Press Release | August 16, 2021
Stone Brewing Launches Stone Hazy IPA: A Hazy Fresh Juice Bomb
Stone Hazy IPA hits the market this week with a truly hazy glow. It is juicy, creamy and unlike any beer of Stone’s past. This week, the 6.7% ABV beer joins Stone’s lineup of year-round offerings nationwide.
Press Release | July 20, 2021
A Premium Hard Seltzer… In a Bottle... From Stone… Seriously?!
Fact: The cheers of aluminum cans just doesn’t quite have the musical ring of bottles clinking together. Today, Stone Brewing announces a truly celebratory occasion. Buenavida Hard Seltzer in custom-molded 12oz glass bottles is now available throughout Southern California.
Press Release | June 03, 2021
Chef Rich Sweeney and Chef Israel Ortiz Join Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens welcomes two new powerhouse chefs into the fold to lead its San Diego destination restaurants. Chef Rich Sweeney now leads Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. Chef Israel Ortiz takes the lead at the original flagship Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido.
Press Release | March 25, 2021
Stone Brewing Hires Tom McReavy to oversee National Sales and Stone Distributing Co.
Today, Stone Brewing announces the hire of Tom McReavy to Senior Vice President, Sales. Beginning March 29, 2021 McReavy will oversee Stone Distributing Co. and National Sales for the nation’s ninth largest craft brewery.
Press Release | March 19, 2021
Stone Brewing Lends Labels to Artists in New Stone Guest Artist IPA Mixed Pack
One can always expect an interesting cast of characters at any great craft beer bar, and it’s with that truth in mind that Stone Brewing sought out and brought together four guest artists to design collectible labels for a special limited release of its most popular IPAs. For the Stone Guest Artist IPA Mixed Pack, the artists – both amateur and pro – brought their own personal expression to each of the labels, which can now be found nationwide.
Press Release | March 17, 2021
Stone Distributing Co. Adds Spindrift Spiked to SoCal Portfolio
This week Spindrift, the fastest-growing brand in flavored sparkling water, announced that their brand new adult beverage Spindrift Spiked will join Stone Distributing Co.’s portfolio of craft-centric beverages beginning mid-April in Southern California.
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.