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The Labels of Stone Brewing
Monday, September 21, 2015
Cool Material -- An interview with Stone Art Director Kelly Day about the creative process behind Stone's distinct labels.
Stone building Europe's 1st US-owned brewery
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The San Diego Union-Tribune -- Having conquered America, Stone Brewing Berlin may look like the inevitable next chapter in the story of San Diego beer.
Blind-Tasting 16 of the Best Gluten-Free Beers
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Delicious IPA is ranked as one of the best gluten-reduced beers.
Stone Brewing's Koch on BrewDog, craft beer bandwagon jumpers and never selling out
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Columbus Business First -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch was interviewed about Stone never selling out and other recent news.
Stone Brewing's Greg Koch returns with Stone Pataskala Red IPA to raise money for schools
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Columbus Business First -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch delivers Stone Pataskala Red IPA, a special beer, not just because of its limited availability but also special because of its purpose - to generate money to help students in the Southwest Licking Local School District.
Chocolates, cheeses and meats make way for beer
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
San Diego Reader -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak was featured in a story about the rising popularity of beer-pairing dinners.
11 Game-Ready Beers For Your Next Tailgate
Friday, September 11, 2015
Food Republic -- Stone Go To IPA is a game-ready beer for your next tailgate.
Craft Beer Shake-Up
Friday, September 11, 2015
San Diego 6 -- Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch was featured on San Diego 6 about being bumped upstairs to Executive Chairman, the search for a new CEO and the fact that "Stone Brewing is sacrosanct" and will never sell out.
Fall Preview 2015: 15 Excellent Beers To Drink This Autumn
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Food Republic -- Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA was included in a roundup of 15 excellent beers to drink this Autumn.
Free Your Beer
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Beer and Brewing -- A story about the basics of gluten-reduced beer and Stone Delicious IPA.
Stone Brewing's Greg Koch is coming to Columbus
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Drink Up Columbus -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch, a Pataskala native, will be coming to Columbus to mark the release of a charitable, special edition beer - Stone Pataskala Red IPA.
Stone Brewing to release special edition Stone Pataskala Red IPA
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Newark Advocate -- As Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch promised, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing a special edition beer for Pataskala, Ohio - Stone Pataskala Red IPA.
Defining Craft Beer's Most Popular Enigma, the Juicy DIPA
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Gear Patrol -- Stone Enjoy By IPA has been a top juicy double IPA since it was first brewed a few years ago.
8 New Beers You Should Try
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Cool Material -- Celebrate close to 20 years of Stone with Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA, one of eight new beers you should try.
How to age beer the right way: Tips for choosing, storing and timing
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Washington Post -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak provides expert cellaring tips for choosing, storing and timing.
Stop 'aging' that hoppy beer. It's only getting worse.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Washington Post -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak shares insight about beer styles that do well in a cellar over time and those that shouldn't be aged at all.
Beer Run: Stone Brewing's Greg Koch taking West Coast IPAs global
Friday, August 28, 2015
The Sacramento Bee -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch talks about taking West Coast IPAs global, giving just a preview to the keynote presentation he'll give at the California Craft Beer Summit this September.
15 Craft Beers You Need To Try Before You Die
Friday, August 28, 2015
Crave -- Stone Enjoy By IPA is considered a craft beer you need to try before you die.
Beer Town: Craft beer's lighter and brighter tastes
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Atlanta Journal Constitution -- A recap of Stone's recent reformulated beers and craft beer drinkers lighter and brighter tastes.
The Top 10 Easiest Airports To Get To
Monday, August 24, 2015
Fortune -- San Diego International Airport (SAN) is ranked as one of the easiest airports to get to and even caters to travelers craft beer needs with a branch of Stone Brewing Co. inside terminal two.
The Labels of Stone Brewing
Monday, September 21, 2015
Cool Material -- An interview with Stone Art Director Kelly Day about the creative process behind Stone's distinct labels.
Stone building Europe's 1st US-owned brewery
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The San Diego Union-Tribune -- Having conquered America, Stone Brewing Berlin may look like the inevitable next chapter in the story of San Diego beer.
Blind-Tasting 16 of the Best Gluten-Free Beers
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Delicious IPA is ranked as one of the best gluten-reduced beers.
Stone Brewing's Koch on BrewDog, craft beer bandwagon jumpers and never selling out
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Columbus Business First -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch was interviewed about Stone never selling out and other recent news.
Stone Brewing's Greg Koch returns with Stone Pataskala Red IPA to raise money for schools
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Columbus Business First -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch delivers Stone Pataskala Red IPA, a special beer, not just because of its limited availability but also special because of its purpose - to generate money to help students in the Southwest Licking Local School District.
Chocolates, cheeses and meats make way for beer
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
San Diego Reader -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak was featured in a story about the rising popularity of beer-pairing dinners.
11 Game-Ready Beers For Your Next Tailgate
Friday, September 11, 2015
Food Republic -- Stone Go To IPA is a game-ready beer for your next tailgate.
Fall Preview 2015: 15 Excellent Beers To Drink This Autumn
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Food Republic -- Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA was included in a roundup of 15 excellent beers to drink this Autumn.
Free Your Beer
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Beer and Brewing -- A story about the basics of gluten-reduced beer and Stone Delicious IPA.
Stone Brewing's Greg Koch is coming to Columbus
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Drink Up Columbus -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch, a Pataskala native, will be coming to Columbus to mark the release of a charitable, special edition beer - Stone Pataskala Red IPA.
Stone Brewing to release special edition Stone Pataskala Red IPA
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Newark Advocate -- As Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch promised, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing a special edition beer for Pataskala, Ohio - Stone Pataskala Red IPA.
Defining Craft Beer's Most Popular Enigma, the Juicy DIPA
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Gear Patrol -- Stone Enjoy By IPA has been a top juicy double IPA since it was first brewed a few years ago.
8 New Beers You Should Try
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Cool Material -- Celebrate close to 20 years of Stone with Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA, one of eight new beers you should try.
How to age beer the right way: Tips for choosing, storing and timing
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Washington Post -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak provides expert cellaring tips for choosing, storing and timing.
Stop 'aging' that hoppy beer. It's only getting worse.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Washington Post -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak shares insight about beer styles that do well in a cellar over time and those that shouldn't be aged at all.
Beer Run: Stone Brewing's Greg Koch taking West Coast IPAs global
Friday, August 28, 2015
The Sacramento Bee -- Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch talks about taking West Coast IPAs global, giving just a preview to the keynote presentation he'll give at the California Craft Beer Summit this September.
15 Craft Beers You Need To Try Before You Die
Friday, August 28, 2015
Crave -- Stone Enjoy By IPA is considered a craft beer you need to try before you die.
Beer Town: Craft beer's lighter and brighter tastes
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Atlanta Journal Constitution -- A recap of Stone's recent reformulated beers and craft beer drinkers lighter and brighter tastes.
The Top 10 Easiest Airports To Get To
Monday, August 24, 2015
Fortune -- San Diego International Airport (SAN) is ranked as one of the easiest airports to get to and even caters to travelers craft beer needs with a branch of Stone Brewing Co. inside terminal two.
John Holl: Notes on beers to find and drink
Friday, August 21, 2015
Daily Record -- The panel of experts at All About Beer Magazine recommend you stock up on Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout to save and enjoy as the weather starts to turn colder.
4 of the Best Airport Bars Worth Traveling For
Friday, August 21, 2015 -- Stone Brewing Co. at the San Diego International Airport offers passengers the chance to enjoy a locally brewed beer before departing the world-famous San Diego craft brewing region.
These Are the World's Most Accessible Airports
Friday, August 21, 2015
TIME -- San Diego International Airport (SAN) was ranked as one of the world's most accessible airports, where Terminal 2 may offer an edge for local dining and chilling, with a branch of beer-nerd-magnet Stone brewing Co.
9 Session Beers to Try: Chicago Bartenders Pick Their Favorites
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Zagat -- A hoppy favorite that slips under the ABV radar is Stone Go To IPA, a popular choice among Chicago bartenders.
Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA Review
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Paste Magazine -- A review of Stone's latest release, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA, a double IPA brewed entirely with Australian hops and malt.
Does That IPA Taste Different? American Breweries are Learning to Kill Their Darlings
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Bon Appetit -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is featured in a story about breweries reformulating their recipes and Stone's endless mission to innovate.
9 Craft Breweries Land on Inc. 5000 List
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Brewbound -- Stone Brewing Co. is one of nine breweries to land on the Inc. 5000 List.
Six Beers Pushing the IPA Arms Race
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is a standout beer pushing the IPA arms race.
Bloody pleased with Stone in Austrailia
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
San Diego Reader -- Stone Brewing Co. receives praise for their commitment to only deliver fresh beer overseas, specifically to down under craft-beer fans in Australia.
Gluten-Reduced Beer Doesn't Have To Suck: Try Stone Brewing's Delicious IPA
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Chicagoist -- Stone Delicious IPA is quintessential Stone-driven by the appropriately-named newer hop varietal Lemondrop, it's an endlessly drinkable beer, full of lemon candy, herbal and tropical fruit flavors balanced by the beer's moderate bitterness.
Stone Brewing Co. releases Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA
Monday, August 10, 2015
Examiner -- With Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA leading the way, the annual Stone Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival is right around the corner at Cal State San Marcos. The festivities kick off on August 14 with the Friday Brewers Reception and the party starts back up again on Saturday for the main event.
Stone Looking At Global Expansion
Thursday, August 6, 2015
USA Today -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was featured in a story about Stone's expansion to Berlin, Germany. Koch believes Europe is ready for American craft beer and hopes the Berlin brewery will be operational by March 2016.
4 India Pale Ales Worth The Trip
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Travel Pulse -- In celebration of National IPA Day, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 is an India Pale Ale that's worth the trip.
Craft beer Kickstarters are the hot new trend
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Fortune -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was featured in a story about the advantages of getting social with Kickstarter campaigns, while Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard was also mentioned as a great beer.
San Diego Breweries Medal at U.S. Beer Championships
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
NBC San Diego -- Stone Brewing Co. took three medals home from the 2015 U.S. Open beer Championships in Ohio last month, two gold medals and one silver with Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, Stone Delicious IPA and Stone Imperial Russian Stout.
Tap This: The new frontier of Belgian Beer
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The Weekender -- Stone Brewing Co. does great collaboration beers and Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA, a unique and very tasty take on a Belgian style, ranks as one of their best yet.
Beer of the Week: Stone RuinTen Triple IPA
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Washington Post -- Hall-of-fame-quality Stone RuinTen Triple IPA was featured as the beer of the week.
13 Things You Must Do In SD This August
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thrillist -- Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival was included in a roundup of 13 things you must do in SD this August.
Better than Bud: Imported, domestic and homebrews to add to your cooler
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
USA Today -- Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale were included as top beers made in America.
The best US ballparks for food
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Business Insider -- Craft beer rules at Petco Park, including drafts from local brewpubs Ballast Point, Stone Brewing Co. and Pizza Port. If that's not enough, visit the Craft Beers of San Diego stands, which only pour local suds.
Tap This: IPAs: Now in session
Monday, July 27, 2015
The Weekender -- Stone Go To IPA was included in a list of the best session IPAs currently available. This definite West Coast styled IPA has a strong presence of pine and overall dankness that true hopheads seek out. Easy drinking does not even begin to describe this world class beer.
Red, White & Brewed: The Best Craft Breweries in America
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Crave Online -- One of the biggest innovators in craft brewing, Stone was founded in 1996 and is the ninth largest craft brewery in the US.
22 Session IPAs Ranked!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Chicago Tribune -- Stone Go To IPA is ranked as a top tier session IPA.
5 amazing summer beers
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fox News -- One of five amazing summer beers, Stone Pale Ale 2.0 is "anything but mild in regards to flavor."
I'd Tap That: Hoppy, delicious yet still ruined
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Weekender -- A review of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA confirms this beer is an absolute must try for all hop lovers.
Tap This: Stone Brewing Co. is still a bastard
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The Weekender -- Stone Brewing Co. received praise for exposing uninitiated palates in 1996 and still pushing boundaries today.
Next Round: In praise of the pale ale
Sunday, July 19, 2015
USA Today -- Pale Ale is the original 'session ale,' and with that, Stone Pale Ale 2.0 is a recommended staple of the style.
Berlin start-up scene: Europe's 'Silicon Valley'?
Friday, July 17, 2015
Deutsche Welle -- Berlin is not just a popular tourist destination - it's also home to ever more start-ups and there are plenty of reasons to set up shop in Berlin. Of all things to launch onto an unsuspecting public in Germany, Greg Koch picked American beer.
25 San Diego Beers To Drink Before You Die
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thrillist -- Arrogant Bastard Ale helped put San Diego on the map as a leading craft beer city, making this beer one "to drink before you die."
These (Pink) Boots were made for brewing
Friday, July 10, 2015
San Diego CityBeat -- Stone Small Batch Brewer and Pink Boots Society Chapter President Laura Ulrich was featured in a story about the value of Pink Boots in the craft beer community.
Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout Is The Beer For Geeks Everywhere
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Tech Times -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch, Drew Curtis and Wil Wheaton discuss why Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is the perfect beer to celebrate beer geekery.
Are you ready for a better IPA?
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Sunset -- Calypso hops and their use in Stone Enjoy By IPA were highlighted in a story about new hop varieties.
The Beer Nut: New beers to try from Samuel Adams, Magic Hat, Stone, Sierra Nevada
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
MetroWest Daily News -- Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout was mentioned as a new beer not to miss.
21 Session IPAs, Ranked
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Deadspin -- Stone Go To IPA was included in another roundup of great session IPAs.
The Drought Hits Beer Makers
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Takepart -- California is a leading producer of craft beer, and the state's never-ending dry spell is testing breweries' ability to survive and thrive.
Stone's New Beers. Are They Better?
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Ora.TV -- A review of Stone's 2.0's confirms their excellence, favoring the mandarin orange explosion provided by the Mandarina Bavaria hops in Stone Pale Ale 2.0 and the extra tropical fruit hop essence of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0.
Beer Here: Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Beer Connoisseur -- Keep watch for Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, a big name on all fronts that will be hitting stores next week.
Here, Taste This...
Thursday, July 2, 2015
San Diego Magazine -- The malt-forward Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape was featured as a highly food-friendly beer, perfect for heightening the richness and umami effect of grilled meats.
The Latest Victim of the California Drought Is Beer
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Vice -- Stone's water re-usage system was mentioned in this story about the California drought's impact on craft beer.
Beer of the Week: Six Great American Beers
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Herald Scotland -- Arrogant Bastard Ale was included in a roundup of great American-made beers.
Texas Brew Review: Celebrating American craft beers for the Fourth of July
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Star-Telegram -- Stone IPA was included as Stone Brewing Co.'s "crown jewel," and a perfect American craft beer to celebrate with for the Fourth of July.
Stone Brewing keeps word, plays matchmaker in deal to land BrewDog
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was featured for his selfless camaraderie in matchmaking Columbus officials and BrewDog for their USA expansion.
Ales and Ambience: San Diego's 10+ Best Tasting Rooms
Friday, June 26, 2015 -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is considered the brewery with the most fun stuff to do.
12 New-Style IPA Brews Perfect For Summer Days
Friday, June 26, 2015
Zester Daily -- Stone Go To IPA was included in a slideshow of 12 Session IPAs worth trying.
How to pair beer with everything: Points Unknown IPA by Stone Brewing Co.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Nepa Scene -- Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA was featured as a beer to pair with just about everything.
Next Round: There's a world of beer out there
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
USA Today -- In a story about the world of beer, Stone Saison was mentioned as a farmhouse ale or saison to try.
Fresh Batch: Six New Beers for Summer
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Pale Ale 2.0 was included in a roundup of six new beers for summer.
Berlin Beer Week - Closing
Monday, June 22, 2015
Green Friday -- Stone Berlin was featured as an exciting highlight of Berlin Beer Week.
LA Beer Week: Brunches, Bacon, Craft Brews
Monday, June 22, 2015
NBC Los Angeles -- A rocking highlight of LA Beer Week, The Flocculators, a band led by Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster Mitch Steele and comprised of Stone employees will jam out at Eagle Rock Brewery's Battle of the Bands.
Low-Alcohol Session IPA is The Hot Beer Trend for Summer
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Fortune -- Session IPAs are rising in popularity, especially during summer. Stone Go To IPA was suggested as a good beer to get introduced the style.
Zymurgy Magazine Announces 2015 "Best Commercial Beers in America"
Friday, June 19, 2015
Brewers Association -- Zymurgy Magazine recently announced its 2015 "Best Commercial Beers in America." Stone Enjoy By IPA landed fourth on the list of top-ranked beers, while Stone also ranked second for top-ranked breweries and top-ranked beer portfolios.
For the 7th year, the best beer in America is...
Friday, June 19, 2015
MSN -- Zymurgy asked AHA members to vote for up to 20 of their favorite beers among any commercial beer available in the United States. More than 19,000 votes were received for almost 6,000 different beers, and Stone Enjoy By IPA landed the No. 4 spot on Zymurgy's list of the top-ranked beers.
The Best Beers in America are...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
UT San Diego -- Stone Enjoy By IPA is one of the two San Diego beers among the country's top 10 beers, as selected by U.S. homebrewers.
'Stoned' and Sated
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Pasadena Weekly -- Stone Company Store - Pasadena was featured in a story about the perfect summer evening meal: Stone beer paired with pizza from The Luggage Room, a pizzeria adjacent from the Stone Company Store.
The Top 10 IPAs
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine -- A panel of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judges conducted a blind-tasting and ranked Stone IPA second among their top 10 highest rated IPAs.
Top 10 Summer Beers
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Gayot -- Stone Pale Ale 2.0 was featured as one of the Top 10 Summer Beers.
Americans Going Belgian
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Ora -- Stone Brewing Co. was included in a round-up of American craft breweries putting their own spin on Belgian styles with mentions of Stochasticity Quadrotriticale and Stone Saison.
18 Reasons Everyone Should Be Jealous Of San Diego
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thrillist -- San Diego is "a beer lover's heaven," the number one reason everyone should be jealous of San Diego. Pictured are some brews on ice and they look rather familiar.
Top 10 North County summer food, brew fests
Friday, June 12, 2015
Discover San Diego -- Stone 19th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival was included as a top North County summer festival.
This Crazy-Ass New Beer Proves That India Pale Ale Will Never Die
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Concourse -- Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA was featured as the crazy-ass new beer that proves IPAs will never die.
Drink of the Week: Stone HiFi + LoFi Mixtape
Friday, June 12, 2015
Imbibe -- Stochasticity Project HiFi + LoFi Mixtape was featured as beer that defies expectations, making it a prime candidate for the Drink of the Week.
Organic in Escondido
Monday, June 8, 2015
San Diego CityBeat -- The story of Stone Farms was recently featured in an article that highlights all the property has to offer to the public - a quaint place for pints, growler fills, picnics, wood-fired pizzas, live music, guided tours and more.
Your Fridge is About to Burst With These New Summer Beers
Friday, June 5, 2015
MarketWatch -- Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, Stone Pale Ale 2.0 and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard were all listed as exciting new beers to pack into your fridge this summer.
8 New Beers You Should Know
Friday, June 5, 2015
Cool Material -- Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA was mentioned in a round-up of 8 new beers to keep an eye out for.
The Session Beer Goes Electric
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Food Republic -- Stone Go To IPA was mentioned as a game-changing session IPA and described as a bold, citrusy wonderland.
OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants For Outdoor Dining In America
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Thrillist -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens made OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants for outdoor dining in America.
33 American Beers To Drink Before You Die
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thrillist -- Arrogant Bastard Ale was ranked as one of the 33 American beers you need to drink before you die.
The 20 Best Imperial IPAs
Friday, May 29, 2015
Men's Journal -- Stone Enjoy By IPA was ranked as one of "the 20 best imperial IPAs" for more than its tongue-punching bitterness.
Tasting and Ranking 58 of the Best Summer Beers
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Saison was ranked as one of the best seasonal beers for summer.
Grand Masters Brewers: Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Mestre-Cervejeiro -- Stone CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch was featured in a series of posts about today's biggest breweries.
Timeless Classics: 7 Reclaimed Spaces in San Diego
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Locale -- Stone Brewing Wolrd Bistro & Gardens was included in a round-up of "7 Reclaimed Spaces in San Diego."
Raise a glass to do-good craft breweries
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
USA Today -- Stone Brewing Co. was included in a roundup of "do-good craft breweries" that highlighted Stone's commitment to supporting charities and nonprofits around the country with donations from daily brewery tours and anniversary beer festivals.
Stone Pale Ale 2.0, Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale - Crack One Open
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 -- Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale and Stone Pale Ale 2.0 were featured as picks of the week.
5 incredible craft beers from California
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Fortune -- Stone Brewing Co. was featured in a story about the California drought that included comments from Senior Water Operations Manager Tim Suydam about Stone's water conservation efforts.
Beer of the Week: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station: Mocha IPA
Saturday, May 23, 2015
West Coaster SD -- Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham was featured in an article about the beer of the week at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, their 2nd anniversary beer, Mocha IPA - the closest thing to the beloved Aleman/TwoBrothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA.
The Beer Nut: New beers from Pretty Things, Stone Brewing Co., Green Flash
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Enterprise -- New beer releases to look out for from Stone Brewing Co., Pretty Things and Green Flash.
Patio Power Rank: The 10 Best Outdoor Drinking Spots in San Diego
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Thrillist -- Stone Brewing Co. World Bistro & Gardens have a high patio power rank, landing on this list of the 10 best outdoor drinking spots in San Diego.
Well Worth A Pour
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Ora TV -- A review of three very different beers, including Stone Imperial Mutt Brown Ale.
Stone Brewing company's Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Is What's On Tap!
Friday, May 15, 2015
COED -- A review of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 that says the new brew is just as fantastic as the first.
Stone Pale Ale and Ruination IPA Get a Much-Needed Makeover
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Los Angeles Magazine -- A review of Stone's latest makeovers, Stone Pale Ale 2.0 and Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0.
Extra Hoppy Ice Cream
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Food Loves Beer Magazine -- We all scream for boozy beer ice cream! Check out this deliciously odd new recipe for ice cream made with the 2015 Odd Year Release of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy.
The Rise of Mexican Craft Brews
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Outside Online -- A law introduced in 2013 changed Baja's craft game by allowing Mexican bars to sell craft beer even if they previously signed an exclusivity contract. Though the beers are just starting to appear on U.S. shelves, Baja's craft scene has exploded.
Can a simple tea bag turn Coors Light into something worth drinking?
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Washington Post -- Stone Brewing's Brew Master, Mitch Steele, comments on what its like to brew with tea.
Sit and relax with a Russian Imperial Stout
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Daily-Journal -- A review of Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2015 Classic Release.
Three Cheers for the Little Guys - San Diego's Nano Breweries
Thursday, May 7, 2015 blog -- Five reasons to make time for nano breweries when you're touring San Diego's 100+ breweries.
Tapped In with Michael Deeds: A small (4-ounce) lesson Boise breweries could learn form San Diego
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Idaho Statesman -- A visitor's day at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens.
Freshman's Plea To Stone brewing Founder Helped Boost School Levy
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Columbus Dispatch -- An unlikely connection between a high school freshman and the CEO and Co-founder of the nation's ninth-largest craft brewery more than 2,000 miles away helped push the levy to victory.
Beer of the Week: Stone Ruination 2.0
Thursday, May 7, 2015 -- Stone retired the famed Stone Ruination, the beer that made the West Coast Double IPA famous and helped launch the idea of hop-forward IPAs. A take on its replacement, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0.
Potent & proud! Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Stupid Dope -- A review on another beer worth trying, a stunning and unique beer known as Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard.
Seven New Beers We're Digging For Spring
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Draft -- A varied lineup of new spring beers you need in your cooler, featuring Stone Pale Ale 2.0.
'Closing the circle' at Stone Farms
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
DiscoverSD -- Stone Farms aspires to be far more than just, well, a farm. Its sprawling landscape provides a multitude of options - from grabbing a beer in the tasting room and walking the grounds to playing horseshoes, or just finding some shade and having a picnic. Kids will enjoy the live animals, and there is a waterfall-adorned stage that features live music on Wednesday and Friday nights.
Are Stone Brewing's New 2.0 Versions of Pale Ale and Ruination Really Better Than the Originals?
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Food & Wine -- A look at side-by-side tastings of Stone Pale Ale 2.0, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and their classic counterparts.
Stone Pale Ale 2.0 A Worthy Upgrade
Monday, May 4, 2015
Coloradoan -- Brewing powerhouse Stone has taken a self-examination to heart, retooling the recipe for its Pale Ale to be more in line with modern palates.
Stone Delicious IPA
Monday, May 4, 2015
Beer and Brewing -- A panel's review of Stone Delicious IPA.
The Democratization of Craft Beer
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Fortune -- The players in the craft beer industry generally enjoy working together, collaborating on special brews and sharing recipes with each other. And this isn't restricted to the fraternity of professionals, as brewers are often happy to share their secrets with home brewers. Stone has shared recipes for discontinued beers through their blog and outreach program.
The 16 Best Beer Cities in America
Friday, May 1, 2015
Thrillist -- San Diego ranks second on Thrillist's list of the 16 best beer cities in America.
Stone Brewing Co.'s 2.0s: How the new beers stack up to the old
Thursday, April 30, 2015
LA Times -- The reformulated Stone Brewing Co. beers, Stone Pale Ale 2.0, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard have hit the street; how do they stack up to the classics they replaced?
New Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Drinks Business Review -- Stone launched a new version of Stone Pale Ale, Stone Pale Ale 2.0, featuring a new hop variety and a radically different grain bill.
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Monday, April 27, 2015
Uncrate -- It's never easy to reimagine a classic. But with Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, Stone Brewing has put together an updated version of the first full-time bottled double IPA in the world.
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Not Another Beer Review -- A review of the latest year-round release, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0.
The Big Brewery Boom
Friday, April 24, 2015
San Diego Magazine -- San Diego's thriving craft beer scene is making waves at home and abroad. Stone Brewing Co., the nation's 9th-largest craft brewery has been growing at a rate of more than 40 percent year-after-year.
San Diego's 15 Best New Breweries
Friday, April 24, 2015
San Diego Magazine -- Greg Koch, Stone CEO & Co-founder comments on some of the newest breweries in San Diego.
Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Review
Friday, April 24, 2015
Paste Magazine -- A review of Stone's latest release, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, a re-imagined classic.
Stone Brewing Company releases reformulated Ruination IPA
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Examiner -- When Stone Brewing created Stone Ruination IPA in 2002, it was bigger, bolder and bitterer than anything else on the market, but the powers that be recently decided that it had run its full course. With Stone's latest release of Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, Stone made it clear that anything is fair game for change if it meets the demands of the market.
Stone Brewing Co. to Release Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Beer Connoisseur -- Stone released its new Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0, an updated version of the retired original Stone Ruination IPA.
Happy Weed Day! Now Drink A Beer.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Concourse -- The Concourse maps out festive beers for 4/20, including a Stone's devastatingly dank Stone Enjoy By 4/20/15.
Marketers capitalize on pot's high holiday
Monday, April 20, 2015
CNBC -- Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch comments on Stone's repeated 4/20 release of Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15 and its ties to the holiday.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Uncrate -- The Bastard family continues to grow this year with the release of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard.
Here's why IPAs are so ridiculously popular
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Business Insider -- Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele explains how taste buds can change, as the popularity of bitter, hoppy IPAs could be linked to a larger movement: the changing of taste buds in America.
5 Pro Baseball Teams That Get Craft Beer
Monday, April 6, 2015
Food Republic -- The San Diego Padres are considered one of the few professional baseball teams that understand craft beer. Petco Park has a slew of craft beer offerings with not one, but two beer gardens sponsored by Stone Brewing Co. and Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.
How Some Craft Breweries Are Greening Your Beer -- Without You Knowing It
Monday, April 6, 2015
Forbes -- While most breweries use between five to six pints of water to brew one pint, savvy, eco-conscious breweries like Stone use about 33 percent less. Stone CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch comments on Stone's emphasis on green practices and the importance of actively participating in ways to improve the world and its citizens' quality of life.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Food Loves Beer Magazine -- As if the annual release of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine wasn't enough of a treat for beer aficionados, every other year we get to enjoy an added 'odd' version released at the same time. 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy showcases Azacca, a new hop variety with complex citrus and fruit characteristics.
The 50 most popular breweries in America
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Business Insider -- The Brewers Association's annual list of the top 50 US breweries in 2014 based on production volume. In 2014, Stone Brewing leapt from No. 17 to No. 14.
The Top Craft Breweries of 2014
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Cool Material -- A list of the largest craft breweries of 2014, with Stone ranking as the ninth-largest craft brewery.
Session IPAs Offer Big Flavor in All-Day Form
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Free Times -- There is a time, place and occasion for every style of beer, including those with lower alcohol. Stone Go To IPA is a popular session IPA with lower alcohol content and big flavor.
4 San Diego breweries in nation's top 50
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
UT San Diego -- In 2014, a record year for U.S. craft beer sales, four San Diego County craft breweries ranked among the nation's 50 largest. Stone is now ninth in the country and three local breweries followed.
Four San Diego-Area Breweries Top Nation's Largest
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
NBC San Diego -- Four San Diego breweries are among a list of the nation's 50 largest breweries in 2014, according to newly released rankings by the Brewers Association. Stone Brewing Co. ranked as the largest brewery in San Diego, according to the list, and the ninth largest in the nation.
4 San Diego breweries listed among best in U.S.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Fox 5 San Diego -- Four San Diego County breweries are among the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the United States according to the Brewers Association. Stone Brewing was ranked the highest of the four, ranking ninth in the top 50 craft breweries for 2014.
Better Together: Why Brewers Are Collaborating to Make New Beers
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
MSN -- Stone's brewmaster Mitch Steele comments on the benefits of collaboration brewing.
Better Together: Why Brewers Are Collaborating to Make New Beers
Monday, March 30, 2015
Bon Appetit -- If one brewer's brain is an amusement park of ideas, what about two? Or three? Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele talks about the values of collaborative brewing.
Qualcomm Stadium: Get your craft beer here?
Monday, March 30, 2015
UT San Diego -- San Diego's biggest, bubbliest stadium controversy - will Qualcomm pour more San Diego craft beers? The city is considering a new contract for food and drink at the stadium.
More West Coast beermakers to fire up kettles out East
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Yakima Herald -- Stone Brewing will fire up its kettles out east in early 2016, and a 30,000-square-foot restaurant and beer garden — the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens — will follow after the brewery is functional.
Craft beer exports near $100 million
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CNBC -- Craft beer is growing by double digits at home, and it's picking up momentum overseas, as well. Craft brewers have been working to get their beer into the hands of European beer drinkers, and Stone has started building their own brewery in Berlin.
Stone Brewing Co. releases Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Examiner -- A review of Stone's experimental odd year release, the 2015 Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout.
Love craft beer? San Diego's the vacay for you
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Arizona Daily Star -- San Diego is the ideal vacation for craft beer aficionados with 96 breweries in the area. See what breweries made this vacationer's list.
6 Eco-Friendly “Green” Breweries for St. Patrick’s Day
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Food and Wine -- Instead of celebrating St. Patrick's Day drinking beer spiked with food coloring, ring in the holiday with a bottle of truly "green" beer from an eco-friendly brewery. Solar panels, repurposed spent grain, compost and a fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks keep San Stone running clean.
Two West Coast Craft Beer Giants Set to Invade the East Coast
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Eater -- Two well-known craft breweries on the West Coast are setting their sights on East Coast beer drinkers. San Diego-based beer makers Green Flash Brewing and Stone Brewing Co. both have new facilities in the works for the state of Virginia.
We Found 4 Sensational Beers Beginning With The Letter S.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Drink Me - Stone is featured this short list of sensational beers beginning with the letter "S."
Stone Enjoy By IPA vs. Firestone Walker Double Jack Double IPA: Beer Brackets Round One
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Patriot News -- If IPAs are your style, then Stone Enjoy By IPA vs. Firestone Walker Double Jack Double IPA may be your favorite beer brackets matchup.
America's 10 Best Brewery Tours
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Huffington Post -- Instead of focusing on the quantity of beer consumed this St. Patrick's Day, go for quality and one of the best brewery tours around. Stone Brewing Co. makes the list for America's best brewery tours.
Stone Brewing Co. Invades Germany
Monday, March 9, 2015
BeerKnews -- Greg Koch, Stone CEO & Co-Founder comments on Stone's expansion into Europe.
Beer news: Dark Lord Day Tickets, Haymarket's New Brewery
Monday, March 9, 2015
Chicago Now -- Stone Brewing Co. announced they are streamlining their regular offerings, and dropping a few beers from their lineup.
The 13 Best Beer Countries in the World, Ranked
Friday, March 6, 2015
Thrillist -- Traditionalists may deny it up and down, but there is no questioning it: the United States is a world leader in beer today. The American brewing style is so popular in other countries that craft brewers are expanding to Europe, including Stone Brewing Co.'s plans for a Berlin brewery.
Small and crafty: the best craft brewery labels
Thursday, March 5, 2015
99 Designs -- "Offbeat" might be the best word to describe the beer coming from Stone Brewing Co. Visiting the website, you can see that these people are scientists as much as they are brewers, and it's that passion for mixology that's the basis for their beer.
I'D TAP THAT: Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA and a very honorable one at that
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Weekender -- A review of the popular 2015 re-brew, Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA.
County native has happy hours at Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Lancaster Online -- Interview with Stone Brewing Co.'s Account Manager, Rich Collins.
12 Reasons San Diego Is America's Best Beer Town
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Thrillist -- San Diego breweries are taking over the world, well, at least Europe. Stone Brewing Co. is making beer history by becoming the first American craft brewer to operate its own facility in Berlin.
The 27 Essential Coffee Beers, Ranked
Monday, March 2, 2015
Yahoo! Food -- Stochasticity Project Master Of Disguise is ranked as one of the 27 essential coffee beers.
Grad's aim: engineering the perfect brew
Friday, February 27, 2015
Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine -- The synergy between brewing and engineering, as told by Stone Brewing's Quality Assurance Manager, Rich Blankmeier.
HOW TO PAIR BEER WITH EVERYTHING: 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Nepa Scene -- How to pair everything with the 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy.
35 of the Best American Porters, Ranked
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Paste Magazine -- Stone Smoked Porter and Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean are ranked among the 35 best American Porters.
Brew Beat: Stone's Enjoy By 02.14.15 IPA
Friday, February 13, 2015
Siskiyou Daily -- For those beer lovers looking for a great Valentine's Day treat, look no further than Stone Brewing Co.'s Stone Enjoy By 02.14.15 IPA.
Newbies - New Releases That You Want To Look Out For
Thursday, February 12, 2015
American Craft Beer -- In addition to the 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine release, Stone's releasing 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy as a part of their "Odd Beers for Odd Years" program.
7 SD Brewery Satellite Tasting Rooms You Need to Visit
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thrillist -- Stone Brewing Tap Room makes the list of satellite tasting rooms you need to visit. Satellite tasting rooms are the newest destinations to get your straight-from-the-brewery craft beer fix in SD and they are popping up all over the city.
