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Press Release | April 18, 2018
Stone Brewing - Escondido Earns the P3S Facility of the Year Award from the California Water Environment Association
The California Water Environment Association has awarded Stone Brewing – Escondido the coveted P3S Facility of the Year in Southern California. The award recognizes high performing leaders in the areas of waste management and pollution prevention.
Press Release | April 05, 2018
Stone Brewing Adopts First-Use Technology to Hop the New Stone VirtuALE IPA
A virtual universe of choices confront the modern brewer when it comes to selecting hops. Stone Brewing encourages its brewers to live in a world of pure imagination… If we can dream it, we can brew it. This week, Stone Brewing presents Stone VirtuALE IPA, the latest liquid exploration into the world of experimental hop technology. The beer incorporates first-use technology, with potential to become rote tradition (by at least the year 2045) if this beer’s hoppy excellence is any indication.
Press Release | March 16, 2018
Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout Gives New Rise to a Classic
This week Stone Brewing releases Stone Totalitarian Imperial Russian Stout. With roots in both the old world and new, this sinfully delightful beer makes its debut with slight tweaks to the original Stone Imperial Russian Stout recipe developed in 2000 by Stone co-founder and original Brewmaster, Steve Wagner.
Press Release | March 12, 2018
Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA
Trends in craft beer rise and fall, but through the dank, the fruit and the haze, one constant remains: Hops. Spotlighting this wonderful plant, Stone Brewing presents Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA, a beer packed with all the fruitiness of some of today’s favorite beers, with absolutely no addition of fruit.
Press Release | March 05, 2018
Stone Brewing Announces its Inaugural Lineup of In-Store Only Releases
Stone Brewing announces a 2018 lineup of packaged Exclusive Release Beers available only at Stone Brewing locations. These beers are intended only for Stone’s most dedicated fans making the pilgrimage to its tap rooms and company stores in Southern California and Richmond, VA.
Press Release | February 23, 2018
Stone Exalted IPA Now Available
Like a savior to their disciples, Stone Brewing extols the glory of the almighty hop with its latest release, Stone Exalted IPA. The first in the Stone Hop Worship Seasonal IPA Series, the crisp and citrusy blend of hops is now available in 12-ounce can six-packs nationwide.
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.
Chicago Tribune | June 06, 2018
11 easy-drinking, refreshing — and, yes, crushable — beers of summer
San Diego’s Stone Brewing opened a brewery in Berlin in 2016 … so why not make the most authentic Berlin style of all and send it back to the United States? White Ghost is just that, a Berliner Weisse that gets its “orthodox sour and acidic character from a specially selected Lactobacillus strain sourced from local Berlin cultures,” the brewery says. I initially rolled my eyes at an American brewery importing its own beer from across the Atlantic, but guess what? It’s a lovely beer, intensely tart and featuring bold fruity notes of white peach and underripe melon.
The Takeout | June 03, 2018
This summer is all about tropical beers inspired by fruit and tiki cocktails
Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing’s senior manager of brewing and innovation Steve Gonzalez tells The Takeout one of the brewery’s latest IPAs, Scorpion Bowl, was actually intended to have fruit in it. It just so happened that he grabbed a drink of the beer before the fruit was added, though, and was blown away by how much fruit flavor was already there thanks to a combination of Loral and Mandarina Bavaria hops. He passed the beer around the brewery, and everyone agreed there was no need to even go forward with the fruit addition.
Paste | May 25, 2018
Your Guide to Drinking Through Memorial Day Weekend
So now you've got a cooler full of lagers. Great. You need to throw in a couple of these babies to help cleanse your palate. Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse is a refreshing and totally summer friendly beer style, but it’s also tart and a little bit fruity. You don’t want to drink nine in a row, but changing the lagers up with one of these can refresh your sensibilities and add a bit of whimsy to your drinking schedule. I say apply one White Geist for every eight lagers.
Richmond Times-Dispatch | December 19, 2017
Stone Brewing Co. moves new tanks to brewery in Richmond
Don’t think the local beer boom is tapped out just yet. More beer-brewing equipment has just arrived in Richmond. Four tanks, weighing 12.25 tons each, were shipped on a barge up the James River on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the tanks were moved to Stone Brewing Co., the California-based craft brewer that opened its first East Coast brewery in Richmond’s Fulton neighborhood last year.
Boston Globe | December 19, 2017
Five beers that will pair perfectly with your holiday merriment
Stone Xocoveza: On paper this seems like a weird one — a mocha stout inspired by Mexican hot chocolate and brewed with coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg — but wow does this work. It’s rich and creamy, with hints of tingly spice that tickle the back of the throat without overpowering. Drink this with a truffle or a piece of chocolate and prepare to be blown away. (8.1 percent alcohol by volume)
Brewbound | November 21, 2017
Stone Brewing Raises $72,000 for Northern California Wildfire Victims
Stone Brewing’s distributing division, Stone Distributing Co., donated $72,000 of its sales in the month of October to benefit those affected by the devastation of the recent Northern California fires. The donation was generated from a percentage of Stone beer sales and the sales of 17 of its supplier partners, most notably Bear Republic and Russian River of Sonoma County.
Worth | November 19, 2017
San Diego’s economy is riding high on a wave of suds
Where a city like New York has a deli or pizzeria on every other corner, San Diego has a craft brewery. A few hundred miles north in Chico, Calif., at Sierra Nevada Brewing, is where craft brewing as we know it got its commercial start in 1979, but the industry has matured in this Southern California paradise. Tasting rooms with bountiful rotating drafts abound, and craft beer has joined surfing and San Diego’s zoo as one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions. But San Diego’s craft brewing industry extends well beyond tourism, generating about $1 billion of revenue for the local economy every year. Beyond the suds and the suntanned drinkers, there is a massive economic engine, almost 30 years in the making, built around beer in San Diego.
Time + Leisure | November 18, 2017
What to Do in San Diego When It Rains
You’ve traveled to San Diego hoping for a sunny vacation full of beaches, outdoor parks and activities. But when you get there, it’s raining. What to do? Luckily, there are plenty of indoor things to do in San Diego. Here are a few of them.