Comrades Grab Your Cossacks ---
The Stone Imperial Russian Stout Is Near

Ah, the wait is almost over for all you "citizens of the stout." That's because June 14th is the highly anticipated release date for the 2004 edition of Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Stone Brewing has a well-known reputation for brewing big, aggressive beers to the pinnacle of the brewer's art, and Stone Imperial Russian Stout clearly fits that bill.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout is intensely aromatic, with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol. The beer's label warns the potential imbiber to "expect this mysterious brew to pour like Siberian crude and taste even heavier!"

To make things even better we'll be offering up some new Stone Imperial Russian Stout merchandise so you and the beer can both be in style. Take a look...

Stone Imperial Russian Stout Specialty Glass
The beer is black, the glass is platinum and imperial blue. What a sweet contrast. Everything about this 17oz. goblet says "indulgent," and we don't think you'll have any trouble in understanding that. Drink your Stone Imperial Russian Stout in decadent style.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout T-Shirt
The shirt is black to match the beer, but everything else about this year's Stone Imperial Russian Stout T-shirt is brand new. The sharp silver and blue graphics will look great on almost anyone (sorry Stalin) and the fade-to-black graphics on the back of the shirt will appeal to the most discriminating individuals. This bold shirt comes in L, XL, and XXL.

8 Years To Celebrate & Tickets In Advance!

Join the crew, family & friends of Stone Brewing as we celebrate our eighth anniversary in grand style. The Stone 8th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, August 21st from Noon to 4pm. This year's event will showcase beers from over 20 guest breweries, food from local restaurants (all prepared with Stone beers), and of course the awesome line-up of Stone brews. Special features will include the debut of the much-anticipated Stone 8th Anniversary Ale and a selection of specially prepared cask-conditioned beers.

New this year is that Stone Brewing will be selling tickets in advance. Tickets will go on sale June 15, 2004 via the Stone Brewing online giftshop. Tickets will also be sold at the brewery during giftshop hours (that means first availability will be on Friday June 18th at 3pm). In order to keep crowds at a manageable level for maximum enjoyment of the event, ticket sales will be capped.

Ruination Nation: Be Ready To Be Bitter...And Like It

In case all you hop-loving, likers of lupine lusciousness, and bitter befrienders have forgotten here's another reminder: Ruination Nation Month is almost here.

The premise for Stone Brewing's Ruination Nation: Unrestricted, raucous revelry of Ruination! Every June, Stone Ruination IPA kegs and casks will be spread to better beer bars far and wide, Stone Ruination IPA will be available for tastings & growler fills at the brewery all month long (during normal gift shop hours), and specials on Stone Ruination IPA T-shirts & pint glasses will be available from our gift shop all month long!

To find out what "Worthy" places will be serving up the palate punishing pleasantness of Stone Ruination IPA during the month of June, go to:

Everything's Better With A Blue Bonnet On It

This year our "hair thing" is back, and it's bad, it's a benefit, it's bodacious and it will be something to's Stone's "Make Your 'Do Blue" Week! In case you've missed the crazy-colored craniums in the past, here's how it works. "Make Your 'Do Blue" Week participants collect pledges/donations (much like a walk-a-thon) to dye their hair blue for a week. Participants must "Go Blue" August 14th-21st (the 21st is the date of the Stone Brewing 8th Anniversary Celebration). More information on how to obtain a brilliant blue "bonnet" in support of the American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, and Locks of Love can be found on our website at

Ruby Slippers, Red Dresses, Scarlet Scarves, And...
Yes...Lots Of Stone Beer

In case you haven't heard, a crimson tide is going to roll through San Diego on Friday, June 18th. You better get your dress shopping done soon...SD thrift stores will be out of red dresses in the coming weeks (and you're not going to wear that same old thing from last year are you?). Join past Stone "celebrity" runners like CEO Greg Koch, Head Brewer Lee Chase, the Sales beauties Karen & MaryAnn, special guest-runner The Barrister Bobzin, and 1500 other frolicing, red-frocked funlovers.

"Gotta admit it's a blast running through the streets of downtown San Diego...especially with 100's of great looking women all sweaty in red dresses and more Stone than I could hope to drink in a lifetime!" says Greg.

Yeah, it'll be fun checking out all the dresses and drinking Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Levitation Ale, and Arrogant Bastard Ale. But remember even cell phones have digital cameras nowadays --- you'd better look good! (Hint: Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!)

For more information on this one-of-a-kind charitable fundraising event go to this link:

New Stone IPA Girly T's Arrive In Time For Summer

Girls are special, girls make the world go 'round, girls got what I want, and girls just want to have Stone. Girls are also the ones that will be getting our newest Stone IPA T-shirt! A cool white, cotton v-neck, 3/4 sleeve T-shirt is adorned with stylish hop vines and Stone logo in emerald green. This gorgeous girly-T comes in S, M, L, and XL.

-The Stone Brew Crew

Stone Brewing Co.
(760) 471-4999
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 471-7690 Fax