Stone Brewing gives 50K to YMCA
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
San Diego Union Tribune -- Two North County YMCAs received a donation of $50,000 from Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. to expand their programs and serve more families in the surrounding area.
BrewDog brings US beers to UK through new import division
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Bar Magazine -- Beers from Stone Brewing Co. in California are being introduced to the UK through a new UK import and distribution division launched by Scottish brewer BrewDog.
Craft Brewers Tackle Super Bowl, Beer Industry's Marquee Event
Friday, January 30, 2015
NBC Universal -- While big beer companies exhaust their marketing efforts leading up to and during the Super Bowl, NBC Universal discusses what Stone Brewing Co. and other craft brewers do to tackle the big game.
Stone Delicious IPA is the Latest Word in Gluten-Conscious Beer
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Los Angeles Magazine -- A review of one of Stone's latest release-- Stone Delicious IPA, a West coast-style IPA with reduced gluten levels.
Don't drink that craft beer -- let it age for eight years
Friday, January 16, 2015
MarketWatch -- After finding a hidden 3-liter growler of 2004 Double Bastard Ale, MarketWatch contacted us and interviewed Brewmaster Mitch Steele about the legacy of Double Bastard Ale and aging beer.
Green Tea Beer? Why the Hell Not
Monday, January 12, 2015
Paste Magazine -- A review of the popular re-brew from 2011, Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA.
Vintage Beer? Aficionados Say Some Brews Taste Better With Age
Friday, January 9, 2015
NPR The Salt -- Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak dropped some knowledge about beer cellaring for a story by NPR - The Salt.
Best Gluten-Free Beers to Buy
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Men's Journal -- Even with low gluten levels, Stone Delicious IPA is included in a roundup of "best gluten-free beers to buy."
Should You Cellar That Beer? Brewers test our self-restraint with aged ales
Thursday, January 8, 2015 -- Like wine and whiskey (and your ability to make good decisions after drinking both), some beers get better with age. Last month, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Company added a wait-for-it beer to its lineup. The offering, called Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA, should be cellared for at least a year.
Suds and Sustenance: 9 Breweries with Truly Excellent Food
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- Known for their "big character beers," Stone Brewing's World Bistro takes a similarly expansive approach featuring innovative plates with a nod to global flavors. Try chicken schnitzel, lamb rigatoni, or Caribbean-inflected duck tacos.
Cheers! These Airport Bars Will Have You Ready For Takeoff
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Yahoo! Travel -- Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 makes the list of best airport bars. No need to fret next time your flight's delayed at SAN.
Q&A: Stone Brewing's Greg Koch
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Richmond BizSense -- BizSense caught up with Koch, 50, just before the end of the year to talk about Richmond's response to the brewery, what is was like to have cities bending over backwards to lure his company, his thoughts on craft beer, and the origin of the brewery's gargoyles.
Stone Delicious IPA (Gluten-Reduced) Review
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Paste Magazine -- A review of Stone Delicious IPA.
Stone "Delicious" IPA: Shoot For The Moon and Land Among The Stars
Friday, January 2, 2015
The Pour Fool -- A positive review of Stone Delicious IPA, the gluten-reduced IPA received a score of 99/100.
Drink this beer -- But not for a year
Friday, January 2, 2015
MarketWatch -- Feature story on Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA.
Our 9 Favorite Beers of 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Cool Material -- We drank our way through a lot of great beer in 2014. Out of all the awesome new brews we consumed, these were our favorites. Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout made the list!
The Beer Nut: Ten 2014 beers you need to try
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Wicked Local -- Bastard in the Rye is named as one of the beers from 2014 that you need to try.
Maui Brewing Co. has begun distributing 21 craft beers from the Mainland
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Pacific Business News -- Maui/Stone Craft Beverages, a partnership between Maui Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego, has begun distributing craft beers on Maui.
2014 In Review: The 20 Big Beers Of The Year
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Food Republic -- Not just one, but TWO Stone beers--Stone Go To IPA and Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout--made Food Republic's round up of the 20 best beers!
Beer in Review 2014: Ryan Scott of Odd 13 Brewing
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Denver Post -- This next installment in our 4th annual Beer In Review features Ryan Scott, founder of Odd 13 Brewing in Lafayette. He calls Stone Go To IPA his favorite beer of the year!
Brewhouse advice from top craft brewers and equipment manufacturers
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Craft Brewing Business -- Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele gave readers tips on how to select the perfect brewhouse.
Five Fantastic Craft Beer Pilgrimages
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TravelPulse -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido is listed on this roundup.
5 Craft Brewers and Their Favorite Barrel-Aged Stouts
Monday, December 8, 2014
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine -- Here are five craft brewers on their favorite barrel-aged stouts. Bryan Keilty Head Brewer at Lompoc Brewing, Portland, Oregon calls Stone Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels his personal favorite.
The 9 Best Craft Beers on Airlines
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Men's Journal -- Stone IPA is now available on Delta Air Lines' flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Session IPAs: The Backlash to High-Alcohol Beers
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Men's Journal -- Stone Go To IPA gets a shout out in this article about session IPAs.
Thanksgiving Special 2014: Homebrew advice from famous craft brewers
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Craft Brewing Business -- Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele offers homebrewers advice, telling them to "brew without fear."
There's a black market for beer. And it's bad for drinkers
Friday, November 21, 2014
CNN Money -- Stone Craft Beer Ambassador "Dr." Bill Sysak was interviewed about the "black market" of craft beer and how it's bad for the industry.
Stone Brewing Co-founder Greg Koch on His Recipe for Success
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Inc. Magazine -- The brewery's CEO [Greg Koch] explains why he threw out the craft brewing rule book nearly two decades ago--and why it was the best decision he ever made.
Celebrating the Rise of the Golden Stout
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Los Angeles Magazine -- Stone Brewing Company's Master of Disguise is the latest in a great new category of beer.
Make Plans, But Remember That Success Comes to Those Who Execute
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Entrepreneur Magazine -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch tells Entrepreneur Magazine about our plans for bringing Stone to Berlin, Germany.
Arrogant Bastards in Berlin, and what it all means
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
DRAFT Magazine -- Feature story about Stone Brewing Co. - Berlin.
Will Richmond Like Stone Brewing Beers?
Thursday, November 6, 2014 -- Unless you've been locked away in your basement working on your latest homebrew, you might have heard that Stone Brewing Co. is coming to Richmond's Fulton Bottom and the riverfront.
An American Brewer in Berlin
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Brewers' Guardian -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is interviewed for this feature story highlighting Stone Brewing Co. - Berlin and Richmond.
4 Best Places to Get a Beer in San Diego
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Food & Wine Magazine -- Here, four terrific places to drink beer in San Diego, including Stone Brewing Co., which is one of the country's largest craft breweries.
Readers' Choice: Best Breweries in America
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Weekly Pint -- Stone Brewing Co. received two honorable mentions, including Best California Brewery and Overall Winner!
Stone Brewing: Two Glorious Bastards from SoCal
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Pour Fool -- Two of our "glorious Bastards" - Lukcy Basartd Ale and 2014 Double Bastard Ale - received positive remarks and scores of 98 points.
Fall Beers worth the Brouhaha
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
CNN Eatocracy -- Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout in part of the round up for must try fall beers.
Arrogant Bastard Box Set: What You Want For Christmas
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Paste Magazine -- The Arrogant Bastard Box is what you want for Christmas.
Halloween for grownups: candy-flavored brews
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Los Angeles Times -- Here are four craft brews that are perfect to pair with an evening manning the front door and handing out candy to all the wandering ghosts, ghouls and princesses... including Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chocolate & Orange Peel.
Californian Beer for Berlin
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Berliner Zeitung -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was interviewed to discuss future plans for Stone Brewing Co. - Berlin. (Article in German)
God is Good: Stone Brewing Co.'s plan of not having a plan
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Berlin Loves You -- We met up with Greg Koch, founder of the Stone Brewing Co., for a crash-course in craft beer at Herman's Belgian beer bar.
Pataskala-raised CEO of Stone Brewing talks of home, following his own muse and beer
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch -- Interview with Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch.
Portland, Oregon vs. San Diego: What's the Better Beer City?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Yahoo! Travel -- Each week, Yahoo Travel pits rival destinations against each other to determine once and for all which place is the best. This week it's Portland, Ore., vs. San Diego for the title of best beer city.
#BBC14 Part 2
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Beer and Baking -- A recap of the Beer Bloggers Conference, with positive remarks for Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
A beer for those who like cream with coffee and beer
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Coloradoan -- A positive review of Stone Coffee Milk Stout.
San Diego breweries win 14 medals at Great American Beer Festival
Monday, October 6, 2014 -- San Diego fared quite well in the competition, as the Brewer's Association awarded 14 different medals to San Diego breweries at Saturday's Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony.
SD County brewers win 14 top medals
Saturday, October 4, 2014
U-T San Diego -- San Diego County brewers won 14 medals at the nation's largest beer competition on Saturday. Announced in Denver on the final day of the 33rd annual Great American Beer Festival, the awards are regarded as the industry's most prestigious.
Top 10 IPAs
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Gayot -- Stone 18th Anniversary IPA makes the list of top 10 IPAs.
Drink Your Mexican Hot Chocolate in Beer Form
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
City Pages -- A review of Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout.
Stone Introduces Enjoy AFTER Beer
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Paste Magazine -- By now, we're all familiar with Stone Brewing Company's Enjoy By IPA series-regularly released hop bombs that are meant to be enjoyed within weeks after distribution. Now, Stone is flipping the script and releasing an Enjoy After beer that's meant to be cellared and opened after 10-31-2015.
Stone Brewing Releases a Beer Worth Waiting a Year For
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
FWx Food & Wine -- Cellaring beer is not a very common activity. But Stone Brewing would like you to know that occasionally beer is best left to the cellar, and is pushing the concept with its new Enjoy After series.
Stone Brewing Deems Albert Worthy
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Calgary Herald -- If you were startled by a sudden, high-pitched noise last week, it was probably the sound of local beer fanatics squealing like schoolgirls when they heard Stone Brewing Co. will begin exporting several of its brands to Alberta and B.C. next month.
Brewers Craft Water Conservation Strategies to Combat Drought
Monday, September 29, 2014
FOX Business -- Stone's sustainability efforts were spotlighted, as Brewmaster Mitch Steele discussed our water reclamation and conservation strategies.
A craft brewer goes to Germany... to make American-style beers
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Fortune -- CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch talked about our plans for Stone Brewing Co.
10 Celebrity Beers That Surprisingly Don't Suck
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Men's Health -- Here are 10 [not so] surprisingly good celebrity-endorsed brews.
Amazing Beer for Europe
Saturday, September 20, 2014
European Business Journal -- Interview with Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder of Stone Brewing Co.
An American Brewer in Germany: Stone's Bold Expansion in Berlin
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Men's Journal -- In 1996 Greg Koch left L.A.'s music industry and sunk his life savings into co-founding a brewery making strange, bold beers almost nobody wanted. Eighteen years later, he's leading the brewery's expansions on the East Coast and in Germany as Stone Brewing now stands as an icon in American craft brewing.
Rose-Colored Glasses
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Weekly Pint -- A feature on hibiscus beers and The Weekly Pint recommends that readers try Stochasticity Project Hibiscusicity.
San Diego Brew Scene Welcomes Little Pints
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Festival Seekers -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station received a positive review by international site, Festival Seekers.
From the Coolest Cooler to the Simplest Homebrewing: The 12 Biggest Food & Drink Crowdfunding Campaigns
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
FWx Food & Wine -- Stone Brewing Co. is mentioned as one of the most backed campaigns on Indiegogo, with the sale of Stone Groundbreaking Collaborations.
Beer Innovators: Meet the People Impacting the Beer World
Monday, September 15, 2014
All About Beer Magazine -- In the Novemeber issue, Brewceptionist Denise Ratfield is named one of the "26 Innovators Making a Difference" in the craft beer industry.
8 Reasons to Visit San Diego
Sunday, September 14, 2014 Travel -- Stone Brewing Co. is listed as one of the 8 reasons to visit San Diego.
10 Things to Expect for The Upcoming LA Beer Week
Thursday, September 11, 2014
LA Eater -- Only ten days remain until LA Beer Week, the prolifically sudsy fall event that showcases the best in LA County beer. This year, the whole thing runs from September 20 - 28, and is overseen by the Los Angeles Country Brewers Guild.
26 Steps to Becoming a True San Diegan
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Thrillist -- In order to become a true San Diegan, visiting Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido and taking a brewery tour is a must.
Stone 18th Anniversary IPA and Xocoveza: Divergent Deliciousness
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Seattle Post-Intelligencer -- Stone 18th Anniversary IPA and Chris Banker/Stone/Insurgente Xocoveza Mocha Stout received high ratings by the Pour Fool.
Brewologist: Xocoveza a brilliant collaboration
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Mansfield News Journal -- The name may look unpronounceable, but the beer is a pronounced success. The brew is Xocoveza Mocha Stout. That first word is pronounced "show-co-vay-za." I did not run that word through a translator app, but I'm guessing it is Spanish for "this is one fantastic beer and I hope they brew more."
Stone's new 'Enjoy' IPA is flipping the script
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
DRAFT Magazine -- Since the launch of Stone's Enjoy By IPA, an imperial IPA marketed for consumption within 30-some days of each batch's release, the brewery's become synonymous with expiration dates. But for its upcoming 'Enjoy' release, the brewery's switching things up, and telling you to make room in your cellar.
Stone Brewing Co. CEO Talks Germany Expansion and New IPAs
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The Daily Meal -- The Daily Meal also voted them the second-best brewery in America. We spoke to Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch about what's next for the growing craft brewery.
Stone Brewing 18th Anniversary IPA & Coffee Milk Stout Available Now
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Daily Meal -- Stone Brewing Co. has two new exciting bottle releases - their 18th Anniversary IPA and Coffee Milk Stout both of them are hitting Oregon shelves and tap now. Having tried both of these beers in advance of their release I can report they are worth seeking out and as such reporting on.
Stone Brewing Company Sets New Indiegogo Record With $2.5 Million Campaign
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Eater National -- The record for the largest successful Indiegogo campaign has been set not by a famous filmmaker or plucky upstart business, but by fans of craft beer.
Will Stone's new IPA kill IPAs as we know them?
Thursday, August 28, 2014
DRAFT Magazine -- A positive review of Stone 18th Anniversary IPA.
Stone Brewing's San Diego outpost lives up to the hype
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times -- When Stone Brewing Co. opened its first World Bistro & Gardens adjacent to its brewery in Escondido in 2007, there wasn't much else like it. The large restaurant, bar and beer garden was a statement of permanence for the thriving craft brewery and a marquee destination for visitors to San Diego.
Stone's 18th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Discover SD -- Photos of Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival.
10 Best Widely Available IPAs
Monday, August 18, 2014
Men's Journal -- Technically, it's probably not an IPA, but it definitely is a beer for hop lovers. Bastard has a huge kick of bitter hops right up front that give way to a big roasted, caramel body that almost tastes like brownies when it's super fresh. The hops come back after getting knocked nearly out by the malts to remind you that they are, in fact, still in charge. This beer leaves you with a leafy and citrus rind bitterness that lingers nicely with a caramel sweetness. It's not a beer to be trifled with, but try pairing it with a homemade bread pudding.
Next Round: For some, every day is a happy IPA Day
Saturday, August 9, 2014
USA Today -- The latest collaboration beer from Stone Brewing Co., Unapologetic IPA, made with two other California beermakers, Beechwood Brewing Co., and Heretic Brewing Co., is a 9% double IPA made from new experimental hops - delivering a unique bitter bite and dry finish.Its bottle asks the question, "Who says the world needs another IPA?" and answers, "We do." IPA devotees would second that.
Beer of the Week: Stone Coffee Milk Stout
Friday, August 8, 2014
The Star-Ledger -- A review of Stone Coffee Milk Stout.
Hoppy IPA Day! 5 ways to celebrate this wonderful made-up beer holiday
Thursday, August 7, 2014
USA Today -- Tips for celebrating #IPADay, which recommends enjoying beers like Stone IPA and Stone Go To IPA.
PW's Year of Beer: Stone Coffee Milk Stout
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Philadelphia Weekly -- Review of Stone Coffee Milk Stout.
Stone Brewing Co. to Host 18th Anniversary Beer Bash
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
NBC San Diego -- San Diego's Stone Brewing Co. will celebrate its 18th anniversary this month with the ultimate beer bash: nearly 200 craft brews, more than 80 breweries and two sessions for beer connoisseurs to tap into.
Running On Empty: Beer
Thursday, July 31, 2014
CBS Los Angeles -- Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele and Water Reclamation Supervisor Tom Modifica discuss how California's drought is affecting the craft beer industry.
How (Good) American Beers Are (Finally) Conquering Europe
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Huffington Post -- Today Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch appeared at a long-shuttered coal plant in Berlin to make a game-changing announcement: Stone is transforming the former factory into its first international brewery, producing its lineup of aggressively bittered West Coast IPAs and potent ales for distribution across Europe. The project is set to take 14 to 20 months and will also include a restaurant. (Original article ran in Bon Appetit)
Den Stein ins Rollen bringen: Stone Brewing in Berlin
Monday, July 28, 2014 -- In what will prove to be a milestone in American craft brewing, Stone Brewing announced last week that it will open a European-based brewery in Berlin by 2016.
Pure, cheap and a bit dull
Saturday, July 26, 2014
The Economist -- Brash Americans plan to froth up Germany's staid brewing business, including Stone Brewing Co. - Berlin.
American craft beer goes to the heart of Germany
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Houston Chronicle -- U.S. brews, once 'scoffed at by the rest of the world,' are finding respect around the globe, trade group says.
In Mariendorf braut sich was zusammen Der Bier-Jesus aus Amerika
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Berliner Kurier -- Article [In German] covering Stone Brewing Co.'s announcement to open brewery in Berlin.
A Comic-Con beer -- that's just right for mid-winter
Thursday, July 24, 2014
U-T San Diego -- A review of Stone w00tstout 2.0.
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale is a strong, woody hop bomb
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Minneapolis City Pages -- OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale from San Diego's Stone Brewing Co. does exactly what the name suggests: It takes the also worthy Arrogant Bastard Ale and ages it with oak wood chips, giving the brew an earthy and woody quality that offsets its signature heavy hop doses.
U.S. craft brewer taps German site
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USA Today -- Stone Brewing is taking its craft to Germany, a country with some of the deepest brewing roots in the world. Plans were announced Saturday during an event at the planned site in Berlin. Construction is likely to begin in the coming months, aiming for an opening in late 2015 or early 2016, says Stone CEO Greg Koch.
50 States Series: Top Wineries & Breweries Worth Traveling For
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FlipKey Blog -- We've searched through every state in the U.S. to find the top brewery or winery currently operating. Stone Brewing Co. made the list on behalf on California.
The American Craft Brewery Renaissance Officially Hits Europe
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Yahoo! Food -- Southern California-based brewery Stone Brewing Company announced Monday that it will open a location in Berlin, Germany.
Craft-Bier-Tempel entsteht in altem Gaswerk in Mariendorf
Monday, July 21, 2014
Restaurant-Kritik -- Article [In German] covering Stone's recent announcement to open brewery location in Berlin.
Stone Brewing plans for European expansion
Monday, July 21, 2014
FOX News -- The Escondido, California-based beer maker is creating the first European brewery independently owned and operated by a US craft brewer.
Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas
Monday, July 21, 2014
Associated Press(AP) -- Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. (Stone Brewing Co. - Berlin)
Stone Brewing Co. Turns its Taps to Europe
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Daily Meal -- California-based Stone Brewing Co. will be the first American craft brewery to own and operate a brewery in Europe.
Achtung! Stone Launches Berlin Brewery As U.S. Craft Beer Sweeps Europe.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Food Republic -- California's Stone Brewing Company - the nation's tenth largest craft brewer in terms of sales - has announced plans to open a sprawling two-acre brewery and restaurant complex in Berlin.
Stone Brewing Makes Bid for Berlin
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Drinks Business -- The Stone Brewing Co. is poised to become America's first craft brewery to open a brewery in Europe, supported by a crowdfunding initiative.
Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas
Monday, July 21, 2014
Yahoo! Finance -- Stone Brewing Co. is taking a different approach to meeting overseas demand - spending about $25 million to renovate a historic gas works building into a brewery, packaging and distribution center, restaurant and garden set to open late next year or early 2016. Escondido, California-based Stone - one of the top 10 biggest craft breweries in the U.S. - will make beer for its bistro and distribution throughout Germany and Europe.
Amerikanisches Craft Beer bald in Berlin
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Der Tagesspiegel Berlin -- Article [In German] covering Stone's recent announcement of opening a brewery in Berlin.
Stone Brewing Co. Hops into Germany
Sunday, July 20, 2014
NBC San Diego -- San Diego County's own Stone Brewing Company is hopping international borders and expanding into Europe, becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery there.
18-year-old Stone Brewing Company grows up, leaves home, comes to Europe
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Berlin Craft Beer -- Stone Brewing Company is building its new $25M brewery and restaurant here in the Marienpark Berlin, scheduled to open by end 2015/beginning 2016.
Stone Brewing to open brewery in Berlin
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- Five years after announcing its desire to build a brewery in Europe, Stone Brewing Co. has closed on a deal to open a brewery and bistro in Berlin, becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe.
Stone to open brewery in Berlin
Saturday, July 19, 2014
U-T San Diego -- Stone Brewing, whose bold ales and irreverent tone have helped reinvent American beer, now plans to do the same thing in the brewing industry's historic heartland, Germany.
Escondido's craft brew giant Stone announces plans for a Berlin expansion
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Los Angeles Times -- Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido-based 10th-largest craft brewery in the country, has announced plans to invade Europe with an ambitious new brewery in Berlin.
Stone Brewing erobert Berlin
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Fizz -- [In German] The tenth largest Craft Beer Brewery of the United States, Stone Brewing Co., invests in Berlin over 25 million dollars in a brewery-dependence with packaging center, shop and adjoining restaurant. Almost 10,000 square feet includes the site of the historic gasworks Marie village, which will be the home of the first Stone Brewing production facility on European soil at the end of 2015, but no later than the beginning of 2016.
Stone announces Berlin expansion
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Houston Chronicle -- One of America's biggest craft breweries is planting a U.S. flag on alien soil - a giant step for beerkind, bringing U.S. craft beer to a country that not so very long ago heaped nothing but scorn on what was being made over here.
Stone Brewing Co. Goes to Europe
Saturday, July 19, 2014 -- Stone Brewing Co., the tenth largest craft brewery in the United States announced that it would open at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016 a brewery and restaurant in Berlin.
How (Good) American Beers Are (Finally) Conquering Europe
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Bon Appetit -- Today Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch appeared at a long-shuttered coal plant in Berlin to make a game-changing announcement: Stone is transforming the former factory into its first international brewery, producing its lineup of aggressively bittered West Coast IPAs and potent ales for distribution across Europe. (The project is set to take 14 to 20 months and will also include a restaurant.)
15 Best Beer Gardens in the U.S.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fodor's Travel -- Few beer lovers can resist the charms of Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Set on a hilltop in San Diego's Escondido neighborhood, the brewery features a sprawling outdoor garden with 36 on-tap beers, as well as craft brews.
Stone Brewing's - Steve Gonzalez (Part 1)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Brew Buzz -- Interview with Stone Brewing's Small Batch, Research and Barrel program manager, Steve Gonzalez.
The 10 Best Beers of 2014 (so far)
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Paste Magazine -- Here, then, are 10 of the best new beers that we at Paste have had a chance to sample this year. Keep an eye out for the ones still on the shelves, and an ear alert to whenever the others will be brewed again. Stone Go To IPA ranks at #3 on the list.
40 Beers to Put on Your Bucket List
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Serious Eats -- When it comes to beer, we all have our go-to bottles. But if you're looking to expand your repertoire a bit, what beers should you buy? We asked our crew of friendly beer experts-all Certified Cicerones-for their list of essential beers you really should try. Stone IPA makes the list!
Aisha Tyler Talks Beer
Friday, July 11, 2014
Paste Magazine -- Comedian and Stone w00tstout 2.0 collaborator Aisha Tyler talks beer with Paste Magazine, and gives Brewing Supervisor Hollie Stephenson a very honorable mention.
Vote for the Best Craft Brewery in America
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Daily Meal -- Stone Brewing Co. is nominated by The Daily Meal as one of the best breweries in America for a reader ballot. Last year, we ranked #2, so be sure to cast a vote for your favorite brewery.
Top 10 best craft beers for summer
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
FOX News -- Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine is included in this roundup as a "different" option to enjoy this summer.
Stone Brewing's Celebration
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Eater National -- Stone Brewing Co. celebrates its 18th anniversary in mid-August with an "Invitational Beer Festival" at its Escondido, California brewery.
Stone Brewing's Unapologetic joins busy IPA market
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Houston Chronicle -- Just unleashed last week and Beachwood/Heretic/Stone Unapologetic IPA is already getting some positive media attention.
The Craft Beer Guide To San Diego
Monday, July 7, 2014
Paste Magazine -- America's finest craft beer city ain't Portland. It's not even Denver. San Diego holds the crown my friends, and why should anyone be surprised that a city best known for fish tacos and surf culture would nourish the nation's most prolific beer scene? I can tell you this much: you can't understand the San Diego beer scene without first getting to know these key players.
8 Beer Festivals to Keep You Drinking All Summer
Thursday, July 3, 2014
LA Weekly -- Details on Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitation Beer Festival are featured in this roundup.
Unapologetic-ally hoppy - Stone's new super IPA is a must-try
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Los Angeles Times -- Stone's newly released collaboration beer Beachwood/Heretic/Stone Unapologetic IPA receives this positive review.
5 of America's Beeriest Beach Towns
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 -- San Diego is one of "America's beeriest beach towns," and calls Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido a must-visit location.
12 Non-Boring Beers to Drink All Summer Long
Friday, June 27, 2014
Brooklyn Magazine -- A list of "12 non-boring beers" to enjoy this summer. Don't be dull; Drink Stone Go To IPA.
10 Excellent Brewery-Musician Collaborations
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Made Man -- Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collective Distortion IPA is chosen as one of the "10 Excellent Brewery-Musician Collaborations."
30 Beers For The Design Lover In You
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
BuzzFeed -- Selecting beers by their labels is a fun and delicious hobby. Stone Saison is included in this creative roundup.
Experience beer magic in the making at Stone Brewing
Thursday, June 19, 2014
San Diego Examiner -- Our very own Minister of Evangelism and Indoctrination Ken Wright gives the San Diego Examiner a tour.
Beer of the Week: Stone's Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale
Thursday, June 19, 2014
LA Magazine -- Geek out with Stone's new Belgian-style quad beer.
Cooking with Beer: Stone Cold Enjoy By IPA Pickles
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Porch Drinking -- Readers get a unique cooking-with-beer recipe using Stone Enjoy By 07.04.14 IPA.
AHA Best Commercial Beers
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Brewbound -- Stone Enjoy By IPA is ranked among the top 10 best beers and Stone Brewing Co. is one of the top five breweries with best beer portfolios, as chosen by members of the American Homebrewers Association.
The 13 Best Craft Beers To Serve At Your Wedding
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Huffington Post -- Stone Saison is included in this roundup.
A Tour Through Craft-Beer History in California
Friday, June 13, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- Craft beer was born in California, and the state is home to some of the most venerable as well as avant-garde brewers around. There's no better place to explore beer's past, present and future than on a summer drive down the Pacific coast.
JOHN HOLL: Inspiration through beer in Southern California
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Daily Record -- After author of The American Craft Beer Cookbook, John Holl, paid a visit to San Diego breweries, he tells The Daily Record's readers Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido is one of the area's standout locations.
10 Great Summer Beer Festivals
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paste Magazine -- As an aid for craft beer appreciators venturing out to beer festivals this summer, Paste Magazine created the perfect guide with Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival featured in the lineup.
25 Of The Most Amazing Craft Beer Names You'll Ever See
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
BuzzFeed -- Our notorious Arrogant Bastard Ale makes a list of "25 of the Most Amazing Craft Beer Names You'll Ever See," according to BuzzFeed.
May the Froth Be with You: Nerd Beers, from 'Game of Thrones' Stout to Vulcan Ale
Friday, May 30, 2014
Bon Appetit -- From the get-go, craft brewing has fostered a thriving subculture, cultivating fans as feverish as those of comic books or underground bands. The beer nerd was born, obsessing over hop varieties and releases from brewers they treated like minor deities. But as craft beer has grown in popularity, it has cross-pollinated with sci-fi and fantasy TV shows, superheroes, and even former cast members of Star Trek. Welcome to the new world of nerd beer.
Hops Across Cultures-Latino Craft Beer Makers And Aficionados Are Transforming The Industry
Friday, May 16, 2014
Fox News Latino -- If all you think of when you order a beer is Rolling Rock or Corona, Heineken or Dos Equis, you're still living in the 1990s. The hipster nation is hot on the artisanal beer kick, and its citizens are bringing their cultures and tastes with them. This includes a growing number of Latino brewers, a small but mighty bunch who design recipes that reflect their palates and a love of the flavors that represent their deep connection to Latin food and drink.
Five Brewers on Five IPAs
Monday, May 12, 2014
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine -- Author of the book on IPAs, Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele, was able to pick and talk about his favorite IPA.
Beer of the Week: Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers
Friday, May 9, 2014
The Star Ledger -- While it may not scream "summer", Stone released one of its popular seasonals this week - its smoked porter with chipotle peppers.
Pint-sized Pour: Stone Saison
Thursday, May 8, 2014
U-T San Diego -- Stone Saison receives a perfect "5 out of 5 bottles" score in this review.
Sprocketbier Showcase
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Porch Drinking -- While on their victorious tour, Team Sprocket Robbie Chandler and Rick Blankemeier were interviewed about their winning beer, Stone Spotlight Series Sprocketbier.
Sick Burn: Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thrillist -- The newly bottled Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers, a spin on its award-winning Smoked Porter that augments its 5.9% chocolate-tinged classic by kicking it up with hot peppers.
Brewer: Sprocketbier is undrunkable
Monday, May 5, 2014
Arkon Beacon Journal -- Rick & Robbie make up Team Sprocket. The duo won an internal brewing competition with a recipe for a black rye kolsch, dubbed Sprocketbier.
Where to Drink with Your Dog and Kid
Thursday, May 1, 2014
San Diego Magazine -- Give the babysitter a night off and grab your pup's leash. These 10 kid- and dog-friendly brewpubs have fun games, special menus, and more for the whole family.
Stone Brewing Releases Chipotle Porter, Saison & More
Thursday, May 1, 2014
New School Beer -- A review of some of Stone's latest releases in 2014.
7 Spring Seasonal Beers
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The Daily Meal -- Stone Go To IPA is said to be one of the best beers for drinking on a hot summer day.
The 7 Best Cities for Beer
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Huffington Post -- We've tried beers all over the country and, after plenty of boozy research, have picked out the seven best cities in the U.S. for beer. Plus, we've got great hotel recs in each city where beer lovers will feel right at home.
Between Mexican Fiesta and Stone, Ed is in danger
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
San Diego Reader -- Stone Company Store - On Kettner gets some positive attention, when the San Diego Readers stops by for a beer.
An Evening With Stone Brewing's "Dr." Bill Sysak
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Broward Palm Beach New Times -- A Stone event in Florida gets some media attention, and "Dr." Bill talks with them about the area's growing craft beer scene.
Cross-Genre Jam Session Births Massive IPA
Saturday, April 19, 2014
San Diego Reader -- A positive review of Stone's latest collaboration brew, Kyle Hollingsworth/Keri Kelli/Stone Collective Distortion IPA.
Our New Favorite Airport Bars
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Travel + Leisure -- Airport bars are also upping the ante, with local brews and wines. Order these drinks at our new favorites. (Stone Ruination IPA and Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 make the list!)
Low-alcohol session IPA is a great summer beer trend
Thursday, April 17, 2014 -- Enter the session IPA, a class of brews crafted to deliver the hoppy goodness of a full-blown IPA, but with a lower amount of alcohol and a lighter body, allowing you to enjoy a few in a "session" without feeling bloated and groggy. Stone rolled out their Go To IPA last month. This 4.5 percent ABV hop-blaster drops a bright gush of citrus hops onto your palate, featuring tropical tastes like grapefruit, lemon and tangerines.
Para la semana que viene llega la Stone
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Craft Beer Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico receives Stone Enjoy By 05.16.14 IPA for the very first time, and Craft Beer Puerto Rico covers its arrival by telling readers (en Espanol) about the beer's journey to arrive on the island.
Top 10 Spring Beers
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fox News -- Ranging from crisp saisons to American IPAs, Gayot's top 10 spring beers won't last till summer, so grab these fan favorites now while there's still time. Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA made the list.
Stone Brewing releases Stone Saison
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
San Diego Examiner -- A review of the newly debuted Stone Saison.
8 New Beers You Should Know
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Cool Material -- Stone Go To IPA is named one of the 8 new beers you should know.
PW's Year of Beer: Stone Go To IPA
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Philadelphia Weekly -- Stone Go To IPA is welcomed to Philly with this positive review.
Stone Brewing looks to musicians for newest collaboration
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The Los Angeles Times -- Apart from "devastatingly bitter" beers and well-known arrogance, Stone Brewing Co. built its reputation on some fantastic collaboration beers with some of the country's best brewers. The Escondido brewery's next installment sees two musicians team with Brewmaster Mitch Steele for -- what else -- a big double IPA, and the beer is going on tour.
Session IPAs offer flavorful, low-alcohol brews
Friday, April 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune -- There's a reason that session India pale ales have names like DayTime, Go To, All Day and Easy Jack - they're meant to be had early (say, lunch) and often (a couple won't derail your day) thanks to a combination of intense hop flavor crossed with low amounts of alcohol.
Best New Breweries in San Diego
Friday, April 11, 2014
San Diego Magazine -- Stone Brewing Co.'s Craft Beer Ambassador and Certified Cicerone, Bill Sysak (aka "Dr. Bill"), salutes the newbies in San Diego.
How to Start a Badass Beer Cellar
Friday, April 11, 2014
San Diego Magazine -- "Even though 95 percent of all craft beers made are meant to be consumed fresh, there are still a myriad of beers out there that may be aged up to 10 years and beyond. Some of the best performers in my 30-plus years of cellaring are found both in San Diego and throughout California." -Dr. Bill, Stone Brewing Co.
Six Session IPAs Ranked
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Paste Magazine -- There's a new trend in craft beer that aims to bring the bold hop flavors of modern West Coast IPAs to lighter, more drinkable brews. The popularity of Session IPAs has been surging with some of the best breweries in the country creating beers that are under 5% ABV but hopped like a double IPA, and 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the hop-bomb session ale.
What's on Tap This Weekend: Stone Go To IPA
Monday, April 7, 2014 -- When I heard that Stone was producing a session IPA ("session beers" are either ales or lagers that have an ABV five percent or lower) I was concerned that Stone might have jumped the shark. But after my first sip I can say with honesty that Go To IPA is a must try!
America's Best Brewery Tours
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Men's Journal -- The tours offered by Minister of Evangelism & Indoctrination Ken Wright and the Indoctrination Specialists make the roundup of "America's best brewery tours."
Build a Beer Collection
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- "Dr." Bill Sysak gave readers a few pointers for starting a personal beer cellar, including pictures of his more than 2,800 bottle collection. He explains why Stone Imperial Russian Stout is perfect for aging.
Beer of the Week: Stone Go To IPA
Friday, April 4, 2014
Miami Herald -- New this month, Go To IPA is Stone Brewing Co.'s latest year-round release. The California brewery calls it a "session" IPA, meaning it has a moderate alcohol level but full-on flavor. Session beers are becoming popular among brewers and consumers, and Go To is hands-down the best I've tasted. Go To is my new go-to.
Stone - On the Shelves
Friday, April 4, 2014
Baltimore Post-Examiner -- Here are a few new Stone Beers you can likely find on the shelves (or taps) now that are really worth checking out. Positive reviews of: Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine and Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison.
Spring brews: In praise of hoppy beers
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Star Tribune -- Stone Go To IPA is listed as an example to explain why hoppy beers are perfect for spring and summer.
Brewologist: This IPA's time is nigh; do not let it linger
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Marion Star -- Matt's Burning Rosids and Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA receive some favorable remarks by the Brewologist.
Stone Brewing Co. Spotlight
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Paste Magazine -- Interview will Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele, as he discusses our current expansion plans, future collaboration brews and the magazine's six "must have" Stone Beers.
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2013
Monday, March 31, 2014
Brewers Association -- The list of Top 50 Breweries in America according to 2013 sales volume.
The Top 50 Craft Breweries In America, According To The Brewers Association
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Huffington Post -- Every year, the Brewers Association puts out a list of the top 50 craft breweries in the country (based on 2013 sales figures), and for the second year in a row, we're #10. The Huffington Post covers the Brewers Association's announcement.
Where To Eat At Petco Park, Home Of The Padres
Monday, March 31, 2014
San Diego Eater -- A compilation of the newest additions inside Petco Park, including Stone Brewing Co. in the park located near section 309/311 on the Upper Deck Terrace.
New IPAs from Alaskan, New Belgium, Stone and Kona
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Oregonian -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA is included in an overview of new IPAs.
