Press Release | August 31, 2020
Stone Brewing Announces the Release of Black is Beautiful
Stone Brewing proudly announces the release of Black is Beautiful, arriving in stores this week. Stone joins many other craft breweries across the country in a collaborative effort led by Weathered Souls Brewing, a Black-owned brewery based in San Antonio, TX. The initiative supports organizations working to oppose racial inequality. The proceeds of Stone’s edition of Black is Beautiful will benefit the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc (LDF).
Press Release | August 20, 2020
Wizards & Gargoyles Slay New Hazy Coffee IPA
Two of your favorite names in indie craft beer have joined forces of mythical proportions to release a nationally available collaboration beer. Stone Brewing and Modern Times announce the release of Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA.
Press Release | August 03, 2020
Stone Pilot Series Produces its First Year-Round Beer: Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager
In early 2020 Stone Brewing launched the Stone Pilot Series to trial beers for a coveted spot on its national year-round lineup. Midway through the year, the second release in the series has proven itself worthy. Stone Brewing announces that Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager is here to stay, and to celebrate, releases its new companion, the Stone Michelada Mix.
Press Release | July 15, 2020
San Diego Breweries Aid in COVID-19 Recovery with a Collaboration Beer to Benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild
When COVID-19 abruptly shut down breweries across San Diego, one collective pooled its resources to help the local beer industry thrive. Today, Stone Brewing, AleSmith, Modern Times, Mother Earth, Pizza Port, Port Brewing, and Thorn announce the epic collaboration beer benefiting the San Diego Brewers Guild, San Diego Brewers United Double IPA.
Press Release | July 13, 2020
Stone Brewing Explains Nationwide “Mistake” of Upside-Down Labeling
Stone Brewing, the nation’s 9th largest independent craft brewery announces today that its nationwide ‘mishap’ of upside-down labels is not a mistake. In a bold campaign that extends far beyond the advertisements, Stone turned production on its head, deliberately applying labels upside down to reinforce its message that the brewery will ‘Leave No Stone Unturned.’
Press Release | July 09, 2020
Stone Brewing Selects Flagship Stone IPA as the Canvas of Fan Art
Today, Stone Brewing revealed the first of a series of limited edition Stone IPA cans, which feature interpretations of the iconic Stone gargoyle. The company’s flagship brand and a masterpiece of its genre, Stone IPA now celebrates its most passionate fans with the Stone IPA Guest Art Series.
Press Release | July 07, 2020
Stone Brewing Changes Nothing About Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA
Today Stone Brewing announces what admittedly adds up to not a whole helluva lot. Amidst endless collaborations and steadfast innovation, Stone shares not all that much news about the ever-popular 2017 release, Stone Tangerine Express Hazy IPA. The tropical IPA is available year-round (still), packed with whole tangerine and pineapple (still), and kinda lightly murky (still). It does, however, feature flashy new packaging and an updated name, prompting some somewhat-needed clarifications about this popular beer.
Press Release | June 02, 2020
Stone Brewing Signals Summer with a Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava Berliner Weisse
With the arrival of summer comes that summer thirst and Stone Brewing has released just the beer for the occasion. Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse, brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava is now available for a limited time.
Press Release | April 20, 2020
Stone Soaring Dragon Imperial IPA: A Sensational Synergy of White Tea and Hops
The newest special release from Stone Brewing is now available and its journey to the brewhouse was no small feat. This beer required years of trials and a quest for perfect ingredients to achieve such exquisite balance.
Forbes | January 16, 2019
Q&A: Metallica's Lars Ulrich And Stone Brewing Company CEO Greg Koch On Music And Beer
Metallica's Lars Ulrich is feeling really good when we sit down to talk in a private room at L.A. hotspot No Name to discuss the band's new Enter Night Pilsner with Stone Brewing Company. Before he joined me for the only interview he did on this night, he, band mate Robert Trujillo and Stone Brewing Company CEO Greg Koch did a little intro of the beer that could have easily been stand-up comedy. Then, Ulrich has a lot of reason to be smiling now. The venerable band continues to sell out stadiums and their outside endeavors are growing to the point Metallica now has an umbrella company, as he proudly points out.
