Press Release | November 23, 2015
Stochasticity Project Grainiac Releases Today
The latest release from the Stochasticity Project incorporates newly developed forms of grain yet to be widely used in the brewing world. Malted buckwheat and malted millet were included in the grain bill to create this deep-red, hoppy ale with a unique malt character. Making its debut beginning this week, Stochasticity Project Grainiac will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.
Press Release | November 16, 2015
Back by Popular Demand: Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year Releases on November 16
Some things are just too good for the world to be deprived of them. This is true for Stone Brewing Co.'s rerelease of the delicious and wildly popular beer that was introduced last year in 22-ounce bottles as Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. It was an instant hit. Because craft beer enthusiasts voiced fervent adoration via social media and online forums, Stone was inspired to embrace the joyous spirit of giving and rebrew this milk stout infused with cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Starting this week, the beer is making a comeback in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at select retailers, restaurants and bars nationwide.
Press Release | November 09, 2015
More than Just Another IPA: Stone Brewing Co. Releases 4 Hands / Bale Breaker / Stone Sorry Not Sorry IPA
Stone Brewing Co. is sorry for providing yet another IPA...but not really. The craft beer company is only guilty of one thing: Being an unapologetic band of hopheads eternally psyched to continue exploring the ever-expanding possibilities of India pale ales. For its latest collaborative beer, Stone teamed up with 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Bale Breaker Brewing Company--two rising stars of American craft brewing--to create 4 Hands / Bale Breaker / Stone Sorry Not Sorry IPA. This imperial IPA brewed with experimental hops and peaches will start arriving today in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | October 06, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Freshly Brewed Stone Coffee Milk Stout
Back for the cold(er) weather months, Stone Brewing Co. is releasing freshly brewed batches of Stone Coffee Milk Stout. While the recipe remains essentially the same, this year the bittersweet, creamy, coffee-laced stout has a slightly elevated alcohol content, ringing in at 5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Beginning this week, the beer starts arriving in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars where Stone beers are sold.
Press Release | October 05, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Latest Collaboration: Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale
To highlight the homebrewing talent that helps foster innovation among the craft beer community, Stone Brewing Co. hosts an annual Stone Homebrew Competition & American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Rally. This year's prize-winning contender was created by Juli Goldenberg, QUAFF (Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity) homebrew club member and founder of the San Diego Suds Sorority. San Diego-based Monkey Paw Brewing Company was later asked to complete the collaborative trifecta. A creative recipe inspired by carrot cake, Juli Goldenberg/Monkey Paw/Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale is a Belgian-style golden strong ale infused with carrot juice, milk sugar, raisins, cinnamon and vanilla beans. Today, the latest Stone Collaboration beer will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beers are sold.
Press Release | September 21, 2015
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Celebrating 20 Years with Fan-Favorite Beers, Starting with Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale
Two decades of innovative craft brewing is a big deal. Only a small percentage of craft beer companies can boast such a tenure. The significance of this milestone is not lost on Stone Brewing Co.'s co-founders, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, who have decided to spend more than a full year celebrating the big 2-0 in grand style by re-releasing previously brewed fan-favorite beers now through the 20th anniversary in 2016. Enter the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series. To officially launch the celebration, the encore version of Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale will begin arriving today in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to select retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | September 11, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. to Search for New CEO
Today, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that co-founder Greg Koch will be promoted (with the blessing from his business partner, of course) from CEO and transition into a new role as Executive Chairman. The incoming CEO is expected to lead day-to-day operations and initiatives. Ultimately, once this future candidate is selected and the onboarding process is complete, Koch will focus on long-term and higher-level strategic planning for the company.
Press Release | September 08, 2015
Stochasticity Project lineage extended to include medieval brew: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries
Hear ye, all brethren and sisteren embattled in the quest for fine ales, seekers of the holy grail of fermented potables--we share in your unquenchable thirst for adventure, flavor and experimentation and bringeth thee a quaff built to satiate all three: Your Father Smelt of Elderberries. More mysterious than a Trojan rabbit, more unexpected than the abrupt intervention of peacekeepers at the close of a cinematic epic, this modern take on a medieval beer recipe celebrates the brewsters of yore, forging forward while harkening back to ancient times.