America's Best Airport Beer Bars
Thursday, March 27, 2014
GQ -- Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport is listed as one of the "9 best airport bars in America."
Mikhail's Odd - Stone Brewing
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Beer Guy LA -- Mikhail's Odd (2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels) gets a perfect 5 out 5 score in this review from the Beer Guy LA.
Stone Brewing Company opens East Village Taproom
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
San Diego Examiner -- Every year, as the calendar approaches opening day for the San Diego Padres, new things start popping up in the East Village. As groundskeepers meticulously create a beautiful playing surface inside the stadium, businesses are also hard at work creating a pre-and-postgame playground on the outside of the stadium. One of the more exciting arrivals to the Petco Park vicinity is Stone Brewing's East Village Taproom, which opened for business on Tuesday.
The 12 Best Spring Beers in America
Friday, March 21, 2014
Paste Magazine -- In the roundup, Stone Imperial Russian Stout is called "one of the most anticipated spring releases for beer lovers each year."
Doubling Down on Double IPAs
Friday, March 21, 2014
Gear Patrol -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA makes the list of 10 best Double IPAs.
How to Shop for an IPA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Men's Journal -- Readers get tips on "How to Shop for an IPA" and mentions Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele's IPA book, to briefly explain the difference between West Coast and East Coast IPAs.
San Diego Weekend Trips for First-Timers
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
USA TODAY -- Be filled with wonder at Stone Brewing Co. World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station. What started out as an experiment in crafting a local IPA has become an empire of sorts that includes this space of over 25,000 square feet (the largest in San Diego county) with daft design and a solid menu that plays with hip trendsetters as well as with families. And for the adults, a beer selection that rocks the house and the palate.
5 California Beer Releases to Buy Now
Monday, March 10, 2014
LA Weekly -- The new California beers being released this year are so promising that our heads are spinning as fast as our notions of Lenten sobriety are dissolving. Small breweries are rising to big occasions - barrel-aging and releasing bottles - while larger craft breweries are curbing their most ambitious styles for something more accessible. Stone Go To IPA makes the list!
10 Best Foodie Spots in San Diego
Monday, March 10, 2014
USA TODAY -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is listed as one of the "10 Best Foodie Spots in San Diego." After all, we're proving "brew pub food doesn't have to be bland and unhealthy."
[Craft] brewery really wows some customers, instead of trying to please everyone
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Detroit Free Press -- When Greg Koch and Steve Wagner founded Stone Brewing, they could have ended up like thousands of start-up failures. They could have launched a me-too product and tried to compete head to head with the industry leaders. Instead, they decided to stick it to the man.
Women Brewers of the World: Unite
Thursday, March 6, 2014
U-T San Diego -- Coverage of the International Women's Collaboration Brew Day, giving attention to the brew day at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station and a quick shout out to some of Stone's brewing ladies: Laura Ulrich, Hollie Stephenson and Laura Mirsch.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Thrillist -- Of course you know Stone, brewer of tasty beers and staple of the San Diego, nay, the American craft beer scene, but there's no way you know everything about them. You might think you do, but you're probably just an Arrogant Bastard. And even if you got that joke, there's still stuff you probably don't know...
Beer of the Week: Stone Go To IPA
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
SF Weekly -- This week's featured beer reminds us that the enjoyment of hops can be straightforward and sessionable.
Stone Brewing Go To IPA
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Uncrate -- Review of Stone's newest year-round beer: Stone Go To IPA.
23 American Beers to Drink Before You Die
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Thrillist -- There are at least infinity beers in this country of ours, and someone likes every single one of them. But unfortunately, infinity beers is too many for most people to try, so we narrowed it down to 23 American that you need to consume if you want to feel a strong sense of drinking accomplishment in your life. Stone Enjoy By IPA makes the list.
The Mount Rushmore of Craft Beer
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Endless Simmer -- After much thought and debate, I've created two Mount Rushmores-one is made up of the top craft beers. period. The other is made of the top craft beer companies. Of course, many of you will please tell us what yours are. Here are mine:
Your guide to 5 IPAs: Decoding the different styles of this hop-intensive beer
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times -- Here are five major variants of the standard IPA, and what makes them each different. Stone Ruination IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA make the roundup as examples within their category.
A change of life at Stone Farms
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
San Diego Reader -- David Solomon [Stone Farms Manager] helms 19 acres of organic crops that range from arugula and potatoes to lemongrass and dragon fruit, produce that supplies the brewery's bistros and select beers. Last June, the farm opened to the public. The property includes a store with four taps; in other words, you can sip a stout while touring the edible beds. Which is exactly what we did!
Double IPA Blind Tasting
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Beer Geek Nation -- Stone Enjoy By IPA beats out three other Double IPAs for the #1 spot in a blind-taste competition.
10 Low-Calorie Beers That Don't Suck
Friday, February 7, 2014
Men's Health -- Stone Levitation Ale is named one of the "10 Low-Calorie Beers that Don't Suck."
San Diego Getaway Guide
Monday, January 13, 2014
CBS Los Angeles -- San Diego is a city full of fun, with many attractions and neighborhoods to explore beyond Sea World and the famous San Diego Zoo. From miles of pristine beaches, to cultural museums, and a thriving downtown area encompassing Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter, visitors will find plenty to do in this coastal gem of a city.
Hip, hop, hooray! Soak up the sun and suds with Stone in San Diego
Monday, January 6, 2014
New York Post -- The Aviara Ale Academy is a package weekend, where in between enjoying the amenities guests get a "full, high-end, luxury craft beer experience," in which they tour the nearby Stone Brewing company's brewery, restaurant, and farm while quaffing bucketloads of beer. Think of it as a vineyard tour with a malt-and-hops spin. Or the farm-to-table story of beer.
Voices of the Year
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Voice of San Diego -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is named, "The Voice of Righteousness" for San Diego in this feature.
The Best New Beers of 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Weekender -- Southern Charred and Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA make this list of the best new beers of 2013.
2013 In Review: The Top 25 Beers. Period.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Food Republic -- Not one, but TWO Stone beers: Southern Charred and Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA made this list of the top 25 beers of 2013.
Rose Parade 2014 guide: Your pick for the 11 best places to visit in Pasadena
Thursday, December 26, 2013
89.3 KPCC Public Radio -- Stone Company Store - Pasadena is listed as one of the best places to visit in Pasadena during the Rose Bowl, while also commenting, "Stone is arguably the leader of the [craft beer] movement."
A six-pack of the best beers in 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The MetroWest Daily News -- Southern Charred is included in this six-pack of the best beers from 2013.
Stone Brewing Co. Deploys Digital Lumens Intelligent LEDs in New Addition, Saving 86% Over T8 Alternatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Yahoo! Finance -- Digital Lumens today announced that Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States well known for its hop-centric beers, has deployed the Intelligent Lighting System within its new 69,000-square foot bottling and kegging addition in Escondido, CA.
The Best US Airports for Beer Snobs
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
CBS Los Angeles -- Check out the eight best airports in the country for the discerning (and delayed) beer fan. Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport made the list! (As covered by
The Best Airports for Beer Snobs
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Thrillist -- Check out the eight best airports in the country for the discerning (and delayed) beer fan. Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport made the list!
The San Diego Craft Crawl
Monday, December 9, 2013
Men's Journal -- The city has 78 craft breweries and, if plans proceed apace, it will have more than a hundred before the end of 2014. More approachable than crafty Portland and a good deal warmer than hard-drinking Denver, San Diego is making a reputation for itself as the ultimate destination for beer lovers, who can choose from a wide variety of tasting itineraries. The up-and-coming breweries are fun to visit, but serious sippers will be more impressed with the quality of product (and experience) at the city's stalwarts, the group of breweries that established a beachhead here and never stopped innovating.
Stone Rocks!: Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter Is A Lap Dance For Your Tongue
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Seattle-Pi -- Then, at my personal top tier stand the breweries that do everything - let me rephrase that: EV-UH-REE THING - and do it all spectacularly well.
San Diego Beer Week Distinguishes Local Scene
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
USA Today -- San Diego beer week gets some attention and Stone Brewing Co. is one of the featured breweries.
4 Layovers You'll Love
Sunday, December 1, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- Grounded in SoCal? Head to Terminal 2, where you'll find Stone Brewing's newest location. Dishes like Stone Levitation Ale BBQ Duck Tacos and a Bruschetta BLT offer the same farm-fresh flavors of the brewery's World Bistro & Gardens, plus 12 taps (including Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard) to wash it all down.
The Top 25 Beers of the Year: 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA make this year's list.
Top 10 Craft Beer Destinations in Pasadena
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Food GPS -- A list of the best craft beer destinations in Pasadena
Mother Earth Brew Co. Expands Production & Signs with Stone Distributing
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Full Pint -- Mother Earth Brew Co. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Stone Distributing to carry and distribute Mother Earth's beers throughout the Stone Distributing Territory. The recent addition of equipment and staff has increased Mother Earth's production by well over 200% providing for increased distribution in both bottles and draft.
Mother Earth Brew Co. signs agreement with Stone Distributing
Friday, November 15, 2013
BeerPulse -- Mother Earth Brew Co. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Stone Distributing to carry and distribute Mother Earth's beers throughout the Stone Distributing Territory. The recent addition of equipment and staff has increased Mother Earth's production by well over 200% providing for increased distribution in both bottles and draft.
The Hottest Beer You've Ever Tasted Is Obviously Called Crime And Punishment
Friday, November 15, 2013
Huffington Post -- Review of Crime and Punishment and a warning to readers it's, "The hottest beer you’ve ever tasted."
Beer, BBQ and modern amenties in new Terminal 2 at San Diego Airport
Friday, November 15, 2013
San Diego Blog -- San Diego International Airport received a major upgrade with the expansion of Terminal 2, completed in 2013. The new terminal incorporates countless thoughtful touches for travelers, modern amenities, and great ways to pass the time and get in those last few minutes of San Diego before heading back home. (Including Stone Brewing Co.)
Stone Brewing SMASH!
Friday, November 15, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- Coverage of Stone's recently launched partnership with Smashburger and the beer and food pairings menu offered at San Diego and Orange County locations.
Smashburger partners with Stone in SD, Orange counties
Friday, November 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The Denver-based hamburger chain and Escondido brewery announced a partnership this week, with suggested burger-and-beer pairings posted in San Diego and Orange county restaurants.
Downtown Scores New Stone Beer Garden, Tasting Room
Friday, November 8, 2013
San Diego Eater -- It's only inevitable that every neighborhood will someday have a Stone to call its own. Downtown residents are the latest lucky recipients of a new Stone Company Store, which soft opened this week on Kettner Boulevard in the Columbia district.
The 10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts
Friday, November 8, 2013
Gear Patrol -- Stone Imperial Russian Stout made Gear Patrol's list of the 10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts.
Drink These Fall 2013 Specialty Release Beers On A Chilly Night
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Food Republic -- We're all about the seasonal changing of colors and temperatures, and the same can be said of the beers we're looking forward to as the colder weather kicks in. It's time for a little fall cleaning, so finish off those summer blondes and fruit beers to make room for darker, richer styles. Crime and Punishment made the list!
Into the Fire With Stone Brewing's Crime & Punishment
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Guyism -- Crime and Punishment, two new barrel-aged beers from Stone Brewing Co., literally bring the heat. They are jam packed with 15 different chile peppers, some of which are the hottest on earth.
11/1/13 Shave the Date at Quality Social Pt. 2
Monday, November 4, 2013
Discover SD -- View pictures of Stone CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch's infamous beard being cut off.
11/1/13 Shave the Date at Quality Social
Monday, November 4, 2013
Discover SD -- View pictures of Stone CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch's infamous beard being cut off.
Crops and Hops: Inside Stone Brewing's Organic (and Public!) Farm
Friday, November 1, 2013
The Horticult -- Gardening, style, food and drink bloggers speak with Brewmaster Mitch Steele about 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter and chat with Farm Supervisor David Solomon during a recent visit to Stone Farms.
San Diego's Stone Brewery Is Devilishly Awesome
Friday, November 1, 2013
Forbes -- A review of their recent trip to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondio. Stone is dubbed "devilishly awesome!"
Thirsty crowds swarm Stone Brewing's Greg Koch, Wil Wheaton
Friday, November 1, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- The Wil Wheaton Tap Takeover event at Stone Company Store - Pasadena is considered a success by the Los Angeles Times.
San Diego Beer Week 2013: 5 Events Worth the Drive
Friday, November 1, 2013
LA Weekly -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station's first Beer U event is considered by LA Weekly as one of San Diego Beer Week's "Five Events Worth the Drive."
Southern Charred - Double Bastard Ale
Friday, November 1, 2013
Paste Magazine -- I think Stone's brewmaster must have been paraphrasing Ron Swanson when creating Double Bastard Ale and its barrel-aged cousin Southern Charred: "Just give me all the hops and malt you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of hops and malt.' What I said was, 'Give me all the hops and malt you have.' Do you understand?"
America's Coolest Breweries
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Travel + Leisure -- Stone Brewing Co. is dubbed one of "America's Coolest Breweries."
Movember Puts The Spotlight On 'Staches And Men's Health
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
KPBS San Diego -- Greg Koch speaks about Movember, and his participation in the awareness and fundraising campaign.
America's Seven Best Beercations
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thrillist -- You love beer. You love vacations. You love cleverly combining two words into one and then trying to get it to catch fire. So it's only natural you'll like this rundown of the country's seven hottest hubs of barley and hops that you should hit on your next "beercation."
Colorado Craft Beer Show
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Colorado Craft Beer Show -- In Hour Two, we led with off Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company! 17 years of amazing beers and stories from this beer hero! We talked about some new beers they will be putting out, the hotel he is planning on, the Europe brewery, the charities that will benefit when he shaves his beard, and the 6 month sabbatical he will be taking. (Note: Scroll down to find this segment, and fast forward to 2:15)
Best of San Diego - Readers poll: Bars & booze
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- The annual "Best of San Diego" issue confirmed that Stone is awesome in several categories including: Best Outdoor Bar (Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station), Best North County Brew Pub (Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido) and Best Brewery (Stone Brewing Co.)
New brew reviews: Stone Brewing Co. Suede Imperial Porter
Monday, October 14, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- Review of 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Tears for beers. (Blame the shutdown.)
Friday, October 11, 2013 Eatocracy -- Stone's CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch shares his opinion about the government shutdown and what it meant to craft brewers.
San Diego Explained: The Craft Brewing Boom
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Voice of San Diego & NBC 7 -- A wrap up of the recent San Diego Craft Beer & Hospitality Summit and a look at the impact craft beer has on San Diego.
Coming Up Orchids
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Riviera San Diego -- When the San Diego Architectural Foundation recently announced their 2013 Orchid Awards (, some of our favorite destinations for food and drink were among the stylish honorees. Paying homage, we check in with a couple of winners and a few noteworthy nominees.
Rating the best 6 beers at ACL 2013 so you don't have to
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Culture Map -- Stone IPA is rated as one of the "Best 6 Beers" at Austin City Limits 2013.
Stone Brewing Company Store
Monday, October 7, 2013
LA Weekly -- It's more than a store but less than a bar. Conveniently located adjacent to the Del Mar station on the Gold Line, the Stone Brewery Company Store offers the opportunity to taste Stone beers.
Tasting Notes: 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Friday, October 4, 2013
Gear Patrol -- A review of Stone's newest collaboration: 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter.
The Cicerone vs. The Sommelier @ Surf & Sand Resort
Thursday, October 3, 2013
West Coaster SoCal -- A review of Beer vs. Wine at Sand & Surf Resort. Find out which beverage won this event.
Stone Liberty Station: Review
Thursday, October 3, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Even if you're not worthy, as the label on Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale insists, you're welcome at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station.
Pre-GABF: Greg Koch/Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 -- Interview with Stone's Co-founder & CEO, Greg Koch before the Great American Beer Festival.
We Did it Guerrilla Style
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Read about Stone's Co-founder & CEO, Greg Koch's humble beginnings as an entrepreneur and how he got to where he is today.
Best Coffee Beer Brewed in the United States
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 -- Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout is named the "Best Coffee Beer Brewed in the US." This list was based off results from 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship, GABF and
Inside Packaging - Unique
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Inside Packaging Magazine -- Stone's Graphic Artist, Jade Blessinger and Director of Marketing, Todd Colburn discuss the collaboration beer labels and packaging. (Note: Click "UNIQUE" in the green box to read the article.)
The Face of San Diego's Stone Age
Monday, September 30, 2013
Voice of San Diego -- Take a deeper look into the man, the myth, the legend - Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. Co-founder & CEO.
At Home With Greg Koch & Sara Tobin
Friday, September 27, 2013
Ranch & Coast Magazine -- Greg Koch, the self-described "beer-geek-gone-pro" greets us at his Solana Beach home, a serene spot that he shares with girlfriend Sara Tobin, a yoga and acting teacher, overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon.
Recap: SD Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
West Coaster SD -- A summary of the San Diego Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit held September 19 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
However you feast this fall, there's a craft beer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Associated Press -- Fall is a fine time to sample a wide variety of craft beers, because no matter what your autumnal activity there is likely to be a seasonal beer to make it better. [Stone Levitation Ale] has a lower alcohol content, which makes it just right for a hike through the woods or other outing to enjoy the fall colors.
Shooting for that Top Spot: Craft Beer Tourism Summit Encourages All San Diego Businesses to Embrace Our Beer
Monday, September 23, 2013 -- A summary of the San Diego Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit held September 19 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
Craft Beer Collaborations Part III: Stone Farking Wheaton / w00tstout
Monday, September 23, 2013
Drink Insider -- What started in 2008 as an idea to give tribute to the spirit of camaraderie between brewers, has turned into a staple of Stone's ongoing lineup. Thus far in 2013 Stone has already released three collaborations, including the Dayman Coffee IPA, w00tstout and R&R Coconut IPA. The fourth, Suede Imperial Porter, is slated for release in early October.
Beer for Women!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
AM Northwest -- Beer journalist and critic Joshua Bernstein appeared on the Portland, Oregon TV show AM Northwest and talked about our latest collaboration beer: 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter.
Pairing Beer With Food
Monday, September 9, 2013
Boston Radio -- Beer writer and judge John Holl traveled around the country to gather more than 150 recipes from America's best breweries and beer-centric restaurants. The result is "The American Craft Beer Cookbook - 155 recipes from you favorite Brewpubs and Breweries." Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale Avocado Tacos are featured in this segment.
Tasting Notes: Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA
Friday, September 6, 2013
Gear Patrol -- The guy-centric website Gear Patrol takes a liking to Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA. Here's a review on the German-West Coast Hop bomb.
The San Diego County Beer Trail
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
USA Today -- Stone Brewing Co. is named in a wrap up of the San Diego County craft beer scene.
Stone 17th Anniversary IPA Mango Sorbet
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 -- If you haven't yet popped the caps on your bottles of Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA, consider making this tasty treat!
The Craft of Distribution
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Beverage World -- Stone Distributing Co. is named "Distributor of the Year."
Hardworking Labor Day beers
Friday, August 30, 2013
CNN -- 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout is named a "Hardworking Labor Day beers."
The Friday Five: 5Q w/ Kris Ketcham
Friday, August 23, 2013
West Coaster SD -- A five question interview with Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Brewing Manager, Kris Ketcham
Review: Two 'gimmick' beers from Stone/Smuttynose
Thursday, August 22, 2013 -- I recently reviewed two beers that might be considered gimmicky. Both were brewed by California's Stone Brewery; one was brewed in collaboration with New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Company. The two are among my favorite breweries, which warrants giving the gimmicks a chance.
Everybody Must Get Stone
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Boise Weekly -- It is hard to imagine a more cutting edge, innovative craft brewery than Escondido, Calif.'s Stone Brewing Co., whose tongue-in-cheek motto says it all: "You're not worthy." And when three new Stone 22-ounce bombers roll into town all at once, it gives local beer aficionados cause to pause and celebrate.
Stone Brewing Co. Addresses the Craft Beer Controversy
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Daily Meal -- The craft brewing community wants to put it out there that a craft beer isn't always a craft beer.
Brewologist: Attack of the Gotterdammerung
Monday, August 19, 2013
Gannett Newspaper Company -- "The Brewologist" thoroughly enjoys Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA. When the beer's very name invokes the fabled final battle of Norse mythology, you expect it to be a bold drink.
Top 15 craft breweries in the USA
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
USA Today -- A wrap up of The Daily Meal's story on top breweries in the USA, which included Stone Brewing Co.
Craft Beer, Part II
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Quench! -- The podcast segment interviewed Mitch Steele about the craft beer craze (his segment starts about 10:45).
The Brews of Summer: 100 Beers to Enjoy in the Heat
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Endless Simmer -- Foodie Blog names three Stone beers on their list of "100 Beers to Enjoy in the Heat."
Touring Tastebuds: 10 Famous Brewery Tours in America
Monday, August 12, 2013 -- America has a lot to offer when it comes to great brews. Small, independent microbreweries and large-scale production houses all welcome visitors to tour their facilities and learn about the process that goes into making their beer. On these brewery tours, you will be given a unique opportunity to try new brews and explore the world of beer-making.
Stone Farking w00tstout: The ultimate beer geeks' brew
Saturday, August 10, 2013
CNBC -- In a newly released beer, Stone Brewing Co.'s Koch has returned to both his beer geek and homebrewing roots, creating Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, with actor Wil Wheaton and creator Drew Curtis.
Stone Brewing Co.'s Beer-Soaked Birthday
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Discover SD -- But Stone Brewing Co. doesn't miss a chance to slow down and party, taking two days of festivities to mark their big upcoming birthday. The Stone Brewing Co. brewer's reception and 17th anniversary celebration will take place August 16 and 17 at Cal State San Marcos.
Beer of the Week: Stone Farking Wheaton wOOtstout
Thursday, August 8, 2013
SF Weekly -- For their most recent brew, the folks at Stone threw all convention out the window and collaborated with creator Drew Curtis and actor/beer geek Wil Wheaton.
Stone Brewing adds new gem to its crown at Liberty Station
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Peninsula Beacon -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station was visited by The Peninsula Beacon and received a rave review.
The Doctor's Office: A Reputation on the Line
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
West Coaster SD -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder, talks about business and reputations in craft beer with Gonzalo J. Quintero Ed.D.
San Diego Craft Beer Awaits
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The San Diego Daily Transcript -- San Diego County is one of the world's leading craft beer destinations, and recognized for the variety, character and quality of its local brews. So, it's only fitting that San Diego's largest craft brewery -- Stone Brewing Co. -- will soon be featuring new locations at San Diego International Airport.
Summer Brews Gone Wild! Top 10 Summer Beers
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Endless Simmer -- There are now so many summer beers to choose from, and they are all so different. Can I guarantee that no matter what beer you try from this list, you will enjoy. Hell yes. Here it is...
Top Breweries Across the Nation
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
CBS New York -- Many Americans love their beer and a great way to savor a cold brew is by indulging at the breweries from which they originate. Visitors to the nation's top breweries have the opportunity to view how the beverage is generally produced from water, hops and malted cereal grains, learn about the history of the company and, of course, sample an assortment of freshly made beer. Most brewery tours allow visitors of all ages but obviously alcohol consumption is limited to adults with a valid I.D. The following are 10 of the best breweries to visit across the nation.
8 Fruit-Forward IPAs You Should Drink Now
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Food Republic -- Drink up and enjoy the last full month of summer with 8 of our favorite fruit IPAs. Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition was named as one of "8 Fruit-Forward IPAs You Should Drink Now."
Happy IPA Day! + Coconut
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Endless Simmer -- Social media is everything, so it shouldn't surprise you that two twitter fiends (Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) and Ryan Ross (@RyanARoss) decided to create international IPA day. So what are you going to do on this glorious occasion? Put down the Bud Light Lime and open your mind to the endless world of IPAs.
The Beer Professor's Top 10 Favorite Beers
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CoEd -- OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale makes it into "The Beer Professor's Top 10 Favorite Beers" on college lifestyle blog CoEd.
Stone Brewing Co. is latest big craft beer to come to Nebraska
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Journal Star -- Lincoln, Nebraska gets excited that Stone is coming to their state August 20.
The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America
Monday, July 29, 2013
The Daily Meal -- Stone is named one of "The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America" as voted by the public!
Stone 'R&R Coconut IPA' is a Homebrewer's Wet Dream
Monday, July 29, 2013
Guyism -- Stone R&R Coconut IPA was the tropical dream of a couple homebrewers, and now it's being produced by Stone Brewing Co. on a massive scale. There's still hope for your garage beer after all!
America's Top Brewery Tours
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Men's Fitness Magazine -- On a tour of Stone-one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country-the company's wise-cracking "Indoctrination Specialists" will introduce you to their brewing process and offer their thoughts on craft beer culture.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout : Stone Brewing Co.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
New Brew Thursday -- The collaborators Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton and Greg Koch sat down with New Brew Thursday crew to talk about Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout before Hop-Con.
Geek Out: Stone Brewing, Wil Wheaton and Collaborate on w00tstout
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Drink Nation -- Stone Brewing has released another of the limited-edition beers the California brewery is well-known for, and this is one to geek out about. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a dark, hoppy beer created by Stone co-founder Greg Koch, geek idol Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis of
Top 10 Summer Beers
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Huffington Post -- Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers. (As featured in
The Nerdiest Beer You Can Drink
Friday, July 19, 2013
Esquire -- With the geeks of the world converging on San Diego for this year's Comic-Con International this weekend, one local craft brewery thought this was high time to release a beer in collaboration with a geek icon.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout: The geekiest beer in the world
Thursday, July 18, 2013 -- I've long considered myself a bit of a geek, but the genesis of this Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is so geeky, it's almost outstrips my ability to process its nerdiness.
Wil Wheaton, Collaborators Geek About "Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout"
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Geek Mom -- Wil Wheaton is known for his enthusiasms-for gaming, for science fiction and fantasy, for the community of enthusiasts known as nerds and geeks-but with the unveiling of Stone Brewing Company's Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout, we learn of his deep love for crafting beer.
Just in time for Comic-Con, Wil Wheaton and company unveil their new beer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
LA Times -- Geek icons joined forces with Stone Brewing Co. to brew a collaboration beer to kick off Comic-Con International: San Diego, and Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is the nutty result.
Wil Wheaton Geeks Out Over Stone Farking Wheaton Beer
Monday, July 15, 2013
Guyism -- Stone Farking Wheaton, the epic beer collaboration between Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton, and Greg Koch, hits markets today. You don't have to be a geek of any sort to like this beer, but it wouldn't hurt. Wil Weaton does a great job of explaining how he sees geeks and why there is nothing wrong with being that passionate about something you love. If you still feat the social stigma, just go with Greg Koch's more user friendly term, "unabashed enthusiast."
OH Great, Fark Beer Exists
Monday, July 15, 2013
Food Beast -- Stone Brewing Co-Founder Greg Koch, founder Drew Curtis and "ubergeek" Wil Wheaton have joined forces to bring geeks/beer lovers the ultimate brew: WOOtstout. This unique Imperial stout comes aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels to bring out the aroma of Kentucky Derby pie and the trio's passion for "geek culture," incorporating rye, wheat malt and pecans.
Farkin' Ale! Stone releases 'Ensign Wesley' beer
Friday, July 12, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- Self-proclaimed geeks of the world, lift a glass! Stone Brewing Co. is releasing its latest collaboration beer Monday, and the collaborators are Stone co-founder Greg Koch, founder Drew Curtis and Star Trek: TNG icon Wil Wheaton, AKA Ensign Wesley Crusher -- all admitted geeks.
Poppin' Bottles #1: with Fark and Wesley Crusher
Friday, July 12, 2013
RateBeer Weekly -- A review of Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.
California Dreaming
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sphere Magazine -- So we've homed in on Southern California, with its bountiful farmers' markets, innovative chefs, pioneering winemakers, quirky beer producers-and wall-to-wall sunshine.
8 Great Outdoor Bars in San Diego
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
San Diego Magazine -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station gets named as one of San Diego Magazine's "8 Great Outdoor Bars in San Diego."
7 New Beers You Should Know
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cool Material -- As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these 7.
Best Craft Beers
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Consumer Reports -- All of the beers we tested are members of the growing category of "craft" beers, though that term is somewhat squishy. We found a range of excellent and very good choices, most of which are sold nationally. (And no, our tasters didn't guzzle all the merchandise.)
Best Events in San Diego: July 11-17
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Best events in San Diego: July 11-17.
2013 Comic-Con Parties
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Discover SD -- Calling all freaks and geeks, don't miss these 2013 Comic-Con parties.
Meet Stone Brewing's Latest
Saturday, July 6, 2013
San Diego City Beat -- A review of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
Consumer Reports rates the best craft beers
Saturday, July 6, 2013
10 News -- Consumer Reports' names Stone IPA the Best Ale in the country.
Top 5 Craft Beers to Drink on July 4th
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
LA Weekly -- Stone Enjoy By 07.04.13 IPA is named one of the "Top 5 Craft Beers to Drink by July 4th."
Consumer Reports Applauds Locally Produced Ale
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
San Diego Business Journal -- Stone IPA, a product of Stone Brewing Co., got top marks in a recent Consumer Reports ranking of craft beers.
Consumer Reports rates top craft beers just in time for holiday
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
LA Times -- Just in time for the Fourth of July, Consumer Reports has issued its list of the best craft beers in the United States, based on a blind taste test of 23 craft ales and lagers.
SDENTRIC: Stone Late Night Movies
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Stone's movie nights began in 2007, and in many ways the experience has remained unchanged. Every Wednesday during the summer, a movie is shown in the Escondido brewery's gardens.
Consumer Reports: Stone IPA top brew in blind taste test
Monday, July 1, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Consumer Reports has confirmed what a lot of beer consumers have already reported: Stone IPA is an excellent ale.
The 50 Most Patriotic Beers in America
Monday, July 1, 2013
Thrillist -- In honor of Independence Day, Thrillist names Arrogant Bastard Ale as one of "The 50 Most Patriotic Beers in America."
Craft Beer Power Rankings 6-28-13
Friday, June 28, 2013
The Full Pint -- We'd like present you with the Craft Beer Power Rankings for the last week of June. The craft beer rankings ranks the 5 most buzzworthy beers of the week. Influences include but are not limited to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as RateBeer and BeerAdvocate. Cheers!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Cool Material -- Stone RuinTen IPA was highlighted as the beer to drink over the weekend.
Making the Case for a 'San Diego Beer-First' Community
Friday, June 28, 2013
Voice of San Diego -- A recount of the evening spent discussing Crafting Beer Policy, in which Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was a featured speaker.
Cheers to you, brew york! Blind taste test reveals New York craft beers are among top US lagers and ales
Thursday, June 27, 2013
New York Post -- Consumer Reports yesterday released its ratings of America's top craft-brewed ales and lagers just in time to stock up on some high-end suds for next Thursday's holiday barbecues.
Stone & Wil Wheaton(?) present Hop-Con
Thursday, June 27, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Hop-Con is intended to bring regular geeks together with beer geeks. This intermingling of nth degree enthusiasts will take place at 5 p.m. on July 17 at the newly opened Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station (2816 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma). Wheaton will be on-hand (along with Koch and Curtis) to meet fans and quaff his collab along with some rarer Stone beers against a live music backdrop provided by Paul and Storm.
55,000sqft of beer amazingness from the folks at Stone
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thrillist -- The beer barons at Stone are ensuring that the former U.S. Naval training center at historical Liberty Station will no longer be showcasing much in the way of discipline, given the sheer volume of hoppy goodness flowing through what's essentially a 55,000sqft beer amusement park featuring an on-site brewhouse, an outdoor movie courtyard with 12 taps, a patio with 30 more taps, and a store offering growlers & kegs to-go, all under the watchful eye of a giant looming gargoyle disapprovingly presiding over the former Naval mess hall.
Stone Enjoy By IPA Beer
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 -- Stone Brewing cares so much about how fresh their beer is, they named one of them after the date they want you to consume it by. We usually don't like people telling us what to do, unless they are telling us to drink "devastatingly fresh" beer.
Arts center, Stone Brewing pair up for comic art event
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, is pairing comics and craft beer for a special museum event.
5 California Summer Beers to Drink Now
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
LA Weekly -- July is the month for celebrating your patriotism by overdoing it on huge hoppy beers -- because what could be more "American" in the beer world than big IPAs? -- and August is when festival season is in full sway, so let's toast the rising action of summer with beers that deserve your attention now.
Stone Brewing's Growing Interest in Grocery
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Brewbound -- While a visit to the supermarket even for the most discerning beer aficionado might be routine, a journey down the beer aisle isn't always part of the trip. At least one large craft brewery is trying to change that.
Stone puts the farm in farm-to-table
Sunday, June 23, 2013
San Diego Craft Beer Examiner -- If you've eaten at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, you know that their executive chefs pride themselves on creating a menu full of locally-sourced, farm-to-table options. Eating from a farm-to table-menu is one thing, but it's a very different experience to visit the actual farm. That experience is now available as Stone Farms opened to the public on Saturday.
The Beer Nut: A 'beerventure' to Portsmouth, N.H.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Metro West Daily News -- Koch, who founded the Stone Brewing Company in San Diego in 1996 with Steve Wagner, made his first stop at the Smuttynose Brewing Company in Portsmouth. He's been partnering with Smuttynose brewers to help create a collaboration beer called Cluster's Last Stand.
Comic-Con Party Guide
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Calling all freaks and geeks, don't miss these 2013 Comic-Con parties.
Best Small Cities for Beer-Lovers
Monday, June 17, 2013
TravelNerd -- America has seen a recent explosion of craft beers, microbreweries and beer pubs, perfect for the traveling beer lover. TravelNerd has found the best small cities for beer lovers to visit this summer to find the best breweries, events and pubs from around the country. We put our own twist on this list by focusing on smaller cities and towns under 400,000 to - after all, everyone knows to visit Seattle, Portland and Denver.
Episode 38 - Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Seacoast Beverage -- Greg Koch was interviewed by beer bloggers Seacoast Beverage, while he was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire brewing a collaboration beer with Smuttynose Brewing Company.
Stone RuinTen is Out Today
Monday, June 17, 2013
Houston Chronicle -- Who wouldn't enjoy a "stage dive into a mosh pit of hops"? That's exactly what Stone Brewing Co. is promising with its newest release, RuinTen IPA, which comes out today.
Smuttynose, Stone Brewing Co. team up for new tribute beer
Friday, June 14, 2013
Seacoast Online -- Smuttynose Brewing Company is teaming up with a West Coast brewery to create the business' first collaboration beer - Cluster's Last Stand. The local brewing company is partnering with Stone Brewing Co., of San Diego, to create the limited-released beer, which is a recreation of the legendary Ballantine IPA.
Barley's in Greenville celebrates being named America's Most Arrogant Bar
Friday, June 14, 2013
Greenville Online -- Yes, "arrogant" was the word of the day at Barley's on Thursday, as the co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., Greg Koch, was headed there in person to name the bar as the 2012 Most Arrogant Bar in the U.S.A.
Stone Brewing in Puerto Rico
Friday, June 14, 2013
Beer Rican -- Stone's entrance into Puerto Rico was a big ol' party, complete with a Rolling Stones cover band! Check out a video made by Puerto Rican beer blogger.
Berrong on Beer - Great gifts for beer lovers
Thursday, June 13, 2013 Eatocracy -- Father's Day is just a few days away and if you're anything like me, you've waited until the last minute to get that special gift. Buying gifts for the loved ones in my life is usually a challenge for me. So, in honor of Father's Day, I created my own gift guide for the parents out there who, like me, enjoy good beer (but unlike me, have kids).
Bright beer tanks reviewed with Stone Brewing's Mitch Steele
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- To learn more about the function, maintenance and manufacturers of bright tanks, we reached out to a few of the best craft breweries in America to get their insights and advice on these important brewing vessels. Escondido, Calif.'s Stone Brewing Co. is the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States (by 2012 beer sales volume), according to the Brewers Association.
The Game Day Cooler: The Beers of Summer, Part 1
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 -- Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham weighs in on his favorite summer beers.
Renee checks out Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-- Liberty Station
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
San Diego 6 -- Renee dropped by Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station and spoke with General Manager Scott Ambrose and Executive Chef Tausha Lopez about the venue's offerings.
Stone Brewing News With Commentary - RuinTen IPA, Sours, Smoked Porter + More