Variety | January 16, 2019
Lars Ulrich on Paying Tribute to Chris Cornell, and Metallica’s New Beer
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich has been in the music industry long enough to remember when bands teaming with corporate brands was detrimental to a group’s image. “Remember 20, 25 years ago when the Who got a corporate sponsor for their tour? People said, ‘Ooh, they sold out, they have a sponsor.'”
How times have changed. Speaking to Variety at Los Angeles hotspot No Name, where Metallica held a launch event for the band’s new beer, Enter Night (crafted with Stone Brewing), Ulrich observed: “It’s a whole different thing now and, I think in this day and age, we just love exploring new ways to reach people and communicate. It’s fun.”
USA Today | January 14, 2019
Metallica, Stone Brewing band together for new 'Enter Night' beer
Metallica and Stone Brewing Co. have thrashed out a beer collaboration.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted metal band and the iconoclastic Escondido, California-based brewer teamed up to make Enter Night, a hoppy pilsner, which is now hitting the national stage.
Food & Wine | January 14, 2019
Metallica and Stone Brewing Add Another Beer to the Band's Beverage Empire
Metallica has certainly never shied away from beverage collaborations. In 2015, the band teamed up with Budweiser for a Metallica edition of the “King of Beers”in a black can. Last year, the band launched a line of whiskey that was aged with special speakers blaring their music. Heck, guitarist Kirk Hammett even released his own coffee blend back in 2017. But this time, the legendary heavy metal band from Southern California has teamed up with another seminal SoCal institution, Stone Brewing, to create a beer produced with actual input from the band.
Men's Journal | January 14, 2019
Metallica’s Latest Release Is a Pilsner With Stone Brewing
Metallica has already topped the charts and earned its spot as one of the world’s most successful bands. So where does the group go from there? Into a new industry, apparently. According to USA Today, the band has joined with Arrogant Consortia, part of San Diego-based Stone Brewing, to create their own beer, called Enter Night Pilsner.
News Article | December 27, 2018
25 most important American craft beers ever
What makes an "important" beer? To me, the definition is simple: It's one that either changed consumer tastes or how breweries approach making beer. Some of the beers below have influenced both drinkers and brewers. Others hew more in one direction than the other. Others find their power in the brand or the package even more than the beer. As you'll see, I agree with much of the Food & Wine list but also take several exceptions.
Afar | December 11, 2018
Why You Should Go to Napa Valley This Winter
If you’ve never been to Napa, it’s likely you only have wine on the mind. But in the past year, the area has made a name for itself with its growing craft beer scene. Recent openings in downtown Napa alone include Trade Brewing and Stone Brewing Napa; St. Clair Brown Winery even started brewing beer in 2018, too. Beer-minded travelers can book the new “Napa Brews” package at Carneros Resort and Spa , which includes a welcome flight of local beer instead of the regular glass of wine, plus a chauffeured tour of several local breweries with a picnic lunch from the property’s general store, Market.
San Diego CityBeat | November 05, 2018
The Beer Jesus From America: Greg Koch
Koch co-founded Stone Brewing Co. in 1996 with Steve Wagner, helping to resurrect the American craft brewing scene. Since then, he’s spread its gospel throughout the world. A tongue-in-cheek “Der Bier Jesus aus Amerika” (translated to “The Beer Jesus from America”) moniker was bestowed upon him in 2014 by The Berliner Kurier, a German tabloid.
News Article | October 18, 2018
Bye-Bye, Beer? Brewers Say They've Got A Plan On Climate Change
Research published this week predicting that beer prices could double as rising global temperatures and more volatile weather cause shortages of barley created a big splash. Twitter users and major news outlets widely circulated the dire headlines. But brewers and barley growers say you shouldn't drown your sorrows just yet: They have a plan.
CGTN America | October 06, 2018
US Craft Brewer Trying to Succeed in China
Stone Brewing, headquartered in Escondido, California, is one of the ten largest craft brewers in the U.S. This past summer, the 22-year-old company achieved a unique distinction: it became the first independent U.S. craft brewer to open a brewpub in China.
At the recent Great American Beer Festival in China, C.E.O. Dominic Engels spoke to CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy about Stone’s new bar in Shanghai.