Press Release | September 26, 2019
Fan Favorites Stone Ghost Hammer IPA and Stone Xocoveza Return
This week, Stone Brewing wraps up 2019 with not one but two seasonal beers to welcome the long dark nights ahead. Fan favorites, Stone Ghost Hammer IPA and Stone Xocoveza are now rolling out nationwide.
Press Release | July 08, 2019
From Small Batch Fan-Favorite to National Release, Stone Brewing Announces Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse
Stone Brewing is proud to announce the release of a cult fan favorite, Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse. Brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava the beer releases this week for a limited time.
Press Release | June 24, 2019
Back for year three – bold and loud - Stone Brewing Presents: Stone’s Throw Down in RVA
Converging genre-defying beers and equally unabashed music, Stone Brewing is throwing it down again. The third annual Stone Brewing Presents: Stone’s Throw Down in RVA is Saturday, September 21, 2019 and tickets go on sale 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 25 at https://www.myticketstobuy.com/event/1482.
Press Release | June 10, 2019
Stone Brewing Announces An Expanded Three-Day Weekend of Festivities to Celebrate 23 Years
For 23 years Stone Brewing has fought the good fight alongside fellow craft brewers, helping to shift the national landscape of beer. In honor of the milestone, Stone Brewing raises the bar once more with an anniversary celebration of imperial proportions. The Stone Brewing 23rd Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival expands this year to include three days of festivities reaching across all its eight US locations.
Press Release | May 29, 2019
Stone Brewing Waves its Big Bold Flag of Freshness
Beginning this week, the freshest nationally distributed beer in the USA marks a tasty 37-day celebration of freedom and our country’s birthday. Stone Enjoy By 07.04.19 Unfiltered IPA is now swiftly rolling out to stores, bars and restaurants for its short window of get-it-fresh-and-get-it-fast (and get-it-independent and get-it-cold and get-it-in-19.2oz cans!).
Press Release | March 27, 2019
Court Scores one for Craft Beer, finds that MillerCoors Infringes on STONE® Brand
Score one for true independent craft beer today as the #TrueStonevsKeystone lawsuit continues. On Tuesday, March 26, the Court issued its order regarding Stone’s preliminary injunction motion against one of the world’s largest beer conglomerates, MillerCoors.
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.
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.