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Full Pint -- We caught up with Stone Brewing Co. for a little Q & A about their current products and a look into the future. Much like Apple Computer, Stone runs a very tight ship with regards to giving away too much info before they are ready to, so with that said, please enjoy.
IPA Wednesday: 10 Fresh Imperial IPAs To Try Right Now
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Food Republic -- You go up to the bar and order an IPA. You're not specific, but you know you want one thing: hops. For the next six weeks we'll be exploring India Pale Ales at Food Republic, and we're kicking it off in extreme and regal fashion with Imperial IPAs.
I'D TAP THAT: Happily Ruined
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Weekender -- Northeastern Pennsylvania's weekly publication reviews Stone Ruination IPA.
The 15 Best Beers for the Summer Heat
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Esquire -- Right now, liquor stores across California, Missouri, Texas and Washington are stocking their shelves with the latest release in Stone's Enjoy By IPA series. Released this week, Enjoy By 07.04.13 gives drinkers a clear message: This beer is meant to be consumed now, while fresh. That's when its plethora of hops will be at their peak of dank aroma and flavor. The California brewery is democratic about its Enjoy By releases; if you want the next batch in your state, vote on the website.
Local Craft Brewers Join Forces Create Unique Batches of Beer
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7x7 SF -- Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster, Mitch Steele discusses collaboration beers and why they are so important.
O Astro Das Cervejas
Saturday, June 1, 2013
O GLOBO -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. CEO/ Co-founder, was also interviewed for O GLOBO, one of Brazil's largest media groups, about his trip to Brazil, his opinion about Brazilian craft beer and the business of Stone (NOTE: this article is in Portuguese and, unfortunately, there is not a translation option)
Tasting Panel: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA
Friday, May 31, 2013
Cowboys & Indians -- We can't get enough of Stone Brewing Company and the San Diego-based craft brewery's playful tinkering, some of which is released in the form of collaborations. The Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA is the latest one.
Great beer in Pasadena: Six places for microbrews
Friday, May 31, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- Pasadena has long been at the forefront of craft brewing in Los Angeles, and while there are not many operating breweries in the city, there are some great bars and restaurants that make Pasadena a destination for craft beer fans. Here are some suggestions to get you started on exploring the beery side of Pasadena, and they are (nearly) all accessible via the Metro Gold Line.
Summer Grubbin'
Friday, May 31, 2013
Pacific SD -- Restaurant and bar proprietors countywide have been pulling out all of the stops to get their doors open before all the tourists show up. From maple bourbon-glazed donuts to an urban winery to bars in grocery stores, their additions to San Diego's dining and nightlife scene are as eclectic as they are enticing. Here's a list of fresh new spots (some of which haven't even opened yet) to check out before Arizona arrives.
Small Brew Act Could Bring Economic Benefits
Thursday, May 30, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The U.S. craft brewing industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, emerging as the fastest growing segment of beverage production in America. There are currently over 2,400 craft breweries (defined as brewing companies producing less than six million barrels per year and less than 25 percent owned by a company that is not itself a craft brewer) throughout the country. Stone Brewing Co. is proud to be among this inventive and industrious assemblage.
Beer brewers team up for Homefront IPA, benefitting military families
Monday, May 27, 2013
KPCC Radio -- This past weekend saw the release of Homefront IPA , a new ale made by nine different microbreweries across the country. All proceeds go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides emergency financial help to military families.
Top 10 Summer Beers
Friday, May 24, 2013
Gayot -- Summer is a thirsty season, one for which beer is tailor-made. Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Even better, beer is so cost-effective that even the finest brews rarely set you back more than a couple of bucks. From wheat beers and fruit beers to summer ales and brisk lagers, the flavor possibilities are endless, so why not break out of the mass-market mold this summer? Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers, and follow these simple steps: Chill. Sip. Chill. Repeat.
Top 10 U.S. Craft Breweries by Sales Volume
Friday, May 24, 2013
FOX Business -- Cans of beer will be snapped open in millions of American backyards this Memorial Day weekend, and while brews from the big companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors will, naturally, be in the hands of many, more and more people are turning to beers from smaller craft brewers. Here are the top ten U.S. craft brewing companies, according to the Brewers Association, based on 2012 sales volume.
15 Chill-Tastic Session Beers For Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Food Republic -- It finally hit the high 80s in NYC this week! It's still overcast and humid, of course, but it reminded us that it's about time for something sessionable - in fact, May is National Session Beer Month. Sure you want to drink, but you don't want to get so sloshed you overcook the burgers. Imagine what the Grilling Gods would say.
New Restaurants to Try: Salt and Cleaver, Stone
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Discover SD -- "Now Open" signs are up. Staffs are trained, ready for eager crowds. And these just opened (plus one re-opened) restaurants are vying to become your new favorite spot.
Llega la cerveza Stone Brewing a Puerto Rico
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sal! -- Una de las cerveceras artesanales mas famosas del sur de California, Stone Brewing, llego por primera vez a Puerto Rico con miras a proveerle a los puertorriquenos una oportunidad de acostumbrar su paladar a una cerveza con un sabor unico en la industria: es fuerte, agria, un poco pesada, y seguramente no le gustara a muchas personas. No obstante, a su llegada a la Isla, la cervecera ha logrado captar la curiosidad de los amantes de la cerveza artesanal.
San Diego State University offers new Professional Certificate in Craft Beer
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- With the craft beer industry continuing to experience rapid growth, San Diego State University is launching a Professional Certificate in Craft Beer program during the fall semester through its College of Extended Studies that will prepare students for the industry and its career pathways.
Stone Brewing Co. Opens in Liberty Station
Friday, May 17, 2013
NBC 7 San Diego -- The day all craft beer fans have been waiting for is finally here: Stone Brewing Co. has opened its Liberty Station location.
Where to Eat Now
Friday, May 17, 2013
U-T San Diego -- "Now Open" signs are up. Staffs are trained, ready for eager crowds. And these just opened (plus one re-opened) restaurants are vying to become your new favorite spot.
New Stone Bistro Open Today
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
West Coaster SD -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is now open at 2816 Historic Decatur Road.
It's Here: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Now Open
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Eater San Diego -- Rejoice, beer friends. The sign's down at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, signaling that the brewery restaurant is open for your business starting today at 11 a.m.
Stone Liberty Station: First diner, first drinker
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Stone's new 24,500 square foot brewery restaurant (official name: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station) is so large, it can seat 700 at a time. But only one could be the first guest. When the place opened at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the first diner was a sailor-- appropriately enough, as Liberty Station is on the grounds of historical Naval Training Center.
Liberty Station's Stone age begins
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- All of this was built into existing buildings, including the Naval Training Center's mess hall. The old walls still stand, and everything - from skylights to floors - was reviewed to ensure consistency with these structures' past. The entire process, from initial proposal to the first customer's first pint, required $8 million and 2.5 years.
Stone Brewing Co. introduce desde hoy sus cervezas en la Isla
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
in dice -- EL MERCADO de cervezas artesanales a nivel local tiene desde hoy nuevos integrantes, y se trata de las que produce la compania Stone Brewing Co., con base en California, que comenzaron a ser distribuidas en supermercados, restaurantes y barras de todo Puerto Rico.
Stone Brewing debuta en Puerto Rico
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Beerrican -- La compania Stone Brewing se complace en anunciar que sus cervezas artesanales estaran por primera vez disponibles en los supermercados, colmados, restaurantes y barras de Puerto Rico a partir del proximo 13 de mayo. Conocidas por su gran sabor centrado en el lupulo, Stone Brewing distribuira sus vigorosas cervezas artesanales a traves de Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico y, para celebrar este gran evento, sera la anfitriona de una serie de degustaciones (tastings) en selectos restaurantes y barras a traves de la Isla del 14 al 17 de mayo.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Urbanist San Diego -- Stone isn't just for Sundays anymore! A couple years in the making, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will finally be opening their new Liberty Station spot (likely within the next week or two), making the full Stone experience a lot more accessible to us city folk.
Las cervezas de Stone Brewing debutan en Puerto Rico el 13 de mayo
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Tavern Latina -- La compania Stone Brewing se complace en anunciar que sus cervezas artesanales estaran por primera vez disponibles en los supermercados, colmados, restaurantes y barras de Puerto Rico a partir del proximo 13 de mayo. Conocidas por su gran sabor centrado en el lupulo, Stone Brewing distribuira sus vigorosas cervezas artesanales a traves de Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico y, para celebrar este gran evento, sera la anfitriona de una serie de degustaciones (tastings) en selectos restaurantes y barras a traves de la Isla del 14 al 17 de mayo.
8 best beer towns in the USA
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
CNN -- The history of beer in the United States is a rich one dating back to the colonies, when soldiers were paid in spruce beer and cider. From there beer weathered a Revolution, Prohibition and a right turn at Albuquerque before positively exploding with deregulation of the industry through the early 1980s.
Craft Brewers Chug Away Heady Pressure by Bankers to Sell
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Bloomberg -- SweetWater Brewing Co. Chief Executive Officer Freddy Bensch gets plenty of solicitations from potential acquirers.One stands out: a handwritten note with a crisp $50 bill from a banker begging for a meeting. The greenback was so pristine and odd a gesture that Bensch wondered if it was real. "We took that $50 bill over to the pub and spent it on beers and they accepted it," said Bensch, who co-founded the maker of hoppy 420 Extra Pale Ale and chocolaty Exodus Porter with a college roommate. "We didn't accept the meeting. We toasted him when we were buying beers with his 50."
Our 6 Favorite Smoked Beers For Grilling Month
Monday, May 6, 2013
Food Republic -- I could think of few better ways to open up Food Republic's 3rd annual Grilling Month beer coverage than with a selection that's literally held to the flame. Smoked beers are of a style steeped in rich history, but their flavor, best described as an acquired taste, has rendered them nearly extinct. Thankfully, though, they have been kept alive by a small number of breweries that view smoked malt not as relic of ancient process, but an art form that should be given its due.
Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013 Odd Year Release
Friday, April 26, 2013
Porch Drinking -- My morning routine is not so intricate, but it always includes one staple: black coffee. I love coffee. I am certain I cannot live without it. Coffee, beyond allowing me to act like a normal human being in the morning, is also my favorite flavor. I adore coffee ice cream and always appreciate new ways to incorporate coffee flavors into food. So when a friend (I shall call him AW) brought over a bottle of the Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013 Odd Year Release as a housewarming gift, I was so excited for many reasons. Beer and coffee together? Why yes, yes I would like that very much.
Talking beer with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Las Vegas Weekly -- First opened in San Diego in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has become one of the most popular craft breweries in the country and a household name among fans of serious IPAs and creative beer. Averaging 43 percent year-to-year growth, the brewery now distributes to 37 states, including-thank goodness-Nevada. And as Stone always offers the latest and most innovative in craft beer, we tapped brewmaster Mitch Steele to learn about trends in the industry, aging beer and what you'll be drinking in 2013.
Beers of the Week: New Coffee Beers from Stone Brewing
Monday, April 22, 2013
SF Weekly -- File Under: things that get you buzzed. Like many folks, you might be a slave to chemical rituals. Caffeine in the morning, and booze at night. In the name of efficiency, we recommend combining the two at every opportunity. If you mean business, and want two buzzes in one (no, they don't cancel each other out...), then Stone Brewing has two new beers that are pertinent to your interests.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Northeast of San Diego, the sleepy valley of Escondido is stirring. Vine shoots are sprouting at Orfila Vineyards - the city's grape-growing tradition reaches back to its 1880s founding. And on Friday nights, oldie Fords and hot rods take root along Grand Avenue, a classic-car meetup called Cruisin' Grand. Soon, downtown Escondido will grow to more than 30,000 people. That's the count on spectators for the first cycling stage of The Amgen Tour of California, which pushes off from Broadway and Grand Avenue on May 12 and, after 104.3 miles, pedals back. In advance of the crowds the road race will bring, we steer you to a few food-and-drink journeys around Escondido.
American's 10 Best Brewery Visits Slideshow
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Daily Meal -- The largest craft brewery in a city that knows from craft beers, Stone Brewing Co. is a vital stop on any beer lover's itinerary. Daily tours take visitors into the inner workings of the 55,000-square-foot facility, and helpful guides lead tastings of four craft beers, including one limited-release brew. Coming soon is a brewery-adjacent boutique hotel, promising an immersive beer experience and eliminating the question, "So, who wants to drive?"
Time is running out to experience Stone's Enjoy By 4-20-13 IPA
Monday, April 15, 2013
Las Vegas Weekly -- There's only about a week left to experience the Enjoy By 4-20-13 IPA, a limited release beer produced by San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. So you better drink some-fast.
Beer Review: Stone Enjoy By IPA
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Daily Meal -- Stone Brewing Company loves labels. Each beer from the Southern California brewery is festooned with a painted-on label featuring a gargoyle and a soliloquy about what you're holding in your hand (which can be tough to read after drinking the brew itself).
Big stouts invade Los Angeles from the north and south
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- Monday sees the release of two of California's most respected and coveted imperial stouts: Stone Brewing's Imperial Russian Stout and Firestone Walker's barrel-aged oatmeal stout Parabola. Stone Brewing releases their "IRS" beer every April 15, and this year they are adding an "odd beer for odd year" variant that adds espresso beans to the mix. Russian Imperial Stouts -- so named because the first of these highly alcoholic stouts were exported from Britain to the Russian court in the 18th century -- are rich and bold beers with strong roasty, coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The style often commands a premium price because of the expensive ingredients and lengthy brewing process, but Stone's version is not only a benchmark among imperial Stouts, it's a bargain at $7 for a 22-ounce bottle.
Wild adventures in cask ale
Thursday, April 11, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- As a whole, craft brewers in the U.S. aren't exactly shy when it comes to experimental releases. You probably figured that out the first time you cracked open a bottle of peanut-butter-chocolate-coffee-mint-infused porter. It's no secret. But that showcase of extreme brewing is nothing compared to the crazy stuff happening inside American cask beer.
Top Craft Breweries In America: Brewers Association Names 50 Best-Selling Companies
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Huffington Post -- Each year, the Brewers Association releases lists of the top 50 American craft breweries and overall brewing companies. On Wednesday morning, the moment of truth came for beer-makers across the nation -- and it was a big one for craft beer.
Stone ranked 10th biggest craft brewer in U.S.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fox 5 San Diego -- When it comes to craft beer, San Diego is slowly but surely making its way to the top. Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido was ranked 10th largest craft beer maker nationwide by a trade group Wednesday. CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. Greg Koch said it's been a long road from his days brewing beer at home.
IPAs You Need To Drink Before You Die
Monday, April 8, 2013
Huffington Post -- There are a lot of IPAs -- that's India Pale Ale, for beer newbies -- out there. Booze lovers are drawn to the bold, deep flavors of the hoppy brews and brewers love making 'em. First We Feast recently compiled a list of the 30 great IPAs to drink before you die, with a little help from some serious beer experts.
Stone Ruination IPA Editorial Review
Monday, April 1, 2013
Bicycling -- In February our test team flew to La Jolla, California, with 30 bikes for our annual Editors' Choice test. On one particularly beautiful day, we spun over the bucolic roads outside Stone Brewing's hometown of Escondido, stopping in town for burritos, and then picking up a few of the brewery's best offerings.
Have a Hoppy Easter: 10 top Southern California craft beers
Friday, March 29, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- California is leading a national craft beer explosion. It's home to 12 of the nation's 50 largest craft beer companies, according to the Brewers Assn. trade group. So it's not surprising that some of the country's finest beer is brewed locally. Here are 10 of the best local beers to sample Easter weekend, as selected by Brandon Hernandez, a beer and food journalist, Zagat editor and Stone Brewing Co. communications specialist.
Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA has hopheads buzzing in KC
Friday, March 29, 2013
KC Pitch -- Most breweries now employ an "Enjoy By" date on a bottle rather than an expiration date. But Stone Brewing Co. has flipped that idea on its head with a new release, the Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA. The California brewer has created a hop-heavy ale with 11 different hops added at all points of the brew process. And all of those pungent hops aren't meant to last, which is why the beer that showed up in Kansas City (the first of the limited hophead releases that appeared in KC was Enjoy By 12.21.12) this past week is here only for a short time. Stone sent Fat City a 22 oz. bottle - the adult equivalent of the Easter Bunny - and we obliged them by drinking it.
Open Range: Smooth Criminal
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cowboys & Indians -- From its gateway-albeit bold -beers to its knockout limited releases that test the boundaries of even the most extreme hophead, Stone Brewing Co. is the template for success. The 16-year-old California craft brewery does not make a bad beer.
Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing set phasers to hoppy
Thursday, March 28, 2013 -- Wil Wheaton has led quite a life. He trekked through the swamp with his friends in Stand By Me. He trekked through the stars as the helmsman of the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and his most recent turn has been as the nemesis of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
Beer of the Week: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
San Diego Reader -- The first of four collaboration beers Stone will release in 2013, its an outlandish style I have seen attempted only once before by a notoriously experimental brewer from Denmark, Mikkeller. Many drinkers applauded the ballsiness it took to attempt to harmoniously cram java and hops into a pint glass, but a much smaller number revered the finished product. Lets come right out with it. One hears the words coffee IPA and their natural reaction is to raise an eyebrow and question the logic of such a combo. At least thats what I did when, on my first day at Stone, they shared the upcoming arrival of this beer with me.
Beer of the Week: Stone Oak-Smoked Old Guardian
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SF Weekly -- If it aint broke, dont fix it. That being said, it never hurts to shake things up a bit. With their Odd Beers for Odd Years series, Stone Brewing is making the best of both approaches. Every other year, the crew takes one of their classic brews and releases it alongside a new, souped up version.
Craft Beer, The Next Generation: Stone collaborates with Star Trek star Wil Wheaton
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- Stone Brewing Co. is taking craft beer where it has never gone before, thanks to a collaboration with Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton. The Stone Blog reported that Wheaton, you may remember him as Wesley Crusher, is an avid homebrewer, friend of Stone co-founder Greg Koch and supporter of all things Stone. Along with fellow friend Drew Curtis, founder, the collaboration will take place on April 3 on a to-be-announced beer.
Stone's newest beers for your consideration
Monday, March 25, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- The beer reviews you are about to read are true. The names of the beers have not been changed to protect the innocent.
How We Made It: Greg Koch and Steve Wagner
Friday, March 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele talks Levitation Ale, Anheuser-Busch and aggressive growth
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- It appears Stone Brewing Co. has little chance of gathering any moss. The Escondido, Calif.-based brewing operation continues to roll larger every year - especially in the last three. In 2011, Stone announced plans for an enormous $24 million expansion, which included a new restaurant and brewery in Point Loma, Calif., enlarging its Escondido brewery to a 400,000-to-500,000 barrels (bbls) per year capacity and an 18.7-acre organic farm to supply produce to its current and future restaurants. That is just for starters folks.
14 craft beers you need to try
Friday, March 8, 2013 -- Todays craft beers featuring increasingly exotic flavor-grabbing ingredients like raisins, chocolate, even brewers whiskers, are so much more interesting than your run-of-the-mill lager. So it's no surprise craft beer is on the rise. Last year, sales jumped a whopping 16.5 percent to p.6B, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.
Liquid Diet: How to Stock Your Pantry with Boozy Condiments
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Boston Magazine -- T.G.I. Fridays and Jack Daniels can have each other. Thanks to collaborations with chefs and artisanal food producers like Brooklyn Brine Co. and Carlsbad Gourmet, some of the best brines, sauces, and vinegars are now coming from domestic wineries and craft breweries. Ahead, find some of the tastiest examples to liven up everything from salads to buffalo wings to beef ribs, all while pairing beautifully with whatever you are imbibing.
America's Best Beer Gardens
Monday, March 4, 2013
Food & Wine -- Known for producing some of Americas most intensely hopped, bracingly bitter ales (like the flagship Arrogant Bastard), Stones namesake venue is one of the countrys most pleasant and beautiful. A 12,000-square-foot restaurant adjoins a verdant one-acre organic garden with olive trees, a koi pond and a fire pit along its paths-which are excellent for wandering with one of the bars 30-plus draft beers in hand.
BeerSci: A Decade-Old Beer Is Gross, Right?
Friday, February 8, 2013
Popular Science -- Beer producers make a big deal about drinking beer fresh. Stone Brewery produces an IPA with a drink-by date. Russian River Brewing Company implores their customers right on the bottle label to drink Pliny the Elder fresh. And most other beer producers print the brewing date on the can or bottle so the customer knows he or she isnt getting old beer. While it is true that many (and perhaps most) beers taste better when fresh, it is a fallacy that old beer always equals bad beer. Some breweries specifically make beer that needs to be aged for ten years or longer before it tastes right.
Beers hoppy-ness gets a yardstick
Monday, February 4, 2013
Washington Post -- Beer lovers nowadays subsist on a steady diet of alphabet soup. They need to distinguish between ESBs (extra special bitters) and IPAs (India pale ales), and to know a beers ABV (alcohol by volume). Home brewers grapple with such abbreviations as OG (original gravity), FG (final gravity) and SRM (Standard Research Method, a system for gauging color).
The Friday Five: 5Q w/ Padraic Paddy Lenehan
Friday, February 1, 2013
West Coaster -- Padraic Paddy Lenehan is the Bar Manager at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Hes got a big weekend coming up with Stone Winter Storm on Super Bowl Sunday, but we were able to catch up with him for five quick questions. Enjoy!
9 Craft Beers With 150 Calories or Fewer (O Hai, Superbowl Party)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Glamour -- Superbowl party, anyone? If the gang is going to be gathering at your place to watch the game, that probably means the beer is going to be flowing--and subsequently, the calories. Megan Parisi from Bluejacket, a new brewery that will be opening in Washington, D.C. in early 2013, helped us track down several of these picks that will keep the calorie count in check, but are actually drinkable too. She and Greg Engert, Beer Director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, say to choose beer over wine since you can have more and the calories go further.
Top 5 Triple IPAs of 2012: Pliny The Younger Be Damned
Monday, December 31, 2012
LA Weekly -- It seems that every year, brewers across the country align on some psychic wavelength that motivates those with adventurous spirits to expand on a new, emerging beer style. Last year, anniversary beers and specialty one-offs became double black IPAs -- roasty, hoppy, boozy guys that warm the soul while wrecking palettes.
Hip Hops 21 best beers of the year
Thursday, December 20, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- My 2010 and 2011 beers-of-the-year lists counted down 10 of my favorite beers available in Missouri. This year, I expanded the list to 21 U.S. beers, including ones not distributed here, I had to accommodate some stunners from the Great American Beer Festival. Beers with an asterisk are or were distributed in Missouri (some are seasonal or one-off releases that may no longer be on shelves).
Ale and farewell: Beers to greet the apocalypse
Thursday, December 20, 2012 -- There is a 99.9 percent chance that the world is coming to an end on 12/21/12. The ancient Mayans could tell you as much if they were still around to explain their crazy calendar.
The Beer Nut: The end of the Epic
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The MetroWest Daily News -- A series more than a decade in the making ends today when the Stone Brewing Company releases the last of its Vertical Epic series, Vertical Epic 12.12.12.
The End Is Near (Sort Of): Stone Releases the Last 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Daily Meal -- Dec. 12, 2012: 12.12.12. is an especially lucky day for craft beer lovers. Stone Brewing released its final release in the Epic Vertical Series, the 10-year series of aged beers that's drawn in fans around the country.
An Epic Ending for Stone Brewing Company Series
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 -- It's the end of era in craft beer. Dec. 12, 2012, will see the final release of one of the longest running and most ambitious undertakings in craft beer: The Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic Ale series.
Stone Brewing Co. Marks the End of an Era with Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Los Angeles Magazine -- San Diegos Stone Brewing Co. is marking the end of an era, with the release of Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, the final chapter of a liquid saga that traces its roots back to 2002. Each beer in the series - 11 in total - was released one year, one month, and one day after the previous iteration (02.02.02, 03.03.03, etc.), intended to be aged (assuming you had the patience) until after December 12, 2012, so that the entire epic (as in legendary tale) could be told (as in poured) in one epic (as in awesome) vertical tasting.
In San Diego, A Craft-Beer Scene Emerges
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 -- In recent years, San Diego has burst onto the international beer scene, emerging as Americas craft-beer capital.
DRAFT Magazine's Top 25 beers of the year: 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
DRAFT Magazine -- As beer editor, my desks always covered in bottles. Beers from around the world cycle through for panel tastings, and just when I make room for my laptop, more bottles arrive. Of course, Im not complaining: There arent many jobs where you can crack open five saisons at noon and call it work. But, elbow room aside, thats not to say it isnt challenging, especially as the year comes to a close and Im faced with picking the top 25 beers of 2012. Just 25?
Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Top 25 Beers 2012"
Friday, November 30, 2012
Wine Enthusiast Magazine -- The Top 25 Beers list is all about balance—the balance of countries, brands, styles, prices and production sizes. Numeric scores and pricing play a role, but industry buzz and product availability are key as well. This years number one beer possesses all the essentials: high score, attractive pricing, brand excitement, popular style and superb availability.
Dr. Bill Sysak's Thanksgiving Pairings
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 -- Thanksgiving marks the ultimate feast in many American households, and its no secret that I'm rather fond of feasts. And what better accompaniment to a fine meal than a fine beverage, I say! Being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food in my opinion, craft beer allows for a veritable cornucopia of pairing options, making it perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration.
Review: Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale
Monday, November 19, 2012 -- When Stone Brewing Company first released Arrogant Bastard Ale in 1997, they marketed the beer with the tag line you probably won't like it. This kind of challenge, of course, appeals to the hearts and minds of craft beer fanatics. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth, the Arrogant Bastard tag line continues. It's a taunt to adventurous drinkers, and it's one that has opened the eyes of many to a world of bold, heavily-hopped beer that once seemed unimaginable.
Thanksgiving Beer Pairings
Monday, November 19, 2012
GQ -- You spent the last week planning out your Thanksgiving feast (or at least, watching football and sending e-mail reminders to yourself about it), and now you're going to serve it with whatever boring bottle of red is in your kitchen? Don't be that guy. Our advice: Ditch the wine altogether, and pair your spread with a curated six-pack. We called up some of our favorite brewers Dave Yarrington from Smuttynose, Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head, Brett Joyce from Rogue, Bill Sysak from Stone, Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery, and Jon Mervine from Roc to get their takes on the best beer to serve at Thanksgiving. Feel free to include them on your list of thanks when you're going around the table
Sneak Preview: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station and What's Next for Stone Brewing Co.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Eater San Diego -- Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch took a few minutes out of his busy Beer Week schedule to give Eater San Diego a hard hat tour of the company's new Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station location, slated to open April 2013. After a year-long delay, construction on the property is at full-bore to transform the 22,000 square foot historical space into a 40 tap craft beer mecca for Point Loma.
Big Beer dresses up in craft brewers' clothing
Thursday, November 15, 2012
FORTUNE -- Perhaps you've ordered a beer at a restaurant recently. Maybe you even perused the craft beer list, looking for something different. If you're like me, your decision was based on something other than price -- otherwise you could've ordered a Coors Light or Budweiser for two or three bucks less.
Stone Brewing Co. CEO Greg Koch Discusses New Pasadena Store
Friday, November 9, 2012
Los Angeles Magazine Digest Blog -- Hes very serious about beer, the Stone Brewing Co. P.R. specialist explained after my unexpectedly business-like interview with Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch. He is probably the most serious beer guy Ive ever met, which is surprising considering the last time I saw him he was standing atop the bar at Najas Place in Redondo Beach yelling, No longer will we put up with the fizzy yellow beer! into a bullhorn to kick off the 2011 L.A. Beer Week. I almost figured this would be an interview of crazy tangents and self-incriminating anecdotes.
This Thanksgiving, Dig Into Barley Wine
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wall Street Journal -- IF BEER HAS A SEASON, we're in it. Bold flavors taste best in crisp air a Jackson Pollock on a stark white wall but beer's autumnal ties are more than aesthetic. Late fall marks the historic start of the brewing cycle, and the release of the king of beers: barley wine.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Whether its special Internet rates, free range balls or a free sandwich at the turn, many golf courses are trying everything these days to keep the tee sheet filled and stave off eroding participation. And some North County tracks are looking to one industry that is booming in business to help boost its own. Unlike golf, which has seen participation drop by more than 4 million from 2005 to 2011, according to the National Golf Foundation, the local beer industry is blowing up with nearly 60 brew houses in the county and more than 20 in the planning stages. And courses such as Castle Creek Country Club, Twin Oaks Golf Course, Pala Mesa Resort and Maderas Golf Club are capitalizing on it, serving up quality suds like never before.
SD breweries win in Belgium competition
Sunday, November 4, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Three San Diego County breweries — Green Flash, Stone and Ballast Point won medals at the inaugural Brussels Beer Challenge, it was announced Sunday. The competition was meant to underscore the Belgian capitals status as a dining and drinking destination. But it also demonstrated the rise of American craft beer to international prominence, as U.S. breweries narrowly outpointed their Belgian counterparts.
Friday, November 2, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Getting off gasoline has never been easier. Record breaking October gasoline prices in Southern California have boosted the value of plug in electric and alternative fuel vehicles by allowing drivers to save more money. Vehicles like the all electric Nissan Leaf or a Honda Civic powered by natural gas operate for a fraction of the cost of traditional gasoline and diesel models. But day to day fuel savings are only part of the equation.
Friday, November 2, 2012
U-T San Diego -- If the Smithsonian ever opens a Beer Annex, it will resemble Dr. Bill Sysaks garage. On his shelves, collectible brews are stacked four-, five-, six-pack deep. Theres a 55-year-old bottle of Maredsous 8, a Belgian brown ale; one of the first bottles of Cuvee de Tomme, perhaps San Diego brewmaster Tomme Arthurs most celebrated beer; magnums of tart ales from Brussels legendary Cantillon.
On Tap: Interview with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 -- Mitch Steele, brewmaster at the world-famous Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California, was nice enough to let me pick his brain a little last week. In the interview below, Mitch answers some questions on his brewing career, Stone beer, and the future of the craft beer industry.
Brewed (not) to last
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Chicago Tribune -- Among the symptoms of being a "beer nerd" is the beer collection. Such collections usually comprise limited-edition beers in different styles and sizes, manufactured by various breweries. They're fun to build and even more fun to gaze upon while pondering how that black and boozy Russian imperial stout is only improving with time. A pitfall of many beer collections, however, is stashing beer that shouldn't be stashed. That includes most beers in which pungent, floral hops are a defining characteristic. After all, hops are plants. You wouldn't eat 6-month-old spinach, would you? With that in mind, Stone Brewing has launched "Enjoy By" India pale ale, a 22-ounce plea for drinking fresh.
San Diego: One-Two Punch
Friday, June 22, 2012
Imbibe magazine -- "Despite hailing from a locale famous for its laidback attitude, San Diego's brewers have always been unified in their quests to be the biggest, baddest, bravest kids on the block. It's that spirit and their collective audacity to redefine time-honored brewing styles by boosting their flavor, ABV and IBU levels through the stratosphere that allowed San Diego brewers to blaze trails early and cement the region's spot at the top of the heap. An early lack of recognition inspired San Diego brewers to craft the hoppiest beer around. And no company employed that attention-getting attitude as loudly as Stone, which started in 1996 as a tiny operation in a cramped industrial park suite. They dialed up the hops and dared drinkers to put down predictable macrobrews and go a few rounds with their unapologetically bitter Arrogant Bastard Ale. Gradually, the public rose to the challenge and started clamoring for more hops, more flavor ... more of everything. The beer bred a cult following and became a talking point across the country, summoning the attention of outsiders to what was, at the time, San Diego's best-kept secret--its cadre of exceptional brewing talent."
Stone Brewing Co. CEO to speak at Cuyamaca College graduation
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
CBS 8 -- "Stone Brewing Co. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Cuyamaca College's 34th annual commencement ceremony Wednesday. 'I hope to share a little bit of insight and offer encouragement to the graduates to make their own way in the world and at the same time, take personal responsibility to do their share to protect this place where we live,' Koch said in a statement."
Summer movies in San Diego
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
San Diego CityBeat -- "Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido kicks off its annual film fest with the perennial favorite The Big Lebowski, and, yes, they also run every Wednesday. Other highlights throughout the summer include grown-up movies like Fight Club and Tropic Thunder and Rifftrax's not-so-grown-up takes on Rise of Planet of the Apes and 300."
If you enjoy beer & balmy climes, San Diego is the city for you
Friday, May 11, 2012
Metro (UK) -- "I step into San Diego's Local bar on 4th Avenue and, with its chatty regulars and large-screen TVs, I anticipate a simple sports bar menu of ice-cold beverages. The reality is a lip-smacking surprise -- and a handy introduction to what may be the unexpected craft brewing capital of the US. Over the years, Portland, Chicago and Philadelphia have each claimed America's microbrewing crown. But with around 40 producers -- and citizens that wouldn't drink Bud if it was free -- this palm-fringed city could be the leader of the suds pack. Which explains why the New York Times recently suggested visitors should drop in and 'think about building a beer safari in the land of sunshine, fish tacos and hopped-up American IPAs'. Stone is my next stop. A winery-style complex of polished concrete, wood beams and a massive dining patio, it's San Diego's biggest beer maker. Tucked in at a table near the bar, I taste a four-glass sampler including an eye-popping Stone IPA and the infamous, generously-malted Arrogant Bastard Ale. But the winner is an oaky Stone Smoked Porter, an ideal winter brew for quaffing around a log fire."
It's All About the Beer: Ruination IPA
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fayetteville Flyer -- "The flavor is a burst of hoppy goodness with a solid, malt backbone. There are more hops on the nose than the palate, but there is no doubt that it's a solid IPA. The alcohol is not too prominent, but definitely noticeable. It finishes strong with a lingering bitterness that makes you want another sip. Then another and another. This is one of my all-time favorite beers. It's not available in Arkansas, but it's so good it makes the drive to Missouri worth it. Stone has yet to make a beer that is anything less that wonderful."
Craft beer conference fosters international community
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Toronto Sun -- "You would think that as a brewer, you wouldn't need much in the way of excuses to visit San Diego. The area houses a number of the most highly regarded breweries in North America. If you believe the buzz surrounding it, Stone Brewing's World Bistro and Gardens is worth the pilgrimage all by itself. This year, the Craft Brewer's Conference has made finding a reason to visit that much easier."
Council gives Stone Brewing OK to open shop in Oceanside
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
U-T San Diego -- "Oceanside’s downtown could be home to a Stone Brewing Co. store as early as this summer after the City Council at a meeting Wednesday granted the company a permit to open the business. The shop would be the third Stone Company Store, and would sell Stone products such as dog bones, glassware, sauces and soaps. The store would also fill up growlers, sell kegs, offer tastings and hold cheese and beer pairing classes several times a month, a city staff report said."
'Brew Bones' dog biscuits made from grains used to brew beer
Saturday, March 24, 2012
North County Times -- "San Diego resident Dave Crane, a system analyst for Qualcomm, makes Doggie Beer Bones with spent grains from Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, which sells his product under the name Stone Bones."
Six Great Imperial Russian Stouts
Monday, March 12, 2012
Boston Globe -- "STONE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT (Stone Brewing Co.): This stout has a complex, smoky aroma that brings to mind dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, molasses, and hazelnut. It tastes burnt and smoky, with hints of caramel and warming alcohol on the swallow. More sweet than bitter, this stout is not as hoppy as some of its brethren - which is surprising, given Stone’s reputation."
Growing Opportunities
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
San Diego County News Center -- "From the streets to Juvie, these detainees are living life on the inside now under constant supervision. They’re in for felonies like assault and battery, carjacking, auto theft and more, most of it gang-related. You might not expect to see them delicately folding wet rice paper to create spring rolls from produce they raised themselves. But that was the scene last Thursday at the East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility. Executive Chef Alex Carballo of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens had just demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls with the bok choy, radishes and other vegetables the detainees had pulled from the ground that morning."
The brewmaster's bookshelf
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time Out New York -- "As anyone who's tasted a pint of Stone Ruination IPA or Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale can attest, Stone Brewing Co. is not shy about making bold statements. Since launching in 1996, the San Diego County brewery's extra-hoppy beers and subversive branding have trailblazed the path for "extreme" American brewing. Fittingly, this coffee-table-worthy volume--written by brewery cofounders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner--is an ambitious, irreverent manual that combines their story with a beer primer for novices, suds-friendly recipes and more."
NOLA Brewing and Stone release collaboration porter
Monday, February 6, 2012
New Orleans Times-Picayune -- "Last month, Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego came to New Orleans and made an imperial porter with NOLA Brewing Company. Kirk Coco, president of NOLA, struggles a bit to explain the importance of the collaboration. 'It's a ridiculous compliment,' he said, 'We're still just flabbergasted that we got this opportunity. It's like some kid who draws cars on his desk at school getting invited by General Motors to design a car for them.' Stone, with its hop heavy beers and brash marketing, is one of the highest regarded craft breweries in America."
ESCONDIDO: Council endorses Stone proposal for Kit Carson Park
Thursday, January 26, 2012

