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Press Release | January 14, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: Enter Night Pilsner
ESCONDIDO, CA (January 14, 2019) - Metallica and Arrogant Consortia (a Stone Brewing imprint) have announced Enter Night Pilsner. Launching in the US now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define Metallica and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention.
Press Release | November 09, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: Corey Magers & Elizabeth Bakas / Burgeon Beer Co. / Stone Mojay IPA
This year marks a full decade of Stone Brewing’s partnership with the American Homebrewers Association hosting the duo’s acclaimed Membership Rally and Homebrew Competition. The winner of this coveted competition is awarded national distribution of their beer within Stone’s nationwide network. Most recently a juicy, unfiltered IPA reigned supreme, and the anticipated Corey Magers & Elizabeth Bakas / Burgeon Beer Company / Stone Mojay IPA makes its debut beginning now in 22oz bottles nationwide.
Press Release | October 25, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager
This week, Stone Brewing offers fair warning for when the company’s newest year-round beer washes ashore early next year. With a long and celebrated heritage of big, bold and flavorful porters, stouts, sours, IPAs, strong ales and more, Stone is proud to continue this tradition of pushing boundaries with the release of Stone Tropic of Thunder Lager. The new beer debuts in California and Stone Brewing Tap Rooms this week, with an international launch to come next year.
Press Release | October 08, 2018
FACT SHEET: Stone Xocoveza
It’s that time of year again! Stone’s deliciously distinctive mocha stout is harmoniously balanced with organic 100% cacao (made in-house) in addition to coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon & nutmeg in the same beloved recipe that has made it such a fan favorite. This festive beer interpretation of Mexican hot chocolate is only available for a limited time, but can be enjoyed long into the spring and summer, as this gem will age beautifully no matter the season.
Press Release | October 08, 2018
FACT SHEET: Stone Sanctimonious IPA
Stone Sanctimonious IPA represents the elevated state of reverence that Stone extols for the venerable and almighty Hop. Amarillo & Simcoe hops have been anointed to bestow their divine qualities on this sacred brew. This limited release is part of Stone's Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series... Glory be to those who imbibe it in its freshest form... and faithfully worship thy Hop in the beauty of blissful bitterness.
Press Release | June 29, 2018
FACT SHEET: Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse
This beer is the culmination of a journey that began on our Stone World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station 10bbl brewhouse. The Notorious P.O.G. was first served at Hop-Con 4.0, as a collaboration brewed with actor/comedian Jonah Ray and our very own Kris Ketcham, Sr. Manager of Brewing & Innovation - Liberty Station. It had the longest line throughout the night, and we knew we owed it to our fans to brew this on a larger scale. For those unfamiliar with Hawaiian juice lore, P.O.G. stands for Passion, Orange, Guava.
Press Release | June 19, 2018
FACT SHEET: Wil Wheaton / Drew Curtis / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Front and center this year is the result of Wil’s creative machinations taking the art direction duties with world-renowned fantasy artist Joe Jusko representing our gargoyle’s triumph over the evils in the world of beer. Six years into this amazing w00tstout legacy and I continue to be stunned and humbled by the response of our fans. Sure, it’s an amazingly delicious massive Russian Imperial Stout partially inspired by Kentucky Derby Pie of Drew’s home state. And speaking of Drew, we asked him to lean into two of his strengths: drinking w00tstout and chatting up a storm. So this year he’ll MC our wildly nerd-nominious celebration of beer and geekery known as HopCon/w00tstout release party held annually during San Diego’s Comic-Con. The nerd lives in all of us. Celebrate it! Now is the golden age for us lovers of awesome things. We’re here. We’re vast, and we’ve got great taste. This beer is an ode to you, Fellow Nerd.
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.