Press Release | February 12, 2018
Stone Brewing Sues MillerCoors for Deceptive Use of the STONE® Brand
ESCONDIDO, CA (February 12, 2018) – Today Stone Brewing filed suit to defend its iconic STONE® brand against one of the world’s largest beer conglomerates, MillerCoors. Stone, known for being the antithesis to “Big Beer,” has long waved a flag of bold character, individualism and independence. The suit alleges that MillerCoors is trying to rebrand its Colorado Rockies-themed “Keystone” beer as “STONE.” The craft beer pioneer feels that it has no choice but to combat MillerCoors’ aggressive marketing moves, which abandon Keystone’s own heritage by falsely associating with the one true STONE®.
Press Release | February 09, 2018
Stone Brewing Releases Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA
An unlikely pair on a serendipitous adventure, the story of Loral and Dr. Rudi is one of smooth beginnings and bitter endings. It’s a novel of epic proportions, a journey in every sip. Like the crisp pages of a new best-seller, Stone Brewing announces the release of Stone Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure Double IPA.
Press Release | December 21, 2017
Stone Brewing Officially Launches in China Continuing the Effort to Redefine “Fresh” for Overseas Fans of American Craft Beer
Thanks to an incredibly hands-on approach to distribution, fresh Stone Brewing beers are now regularly available in select Chinese markets. Answering the impassioned cry of craft beer fans, Stone designed an uninterrupted cold chain delivery approach from San Diego, all the way to bars, restaurants and beer shops around China. This capability positions the brewery as a pioneer, offering China the most diverse, innovative and fresh portfolio of craft beer from the States.
Press Release | December 21, 2017
Stone Brewing Brings the Impossible…and the Hellfire
Steadfast supporters of sustainable dining, Stone Brewing announces the arrival of the Impossible Burger at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens locations in San Diego. Beginning Friday, December 22 and for a limited time only, the cult burger will debut at both San Diego locations, making Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido the only North County destination for the revolutionary plant-based burger.
Press Release | December 07, 2017
Stone Brewing Announces 2018 Release Calendar
Stone Brewing presents its 2018 release calendar, the passionate work of some of the country’s most hop savvy brewers. Predominantly IPA forward, the lineup of releases represents the epitome of Stone’s recent innovation.
Press Release | November 13, 2017
Stone Brewing Lobs Another Hop Grenade
The Stone Spotlight Series competition engages in-house two-person teams that vie for the chance to have their recipe brewed and distributed nationwide. This year’s winning team of Miguel Ceja Andrade and Brandon Berube rolled in like mercenaries and were crowned champions for their East-meets-West Coast IPA creation. The beer begins infiltrating restaurants, bars and retailers this week.
Press Release | November 10, 2017
Stone Brewing Presents: ‘Bean to Beer: A Cacao Story’ Celebrating Steadfast Artisanal Brewing
Stone Brewing ignites the holiday season with the release of Stone Xocoveza, a deliciously distinctive mocha stout brewed to stagger the senses with cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, milk sugar and a mild punch of pasilla peppers. Reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate, Stone Xocoveza in 12-ounce bottled six-packs can now be stacked in fridges. To mark the occasion, Stone Brewing presents: ‘Bean to Beer: A Cacao Story.’ The short-form documentary offers insight into the intensive process of crafting the ultimate artisanal beer.
Press Release | October 13, 2017
Stone Distributing Co. to Aid California’s Fire Victims through Collective Independent Craft Beer Effort
Stone Brewing’s distributing division, Stone Distributing Co., will donate a portion of its sales throughout the month of October to benefit those affected by the devastation of the Northern California fires. Donations will be made to Direct Relief providing emergency assistance to California’s Office of Emergency Services, the Napa County Public Health Department and more than 40 health centers and clinics in the affected region.
Press Release | September 29, 2017
Stone Brewing Departs Summer With A Vengeance
Stone Brewing announces the latest in its seasonal beers, this one paying homage to the ever-present Gargoyle with a tropical mythology. Stone Vengeful Spirit IPA explodes with the flavors of citrus candy and tiki-style cocktails. Find the beer now, nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.
Press Release | September 19, 2017
With Unwavering Independence, Stone Brewing Secures Distribution in all 50 States
Amidst an ever-changing landscape in the craft beer industry, Stone Brewing announces its triumphant presence in all 50 states, achieved while maintaining fierce independence alongside its distribution partners and steadfast fans. Stone beers will hit bars, restaurants and retailers throughout West Virginia beginning this week, completing Stone’s 50-state charge to bring it’s original “West Coast style” beers to hop lovers across the country.
The Brewer Magazine | December 16, 2016
Stone Brewing Stays Authentic to Techniques with Anniversary Re-releases
When it came to celebrating its past, Greg Koch stayed authentic. Stone Brewing’s Executive Chairman & co-founder said that the re-release of the brewery’s 5th, 10th and 15th anniversary IPAs (marketed as ’20th Anniversary Encores’ and released in a four pack with its 20th anniversary Citracado IPA) show how craft beer has changed over the last decade and a half.
Cool Material | December 16, 2016
The IPA Bucket List: 25 IPAs You Have to Drink at Least Once
The first India Pale Ale was brewed to be transported from England to India. The high hop content was a way to preserve the precious liquid on its voyage. Today, barrels aren’t tossed on boats to set sail for weeks across the heavy seas. Actually, quite the opposite, as many don’t make it past the hoards of beer lovers lined up for can releases at breweries across the country.
Los Angeles Times | December 16, 2016
Stone Brewing is expanding to Napa
Napa is famous for superb Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon — and Stone ales? Escondido-based Stone Brewing plans to open a tap room, restaurant and small brewery in a Napa landmark. Built in 1877, the 10,000 square-foot Borreo Building offers views of the Napa River and downtown.
USA Today | May 13, 2016
Stone Brewing co-founder announces craft beer angel investor
USA Today -- Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder Greg Koch has announced the formation of True Craft, a $100 million company aimed at investing in craft breweries. The new company, which Koch described as a year and a half in the making, will make minority non-controlling investments in breweries will letting them remain independent and in charge of operations.
San Diego Reader | May 06, 2016
Stone still fights establishment 20 years later
The founders of Stone Brewing Co. went against the grain when they launched their craft-beer business 20 years ago, an effort that included fighting the beer establishment. Last week, outgoing CEO Greg Koch announced a new consortium pledging $100 million to help combat the influence of corporate money in the craft sector.
Nerdist | May 03, 2016
Hop-Con 4.0 will tap beers by Wil Wheaton, Jonah Ray, and more!
The geek/nerd-centric site unveiled the bottle label for this year's Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, while also mentioning details for Hop-Con 4.0...the ultimate annual celebration uniting all things nerdy and beery.