North County Times -- "They expressed strong confidence in Stone as a responsible business, and predicted the 285-acre park would become a more popular regional destination because of Stone's popularity and some upgrades the company is planning for the park's amphitheater and adult softball complex.

The council's endorsement, while not a final approval, allows Stone chief executive Greg Koch and city officials to begin crafting a more detailed proposal regarding the extent of the park renovations and how revenue from concessions would be shared."

ESCONDIDO: Want jobs? Stone Brewing is hiring
Saturday, January 21, 2012

North County Times -- "Stone Brewing Co. is looking to fill 41 open positions, the iconic Escondido craft brewery and bistro said this week. Brewers, engineers, a sous chef, bistro management, warehouse workers and other positions are available the company wrote Tuesday on its Facebook page."

Book details Stone Brewing’s rise to the top
Monday, January 9, 2012

Carlsbad Business Journal -- "San Diego has established itself as a paradise for those who enjoy quality beer, and one of the area’s most notable successes is Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido-based brewery that has experienced a meteoric rise since it first launched in 1996. Now, the company’s founders are giving a first-hand account of the company’s history with a book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance. Co-written with Randy Clemens, an author and the company’s public relations coordinator, the book provides an inside look at the company’s first 15 years."

The 45 Places to Go in 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012

New York Times -- "Even in times of tight budgets, finely crafted beer remains a relatively approachable luxury, and few American regions have more brewing momentum than San Diego County. Maybe it’s time, then, to think about building a beer safari in the land of sunshine, fish tacos and hopped-up American IPAs. Long established craft breweries like Karl Strauss Brewing Company and the cheeky Stone Brewing Company have mentored brewmasters and created demand for some seriously offbeat ales."

My Favorite Beers of 2011
Friday, January 6, 2012

Dallas Observer -- "Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA was one of my favorite new beers and an excellent showcase of the Sorachi Ace hop, not to mention a good cause. With its subtle green tea herbal background and Hophead Rating of 92, it was my favorite Stone Brewing Co. beer of the year."

12 TO WATCH IN 2012
Sunday, January 1, 2012

Restaurant Hospitality -- "Thanks to [Executive Chef Alex Carballo's] apparently boundless energy and knack for new ideas, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens' revenues have doubled annually in the last three years.

In three years at the restaurant, Carballo has brought huge imagination to a growing role. A huge fan of the slow food movement, he has made Stone Brewing the largest restaurant purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County. He's launched a master pairings series, designing beer-friendly menus with sushi, pork, chocolate, breakfast and vegan foods. His quarterly Fresh! dinners combine produce, seafood and fowl that was all harvested, caught or slaughtered the same day; avocado and olive oils pressed that day; salt collected and dried the day before and beer straight out of the fermenting tank.

Carballo continues to take on more projects, launching Stone Catering; Stone Farms, which supplies organic produce to the bistro and a farm stand; a spinoff of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens planned near the airport for 2012; on-site locations at the San Diego airport; and foodservice for the Stone Hotel set to open across from the brewery in 2013."

Top 10 Buzz Brewers of 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011

Washington City Paper -- "Finding the outspoken and gregarious face of southern California's Stone Brewing Company is not very difficult. From participating in beer events, brewing collaboration beers with other breweries, to being a social media maven, Koch is as recognizable for his personality as he is for his beers. The beers for which many of 'are not worthy' are about to become easier to find around the world as Koch has been traveling Europe in search of a country to call home to Stone's planned European brewhouse."

Beer to benefit Vermont hurricane victims
Friday, December 23, 2011

Boston Globe -- "Another Stone collaboration, another beer that raises money for a good cause. This time the beneficiary is in New England. The beer looks like a strong brown ale, but one whiff and there's no mistaking it for one. This aroma is heavy on the hops -- citrusy, piney hops that suggest evergreens and orange rinds. The taste is hoppy and dry, and though the solid malt foundation does bring a measure of balance, the hops dominate."

Brewbound '11' in 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011

BevNET Magazine names the Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA "Best Collaboration" and named Stone Brewing Co. CEO "Person of the Year"

Holiday beer tastings: Relax with a brew
Monday, December 19, 2011

The Washington Post -- "Over the last 15 years, Stone Brewing Company has become one of the most famous microbreweries in the world, thanks to such heavyweights as Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA. Co-founder Greg Koch is in Washington tonight to promote the new book 'The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.', which contains the history of the microbrew scene, homebrew recipes for Stone beers and beer tasting and pairing notes."

San Diego’s vibrant farm-to-table movement is enticing tourists as well as local foodies
Monday, December 19, 2011

London Free Press -- "Leave the wines to Napa Valley; San Diego's forte is beer. The county boasts more than 30 craft breweries among them the Stone Brewing Co., formed in 1996 by beer lovers Steve Wagner and Greg Koch. Now housed in a large, new facility in Escondido, Stone Brewing Co. has become a tourist destination with its stunning restaurant and gardens, and is a popular end-of-the-work-week destination for locals. The restaurant serves dishes made from only locally grown, mostly organic produce, much of it supplied by the brewery's own farm."

Stone Brewing: Celebrating 15 Liver-Wrecking Years
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buzzbin Magazine -- "Greg Koch is the face behind quite possibly the most well-known and respected craft beer company in the country, San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. Over the last 15 years, he has been on a mission to save the world from what he calls the “fizzy yellow nonsense” that has been force-fed to the public for years. Thanks to some brilliant marketing and hop-heavy beers, Stone has created a recipe for success."

Books for the nonteetotalers
Friday, December 9, 2011

San Antonio News-Express -- "Stone Brewing Co. is one of America's most beloved craft breweries ... and it will be the first to tell you that. [Their] book starts with a nice, concise background on what beer is and how it's made, followed by a long history of the brewery [...]. What sold me on it was the section from Stone's beer and food pairing expert, “Dr.” Bill Sysak. The good doctor is well known in the craft beer community and you can catch him on the weekly podcast “New Brew Thursday.” He really breaks down not only how to pair beer with food, but also aging and storing, and he gives some of the best practical advice you'll read on the subject. There's also a wide range of recipes at the end of the book [...and] a section on brewing Stone's beers at home for the home brewers. Nothing like getting the exact recipe from the brewer to make sure you get it just right.

Beer and wine meet for the ultimate grudge match
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

San Diego CityBeat -- "It’s a convention that the Stone Brewing rabble-rousers happily challenge with their annual Beer vs. Wine dinners at the posh El Bizcocho restaurant. They pit professionally selected beers and wines against five courses for diners to judge which is the ultimate pairing. The four previous cage fights split victories evenly, meaning I was party to judging the gustatory rubber match."

Top 25 Beers of the Year
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DRAFT Magazine -- "The shelves were awash with trendy black IPAs this year, but none wowed as much as Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. Often, black IPAs miss the mark with either too much roasted malt or none at all, but this beer finds the perfect blend of velvety milk chocolate, dank pine and lively orange hop notes, all accompanied by a subtle roasted malt bite that makes the swallow sing. Hands down, Self-Righteous is the premier example of the style."

HOPHEAD: Three new local books highlight beer craft
Thursday, October 27, 2011

North County Times -- "'The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes and Unabashed Arrogance' is much more than a standard chronicle of Stone's colorful 15-year history. Written by co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner with PR man Randy Clemens, the book provides some basics on beer, a brief history through the ages, and then completely opens up the vault with previously untold stories of Stone's early days and then some."

5 Biggest Home-Brew Blunders
Thursday, October 13, 2011 -- "One of this fall’s most interesting beer books, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., tells the story of how Stone’s founders, Steve Wagner and Greg Koch, created the aggressively hopped, intensely flavored beers that turned their San Diego company into one of America’s iconic craft breweries. But before Stone launched in 1996, Wagner was just an ambitious home brewer. Here, he reveals the five biggest home-brewing flubs, and why sometimes it’s good to make mistakes."

Commission backs Stone's bid to sell beer in park
Friday, October 7, 2011

North County Times -- "Commissioners who oversee Escondido parks approved a proposal Thursday that would allow Stone Brewing Co. to take over concessions in limited portions of Kit Carson Park, where alcohol is now banned except in rare instances when groups receive permits for one-time events."

Stone Brewing Co. now has a book
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

MetroWest Daily News -- "Like all of Stone Brewing Company's beers, "The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance," is a must-have for beer lovers."

America's Best Beer Gardens
Monday, October 3, 2011

Travel+Leisure -- "The people at Stone Brewing Co. took the term beer garden quite literally, planting pine, elm, and olive trees and creating a koi pond and large swaths of grass. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch calls the 205-seat garden a 'one-acre Shangri-la.' When paired with a pint of beer and dishes like barbecued duck tacos or wild boar baby back ribs, it’s not hard to see why."

In Brussels, American vs. Belgian Beers
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New York Times -- "In Brussels, Moeder Lambic is among the most traditional of Belgian beer cafes, specializing in the obscure sour brews known as lambic and gueuze. By contrast, California’s Stone Brewing Co. is among the most innovative of American brewers, turning out broad-shouldered double I.P.A.’s and other highly hopped, high-octane ales with names like [Stone] Sublimely Self-Righteous [Ale] and [Stone] Ruination [IPA].

This weekend, the two collide at Moeder Lambic vs. Stone, a weekend beer festival that will pair a record 30 taps from Stone — some of the brewery’s only officially imported kegs in Europe — with another 30 draft Belgians from Moeder."

Farm-to-Fork in San Diego
Friday, September 9, 2011

The Place -- “Being sustainable is more of a constant progression,” says Greg Koch, CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing Co. “As Stone has grown, our ability to increase our efficiencies has grown. If Stone Brewing has been influential in any way, we have shown that doing things in a unique way, our way, a sustainable and responsible way, actually equates to a good business model.”

'Summer of beer' keeps rolling
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

North County Times -- "There he stood, high on the rooftop of a semi-truck, screaming and almost preaching through a bullhorn to a seemingly endless line of craft beer fans eagerly waiting to enter Stone Brewing Co.'s biggest party of the year.

Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of the Escondido brewery, never does anything quietly. Neither does the brewery, which celebrated another anniversary this past weekend at Cal State San Marcos with more than 6,000 of its closest friends."

Rating Two New Stone Brewing Co. Collaborations
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dallas Observer -- "With its gargoyle logos and its cocky slogans and beer names, not to mention its intensely bitter IPAs, Stone Brewing Co. -- which celebrated its 15th anniversary Tuesday -- may try to maintain a bad-ass image. But a couple of new collaborations coming out this summer show that they're really big softies under that gruff exterior, and have no problem playing nicely with others."

EDITORIAL: Stone Brewing proposal worth a look
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

North County Times -- "A proposal by Stone Brewing Co. to contract with the city of Escondido to run the adult concessions in Kit Carson Park is one residents should consider carefully. With two upcoming forums, Escondido residents will have the opportunity to weigh the facts and decide if this is a good move for their city.

While we understand the concerns voiced by some about selling beer in a city park, we think that with proper safeguards it need not be a deal killer. And in a time of depressed city resources, Stone's infusion of cash could help not only save part of the city's recreation program, but even improve it."

Stone Brewing To Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary, Zymurgists Rejoice
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

North County Times -- "15 years ago today, a bunch of beer geeks celebrated the opening of their microbrewery on Mata Way in San Marcos. Today, Stone Brewing Co. is no less beer-geeky, but a lot less micro -- it's the 14th largest craft brewery in the United States. Stone will hold its 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival on August 19-20."

Stone Turns "Tea"-totaler to Aid Japanese Tsunami Relief
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "Stone Brewing Company has put out a great many collaboration beers of late. One of the latest to hit the scene is the Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA. The beer was conceptualized and forged into reality with the assistance of Toshi Ishii, the owner of Guam's Ishii Brewing Company and a Stone alumnus, and Bryan Baird of Japan's Baird Brewing Company. That duo teamed with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele to develop the recipe for the beer, the main purpose of which is to raise money to benefit victims of Japan's recent tsunami tragedy."

Stone's new beer benefits Japanese relief
Monday, July 11, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "When disaster strikes, brew beer. In May, two months after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, three brewers gathered in Escondido to formulate a relief plan."

Beer Heaven: Hoppy Daze in San Diego
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "Koch says that the tone Stone set has been important for the development of San Diego beers. 'I’m the first to say that I think this has been a group effort, and it’s because of the collective talent of brewers in San Diego that we’re all so successful. But if Stone did anything, we demonstrated that we were making beers the way that we wanted them.'"

America's Finest City, America's Finest Craft Brew
Monday, July 4, 2011

Construction Digital -- "In the mid-90s Greg Koch had a vision, to make American beer that people actually enjoyed drinking. It was a novel concept in a country that specializes in watered down, mass-produced beer that favors quantity over quality. Fifteen years later, Koch oversees Stone Brewing Co., a coast-to-coast craft beer distributor based out of San Diego, CA that ships to 36 states across the US and plans to get even bigger."

Stone Hits South Park
Thursday, June 23, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "When even the wine bar is pairing beers with its happy hour food, you know something's up. What's happening is the official opening of Stone Brewing's South Park store (2215 30th Street) where you can taste brewskis and get growlers of cheeky breeds like Arrogant Bastard [Ale]."

Award has brewer leaping for joy
Thursday, June 23, 2011

North County Times -- "Stone Brewing Co. chief executive and co-founder Greg Koch showed no lack of enthusiasm when presented the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 San Diego Award. As he claimed his award at the June 16 gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, he pulled out a bullhorn and began extolling the merits of Stone's beers. He ended his speech by diving face-first into the crowd."

Stone Brewing's Greg Koch Named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

North County Times -- "Greg Koch, Stone Brewing's charismatic CEO & co-founder, has received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 award in San Diego, in the Consumer Products category."

TheKitchn: Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Friday, June 17, 2011

TheKitchn's Emma Christensen writes quite the review of our deliciously decadent Stone Imperial Russian Stout: "This is one smooth talking beer, all right. Silky and rich from the first sip to the last..."

Stone Imperial Russian Stout review
Monday, June 13, 2011 -- "[T]he stout had an incredible nose. It gave off a complex, smoky aroma that brought to mind dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, molasses, and hazelnut. A nice tan head caps a beer so black that not a trace of the bright sunlight penetrates it. The taste is burnt and smoky, with hints of caramel and warming alcohol on the swallow."

Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Stone's Imperial Russian Stout is a great beer, heavy as lead, and released — as a dare, apparently — in the heat of summer. Buy it now, and stash it in the fridge for a few months. It's a fireside sipper, not meant for warm-weather dining. [Stone] BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout is a different story. Fire up the grill, and pour this one for dessert."

Edible San Diego: Stone Farms
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Stone Farms is a welcome presence in our local food landscape."

