diego
Mikkel Bjergsø of Mikkeller Brewing, Denmark
Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego
Alc/Vol: 9.5%
Bottle Size: 12oz
Release Date: Sept. 5, 2008
RESOURCES:
Bottle Design: front | back | neck