For Immediate Release
Greg Koch / Stone Brewing Co.
(760) 471-4999 xt102

Stone Brewing Co. ---
Nine Years... No Turning Back Now

Escondido, San Diego County, CA --- The staff, friends & family of Stone Brewing would like to invite you to help celebrate the Stone 9th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival on Saturday, September 10th. The annual charity event will once again be benefiting local area charities: the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, the Palomar Family YMCA, and the Surfrider Foundation. Attendees* 9 Years & Brewing Strong * will be able to sample beers from over 25 guest breweries, food from numerous local restaurants (most 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 9th Anniversary Ale on draft and a selection of specially prepared cask-conditioned beers.

For this year's event, and for the first time ever, Stone Brewing will be breaking the event into two different sessions...although the beer and food available at each session will be identical. Session "A" will be from 11:00am–2:00pm and Session "B" will be from 2:45pm-5:45pm.

Tickets will go on sale May 15, 2005 via the Stone Brewing online giftshop. Tickets will also be sold at the brewery during normal giftshop/tasting hours. In order to keep crowds at a manageable level for maximum enjoyment of the event, ticket sales will be capped at 3000 for each session. Tickets are expected to sell out in advance.

The Stone Anniversary Celebration has become a well-known community event over the years, with last year's event drawing more than 4000 people and raising more than $39,000 for local charities! A $20 donation will enable you to take part in the festivities and enjoy an array of fresh craft beers. Specially prepared foods will be available to sample and purchase and will include such delights as Stone Smoked Porter sausages, Arrogant Bastard Ale onion rings, Stone Smoked Porter cheesecake, Mike's Beer Cheese (made with Stone beers), and non-alcoholic sodas brewed up specially for our event by local homebrew clubs. Please note that this year the event will be restricted to those 21 and over.

Founded in 1996, the Stone Brewing Co. is currently open for tours and tastings every Friday from 3-6pm and Saturday from 11-3pm, at [OLD ADDRESS REMOVED]. The new location will be at 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA. For more information on the Stone 9th Anniversary Celebration go to