Stone Brewing Offers Cigar Friendly Brews
Friday, June 3, 2011 -- "Cigar smokers understand that the difficulty of pairing a cigar with beer is that a cigar's smoke tends to overwhelm the flavor of beer. Stone Brewing seems to have solved this quandary with their Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine and Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout offerings."

Liberty Station tapped for major additions with Stone Brewing expansion
Friday, June 3, 2011 -- "Stone Brewing Co., Southern California’s largest craft brewer, will open a second outfit of its award-winning Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Point Loma’s historic Liberty Station as part of early $27 million in expansion projects slated for the coming year."

Vegan Beer Dinner at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Perhaps the best dish of the evening followed, a cannelloni that used thin-sliced zucchini in lieu of pasta to sheath a house-made soy ricotta cheese that was more flavorful than most varieties available in our region. This simple yet creative dish was made even tastier thanks to the addition of crispy fried spinach and a sweet heirloom ragout featuring one of spring’s greatest delicacies, morel mushrooms. It was a nice preview of the type of fare that’s likely to come when the brewing company’s newest venture, Stone Farms, is fully in bloom and operational."

10 Best Craft Beer Vacation Destinations
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 lists its top picks for craft beer vacations. A small sampling of the praise heaped upon Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens: "It's an all-in-one beer and food playland. They built it to be a beer-lovers refuge from the real world. And the weather's always awesome."

Stone Brewing may serve beer, food in Kit Carson Park
Sunday, May 29, 2011

North County Times -- "City officials say they may lift a longtime ban on alcohol in Kit Carson Park to allow Stone Brewing Co. to take over concessions in the park's Adult Softball Complex, amphitheater and the picnic area next to the Queen Califia sculpture.

Adding Stone's popular beer and food would make those mostly underused attractions much more popular with residents, city officials said. In addition, Stone plans to spend $250,000 upgrading the softball and concession areas, chief executive Greg Koch said."

Bryan Baird and Toshi Ishii discuss their Stone Brewing roots, Green Tea IPA and going international
Friday, May 27, 2011 -- "Stone Brewing has made many great collaborative beers with everyone from Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania to San Diego neighbors Green Flash to 21st Amendment in San Francisco. Add to that list, Toshi Ishii of the eponymous Ishii Brewing that recently opened in Guam and Bryan Baird, brewmaster at Baird Brewing in Namazu, Japan. They joined Stone’s Mitch Steele to brew a green tea IPA, the proceeds of which will go toward Japanese tsunami relief."

HOPHEAD: Brewery dining scene changing
Thursday, May 26, 2011

NORTH COUNTY TIMES -- "Stone, which is expanding its kitchen as part of a larger $20 million expansion that includes a new catering division, doesn't do typical burgers and fries. The bistro plates items such as chicken tikka masala, pan-roasted scallops with white truffle pommes puree, and braised lamb shank. Not exactly what you'd expect from a brewery. But considering the bistro's revenue growth has been at least 26 percent every year since it opened in 2006, Stone is doing something right."

Escondido, brewery explore partnership in park
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "The city and Stone Brewing Co. are exploring the possibility of a partnership that would help spruce up Kit Carson Park and make the Escondido-based brewery an exclusive vendor in three areas of the park."

Stone Brewing announces $26 million expansion
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 -- "Stone Brewing Company, whose recession-defying growth has made it Southern California’s largest craft brewer, is announcing Wednesday $26.6 million in expansions and new businesses."

Brewery collaborations abound
Thursday, April 28, 2011

North County Times -- "Greg Koch, Stone's CEO and co-founder, likens beer collaborations to musicians from different genres who collaborate on a song -- think 'Walk This Way,' the Aerosmith-Run DMC version from the late 1980s. 'They introduced a completely different element that individually would not have been there,' he said. 'Collaboration beers are different because the stage is set to enable them to be different.'"

North County Times covers North County breweries
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stone, founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, was not the first craft brewer in San Diego, but its edgy attitude, willingness to push the boundaries of normal craft beer expectations and an eagerness to distribute its beers outside of the region has made it the poster child for San Diego beer.
"With our success, I think we have helped embolden very creative and talented brewers to follow their muse," said Koch. "We showed other brewers that they could do it their way and be successful."

Brutal Beers
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daily Trojan -- "This is it. The Big One, Shiva, the Godzilla of American IPAs. [T]he aptly named Ruination is a hop-lover’s fantasy and a Blue Moon fan’s worst nightmare, with blasts of pine, bitter citrus, alpine flowers and cereal grains. [It] is not a beverage to be taken lightly, but for those mature and masochistic enough, it’s a transcendent experience."

Beverage World: "The Philosophers Stone"
Friday, March 11, 2011

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner grace the cover of Beverage World magazine and discuss what they see for the future of the business, and what it's been like working together over the past 15 years.

CityPages: Stone Brewing Co. MN launch events
Thursday, March 3, 2011

"The Stone Brewing Co. folks today announced the schedule for what they are calling Stone Week Minnesota, which they promise will be 'a weeklong lineup of epochal events.' The brewery has been on the forefront of the high-hop revolution since its founding 15 years ago. [It] is one of those breweries whose beer people seek out."

Brewing for Dollars
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Inc. Magazine -- "Greg Koch took his first sip of a craft-brewed beer in 1987. Nine years later, he co-founded, with Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing in Escondido, California. Since then, highly regarded brews like Arrogant Bastard Ale have catapulted the company into the ranks of the country's top microbreweries."

CSUSM: In The Executive's Chair with Greg Koch
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"A competitor is anyone that acts unethical or lowers the bar of the product they sell. A competitor creates an inferior product and tries to convince the public it's superior. But those that raise the level of our industry are not competitors, but rather compatriots. Another craft brewer doing well is not a threat to our success. As the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats."

Esquire: America's Best Beer Cities 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"SAN DIEGO [...] About 30 miles north, in Escondido, is Stone Brewing Co.'s World Bistro & Gardens, which features impressive and thoughtful food items (think BBQ duck tacos) to pair with more than 30 draft beers and dozens of bottles from up the street and around the world."

Stone: An American in Europe?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Stone Brewing is finalizing plans to become the first American craft brewer with its own European plant, operating in Belgium or Germany."

LA Times: The American Craft Beer Scene Goes Global
Thursday, February 3, 2011

"After scouting locations in May, Koch and co-owner Steve Wagner received more than 75 brewery site proposals from nine countries, including Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy and Britain. They recently narrowed the playing field to the top two contenders: Bruges, Belgium, and Berlin."
Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Stone Ruination IPA: This beer from San Diego is one of the country’s best examples of the popular imperial India pale ale style."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Stone is a brewery known for its big, ass-kicking beers. So it's saying something that Old Guardian Barley Wine is one of its biggest, most ass-kicking."

New York Post
Monday, January 17, 2011

"Inside, you’ll find a tasting room, company store, talented and entertaining tour guides (tours fill up quickly) and, surprisingly, one of the better restaurants in North County, the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. The food is way beyond typical pub grub, utilizing local, seasonal and organic ingredient[s] — try the Wild Boar Baby Back Ribs, the Tilapia Ceviche or the (locally-made) sausage board."

Crain's Chicago Business
Monday, November 22, 2010

"Independent brewers say the brand-name distributors, with deep pockets and abundant supply, often resort to pay-to-play business practices that mirror the worst of Chicago politics...After selling in Chicago for six months, [Greg Koch] says the city deserves its reputation, but adds that he'll stay in the market." (Video)

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Overall, this was a smooth and well-balanced beer that I would recommend to anyone who wants to try a porter. It is surprisingly approachable, with the smoked character adding some complexity to a very pleasing robust porter instead of overshadowing it."
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Arrogant Bastard has been one of my standards since I started drinking craft beer, and I believe it to be one of the finest examples of an American craft beer: strong, unique, with little attention paid to tradition. It truly is game-changer for your palate."

Friday, November 5, 2010

"He’s not a doctor, but he plays one at Stone Brewing Co. And he’s quite convincing. Dubbed “Dr. Bill," Bill Sysak does not own a Ph.D., but what he does have is a deep knowledge of craft beer and a network of friends in high places at breweries worldwide."
Monday, October 11, 2010

"To kickstart this year’s fest, Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch, who may be the West Coast’s most vocal craft beer supporter, led a discussion with L.A.’s top brewers for an audience of passionate beer professionals in the back room of Westside Tavern."

Washington Post
Saturday, October 9, 2010

"When several East Coast pub owners asked Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. to host beer tastings, Koch decided to “take it to the next level.” And that’s why, last Monday, 40 taps at ChurchKey were dispensing 40 different beers from the Escondido, Calif. brewery best known for its Arrogant Bastard strong ale."

The Houston Chronicle
Monday, October 4, 2010

"Stone chief executive Greg Koch said he understands where the Old World got its impressions. Twenty or 30 years ago, American brewing was defined by the mass-produced light lagers and regarded as focused on profits at the expense of innovation."

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, October 4, 2010

"Stone Brewing has been on a steady growth spurt, one that seems to defy the recession. The business ranked 32nd on the San Diego Business Journal’s most recent list of the county’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Of the weeklong festivities, we stopped by the Get Real NY Craft Beer and Food Festival over the weekend, where we ran into Bill Sysak, Beverage Supervisor and Certified Cicerone of Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in California. He taught us a few rules about pairing beer with food..."

The Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing Co., microbrews that began in California but have become popular national brands, both lashed out at the CBBD after news of the distributor's donation was reported..."

Southtown Star
Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Like many of the Stone Brewing beers, Arrogant Bastard Ale is strong juju, but it backs up its arrogance with an intricate flavor I recommend."

Mansfield News Journal
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

"My most recent Stone discovery is the Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. Self-righteousness in people generally puts me off, but in a beer it seems to be a good thing."

Southtown Star
Thursday, July 29, 2010

"About 120 judges - most accompanied with designated drivers - recently showed up to the Tribes Alehouse & Grill in Mokena to decide the outcome of the Ultimate Beer Bout between Three Floyds Brewing Co., of Munster, Ind., and Stone Brewing Co., of Escondido, Calif."

The Washington City Paper
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"[Stone Brewing Co.] is hoping to open a production facility in Europe sometime in the next few years that will be the American craft beer movement’s first foothold on the continent."

Bicycle Retailer
Thursday, July 15, 2010

"In addition to the popular Arrogant Bastard Ale jersey, the Stone Series includes the Oaked Bastard Ale jersey and the Fizzy Yellow Beer jersey, which proclaims 'Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies.' We agree."

The Atlantic
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Stone just closed its request for proposal to construct a brewing facility in Europe. If it works out, in a few years Stone will be the first American craft brewery to make its product outside the United States."

Daily News Tribune
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Stone's Greg Koch, who writes the back-of-the-beer labels, said he can take days, weeks and even a few months coming up with what he wants to put on the labels."

Anderson Independent Mail
Thursday, June 24, 2010

"[Stone Imperial Russian Stout] is easily one of the best stouts I have ever had and, like many of Stone’s brews, I would have another and another."

Pensacola News Journal
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Your sniffer is going to need a vacation after smelling Ruination...Local 'hop-heads' have been waiting for a long time to see this one show up on tap. Their reward is a spicy ale with skyscraper-high flavors."

The Orange County Register
Friday, May 28, 2010

"Last month we asked you to name your favorite beers...the winner was a very respectable offering: Stone Brewing Company of San Diego."
Friday, May 21, 2010

"A distinctly British ale by way of San Diego, Stone Pale Ale is one of the main reasons Stone Brewing Co. has seen its production explode from 400 barrels in 1996 to 98,500 barrels last year. In fact, given the company's growth, it may be unfair to include the Stone folks in the America's Next Top Beer debate -- they may have already arrived."

The Dedham Transcript
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Sam Calagione, Bill Covaleski and Greg Koch have come together again to brew a special beer, the Saison du BUFF...Calagione suggested they brew a saison, which neither Dogfish Head nor Stone brew. Koch said he always wanted to brew a beer with sage. From there, they decided to go along with the sage and to add rosemary, thyme and parsley."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The latest news from Stone Brewing makes you think you're hearing about two different breweries. In the span of a few weeks, they released 2010's Imperial Russian Stout...and followed it with [Saison du BUFF] a light, refreshing, herb-infused saison. It's like Black Sabbath opening for Simon and Garfunkel."

Beer Connoisseur
Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Stone Brewing, which prides itself with not only thinking outside the box but challenging the very definition of the box concept, is moving ahead with a plan that could see it opening a new brewery in Europe."

Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beer of the Month: Stone IPA, "I've been waiting a long time for the beers of the San Diego area's Stone Brewing Co. to come to Chicago, and now that they are finally here, I couldn't be hoppier...The Stone India Pale Ale is a benchmark for hop-a-licious West Coast-style IPAs."

University of San Diego Entrepreneurship Club
Friday, April 30, 2010

"The title of Greg Koch's presentation was ‘The World According to Stone’ and it appears that the world according to Stone is a world that needs to change. Change is needed in form of increased commitment to the environment and to more sustainable business practices."

Solana Beach Scuttlebutt
Thursday, April 22, 2010

"The featured speaker, Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch, used a bullhorn to broadcast his message to the crowd, exhorting the 'sinners' to repent for their environmentally unclean ways and proselytize the message of sustainability."

Del Mar Times
Thursday, April 22, 2010

"The Green Chamber's mission to encourage green business practices was highlighted by a presentation given by Greg Koch, chief executive officer of Stone Brewing Co., on his company's sustainability efforts. Koch's presentation, and the event as a whole, strived to emphasize the benefits that sustainable operations can have on a business's bottom line."

The Providence Phoenix
Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Stone is the country’s number one brewer. And they know it...Indeed, as an extreme brewer that amps up the hops and alcohol in most of its beers, Stone isn’t for beginners. But to serious hop-heads, this San Diego brewer deserves Beer Advocate’s distinction as best in class."

Friday, April 2, 2010

"Stone Brewing announced on their twitter feed this afternoon that Chicago is its fifth largest market this year after only one week of sales. Guess Chicago was worthy of the Arrogance."

Modern Luxury
Friday, April 2, 2010

"Well, pull up a barstool and see for yourself during “Stone Beer Week Chicago,” which kicks-off Thursday, April 1 and runs through Friday, April 9, at hotspots like Publican and Hopleaf. We caught up with Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. to ask, “where does all this confidence come from?”

Golf Now
Friday, April 2, 2010

"Stone Brewing, which is located in Southern California and is already widely acknowledged as crafting some of the best beer in the country, is just now making some headway onto the fairways."

The Onion A.V. Club
Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Southern California beer-maker Stone Brewing bombards Chicago this week with a balls-to-the-wall rollout involving dozens of rare kegs, dinners with special beer pairings, and lots of chances to meet the people behind the company."

Chicago Tribune
Thursday, April 1, 2010

"One of the largest holes in Chicago’s beer landscape has been the absence of Stone Brewing Co.  As of today, however, that is the case no more, as the Escondito, Calif., brewery adds Illinois as its 35th state (and no, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke)."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Interview: Stone Brewing's Greg Koch. Koch and I discussed the perils of dealing with Illinois beer distributors, the response of Stone's arrival from restaurants and bars, and other major plans for the brewery."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Stone Week in Chicago More Like An All Out Assault: The Chicago area is two days away from the full throttle launch of Stone Brewing Co. in the market, and owner Greg Koch appears to be leaving no stone unturned (pun totally intended) in saturating the market with his beers."

Thrillist Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Starting tomorrow, the Cali craft beer colossus is finally distributing to Chi and's celebrating with a week of events and tastings at assorted spirits stores and brew-friendly joints all over the city..."

The Chicago Reader
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"California's Stone Brewing Company kicks off its arrival in Chicago this week with nine days of events. Beginning Thursday, bars across the city devote tap space to Stone beers, which include the company's seven year-round releases as well as specialties like Old Guardian Barley Wine and the Vertical Epic series."

Toronto City Bites
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"If you're unfamiliar with Stone, they're one of the most remarkable success stories of the American craft beer renaissance...The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is as beautiful a casual dining environment as I have ever seen connected to a brewery, or even winery..."

Metromix Chicago
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Stone's kickoff week is unlike anything Chicago's seen before, with most of the city's top beer bars and liquor stores pouring Stone brews and hosting special events."

San Diego Magazine
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Although local brewers don't expect to compete for marketshare with virtual monopoly held by multinational conglomerates, brewing exceptional beer has proved lucrative: Stone has grown, on average, 47 percent each year for the past 12 years."

Friday All Week
Monday, March 29, 2010

"One of the finest Black IPA examples in the market, in my opinion, is Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (formerly Stone 11th Anniversary Ale)...If you like IPAs and you like brown ales, porters and stouts, you really must try this beer."

Monday, March 29, 2010

"This week, Chicago finally gets a taste of Stone’s swagger. Slow to enter the local market, the brewery is making up for lost time with a week of launch events April 1-8. We talked to Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch to find out what the fuss is about."

Passion Beer
Friday, March 19, 2010

"Another brewery’s extreme beer is Stone’s status-quo. The Stone IPA knocks it out of the park and is a strong, hoppy, yet balanced and crisp IPA."
Monday, March 8, 2010

2010 Stone Old Guardian Review: "Pretty amazing, very balanced this year."

The Daily Aztec
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Cheap, commercial beer pales in comparison to beer from Stone Brewing Co. With the menacing gargoyle logo and bold beer flavors, Stone is a favorite among beer enthusiasts."

Crain's Chicago Business
Monday, March 1, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. plans to start selling its craft beers, known for their bold flavors, in Chicago next month...'Chicago is a very competitive market, but they have a great reputation throughout the industry,' says Gabriel Magliaro, president of Chicago’s Half Acre Beer Co."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"There were three breweries on our wish list of those that deserve distribution in Illinois. We say 'were' because, starting April 1, Stone Brewing makes its official (legal) debut in the Chicago market."

The Business of Beer
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brewing Benevolence is a series of articles and interviews with breweries that are committed to more than just brewing beer in their communities. In this edition, I talked to Chris with Stone Brewing  in Escondido, California.

Monday, February 22, 2010

"If you like kick-ass beer, then you like Stone Brewing Co. The Escondido Calif.-based brewery has a rabid following in the craft beer world and direct ties to USC. Greg Koch, class of 1987, co-founded Stone in 1995 and has helped build it into a juggernaut."

Edible San Diego
Friday, February 19, 2010

2009 Local Hero Award Winner! "Founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone operates with as much of a conscious as they do a palate. Their restaurant, the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, is committed to local growers and artisan purveyors."

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Because I’m totally down with the slow-food trend, I was quick to RSVP when I caught wind of a 'fresh dinner' event happening at Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. Each ingredient from the menu was to be procured from a local farm on the same day as the meal."

Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Next week's [Stone Imperial Russian Stout] tasting, a first for Stone in Texas, is another sign that Houstonians are open to alternatives to mass-marketed beers."
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Of course, though, the wit would be meaningless if the beer didn't back it up. Good news! It does. Arrogant Bastard features an avalanche of flavor..."

DRAFT Magazine
Friday, February 5, 2010

Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter named one of the Top 25 Beers of the Year!

San Diego News Network
Friday, February 5, 2010

"Since I’m a big fan of smoke flavors, I thought a chili that merged Stone Smoked Porter and  chipotle peppers would hit the spot. Borrowing heavily from Routson’s base recipe, here’s what I came up with."

Idaho Statesman
Friday, February 5, 2010

"Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale may not have been the first black IPA out there, but I believe it was the first kick-ass version to be distributed widely. Where Stone goes stylistically, other brewers follow."

Mustang Daily
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"That’s right, sometimes when I want a great drinking experience, I go out and get a selection of beers from Stone Brewing Co., located in Escondido, CA."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stone is named "All-Time Top Brewer" for the second year in a row.

Ranch & Coast
Monday, February 1, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. Voted 'Best Beer' in our San Diego's Best Restaurants Survey 2010!"

The Beer
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Stone Brewery is proving, yet again, that they are in the forefront of the craft beer industry.  The third installment of their ‘Women Only’ beer classes - held at the brewery – featured eight stouts and porters and about 40 beer loving women of all ages."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Even the possibility of Stone opening up a new brewery is the best holiday present that beer has received this year. "

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"European beer drinkers often contact Stone, Koch said, wondering where to find their ales. Brewing in Europe would mean that Stone beers sold in London or Rome, say, would taste fresh. Economic and environmental costs of shipping would also be cut."

Washington City Paper
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Southern California’s Stone Brewing Co., makers of Arrogant Bastard and a panoply of big beers, announced yesterday in a web video that they are considering opening a second brewery across the Atlantic."
Friday, December 4, 2009

"Stone is known for brawny beers with lots of hops and flavor, and the Ruination IPA fits the bill."
Thursday, December 3, 2009

"If your girlfriend was to cheat on you with a beer, it would be from Stone Brewing Co. It would send you the pictures and it would laugh at you to your face when it saw you in public."
Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego is where my heart truly lays. It rises to the top of the suds in the world of my favorite beers."
Thursday, November 19, 2009

"[Stone] Vertical Epic is a grand experience that lives up to its name."
Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Translated using Stone’s notoriously unapologetic vernacular, the objective of the class was to convert fizzy yellow beer drinkers to the ranks of “worthy” craft brew fans."
Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09, the lastest in a series of special release beers from Stone Brewing Co., is designed to spend a couple of years in your beer cellar."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Congrats, San Diego. You're the new beer capital of the U.S. (as far as Men's Journal is concerned). This calls for a party: San Diego Beer Week.

Kicking off Nov. 6, the 10-day countywide celebration makes for a timely opportunity to present our ongoing series of videos profiling local breweries."
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers unite, San Diego Beer Week hosts a week you don’t want to miss."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Since quietly opening the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in November 2006, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner have reinvented casual dining in the same bold manner they did beer."
Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Why just fantasize about sipping fresh Kona coffee while cutting open a ripe coconut to munch on when you can do all the above in one amazing new beer?"
Friday, October 16, 2009

"...Greg Koch is one of the superheros of the American craft beer industry, and in that role he recently struck a resounding blow for truth and justice by proving once and for all that beer has more breadth, depth and character in food pairings than Johnny-one-note wine"

Modern Brewery Age
Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Stone has built its reputation by screwing with people's heads, and their newest [BrewDog/Cambridge/Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner] beer continues that tradition."
Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Maybe it's (my favorite beer) because I can identify so well with its name, but more likely it's the fact that Arrogant Bastard Ale is just one tasty beer. It is rich and complex, yet it delivers its pallet-punching flavor in a deviously unassuming way."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"So, how good is Aloha Plenty? Good enough to justify the high prices (we paid $6.99 for 12 ounces) and the hype? Oh, yes. This is the liquid equivalent of moonrise over Diamond Head."

The Northern Light
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Part of my generosity with my rating of “OAKED Arrogant Bastard” (four stars rather than three) has simply to do with the ale being arrogant enough to live up to its own name.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens sets the bar high for local brewpubs...In addition to taking a brewery tour and tasting outstanding beers, patrons can enjoy a delectable menu of organic, local food. Stone Brewing World Bistro proudly adheres to the highest standards of sustainable, fresh food items.
Monday, October 12, 2009

The readers of Beer Advocate magazine, the bible of American beer geeks, named Stone Brewing Co. the “All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.” Louisiana, however, was one corner of the globe where you couldn’t buy a glass of hoppy, full-flavored Stone beer. All that changes next week when the California brewery storms into the city with three days of parties.

Men's Journal
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Stone Levitation Ale Named "Best Ale":

It has a deep amber body, roasted malt flavors reminiscent of the finest English ales, and the sturdy dose of hops you'd expect from a leader of the West Coast's "extreme beer" movement. The result is the tastiest session ale we've had this year.

San Diego Named "Best Beer Town in the US":

“San Diego isn’t just surfing and LaDanian Tomlinson anymore—it’s the new beer capital of the U.S. Stone (maker of our number one ale) exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews."

The TMR Zoo
Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Once again Stone Brewing Company knocks it out of the park with another world class addition to the Vertical Epic series."
Monday, September 28, 2009

"[Ken Schmidt/Maui/Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter] demonstrates what amazing things can happen when craft brewers work together."

Denver Westword
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WW: What should people know about your brewery?
GK: Everything. We don't bother engaging in activities that aren't worth knowing about. Between our range of beer styles, our award-winning architecture, our acre of gardens, the fact that our brewery tour is one of the top tourist destinations in our region, our eclectic organic and free-range menu at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, our blogging and online videos (including the vids), the 32 beers on tap at our restaurant, our wide array of special events, the large set of solar panels on the roof of our brewery, our charitable activities, or our incredible team of fascinatingly diverse employees, it's hard to pick any one thing. We are that good.

North County Times
Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Extraordinary growth has become ordinary for Stone Brewing Co. The 13-year-old company keeps outgrowing its surroundings like a teenager outgrowing his clothes."

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, September 7, 2009

"...when asked the reason behind Stone's recent expansion, marked by the purchase of a $6.2 million, 60,000-square-foot warehouse for distribution, [Greg Koch] said it was because sales of craft brews, including his, are increasing while sales of mainstream beers are declining."
Thursday, September 3, 2009

"For the Las Vegas show, the Top Chef production crew came back for more Stone beer. The well-regarded brewery never pays for product placement, but given its Southern California location it has many fans in Hollywood. Stone beer has been featured in shows such as Weeds, West Wing and the movie Old School."
Thursday, September 3, 2009

"[Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale is] a very luxurious beer, that gets even better as it warms up...this beer just might be destined for greatness with a bit of age on it."

LA Magazine
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"All in all, [Stone 13th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival] was a refreshing look at the beverage industry-a business usually full of big corporations with bitter rivalries battling for market control. Not here. Not these guys."
Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"[With Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale] Stone Brewing Company continues to demonstrate that they are masters of complex beers and tastes..."
Monday, August 24, 2009

"The guys at Stone brewing know how to throw a birthday party. And perhaps even better, they know how to get other brewers to bring their newest and best brews to the party."

North County Times
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. keeps powering its way through the recession with more growth."

Mutineer Magazine
Saturday, August 1, 2009

"This year's Stone 13th Anniversary double dry-hopped, giving it a slap-your-mama hop bitterness."

Time Out New York
Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Now [Stone] is turning 13. Unlike many of us, who ushered in that awkward age with cracking vocal cords and hair sprouting in funny places, Stone is marking its adolescence gracefully with the limited release of an exceptional beer."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Hops make a potent statement here...but the malts hold their own. 13th is big, balanced and beautiful."
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"My brother always said character was what made someone into a legend...that phrase could easily be applied to Stone."

The Bachelor Guy
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"You gotta love the California-based Stone Brewing Company. They're out of control, push the envelope, crazy-ass dudes...and they make some of the finest ales on the planet."
Monday, July 13, 2009

"...if you are a hophead like me, you'll absolutely love [Stone 13th Anniversary Ale]. This has to be one of the tastiest hop driven beers that I've ever had."
Saturday, July 11, 2009

"First off, there's Stone's logo: It's a bad-ass-looking gargoyle sporting a sinister underbite and usually holding a mug of beer-and it would make for a hell of a tattoo. Secondly, and more importantly, Stone makes EXTREME brews for extreme beer fans."
Friday, July 3, 2009

"I give [Arrogant Bastard Ale] extra credit for hooking me on Stone."

Dining Out Magazine
Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Of all the breweries in San Diego, it's safe to say that Stone has gained the most national recognition-not just for their roster of distinguished beers, but also for their approach to the business."

Beer in Baltimore
Thursday, July 2, 2009

"[Stone 13th Anniversary Ale is] a big, powerful beer but surprisingly balanced...Even the label is sexy. Really, everything about this brew is sexy."
Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Thousands of pages of print media have been dedicated to the craft beer experience over the past two decades, but few of them have come close to capturing the true spirit of the American craft brewing industry like ['I Am A Craft Brewer']..."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"On July 19, Stone Brewing is hosting its third annual Sour Fest in Escondido. Newly installed beverage coordinator Bill Sysak has visited Belgium 30 times and promises the selection will be 'decadent, more extreme' than previous years, with close to 50 kegs, plus plenty of bottled lambics."

The Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"'As more and more craft breweries have opened around the country, brewers have continued to make great craft brews as they refine and improve the craft,' says Greg Koch, president and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. of North County San Diego, Calif. 'And just like rock 'n' roll, the craft beer industry has grown up and matured by introducing new sub-genres.'"

The TMR Zoo
Monday, June 29, 2009

"I could go on for hours about how great [Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] is. I have been doing that for the 6 years that I have been writing this column about every other Stone special release..."
Monday, June 29, 2009

"Stone Brewing, the godfather of San Diego's burgeoning scene, turns 13 this year. To commemorate the occasion, head brewer Mitch Steele created Stone 13th Anniversary Ale, a dry-hopped Imperial Red Ale."

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Over the past ten to fifteen years a lot of brewers have released “Anniversary” brews. Some are uninspiring, simply a hopped up version of their regular offerings. Others simply add a random ingredient in an attempt to be funky or unique. There are other brewers that celebrate their Anniversaries by giving us the consumer and their fans a beer unique to that year. No one does this better that Stone Brewing Company."
Friday, June 26, 2009
"[With Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] Stone could have made something that would rip your face off, like Ruination or Arrogant Bastard Ale, but instead, they upped the hop level and met it in the middle with equal amounts of great malt flavor. A balanced, big beer you say? That gargoyle is acting quite mature for its age."
The Beer Spot
Friday, June 19, 2009
"...[Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] is definitely the best Anniversary beer that Stone has put out since Stone 10th Anniversary Ale...very much recommended."
Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Stone 13th Anniversary Ale is a perfect example of Stone Brewing Co. producing a high quality hopped ale...[and] demonstrates yet again how they are the masters of well-hopped beers."
Saturday, June 13, 2009
"Greg Koch, the founder of the San Diego brewery that lives to poo-poo fizzy yellow American beer, brought a ton of great stuff to the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek Friday night for a dinner and screening of 'Beer Wars.'"
Ale Street News Online
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
"Keynote Speaker Greg Koch of Stone Brewing proved a snappy exception before 1700 assembled brewers and industry folk in a presentation that was pure theatre."
Food & Wine
Monday, June 1, 2009

"The point of Wagner's love-them-or-hate-them beers (Stone is now sold in 31 states, so it's mostly the former) isn't to get the drinker intoxicated, but to create complex layers of flavor through long, robust fermentations with a rich mix of grains and huge amounts of resiny, fresh, green hops."
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"Hop lovers, Stone Fans, and beer lovers alike can rejoice. Stone Brewing Co. announced late last week they are attempting to outdo themselves, with the release of Stone 13th Anniversary Ale..."
Beer Magazine
Friday, May 1, 2009
"(Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale) a crazy twist on an IPA style with dark roasted malts that is really impressive..."
Vail Daily
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Every bomber (of Arrogant Bastard Ale) is the same: You pour, stare for a minute and take a sip. Even if you're not worthy, the big-beer lover will almost invariably say: 'Damn, that's good!"
Friday, April 24, 2009
"After taking a sip (of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine), I found a great combination of flavors. There were notes of plum, honey, caramel, citrus, a bit of wood and mild alcohol. With very little after bite, this 11.3 percent hulk went down smoothly and was not overly sweet."
Modern Brewery Age
Friday, April 24, 2009

"The many facces of Greg Koch were on dispay during his keynote address at the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Boston, MA. In a bravura performance, the brash Stone Brewing Co. co-founder expounded, sang, and twittered for nearly an hour. 'It was the best speech I have ever seen,' said Harry Schumacher, publisher of Beer Business Daily."
Saturday, April 11, 2009

"(2009 Stone Imperial Russian Stout) is one exceptional bold beer. When poured, it has a very strong aroma, which has an almost smoked/burned espresso flavor. It's a very pleasant smell..."

Downtown News
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"The savory flavors of the oily salmon and seasoned lentils go nicely with the robust and full-flavored (Stone) pale ale. A distinctive hop spiciness allows the beer to complement and cut through some of the heavier flavors."
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"(Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine) is another wonderful accomplishment from the people at Stone Brewing Co. Although it is quite hoppy, the maltiness is a strong supporting character that blends perfectly with the hops."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Values are as important as barley and hops to the flavor of Stone Brewing Co. While accomplishing growth of up to 47 percent per year, the company has been careful to hold on to its character."