Press Release | August 04, 2015
Going Above, Beyond and Down Under: Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA Available Starting on August 10
Now entering its 19th year in the craft beer business, Stone Brewing Co. is in a state of unprecedented expansion. In addition to constructing an East Coast brewing facility in Richmond, Virginia, the country's ninth largest craft brewery--with a long history of forwarding a number of craft beer styles that are now some of the most popular--is on the verge of further differentiating itself by becoming the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Appropriately (yet, admittedly, by coincidence), Stone is introducing an internationally inspired, celebratory offering, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA. An IPA brewed entirely with Australian hops and malt, the beer will begin appearing on draft and in commemorative 22-ounce bottles across the country on August 10.
Press Release | July 06, 2015
A Cult Favorite with a Delicious Twist: Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout Now Arriving at Retailers Nationwide
The 2015 vintage of the powerful yet sleek, potent yet nuanced, utterly delicious and highly coveted Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is now arriving at select stores, bars and restaurants where Stone beers are sold. It's the third annual release of this beer-geek fave from San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co., an imperial stout brewed with pecans, rye and malted wheat, then partially aged in bourbon barrels. For this year's go-round, its intrepid collaborators have banded together to revive the original recipe...with a bit of a twist. Namely, a small addition of Stone w00tstout 2.0, originally brewed with stone-ground chocolate and later specially barrel-aged for a year. (Wow.)
Yahoo | December 30, 2015
The Best Beer at Each of America's 50 Biggest Craft Breweries
We took the Brewer's Association's most recently available data on America's 50 biggest craft brewers and picked a favorite beer from each. Stone Brewing's Enjoy By IPA - You have to love a beer that comes with clear instructions - especially when those instructions are "DRINK THIS NOW!"
DRAFT Magazine | December 30, 2015
From our cellar: Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA
Patience is key when cellaring beer; you've got to give it the proper time to develop. Since Stone Brewing conveniently provided a guideline in the name of its Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA, we waited until Boxing Day had passed to crack open a bottle.
The Washington Post | December 29, 2015
The bar, brewery and distillery openings we're most looking forward to in 2016
Washington Post -- 2015 was a solid year for new bars, breweries and distilleries in the Washington area. There's a lot to look forward to in 2016. Stone Brewing, the country's ninth largest craft brewer, will open a brewery in Richmond, VA.
Thrillist | December 22, 2015
Brewmasters on the Best Beers They Drank in 2015
We spoke to brewmasters from across the country to find out their favorites. "The latest release from the Stochasticity Project incorporates newly developed forms of grain yet to be widely used in the brewing world." -- Tim Kovac, Small Town Brewery, Wauconda, IL
Paste Magazine | December 22, 2015
Best New Beers of 2015
If you're a craft brewery in 2015, and you're not innovating, you may as well be dead. In the world of craft beer, boundaries are meant to be crossed. Arrogant Bastard Ale is an instantly recognizable brand and is demonstrative of Stone's brewing ethos and house flavors. It's bold, hoppy, and unabashed, but the new Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard variant is better in every way.
LA Times | December 18, 2015
Get your beer geek on. Here's a peek at Stone Brewing Co.'s 2016 release calendar
Escondido's Stone Brewing is turning 20 years old in 2016, and to celebrate it's planning a yearlong parade of special releases, including all-new beers, the return of past favorites and new twists on some of its most popular brands. For the first time, the brewery has announced a schedule of all the special beer releases for the coming year.
Men's Journal | December 14, 2015
The American Craft Beer Takeover Has Begun: Stone Brews in Germany
Men's Journal -- In early December, the first beers flowed from the tap lines at Stone Brewing Berlin, and instead of making lightly-hopped lagers to match the popular taste in Germany's capital, the brewery offered up its aggressive Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard.
KPBS 89.5FM | December 07, 2015
Stone Beer Now On Tap In Europe
Stone Brewing plans to open Stone World Bistro & Gardens Berlin by the end of March. "We've always looked across the pond as, 'That's where the real beer comes from.' And now people are looking to the United States and the craft brewing culture we've developed here, and say, 'Wow. That beer over there in the U.S. ... that's pretty awesome. We want some of that, too.'" - Greg Koch
Fox Business | December 07, 2015
Stone Brewing First to Independently Brew Its Own Beer in Europe
The Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing plans to serve up the first rounds from the inaugural batch of beer brewed at its Berlin brewhouse--the first independently built, owned, and operated American craft brewery in Europe.