Press Release | June 19, 2018
FACT SHEET: Wil Wheaton / Drew Curtis / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Front and center this year is the result of Wil’s creative machinations taking the art direction duties with world-renowned fantasy artist Joe Jusko representing our gargoyle’s triumph over the evils in the world of beer. Six years into this amazing w00tstout legacy and I continue to be stunned and humbled by the response of our fans. Sure, it’s an amazingly delicious massive Russian Imperial Stout partially inspired by Kentucky Derby Pie of Drew’s home state. And speaking of Drew, we asked him to lean into two of his strengths: drinking w00tstout and chatting up a storm. So this year he’ll MC our wildly nerd-nominious celebration of beer and geekery known as HopCon/w00tstout release party held annually during San Diego’s Comic-Con. The nerd lives in all of us. Celebrate it! Now is the golden age for us lovers of awesome things. We’re here. We’re vast, and we’ve got great taste. This beer is an ode to you, Fellow Nerd.
Press Release | May 07, 2018
Stone Brewing – Napa Opens in California’s Wine Country
The beer is brewing and the doors are officially open to the new Stone Brewing – Napa, a 9,500 square-foot restaurant and 10 barrel brewery in an iconic 1877 stone building. Stone brings its flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine and cuisine, offering visitors locally-brewed beers, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.
Press Release | May 04, 2018
Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse Makes US Debut
Just two short years after the history-making opening of Stone Brewing – Berlin, the brewery's beers are now distributed to 25 European countries, making Stone one of the most widely distributed and sought after breweries in Germany. Not content to rest on the hoppy laurels of the company’s world-renowned reputation for American IPAs, the latest in the brewery’s year-round selection is the Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse. Brewed true to the style’s namesake origin of Berlin, the tart and refreshing beer is now enjoying a special limited availability in the US.
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.
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.