Happy Hour Magazine
Monday, March 9, 2009

"They won't admit it, but Stone Brewing Co. is quickly becoming one of the most well-known Microbreweries in the United States...Stone isn't trying to cater to the masses. This is obvious by reading the back of the Arrogant Bastard Ale bottle."
Thursday, March 5, 2009

"The abundance and thickness of flavor (in OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale) is what is most apparent, but the alcohol gives it that little extra bite that gives you that perfect beer face, like Burt Reynolds scaling the Rockies with a pipe in mouth kind of face."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"While many small company-CEOs dream of expanding across the nation, Stone Brewing Co.'s Greg Koch, wants the opposite...Koch told students at CSU San Marcos' 'In the Executive's Chair' class he'd rather sell more beer in five states than get spread out across the nation."
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"...we have always viewed other great craft breweries as "Compatriots." Think about it, we are fighting the same battle as our compatriots...together. Collectively, we fight the battle to earn craft beers the respect that they deserve in the popular consciousness. The better the beers created by our Compatriots, the more we are able to accomplish in turning that tide. Together."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Is Escondido's Stone Brewing the world's best Brewery? Yes say the readers of BeerAdvocate magazine..."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Values are as important as barley and hops to the flavor of Stone Brewing Co. While accomplishing growth of up to 47 percent per year, the company has been careful to hold on to its character."

Monday, December 1, 2008
"Stone Brewing shares tips, techniques & recipes for big, aggressive beers."
BeerAdvocate Magazine
Monday, December 1, 2008

"Stone Brewing named by BeerAdvocate Magazine as the ‘All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and highest-rated brewery...ever.'"

North County Times
Friday, November 14, 2008
On Tuesday, Stone released a new batch of Sawyer's Triple. Sawyer's Triple is not the typical Stone product: the company is known for muscular ales seasoned with armloads of bitter, crisp hops. A triple is a much more subtle creation with complexity that comes in part from Belgian candy sugar.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"Stone Brewing Company has the food, the fun, and of course, the beer for a great time."
Celebrator Beer News
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
"Overall, [Stone's 12th Anniversary Celebration] was a winner."
The Tartan - Carnegie Mellon's Student Newspaper Since 1906
Monday, September 29, 2008
"I had pretty high expectations when I picked it up; Stone is a quintessential American craft brewery, and I¹m a fan of both chocolate and oatmeal stouts. I saved the bottle for two or three weeks, waiting for that perfect opportunity to open it. What could go wrong?"
Monday, August 18, 2008
" returned to North San Diego County for Stone Brewing‚s 12th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival. Last year‚s celebration was so much fun, it was a given that we would do our best to make it every year."
The Republican
Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"As a craft beer fan, I often ask a similar question of my beers: 'Why were you not made by Stone Brewing?' "

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, August 2, 2008

"These days, Escondido's Stone Brewing Co. is not just brewing beer. It's also simmering a stew of industrial-strength bugs, in tanks far removed from the barley and hops, to treat sewage. The brewery is taking a detour from its traditional operations and will soon begin treating its own wastewater...."

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"On Sunday, July 20, Stone will host its second annual Stone Sour Fest, during which people can taste an array of sour beers. At least 15 sour beers will be on tap, and over 30 will be available by bottle."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, July 14, 2008
"For nearly three years, Stone Brewing Co. has considered investing in solar energy, and with monthly electricity costs averaging about $20,000, the company made the switch to solar on July 1. Given ideal conditions, each of the 1,561 new panels should produce 200 watts of continuous solar energy, generating a combined output of 312 kilowatts and enough clean energy to offset more than 583,000 pounds of carbon emissions over its lifetime."
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"America's Top Breweries: Stone Brewing is the southern California outfit responsible for beers like the Arrogant Bastard Ale and the Imperial Russian Stout." Click Here For Full Story

Monday, May 19, 2008
"For centuries, European enthusiasts have quietly "laid down" bottles of full-bodied, alcohol-rich stouts, barley wines, porters, strong ales and ciders to mature in the cool of their cellars. The practice spread to the States during the craft-brewing boom of the 1980s and '90. (Sierra Nevada, Stone, Laguinitas and Anchor all produce age-worthy bottles.)"
Monday, May 19, 2008

"There may be a budding food crisis afoot in the land, but at least there's still beer—and a growing amount of small-batch "craft" beer, according to the U.S. Brewer's Association, the trade association for America's favorite foamy beverage. The food crunch has hit the beer business; rising costs have made quality ingredients harder to come by. And last spring Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden founded the first ever House Small Brewers Caucus, a bipartisan group dedicated to keeping watch over the interests of the microbrewery industry on Capitol Hill."
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
" is proud to bring you a one on one interview with Steve Wagner, Brewmaster & President of Stone Brewing Company. Stone Brewing Co was founded in 1996, and started in San Marcos, CA. Stone is famous for larger than life brews, painted on labels, and their gargoyle mascot. Behind these great icons is Steve Wager, Greg Koch and the entire Stone Team."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Craft industry's budding mecca welcomes annual conference. Many industry leaders flew in early to tour an area they say could become to craft beer fans what Napa Valley is to wine afficionados."

Milford Daily News
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
"When television shows talk about fine dining and the discussion leads to fine beverages, generally it's wine and spirits that get the lip service, while beer can't seem to get a word in edgewise. But two California men, Christopher Burke and Jared Cotton, along with Mark Marion of Cambridge, MA want to change that."
The Publican
Friday, March 7, 2008
"Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America's exhilarating craft brewing scene. It's young (born in 1996), it makes seriously outrageous, unusual beers and has recently opened a state-of-the-art $14m brewery that frankly looks like it's been designed by Salvador Dali and Fred Flintstone – after they've had a heavy session on Stone's infamously strong ales."
North County Times
Friday, February 8, 2008

"There's something about eating food that was grown in a way that enriches rather than depletes the soil, that hasn't been sprayed with chemicals to keep it "fresh" for months, and that hasn't been trucked across the country or flown across the world, that feels good as well as tastes good. Greg Koch, co-owner of Escondido's Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, feels the same way."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, February 1, 2008

"The Brewers Association, a Denver-based industry group, estimates that global demand for hops exceeds supply by 10 percent to 15 percent. Add poor harvests, the loss of arable land to development, and farmers increasingly turning to corn instead of barley and hops – thank you, ethanol! – and you have Beercalypse Now."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Greg Koch brews and sells beer. He doesn't advertise though--and he doesn't care if you don't like his beer. He knows that only 3 percent of the world likes specialty beer, and he wants that 3 percent to enjoy his brews at Stone Brewing Co."

North County Times
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Brewers in North San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County say hops ---- the ingredient that gives beer its biting zing and heady aroma ---- is in short supply. Across the world, breweries are scrambling to secure supplies. In some cases, they're coming up short. "The impact is dramatic," said Greg Koch, chief executive of craft brewer Stone Brewing, based in Escondido. "It's going to affect pricing. It affects our ability to do special projects and other things that we had in mind," said Koch

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Savvy malt-and-hop establishments have been opening across the county at a rapid clip. Each has its own personality and offerings; all bolster San Diego's position as a rising star among American cities on the beer Tourism circuit."

North County Times
Friday, October 19, 2007

"Stone Brewing Co., maker of challenging beers with a high hoppy kick, plans to install a $3.2 million photovoltaic system in its brewery/restaurant."

Santa Barbara Independent
Friday, September 21, 2007
"Stone Brewing 11th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival. I'm far from alone in my love of all-beers-Stone: Eric Asimov of the New York Times called them one of 'the best beers in the world.' "
The Man Room
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
"I was fortunate to catch up to Greg recently and carve out a small chunk of his chaotic schedule for The [Man] Room. Obviously the Bistro is first and foremost on Greg's mind, and he told me opening it was a journey and a challenge. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens applies the standards that Greg Koch & Steve Wagner, co-founders of Stone Brewing, used in creating their world class beers and employs them to Stone's food operations."
Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"HAVE YOU WANDERED through a store with well-stocked beer shelves recently? If you haven't, do it soon. The American beer world is changing rapidly, becoming more sophisticated, more interesting, with dark corners and twists and turns, and tons of strange elixirs. What's more, beer is becoming collectible. Consider Stone Vertical Epic."
Washington Post
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
"Check out, or any of a half-dozen other beer evaluation Web sites, and you'll often read approving comments describing this or that brand as 'a real West Coast India pale ale.' A West Coast IPA? Does that mean there's a corresponding East Coast IPA? Is one better than the other?"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, June 11, 2007

"To be sure, the maiden meeting of the Book and Beer Club, hosted by the Stone Brewing Co., had a heady buzz to it. The subject of the adult palaver, however, was at times gut-wrenching, at least for this haphazard diner."

San Diego Magazine
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"AS CEO AND COFOUNDER of Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, throwing back cold ones is all in a day's work for Koch (pronounced "cook"). Okay, so maybe there's more than a pinch of vision, ambition and work ethic involved; you don't build one of the most successful brewery operations in the country by hosting all-day, company-wide burp contests."

Serving Magazine
Thursday, March 1, 2007
"Fittingly, stone has a big place in the design of Stone World Bistro and Gardens. Stone walls, enormous boulders in the dining room and the garden, slabs of granite in the bathrooms and the bars. The space rocks."
Celebrator Beer News
Thursday, February 1, 2007
"Stone's philosophy on food mirrors its philosophy on beer: quality and honesty."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, January 6, 2007

"In the beer world, at least among those willing to pay a premium for their brew, Stone's creations are famous. Although the company has never advertised, its fame has spread. Its beers have been ranked among the best in the country, and even the world. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens officially, but very quietly, opened two months ago."

Serving Magazine
Monday, January 1, 2007
"If a restaurant wasn't part of the original business plan, it was always a possibility. When Stone built a larger brewing facility in 2005, it included Stone World Bistro and Gardens."
Voice Of San Diego
Friday, December 8, 2006
"Greg Koch opened Stone Brewing Co. with business partner Steve Wagner in 1996. The company underwent a big expansion as it turned 10 years old this summer. [Greg] sat down with to talk about the industry, his first beer and what makes San Diego's hoppy India Pale Ales so tasty."
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
"Here's a holiday gift concept: a bottle of beer- given in the same spirit as a special wine to be put aside to age. Yes, beer for laying down: There are, in fact, beers that improve with age. A few even carry a vintage year on the label."
Dayton Daily News
Thursday, November 30, 2006
"The North Dayton pub that specializes in craft beer has won the title of "Most Arrogant Bar in America." Boston's received the honor from Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego County, Calif. It sold more Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale from Nov. 3-9 than 46 other national competitors during a brewery-sponsored challenge."
BizSanDiego Magazine
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
COVER STORY: "San Diego is fast becoming a top creative center, and a handful of local companies are helping to pave the way. From the beginning, Stone has had an interesting attitude toward brewing beer."
The Daily Transcript
Monday, November 6, 2006
"As if beer enthusiasts needed another reason to celebrate. But they found one last week as Stone Brewing Co. quietly debuted its much-awaited Stone Brewery World Bistro and Gardens."
North County Times
Thursday, September 14, 2006
"Greg Koch, co-founder of thriving Stone Brewery in Escondido, does not look like a typical chief executive officer with his bleached blond hair, earrings in both ears and all-black casual clothing."
Today's Local News
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Stone Brewing Company celebrates 10 years"

San Diego Magazine
Thursday, September 7, 2006
"To some, extolling the virtues of the craft brews in San Diego is like preaching to the choir. Whether you know it or not, San Diego has become a bona fide beer town."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, August 14, 2006
Vying for the Label 'America's Beer Capital'
Zymurgy Magazine
Saturday, July 1, 2006
Stone Turns 10: "Up to now, the only recipes Stone has ever published have been for its Vertical Epic Ale series."
Thursday, May 4, 2006
"Yes, the brewery that touts most arrogantly that "Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies" has just hired (liberated?) someone who's spent much of his career brewing for one of the largest "fizzy yellow beer" makers on planet Earth. Ironic, perhaps, but this is quite possibly one of the smartest hires we've seen within the craft beer world and perhaps another milestone in the craft brewing industry's ongoing maturity into big business."
Tuesday, May 2, 2006

"Stone Brewing in Escondido, one of the top brewers in the world."

Today's Local News
Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Beer lovers have taken notice; the website ranked the brewery's Stone Imperial Russian Stout as number seven on the list of best beers in the world this year."
Thursday, April 20, 2006

[Stone Imperial Russian Stout] is a 5 star brew. Bravo, gentlemen!

Long Beach Union
Monday, March 27, 2006

"Arrogant Bastards: Stone Brewery Brewest The Best Beer In The World...And They Know It"

North County Times
Sunday, March 5, 2006
"Stone Brewing Co. has finished its move from San Marcos into its new and larger location in Escondido, but the work is far from over."
North County Times
Sunday, March 5, 2006

"Stone Brewing Co. has finished its move from San Marcos into its new and larger location in Escondido, but the work is far from over."

The Chicagoist
Friday, March 3, 2006

"If your beer "Arrogant Bastard Ale" you better live up to the name. Fortunately this beer from the Stone Brewing Company in California does."

The Record
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

With its tagline of "You're not worthy," [Arrogant Bastard Ale] has been taking the country by storm under the reins of this fast-growing brewery.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"Known for its full-bodied brews and in-your-face marketing, Stone has gone from a small upstart brewery that bled red ink in its early years to a powerhouse in the craft-brewing business."

New York Times
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
"[Stone Brewing is] one of my favorite American brewers."
Patterson's Beverage Journal
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
"Stone Brewing is now the fastest growing regional specialty brewing outfit in the country and things have never looked better for this decade-old company."
USA Today: 'Extreme' brewers pour it on
Friday, August 5, 2005
"Stone Brewing Co. is pouring on the creativity in the world of beers."
Bon Appetit: America's New Beer Frontier
Monday, August 1, 2005

"Not for the faint of heart, [Stone's] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base"

Zymurgy Magazine
Friday, July 15, 2005
"This year's top vote getter is Stone Brewing."
CNN/Money: Top 50: Best brewers ranked
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Today, there's a new hot spot to drink a cold one: San is now home to three of the 10 top brewers in the world...
RateBeer Best: Summer 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
The internet's largest beer-rating website "" names Stone Brewing the third best brewer in the world!
San Diego Daily Transcript
Friday, April 29, 2005
Stone Brewing keeps growing on its own terms
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Stone will kick off a three-day charity fundraiser, asking its fans to help build a 14-foot-high stone wall that will run through the new restaurant and beer garden

North County Times
Friday, April 1, 2005
Stone Brewing Co.'s new brewery will do more than make beers: it will give patrons the surroundings to enjoy them.
Today's Local News
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Brewing Beers the Stone Way
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
"[Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine is] an aggressive, yet, oddly, very drinkable beer. Complex, balanced, and totally off its rocker."
Malt Advocate Magazine
Saturday, January 1, 2005
"When we find a brewery whose entire line of beers are so good that several of their beers make it to our "short list" for Beer of the Year, we feel compelled to honor the entire brewery. Stone Brewing --- Malt Advocate Magazine's 2004 Brewery of the Year."
Anchorage Press
Thursday, August 26, 2004
"Stone Brewing has a right to be arrogant."
North County Times
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"Beer fans descend to swamp Stone party"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, August 13, 2004

"A few well-known folks were looking and feeling blue yesterday, but actually were quite happy, and so were three charitable organizations."

North County Times
Sunday, June 27, 2004
"Stone Brewing Co.'s recently announced good news for Escondido, but perhaps even better news for the North County region as a whole."
North County Times
Thursday, June 24, 2004
"Stone Brewing announced Monday that it will spend nearly $10 million to build a new brewery and tasting room."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

"Stone plans $10 million brewery in Escondido."

New York Times
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
"The Stone [IPA] focused and fresh, with intriguing aromas and flavors."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

"Stone Brewing thrives after rocky start"

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, February 1, 2004

"Even in the snootiest beer circles, San Diego is becoming known for its inventive beer culture...."

Wednesday, January 21, 2004
"C'mon, get hoppy with India Pale Ale"
San Diego Business Journal
Friday, January 2, 2004
"The growth spurt that has given Stone Brewing national attention is about to make the company too big for its San Marcos business park."
Thursday, January 1, 2004

The internet's largest beer-rating website "" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer" for the FOURTH time running!

North County Times
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
"Stone Brewing Boosting Production"
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, December 15, 2003
"Stone Brewing Brews Up Big Biz in North County"
Inc. 500
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Stone Brewing makes the INC 500 list of America's fastest growing companies for the second year in a row.

North County Times
Saturday, August 30, 2003
"Stone Brewing plans move to larger facility"
Boulder Weekly
Friday, August 29, 2003
"Let there be no doubt, conceit can be a very attractive thing, and this bottled arrogance tastes as sweet as sin on Sunday."
Wednesday, July 2, 2003 announces its first annual "Best of" and gives Stone Brewing top honors
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 25, 2003

"Cheers For The Bitter Brew"

Democratic & Chronicle
Tuesday, June 3, 2003

"This Ale's An Arrogant Bastard"
Sunday, June 1, 2003

The internet's largest beer-rating website "" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer" for the third time running!

Austin American Statesman
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
"A Head-To-Head Look At Beers That Refresh."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, December 2, 2002
Stone was recently ranked on Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies list...
Beverage Business Magazine
Friday, November 1, 2002
"As bold as his company's beers, Greg Koch is one colorful character in the craft brewing industry."
Friday, November 1, 2002
The internet's largest beer-rating website "" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 3, 2002
Peter Rowe talks about Stone Ruination IPA
Bristol Farms
Monday, March 18, 2002
From the Bristol Farms Newsletter
Friday, February 22, 2002
Then there's the interview
Arizona Republic
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
"The phrase "cult following" gets thrown around a little too freely, but in this case it's entirely appropriate."
Anchorage Press
Thursday, January 31, 2002
"Like Tasteless Yellow Whizz? Then Arrogant Bastard's Not Your Beer."
All About Beer Magazine
Saturday, September 1, 2001
Brewers Who March To A Different Beat
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Ahhh, more accolades from informed journalists! What a compliment to the good taste of the author of this article!
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, September 1, 1999
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the 9.1.99 feature article on Stone Brewing
Stone's rudely named brew causing quite a brouhaha
PART 2: Tempt your taste buds and discover the difference

Stone's brewmaster in KC for Craft Beer Week
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Pitch -- "It's always smart to travel with brewmasters. They bring the best beer. And now one's coming to us - Stone Brewing Co.'s brewmaster, Mitch Steele, will be in Kansas City for Craft Beer Week. Tonight, he's stopping by Julian for two events. Tomorrow, he's at the Martin City Brewing Co. The Pitch caught up with him via e-mail to find out what the California brewery has in store for KC."
Stone Brewing CEO Added to Brewbound Craft Beer Session
Friday, April 13, 2012 -- "Brewbound is pleased to announce that Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Company, will join the Brewbound Craft Beer Session as a featured speaker. The event will take place on June 5th in Manhattan."
The Art Of Breaking All The Rules: An Evening w Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch
Monday, April 2, 2012 -- "The Stone Brewing Co Founder & CEO was in town celebrating two years of Stone being distributed in Chicago. The Windy City is Stone's 8th largest market, during the visit he spent time hitting local breweries (sampling Vanilla Bean Aged Dark Lord at [3 Floyds] and Big Hugs at Half Acre). Greg also used his visit to sign copies of his book, as well participate in Solidarity: A Celebration Of Craft Beer In Chicago. Solidarity was an unprecedented 50 + beer invasion of amazing Stone beers, taking place at both Timothy O'Toole's locations."
Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA
Monday, March 12, 2012
Lew Bryson's Seen Through A Glass -- "It is a beer that pleases, teases, and -- no, 'squeezes' would rhyme, but this beer slaps, there's no way around it. Excellent aroma, with the brown sugar and molasses swirling up through all the pine and citrus hops; good body, and again, sweet and bitter battle through. It fights to the last sip, and the finish stays bitter. This is a beer with impact, and a beer that goes back to the beginnings of craft brewing."
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Thursday, February 23, 2012 -- "You just get dark chocolate that almost tastes as though it were made with spruce tips. The bitterness is well integrated and ends smoothly, but is definitely there. This is one of the more artfully done versions of this style that I’ve had, as everything melds from one flavor into the next, there are no sharp corners. At times it’s like a cup of lightly sweetened black coffee, other times it’s similar to a super-hopped porter. I have to keep coming back as each sip is slightly different, yet oddly the same."
The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
Friday, January 13, 2012

Hoptomology -- "The book takes you through history of the brewery and the people that made it possible. It chronicles all the special release beers and collaboration brews it has done. It also give us a scaled down recipes of their famous ales for us to try at home. Replete with food parings and recipes from the Stone World Bistro and Gardens, (which of course, all include beer!) this is a beautiful book and another great addition to your brewing library."

More Brown Than Black IPA – Stone, Ninkasi, and The Alchemist Collaboration
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Best Craft Beer -- "I have never had a beer from The Alchemist, unfortunately, but knowing well the character of other brews by Ninkasi and Stone, I wouldn’t expect a black (okay, brown) IPA from them that would be anything less intense than this. I am not a big fan of the 'Black IPA', 'Cascadian Dark Ale' or 'Very very very dark brown IPA', but this one certainly stood out for me."

Beer of the Week: The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Friday, January 6, 2012

San Diego Magazine -- "Local hopheads are bound to love this brew, but anyone can get behind a beer created to raise money for hurricane victims. Proceeds from the sale of this beer go to a charitable organization established to help victims of Hurricane Irene, a scourge that decimated numerous structures and lives in Vermont, including the The Alchemist Pub and Brewery, an avant garde operation whose head brewer, John Kimmich, contributed his talents to this collaborative quaff."

Stephen Beaumont's U.S. Brewery of The Year
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

World Of Beer -- "if there is a brewery that more consistently releases hop-forward beers with balance, I don’t know of it, and besides, as illustrated by several of their releases in 2011, notably the Elysian-Stone-Bruery collaboration pumpkin beer, La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado, this is also a brewery that can quite comfortable handle subtlety.

Add in the consistently convivial atmosphere of their World Bistro and Gardens,  their remarkably frequent, and frequently remarkable, collaboration beers, and their aggressive attitude towards growth, and you have what I consider a worthy winner of the 2011 title."

San Diego Brewed: The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Friday, December 23, 2011

San Diego Beer Blog -- "Pouring The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA it looked like any other brown ale. But upon first whiff it was obvious this was no regular brown ale. Maybe it was the huge disconnect between what I expected based on the color and what my senses detected, but this was one of the best smelling beers I’ve come across. Huge piney hops. When people call a beer 'dank' this is what they mean."

Returning from the promised land... with beer
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 -- "As a beer enthusiast, I feel enriched by my visit to the majestic Stone Brewing Co. It has been on my short list of brew related landmarks to visit and I couldn't be happier with the experience. If there were such things as the ''7 Wonders of the Brewing World'', this would definitely be one of them. If you are a true fan of craft beer, it's damn near a religious experience. Do yourself a favor and add it to your brewing bucket list."

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Review)
Friday, November 25, 2011 -- "The overall impression is chilie-infused Belgian IPA, and the drinkability is perhaps even greater than a regular example of said style. This isn't the first time I've enjoyed a chile beer this good, but it is the first commercial example and it's probably a good thing that Stone decided to insert this in the Vertical Epic line-up so near to the end, as this is a beer best enjoyed fresh. A touch of age might show a more muted spiciness and perhaps a more balanced earthy character from the malt and hops, but there is no reason not to enjoy this bad boy right here and now."

Greg Koch and The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bobby Likes Beer -- "Greg Koch is a legend who has accomplished more in his fifteen years of business than most craft beer evangelists can hope to in a lifetime. His outspoken insight and larger-than-life antics make Greg one of the biggest personalities in craft beer today. Even if you don’t know who Greg is, I’m sure you’ve had one of his beers. Stone Brewing Co. has practically defined the American approach towards our beloved beverage with their witty beer names, arrogant attitude and consistently top-notch and ground-breaking products. With the release of the new book The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., Koch and co-founder Steve Wagner give us fans of fermentation unabashed insight into their world by sharing their story, complete with detailed tales of how the business came to be, their uncompromising product line and even how-to’s about cellaring bottles, cooking with beer and taking your first steps into the world of homebrew."

Dr. Bill Sysak's Thanksgiving Pairings
Monday, November 21, 2011 -- "Thanksgiving marks the ultimate feast in many American households, and it's no secret that I'm rather fond of feasts. And what better accompaniment to a fine meal than a fine beverage, I say! Beer—being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food in my opinion—allows for a veritable cornucopia of pairing options, making it perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration."

Beer of the Week: Double Bastard Ale
Saturday, November 19, 2011 -- "With Double Bastard Ale, you’re greeted by a beer that lives up to the name. The flavors and aromas are intense with hops, figs, cherry and an almost woody character emerging. The finish is sharp, loaded with hops and alcohol, testing you with each drink. While fresh, Double Bastard Ale can be intimidating and make drinkers question whether they are worthy or not, but give this beer some time and the true beauty of double bastard is revealed in rich fruit flavors, complex layers of malt and an alluring aroma."

Beer Book Review: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.
Friday, November 18, 2011 -- "Greg’s writ­ing style kept me engaged and want­ing to read more. [...] Over­all, this book was worth every penny. It was loaded with enter­tain­ing and infor­ma­tive mate­r­ial pre­sented in an engag­ing manor. Thank you to Stone and to all the authors for another great book to add to the craft beer drinker’s library."

TAP Beer of the Week: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -- "Stone has nailed it again. The [Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale] is a reddish amber ale with all sorts of intriguing and appealing aromatics swirling together–banana esters from the Flanders Golden ale yeast, touches of clove, cedar, cinnamon, and a suggestion of chile peeking through. At a hefty 9.4% ABV, the beer has plenty of sweet malt character at work as well, and the interplay of all the varied elements add up to a complex, compelling, and quite delicious beer."

Stone's Greg Koch to Sign Books and Share Rare Beer Flights at the Bruery Provisions
Monday, November 14, 2011

OCWeekly -- "This Thursday, Nov. 17, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, along with the book's co-author, Randy Clemens (who penned The Sriracha Cookbook), will be making a stop at the Bruery Provisions to sign copies of the new release and share some rare Stone beers. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Koch will be speaking. This is a rare OC appearance by a rock star of the craft-beer kingdom!"

Hot beers
Friday, November 11, 2011

Beer Nut -- "Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale is a Belgian-influenced ale that uses both mild green chili peppers and cinnamon. Everything was so balanced in this beer, the pepper flavor was hidden. However, with this beer, I could definitely feel a burn in the back of my throat. Not a lot, but definitely noticeable. It did not take away from how much I liked this beer. It was my favorite of all the Vertical Epics I have tasted (04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10)."

Stoned Chicago: An Interview with Stone Brewing Co.'s Greg Koch
Monday, November 7, 2011 -- "Greg Koch, co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., is one of craft beer's most vocal and opinionated advocates. He's passionate about ethical business practices, environmental sustainability, collaboration with other craft brewers, and bold, flavorful beers. If you haven't seen his 2009 keynote at the Craft Brewers Convention, it's a great introduction to his thinking on his business and the craft beer community. Koch just finished schlepping across the country to encourage the masses to stop drinking "fizzy yellow beer" and promote his new book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. I sat down with him while he was in Chicago to talk about pay-to-play tactics in Chicago and the ethical dilemmas we face drinking craft beer here. Koch offered some pointed words about Goose Island, a story about pay-to-play in action, a status update on his plans for a brewery in Europe, and even some philosophical musings about how to live a righteous life in an oh-so-wrong world."

2011 Readers' Choice Award Winners
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Though we're no longer technically a microbrewery (since we brew well in excess of 15,000 bbls of beer), we're happy and honored to accept the Readers' Choice Award for Best Microbrewery from San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine!

The Not-So-Pale Ales
Friday, September 16, 2011 -- "Stone Brewing Co. helped put Black IPAs on the map with its Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, first released in 2007 for the brewery's eleventh anniversary (it became a year-round offering in 2009). Stone's latest dark-hoppy effort, released in August for its fifteenth birthday, is an imperial Black IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, a variety native to New Zealand that imparts juicy-tart gooseberry notes."

San Diego's Local Flavor
Monday, August 29, 2011

Today's Dietician -- "The gastropub movement is thriving in this city known for its spectacular beers; it’s a shame to visit San Diego without stopping at one of its cool, hip pubs, where sometimes the food even lives up to the beer. Escondido’s Stone Brewing, world famous for its focus on great craft beer, offers the dining establishment and gardens Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, with a boutique hotel coming soon.

Take a stroll through the gardens, sample intriguing menu items, such as The Soft & Stinky Cheese Plate or 3 BBQ Duck Taco, and don’t forget to taste one of Stone’s legendary draft beers—from [Stone] Smoked Porter to [Stone Imperial] Russian Stout."

Recipe: Cold Arrogant Bastard Ale Tomato Soup
Thursday, August 25, 2011 -- "You may be thinking, what do beer and hot sauce have to do with each other?  Well, the peeps at Stone have crafted several sauces with some of their most popular brews as flavor enhancers. I recently visited the brewery and tasted a few of their craft brews, one of which was their OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, it is dynamic in flavor and unlike anything I have tasted before. On the brewery’s site it is described as an aggressive beer.  Followed by “You probably won’t like it”- but you will! So when I hit the store for my hot sauce options and came across OAKED Arrogant Bastard Chipotle Hot Sauce I stopped dead in my tracks, no questions asked."

BEER: Iron Fist the new kid on the craft brewing scene
Sunday, August 21, 2011

North County Times -- "Founded less than a year ago, Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. has already snagged a distribution contract with the patron saint of San Diego County's craft brewers, Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. Greg Koch, Stone's CEO, said the company came to his attention after hearing the buzz among local craft beer aficionados."

Lindbergh Field going for local flavor
Friday, August 5, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "Some of San Diego’s more well known eateries, breweries and shops, from Phil’s B.B.Q and Stone Brewing Company to the La Jolla bookseller, Warwick’s, will be showing up at Lindbergh Field within the next few years, thanks to action taken Thursday by the county’s airport board."

Top 10 California Pale Ales
Monday, August 1, 2011
LA Weekly -- "Stone Brewing took craft beer to a whole new level that turned into what is now a revolution. This was the signature pale that won over whole new legions of fans. More robust than previous pales, founder Greg Koch took the complexity in a pale to higher plane."
Airport ordering up new eats
Thursday, July 28, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "Following the lead of airports across the country, San Diego is overhauling the concessions program in its terminals to not only cater to passengers with a more refined palate, but to also showcase the local dining scene. Among the local businesses participating in food and beverage packages endorsed by airport staff are Phil’s Barbecue, Stone Brewing Company, Saffron, Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant and Pannikin Coffee."

Feestdag calls for a celebration of Belgian flavor
Friday, July 15, 2011 -- "Beer drinkers frequently refer to Belgian beer as if it has a distinct, recognizable flavor. What they're tasting, I think, is mainly the yeast - possibly the least understood of beer's main ingredients. To understand the impact of yeast, first taste Stone IPA. Now pour a glass of the California brewery's [Stone] Cali-Belgique [IPA]. The latter is essentially identical to the former, except that it is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain."

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WineEnthusiast -- "This collaboration is a fantastic example of the style, the dark brown pour loaded with enticing notes of caramel malt, earthy peat, brown sugar and some red plum-skin nuances. Balanced and drinkable despite the higher alcohol, which only truly makes itself known on the slightly warming peppery finish. The hops give a good lift to the mouthfeel and a slight dryness to the close." 90 pts. Excellent; highly recommended.

Upgrade Your BBQ Beer
Friday, July 8, 2011

Wall Street Journal -- "Stone Pale Ale: This pale has the citrusy flower notes to satisfy any hophead, but a slightly richer backbone to balance them out. Drink it all afternoon, especially with lighter grill fare in need of a kick, such as fish or tofu."

Southern California restaurants dominate OpenTable's top outdoor dining spots
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Los Angeles Business Journal -- "For a third year in a row, California dominated OpenTable’s list of the country’s top outdoor dining spots, with most of those listed in the state located in Southern California. San Diego County [had] three winners: George's Ocean Terrace in La Jolla, Poseidon in Del Mar and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido."

Brew 'n' stew: How to cook with beer
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times -- "David Blonsky, chef at the recently opened Public House, [...] reaches for California-based Stone Brewing Company’s Arrogant Bastard Ale, a strong brew with sweeter hoppy notes, for sauces that accompany his lineup of smoked meats, including Kobe beef and pork brisket, pork shoulder, wings and bone-in chicken."

"Regular Beer" (guest post at Appellation Beer)
Friday, March 4, 2011 -- "[T]here's a backlash against Stone by some folks on the beer site forums - the beer's too pedestrian, too gateway, too behind the times, no longer as good since they opened the larger brewery, too reliant on marketing, only as popular as it is because the company bullies others. 'Huh,' I said, being unable to imagine a world where Arrogant Bastard would be deemed 'pedestrian' or a 'gateway' brew. And bought a bottle or three, and it was as good as it ever was.

And now I buy a bottle or two a week, and often it's the only beer I drink in a given week. And I've learned a couple of things. One is that, for me, here's a case where the beer's former rarity didn't make it taste better. It's really good, and more often than not, it's what I want to drink when I want beer."
Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Stone Old Guardian (which is released every February and ages well) pours a cloudy amber and is at once woody, sweet, and citrusy, with more carbonation and more hops than in a traditional barleywine."

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens’ Alex Carballo and Jason Seibert created an awe-inspiringly broad array of house-cured meats, pâtés and tender roasted squab served with duck liver mousse atop a crispy walnut-flecked waffle."
Sunday, November 7, 2010

"The Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido makes an impressive array of craft beers, which are a joy to consume with tasty, albeit pricey, food prepared at the handsome Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens."

The Boston Globe
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stone IPA listed as one of the "Best in the West"!
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stone named one of America's Top 10 Brewery Tours!

Pensacola News Journal
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Stone from San Diego has a dynamite smoked porter...Ultra-smooth texture with almost no astringency."

Press of Atlantic City
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"'As you go through the journey of beer education and appreciation, hops and big hoppy character are something most people eventually gravitate toward,' said Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., a pioneer of the style."

The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 2, 2010

"India Pale Ales...One to Try: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale."
Thursday, September 30, 2010

"As you go through the journey of beer education and appreciation, hops and big hoppy character are something most people eventually gravitate toward," said Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., a pioneer of the style.

The Atlantic
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Sublimely Self-Righteous won third place in the category at the festival, and it's been around since 2007—long before most of the ones coming out of Northwestern breweries."

The Daily Camera
Friday, September 24, 2010

"Stone Brewing Company's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale is widely considered the benchmark of the style. It exhibits both resinous pine and grapefruity hop flavors up front with underlying elements of chocolate, coffee, and a complex earthiness from the dark malts."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Easily the most popular and successful brewery in San Diego County, Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co., which had been going through a multi-year medal drought, came back in a respectable way, earning not one, but two medals [at the GABF.]"

Chicago Tribune
Thursday, September 16, 2010

"And at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens outside San Diego, a completely original meatless menu is offered on Mondays, said general manager Frank Busic."

Middletown Press
Friday, September 10, 2010

"Stone Brewing Company of Escondido, California, won the Favorite Beer award with its 'Arrogant Bastard Ale.'"

The Washington City Paper
Friday, August 6, 2010

"Black IPAs were tinting hopheads’ glasses even before Stone Brewing Co. popularized the style last year with its Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (originally brewed in 2007 as Stone’s 11th anniversary ale)."

Washington Post
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif., strikes a beautiful balance between the bittersweet chocolate flavors of the malt and the resiny hops."

Imbibe Magazine
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Stone has made its reputation on big-personality beers, so it’s no surprise that its lower-alcohol offering still packs plenty of flavor. This dark-copper brew offers loads of floral hops and a bitter-orange finish."
Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Stone Brewing's Levitation Ale is the perfect summer beer for hop lovers. Levitation Ale has all the hoppiness of an American India Pale Ale, but at 4.4% alcohol by volume it is significantly less alcoholic."

North County Times
Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. offered a tongue-in-cheek videotaped public apology last week when it learned that the mustards packaged under its name by an outside contractor did not contain its signature product--Stone beer."

Sarasota Herald Tribune
Friday, June 25, 2010

"Stone brews Arrogant Bastard, Ruination and other 'angry' beers, and their huge tap list, along with their beautiful rock garden, has to be seen to be believed. It's a top-notch place..."

The Drinks Business
Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Greg Koch, founder of Stone Brewing in San Diego and a voraciously vocal proponent of American craft beer, said: 'These are unprecedented times for American beer. No other nation can rival America in terms of diversity and creative passion.'"

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

“'We have some of the top breweries in the country here right now, if not in the world,'” [said Summer] Nixon [Co-Founder of Brew Hop.] 'Stone Brewing Company is world-renowned...'"

San Diego Reader
Thursday, May 27, 2010

“Classic,” I mumble. “Prophets in their own town. Never appreciated.”...“Darned right,” says Mark. He’s the airline pilot to my left, sipping a Stone Levitation, the “best beer I’ve had all night.”

Men's Health
Thursday, May 6, 2010

"'The 5 Best Beers for Taco Night' Stone Pale Ale: This California ale has an aggressively hoppy flavor balanced by lightly toasted malts, which bring out the caramelized flavors of grilled meats."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Experimentation plays a key role in the beer industry, says Greg Koch, CEO of Escondido's Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's largest craft beer producers. 'It's definitely an attention-grabber,' Koch says about the high alcohol level. 'But it demonstrates what's possible in the world of beer. We like anything that shows people the diversity in beer.'"

Savannah Morning News
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Owner Brian Huskey recommends pairing Stone Smoked Porter with baby-back ribs. Dark and smoky, with a hint of chocolate, this will enhance the flavor of the rub, he said."

Men's Health
Sunday, May 2, 2010

"'The Best Beer For Your Bowl.' If you like strong beer, try Stone Double Bastard Ale. The caramel flavor dances well with chili ingredients"

San Diego News Network
Friday, April 30, 2010

"Spend the day indulging in two of Escondido’s finest attractions. A long day of walking and sightseeing at the Wild Animal Park is best topped off with a dinner at the relaxing and refreshing Stone Brewery."

GQ Magazine
Friday, April 23, 2010

Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine both named 50 Beers To Try Now!

North County Times
Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The event's main speaker, Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.'s CEO, advocated profitable environmentalism with histrionic flair. Escondido-based Stone is the poster child for successful melding of green (environmental) with green (cash)."

Voice of San Diego
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"It makes sense that local beer enthusiasts would recognize the potential to grab a slice of the market, said Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. 'As things hit a certain critical mass it makes business models viable. Tap Hunter wouldn't be a viable website that anybody would care about if there were two places in San Diego that had anything interesting on tap,' Koch said."

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Neither Stone Brewing nor their distributor expected the reaction of their beer reaching Chicago that they eventually received. Stone head brewer Mitch Steele said that when he left California to come to the conference, 'the brewery is pretty much empty [of beer.]'"

The Daily Camera
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"The first Black IPA I had that blew me away was Stone Brewing Company's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale...'A really well-done Black IPA is incredibly tasty and delicious,' Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Company, tells me. 'It's a compelling beer.'"

Crain's Chicago Business
Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Stone Brewing founder and CEO Greg Koch is coming to town and as a result you can taste the largest number of Stone taps ever sipped outside of California."

Time Out: Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"When a craft brewer has the balls to name a beer Arrogant Bastard, he better bring it. California’s Stone Brewing has no trouble delivering the goods..."

Time Out: Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"The California brewers best known for Arrogant Bastard Ale are starting to distribute in Chicago, and they’re celebrating with a full week of appearances by brewmaster Steve Wagner and CEO Greg Koch."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido [won a SANDEE Award] for its commitment to the environment and sustainability, including a solar-power system that provides 30 percent to 40 percent of its electricity."

Washington Post
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., is joining forces with two of the East Coast’s most innovative craft brewers, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Victory Brewing Co., to make Saison du BUFF, an ale spiced with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme."

North County Times
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Well, the head of the WTO did stop by the Stone World Bistro & Gardens last Wednesday. The head of the World Toilet Organization, that is. I know what you're thinking. There's a World Toilet Organization? Apparently, there is."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido may brew the best-known [beers designed for aging], a series of annual beers called Vertical Epic, with each new release coming one year, one month and one day after the last. The full flight is meant to be experienced, according to the brewers, in one sitting on Dec. 12, 2012."

Charleston City Paper
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Having someone like Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. coming all the way out here from California to be the keynote speaker is fantastic," says Tenny. "He's just about the biggest rock star in the craft brewing scene."

Serious Eats
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nearly Perfect: Stone Smoked Porter. "This mouth-filling porter has a lovely balance of creamy malt and fruity hops. Don't be afraid of the smoke: this has just a hint of roasty flavor to balance generous coffee, cream, and sweet caramel notes, and it finishes very dry."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"A word to the wise," said Greg Koch, whose Stone Brewery in California produces the very cellarable Vertical Epic series. "The best way to ensure a beer for long-term aging is to keep it cool or cold. Period."

San Diego News Network
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido is recognized as one of the best breweries in the nation..."

Virginia Law Weekly
Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Smoky, heavy, and earthy both in smell and taste, Stone Imperial Russian Stout's flavor is characterized with hints of roast coffee beans, dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar."

Philadelphia Weekly
Friday, January 29, 2010

"According to Professor Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, [bashah] might just be the world’s first ever commercially brewed Black Belgian Double IPA."

The Hop Press
Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co.'s...Vertical Epic line of bottled beers was really one of first brewery-based initiatives that tried to educate consumers about [aging beers.]"

My San
Sunday, January 17, 2010

"We now have beer from some of the best in the business, including Ska, Deschutes, Oskar Blues, Boulevard and the full line from Stone Brewing Co.”

St.Louis Today
Friday, January 15, 2010

"California's Stone Brewing Co., noted for its highly rated Russian imperial stout and a strong ale called Arrogant Bastard, has been on Missouri drinkers' wish list for more than a year."

Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Stone Brewing of California, may be dipping its toes into the European market."
Monday, December 28, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. also had multiple collaborations with various companies and it turns out home brewers have been doing the same and will continue to do so into 2010."

Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"With an elegant restaurant, hospitality room and bar and a beautifully landscaped outdoor area that often hosts movie nights and other events, Stone is, as our bartender put it, “beer mecca.” The grounds rival any winery in Napa Valley."
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"...locally produced wine and beer is the fifth hottest trend on restaurant menus in 2010"
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Arrogant Bastard favorite beer."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. recently designed beer lists for BICE, the new Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter; the dining room at the Madera Bolf & Country Club in the Central Valley; and the Charlie Palmer restaurant chain."

San Diego Reader
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"...Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, hosted the third annual Stone Sour Fest on July 19. More than 600 guests attended to taste the 90 beers..."
Monday, November 23, 2009

"Beer Clothing Co...will feature apparel, gear and accessories from a number of craft breweries from around the United States."

Serious Eats
Monday, November 23, 2009

Pecan Pie's Best Pair: Stone Smoked Porter. "You might think a smoky beer belongs with grilled meat, but it's great with pecan pie (and not bad with pumpkin either."

The Bowdoin Orient
Friday, November 6, 2009

"Ruination IPA is delicious to drink, but good luck appreciating other flavors afterwards. Allow this Double IPA to ruin your palate for anything else that claims to be 'beer'"

Daily Camera
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"'We should do a pub crawl,' my wife suggested -- after we learned that our flight from Denver International Airport was delayed two hours. My wife has come up with some great ideas over the years, but this was one of her best."


Nothing Weak or Short about Beer Week
Thursday, November 5, 2009

"It’s called 'San Diego Beer Week,' but this countywide celebration is actually a super-sized 10 days."

Nation's Restaurant News
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Bradley Boyle, owner of Salt Gastro pub in Stanhope, N.J., said he has seen his customers pairing higher-end beer with the food instead of wine."
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"...try out the Stone Smoked Porter. The brewers there have an ego, and it's rightly deserved."

The Bowdoin Orient
Friday, October 23, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego makes some of the best and hoppiest beer on the planet."
Friday, October 23, 2009

"The Vertical Epic is an annual limited release ale intended to age for approximately ten years. That is when Stone estimates that it will reach its peak. (Stone has been doing this since 2002, and you can track their check-in tastings on each of the beers.)"
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"The results are in: Beer is better than wine. At least that’s how the voting went at the third annual Beer vs. Wine dinner held recently at Rancho Bernardo Inn."
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

...with powerhouse craft brewer Stone Brewing Co. just 30 minutes outside the city limits, America's Finest City (seriously -- that's actually their nickname) has a lot of pull with the brewing community."

Free Times
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Levitation is a milder version of American pale or amber ale, and its lower bittering and ABV make it very sessionable. Stone has impeccable craft brewing credentials, and its Levitation shows it."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

"'All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.' This was the title recently bestowed by BeerAdvocate Magazine upon Stone Brewing Company - an irreverent San Diego brewery with big dreams. Stone is just one of over 30 craft breweries in this city that is fast becoming the Napa of beer."

DRAFT Magazine
Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Arrogant Bastard is the point of no return. Maybe it’s the beer’s bad-boy demeanor, or maybe it’s the West Coast hop action, but we see this American strong ale everywhere and, despite its attitude, people love it. So do we."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"San Diego's rise to hop-and-malt prominence began 20 years ago, with the founding of the area's oldest surviving brewery, Karl Strauss. Later arrivals, notably Stone and AleSmith, cultivated an anything-goes attitude that reflects the freewheeling Southern California culture."
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Finally, from October 20-22, the Avenue Pub celebrates the local arrival of California-made Stone beer with a non-stop 72-hour party.'This is the biggest beer thing that has happened in the state of Louisiana,' said bar owner Polly Watts, 'so long term it will change the face of craft beer in the city.'"

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, September 21, 2009

Stone Brewing Co. places 19th on San Diego Business Journal's 2009 list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies

Washington City Paper
Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"I want my burger juicy in the middle and charred on the outside, and I want a Stone Smoked Porter to go with it. Its bittersweet chocolate flavors give it a hefty body, while a dose of smoked malt puts grill marks on your pint glass."

Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, September 4, 2009

"In the United States, we can satisfy ourselves with luscious, full-flavored American-style IPAs that are close to the original. Spiced with ample amounts of aromatic hops, American IPA from the likes of Stone Brewing and Dogfish Head is now one of the most popular styles you'll find in the craft-beer aisle."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Dark beer lovers will be pleased to find Stone's Imperial Russian Stout; but watch out if you've never tried it before. It makes Guinness look like Bud Light and double espresso taste like a vanilla Frappucino."

Biscayne Times
Monday, August 10, 2009

"Of all the beers guzzled--I mean, sampled--for this tasting, the hands-down favorite was Stone Brewing Co.'s Arrogant Bastard Ale. 'Luscious' describes it quite nicely, bursting with nutty, toffee-like aromas and a complex array of flavors..."

DRAFT Magazine
Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"'Twitter isn't a promotional gimmick or a sneaky way to conduct marketing research,' says Matthew Steele, who operates the @StoneBrewingCo Twitter account. 'It's a way to talk to our fans and connect personally.'"

The Skinny
Monday, July 6, 2009

"Asked if they (BrewDog) were inspired by any UK beers, Martin plainly says 'no'; rather it was the potent, complex beers of Belgium and experimental US microbreweries like Dogfish Head and Stone Brewery in California which provided their role models."

San Diego Magazine
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Winding down the walkway to Stone Brewery's eatery in Escondido, you may feel as if you're entering Batman's lair. With firelight bouncing off the large stone tables and a glass wall displaying towers of fermenting hops, the site is both impressive and inviting."

San Diego CityBeat
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"An increasing number of bar and restaurant owners will go out of their way to support smaller brewers...[and] small brewers reward that loyalty. Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch, for instance, personally delivered a keg of vanilla porter to the Downtown bistro Neighborhood on Friday afternoon..."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"On July 19, Stone Brewing is hosting its third annual Sour Fest in Escondido. Newly installed beverage coordinator Bill Sysak has visited Belgium 30 times and promises the selection will be 'decadent, more extreme' than previous years, with close to 50 kegs, plus plenty of bottled lambics."

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA, is the brainchild of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale...consumers are lining up to buy this beer."

The Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"'As more and more craft breweries have opened around the country, brewers have continued to make great craft brews as they refine and improve the craft,' says Greg Koch, president and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. of North County San Diego, Calif. 'And just like rock 'n' roll, the craft beer industry has grown up and matured by introducing new sub-genres.'"

Mission Times Courier
Friday, June 26, 2009

"Many thanks to both Stone Brewery and Pal Joey?s for helping make SpringFest the terrific community event that it is."
Sunday, June 21, 2009
"What can I say, Stone does it again. [Stone Cali-Belgique] is a huge American IPA with Belgian yeast...The spiciness of the Belgian yeast playing off of the Chinook hops makes this a very interesting summer sipper."
Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, June 19, 2009
"One of the original one-off series comes from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif., which produces the wildly popular Vertical Epic Ale."
The Marketing Intern
Sunday, June 7, 2009
"...Greg Koch and Stone have been thought leaders since the brewery's inception. Stone has long been the definitive counterpoint to the mainstream American conception of beer, and has sought to expand the dark, delicious underbelly of American beer culture..."
Savannah Morning News
Monday, June 1, 2009
"This California brewery has gained a strong reputation among craft-beer aficionados, and [Stone Levitation Ale] is a perfect example why."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
"I also had the Arrogant Bastard (Stone Brewing) which was hoppy and robust, with piney-tasting hops leading the way for a toasty caramel follow-up."
San Diego News Network (
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
"This double IPA (Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous) may pour black into a pint glass, but perfumey hops explode on the palate into colorful, floral flavors."
Mutineer Magazine
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
"Stone Brewing's Arrogant Bastard now America's number one selling 22oz beer"
North County Times
Saturday, May 16, 2009
"The camaraderie in San Diego County goes beyond what's normal in the industry...When Stone moved into the glitzy new brewery-restaurant in 2006, it left its former facilities in San Marcos to Port Brewing Co., which had been brewing at its Pizza Port restaurant in Solana Beach. The more common practice is to dismantle a brewery and sell off its equipment piecemeal in order to hinder competitors..."
Friday, May 15, 2009
"Some people might think Stone is a competitor of mine, but they're not. Stone is my distributor and, as (Stone Brewing Co. CEO) Greg Koch so eloquently put it, 'We're compatriots, we're not competitors.'"
Dallas Observer - Hophead Blog
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"Stone makes some damn fine beers--their IPA is one of my favorites--and Arrogant Bastard is no exception. Seeing it poured from a tap was a memorable moment indeed..."
North County Times
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Arriving in Boston a few days early for the annual Craft Brewers Conference last month, Escondido brewer Greg Koch put out a "tweet," a short message on Twitter, to say that he was heading to a favorite pub that night. Several fans of his Stone-brand beers saw the tweet and showed up for beers..."
Sunday, May 10, 2009
"...Stone Brewing Company in Escondido has built a rock-solid reputation with its lineup of hearty brews. The brewery was started in 1996 by beer lovers Steve Wagner and Greg Koch and has evolved into one of San Diego's leading beer producers."
LA Times Blog - The Daily Dish
Thursday, May 7, 2009
"Devotees who can make it down to Escondido...can purchase growler fills of special craft beers and enjoy 32 Southern California beers on tap at the Stone World Bistro & Gardens."
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"Stone Brewing Co. out of San Diego has one of the better, and milder, takes on smoked beer with its Stone Smoked Porter."
Beer Magazine
Friday, May 1, 2009
"I made the first one (glass tap handle) and showed it to a few coworkers at Stone...everyone thought it was a good idea so I started making more..."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"...he (Chuao Chocolate's Chef Antonorsi) paired the second course, a hot chocolate bisque based on chicken stock, with Koch's Arrogant Bastard Ale. Served in individual mini-tureens topped with fingers of 'mint cloud' (a frosty foam), the soup provoked cries of wonder and delight."
The MetroWest Daily News
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"(Greg Koch) said big brewers have all the money and advertising, but craft brewers have something more important: 'We get to make really great beer,' he said. 'They have to make fizzy yellow beers. We get to be creative. They have to be creative with their commercials. We can double our capacity by growing organically. They have to buy up their competitors.'" - Hoppy Hour
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Stone's 2009 Imperial Russian Stout is a limited release seasonal brew that is getting very high marks for this year's release. I had a sample over the weekend and was quite impressed with this dark, silky smooth brew."
Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, April 10, 2009
"The documentary features some of the biggest names in small brewing, including Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head in Delaware, Greg Koch of Stone Brewing in California, and Jim Koch of Boston Beer. These are people who revolutionized beer around the world, both with inventive, unusual styles and with unique entrepreneurial prowess."
Santa Barbara Independent
Thursday, April 9, 2009
"[Stone CEO] Koch has an entrepreneur's attitude when it comes to his product, saying his company's goal has always been to make 'beers we thought we should make rather than the beers that the public thought we should make.'"
Dallas Morning Star
Friday, March 13, 2009
"I like (Stone Smoked Porter) because it's rich, full, malty and chocolaty. It's got a hint of hops at the front before it descends into a coffee and chocolate midpalate."
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
"''With unique beers like these (smoked beers), the most important thing to do is to leave your preconceived notions at home or wherever you can leave them. Bury them,' said Greg Koch, chief executive officer of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif."
San Diego Family Magazine
Sunday, March 1, 2009
"I had an adventurous lunch at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido. On a lark, I shared the PB&J sandwich with a friend...the slightly roasted artisan bread was slathered with pistachio butter and a pomegranate-strawberry jam with Brebirousse D'argental cheese, and the result was divine."
Beers of the World Magazine
Sunday, March 1, 2009
"Stone Brewing's 2nd Anniversary Beer gave him (Vinnie Cilurzo) a 'shout-out' on their label. 'We decided to carry on the idea that Vinnie had to mega-hop. So we did. And it seemed only natural to give him a shout-out!' says Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. and long time friend of Cilurzo."
Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"[Stone IPA is a] beautifully, well-balanced brew [that] has subtle malty flavors and arresting hoppy aromas. The refreshing, medium-bodied texture leads to a hoppy finish for quite a stylish glass of suds."
Thursday, February 12, 2009
"I greatly enjoy chefs who have fun with their menus. Stone Brewing in Escondido has by far the funniest menu I?ve ever seen."
Wicked Local
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"It just seemed like everything Stone released in 2008 was exactly what I wanted."

San Diego Magazine
Friday, January 9, 2009
"...local beer guy Greg Koch of Stone Brewery in Escondido took the loss with a shrug, saying, 'We won [the Beer vs. Wine Dinner] last year, so we're set for the grand tiebreaker rematch next year.'"
High Tech High Digital Commons
Friday, January 9, 2009
"...Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, co-owners of Stone Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, have donated $10,000 to our healthy lunch program. Their generous support of HTH, environmental sustainability, and healthy eating is greatly appreciated."
Desert Post Weekly
Thursday, January 8, 2009
"Escondido-based Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, with its distinctive gargoyle mascot, is recognized as one of the nation's best breweries..."
The Monitor (Texas)
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
"When Chipotle Honey met Arrogant Bastard, the union took them to a whole new level."
The MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"Also in California, the Stone Brewing Company has announced the return of the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale..."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 2008

"I've always enjoyed a good soup. By far the most stunning soup I've found to date is the Garlic Cheddar & Stone Ruination IPA Soup at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido".

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"[Brewers] are facing soaring costs and a shortage in hops, the plant used to give beer its bitterness, aroma and flavor. At Stone Brewing Co., considered one of the industry leaders in creating hoppy beers, the 15-20% price hike instituted earlier this year was the "biggest single price increase we had to take" in the company's 12-year history, said owner Greg Koch."

Dallas Morning News
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Stone IPA takes the edge off a tough day."

Boise Weekly
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
"Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Nothing this California brewery does could be called subtle, but this stout is almost reserved for them. You can definitely taste the bitter chocolate, and blends beautifully with the just-sweet caramel malt. As intriguing as it is delicious, this is another winner from Stone Brewing".
Milford Daily News
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
"BrewDog bills its beers as aggressive, modeling itself after American craft breweries. Its hero, Watt said, is the Stone Brewing Company of California."
Friday, August 1, 2008

"[Stone] has more than a dozen or so videos posted on YouTube featuring various behind-the-scenes tours of their operation led by CEO Greg Koch. It’s an engaging way to connect with the story of the brewery and thus, get interested in their beers."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
"For a great food-and-beer combo, Escondido's Stone World Bistro may be the county's champion."
Washington Post
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif. The brewery delights in taunting its customers. "It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality or depth," reads the screed on the back of the bottle. But Stone backs up its boast. This American strong ale, aged over oak chips, has a powerful grapefruit and pineapple aroma, a caramel malt sweetness and a lingering dry finish: part hop and part tannin."
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
"There are few things better than a beautiful San Diego night and a cold pint of local ale. Last night Meg, Adam and I went to the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, CA to attend their first 'Book and a Beer' Club."
San Diego Magazine
Friday, June 1, 2007
"The Best of San Diego: We scoured the county-with a little help from readers and some notable San Diegans-to uncover the best spots, services and stuff in town. Best Brewery Menu: Stone Brewing cofounders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner opened Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, where they serve fresh, locally sourced and organic food that is the antithesis of standard bar fare."
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Every elementary school kid learns that necessity is the mother of invention. Never was there a truer statement when talking about a particular style of beer called India Pale Ale. One particular innovation stands head and shoulders above the rest in world history, one that solved the problem of how to get beer to English soldiers in the newly colonized country of India.

New York Times
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
"Users of seem to compete to see how fast they can post reviews of new beers, and growing craft breweries like Stone in California and Dogfish Head in Delaware have capitalized on the unsolicited marketing."
Blog: Casing the Joint
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
"Monday morning we got up early (early for us, anyway) and drove out to Brawley, California, home of Brandt Beef. With us were Jonathan Sachs and Sandra Ouellette from Hamilton Meats, and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing and Stone World Bistro and Gardens. (Side note: Stone Bistro is doing an incredible job of finding and presenting high-quality, ethical ingredients for their menu, and they're doing so at a very impressive scale. Check 'em out.)"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
10 [San Diego County] events that rocked our beer mugs, 1996-2006
Santa Cruz Metro
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
"Because sometimes one bastard just isn't enough." "Another show-stopping strong the Stone Brewing Company's Double Bastard Ale."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
"Stone 9th Anniversary Ale. Delightful floral/herbal aroma. Slippery smooth and buttery – this is a sensual drinking experience."
San Diego CityBeat
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
"San Diego has some great beer, so why don't we know it?"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
" conversations with chefs, the name Stone Brewing Co. keeps popping up. The San Marcos-based brewery is considered one of the best in the country..."
The Philadelphia Enquirer
Friday, November 5, 2004
"Double Bastard Ale...This angry brew weighs in at a hefty 10 percent alcohol but, honestly, it drinks like dream."
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
"Craft breweries in California are turning out some of the best-tasting pale ales in the world."
North County Times
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"Even the folks at the Stone Brewing Co. were caught off guard by the success of their eighth anniversary celebration."
North County Times
Friday, August 13, 2004
"Executive 'dyeing' to double donations"
Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 13, 2004
"Seeking the bitterest of beer..."
North County Times
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"They will go blue to raise some green"

Friday, July 2, 2004
"Stone one of craft brewing's latest stars..."
The Boston Globe
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
"Toast the revolutionary spirit with a beer style that was created in Britain but that independent-minded American brewers have made distinctly their own: India pale ale."
Association of Brewers
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Independent Craft Beer Wholesalers Meet at Association of Brewers' Craft Brewers Conference
Thursday, April 1, 2004
Lead-in quote: "Stone Brewing Co., which has a history of making major beer announcements on April 1, today indicated plans to release a low-carb beer called Stone Justification Ale."
Daily Camera
Friday, December 26, 2003
Wine-Not Consider Beer?
Tv & Radio

Craft Beer Shake-Up
Friday, September 11, 2015
San Diego 6 -- Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch was featured on San Diego 6 about being bumped upstairs to Executive Chairman, the search for a new CEO and the fact that "Stone Brewing is sacrosanct" and will never sell out.
San Diego 6 -- Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch was featured on San Diego 6 about being bumped upstairs to Executive Chairman, the search for a new CEO and the fact that "Stone Brewing is sacrosanct" and will never sell out.

What's Brewing
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
San Diego 6 -- Stone Brewing Co. is featured in this special report about the blend of craft beer businesses in San Diego.
San Diego 6 -- Stone Brewing Co. is featured in this special report about the blend of craft beer businesses in San Diego.

Born & Brewed in Oceanside
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
KOTC -- Stone Brewing Co. Community Relations Manager Chris Cochran was featured in a locally produced documentary - Born & Brewed in Oceanside. Hear all about the positive impact of the craft beer revolution in North County San Diego and beyond.
KOTC -- Stone Brewing Co. Community Relations Manager Chris Cochran was featured in a locally produced documentary - Born & Brewed in Oceanside. Hear all about the positive impact of the craft beer revolution in North County San Diego and beyond.

Berlin Beer Week Closing Event Recap and Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch Interview
Monday, June 29, 2015
The Daily Eats -- Stone Brewing CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was interviewed at the closing event of the first ever Berlin Beer Week, which took place at Stone Brewing Berlin.
The Daily Eats -- Stone Brewing CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was interviewed at the closing event of the first ever Berlin Beer Week, which took place at Stone Brewing Berlin.

Welcome to Crafty San Diego
Thursday, May 21, 2015
KPBS -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was featured on KPBS-TV series Kings of the Craft, watch him "spread the gospel."
KPBS -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was featured on KPBS-TV series Kings of the Craft, watch him "spread the gospel."

San Diego Breweries Make National Top List Of Top 50 Beer Companies
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
KPBS -- Stone and three other San Diego breweries made the national list of Top 50 Beer Companies, Stone ranking ninth in the top 50 craft breweries for 2014.
KPBS -- Stone and three other San Diego breweries made the national list of Top 50 Beer Companies, Stone ranking ninth in the top 50 craft breweries for 2014.

Bringing craft beer to Germany
Sunday, March 15, 2015
CBS Sunday Morning -- Stone Brewing Berlin and CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is featured in a segment for CBS Sunday Morning.
CBS Sunday Morning -- Stone Brewing Berlin and CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is featured in a segment for CBS Sunday Morning.

Weekend Sip: 2015's Best Beer? Check Back in 2016
Friday, January 2, 2015
MarketWatch -- What could be the hottest beer of 2015? If you listen to the folks at Stone Brewing Co., it's a beer you're not intended to drink until 2016. We'll sneak a sip.
MarketWatch -- What could be the hottest beer of 2015? If you listen to the folks at Stone Brewing Co., it's a beer you're not intended to drink until 2016. We'll sneak a sip.

Craft beer industry booms in San Diego as 2014 Beer Week opens
Friday, November 7, 2014
10 News -- At the start of San Diego Beer Week, 10 News featured the booming local craft beer industry, and our very own Community Relations Managers Chris Cochran dropped some knowledge.
10 News -- At the start of San Diego Beer Week, 10 News featured the booming local craft beer industry, and our very own Community Relations Managers Chris Cochran dropped some knowledge.

Beer Geeks TV
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ora.TV -- An episode of Beer Geeks TV featuring Stone Brewing Co.
Ora.TV -- An episode of Beer Geeks TV featuring Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Tap Room
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Craig Sewing Show -- Chad Dannecker and Steve Robbins, director of hospitality at Stone Brewery, discuss the downtown San Diego social scene and the prime location of the Stone Brewing Tap Room.
The Craig Sewing Show -- Chad Dannecker and Steve Robbins, director of hospitality at Stone Brewery, discuss the downtown San Diego social scene and the prime location of the Stone Brewing Tap Room.