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Press Release | April 27, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Pale Ale 2.0 Today!
Nearly 19 years ago, beer geek entrepreneurs Greg Koch and Steve Wagner launched Stone Brewing Co., selling the very first keg of Stone Pale Ale to San Diego County brewpub Pizza Port. Since that inaugural offering (a creation developed by original Stone Brewmaster Steve Wagner), Stone has earned a reputation for making a wide variety of bold, flavorful and often hop-centric beers. Starting today, a bold new version of Stone Pale Ale--artfully dubbed Stone Pale Ale 2.0--will begin arriving in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft.
Press Release | April 20, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
In June 2002, Stone Brewing Co. introduced the world's first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA, Stone Ruination IPA. Massively hopped and aggressively bitter, it helped spark the ever-growing desire among legions of craft beer fans for over-the-top hop flavors and aromas. Fast-forward 13 years, new brewing techniques and hops exist to spark inspiration. Stone Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner decided it was time to utilize this new inspiration and reimagine Stone Ruination IPA. Beginning today, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 will start arriving in 12-ounce six-packs, 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retail outlets, bars and restaurants in markets where Stone beers are sold.
Press Release | April 13, 2015
And the Stone Spotlight Series Winner is: Drew & Steve's Imperial Mutt Brown Ale
To "spotlight" its brewing team's creativity in 2014, Stone Brewing Co. introduced the Stone Spotlight Series, an annual internal competition celebrating what craft beer is all about: Ingenuity. Exploration. Fun. Ten teams of two vied for the chance to have their beer recipe brewed, packaged and distributed on a national scale. Starting today, Stone is proud to release the champion entry from this year's competition-Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale. Fans may purchase the limited-release beer in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at retailers in select markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | March 23, 2015
Here Comes the IRS: Two Versions of 2015 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Released Today
Each spring, craft beer enthusiasts actually look forward to encountering the IRS--Stone Imperial Russian Stout, that is. A rich, hearty beer that emphasizes the roasty, chocolaty essence of dark malts, it stands out from Stone Brewing Co.'s typically hoppy stock, with a smooth, velvety body that's tasty when fresh, yet also perfectly suited for long periods of cellaring. And there is more to look forward to this year: As part of Stone's "Odd Beers for Odd Years" program (AKA another excuse to brew something new and creative), the California-based brewery is releasing a version infused with tea and spices, 2015 Stone CHAI-SPICED Imperial Russian Stout, alongside the classic version of this annual release. Starting today, the pair will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at bars, retailers and restaurants in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | February 09, 2015
Unleashing the old and the "Odd": Stone Releases Two Versions of 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
Since 1998, Stone Brewing Co. has released Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, a much-anticipated robust, malty ale on an annual basis. In odd-numbered years, the company also releases an "Odd Year" version of the beer per its "Odd Beers for Odd Years" program. Today, 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine (the classic version) and 2015 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine - Extra Hoppy will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to restaurants, bars and retailers in select markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | January 28, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Contributes more than $490,000 to Charity in 2014
Thanks to loyal fans, passionate volunteers, craft brewing compatriots and Stone employees, Stone Brewing Co. contributed more than $490,000 in cash and donated more than $230,000 worth of beer to various charities in 2014. As in previous years, the past 12 months were filled with fundraising events and other endeavors that benefitted a diverse group of organizations.
Press Release | January 12, 2015
Encore! Encore!: Stone Re-Brews Popular Collaboration Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA
At Stone Brewing Co., collaboration beers are looked at as an opportunity to get creative, experiment well beyond day-to-day brewing parameters, and utilize unique techniques and ingredients-all while celebrating the spirit of craft beer camaraderie. These beers are rarely brewed again, but in a gesture to outspoken and engaged craft beer fans, Stone is revisiting a particular collaboration that was first brewed in 2011 with Guam's Ishii Brewing Co. and Japan-based Baird Brewing Company. Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA is brewed with Japanese sencha green tea and five different hops, including Sorachi Ace, a varietal originally developed in Japan. Starting today, the IPA will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail outlets in markets where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | January 05, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Introduces a Beer Worthy of the Name Stone Delicious IPA
Since 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has been obsessed with its mission of providing people access to high-quality, big-character craft beer. After all, great beer is for everyone and anyone with the good taste to recognize it. With that goal in mind, the company is introducing Stone Delicious IPA, a citrusy ale dry-hopped exclusively with El Dorado hops. As if that wasn't enough, the beer has also been crafted to reduce gluten. Starting today, Stone Delicious IPA will begin arriving in 12-ounce six-packs to retail accounts and on draft to restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.
Press Release | December 16, 2014
An IPA Brewed to Cellar: Stone Brewing Co. Introduces Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA
Age an India pale ale? Really? Stone Brewing Co. is releasing a beer that defies all we thought we knew about consuming hoppy beers at their freshest, particularly the West Coast-style IPAs for which Stone is famous. While nearly every IPA on the planet should be drunk as fresh as possible, that is not the case with Stone Enjoy After 12.26.15 Brett IPA. Intended for aging until at least December 26, 2015, this unique IPA is inoculated with Brettanomyces (Brett), a wild yeast that will transform the beer over time in fascinatingly and deliciously unpredictable ways when stored under proper cellaring conditions. Beginning today, the Brett IPA will start arriving in 750-milliliter bottles at retail accounts in select states.
Press Release | December 15, 2014
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean
Some things just go together. Kittens and yarn. Snakes and airplanes. Hipsters and misuse of the word irony. For us, it's Stone Smoked Porter with whole Madagascar vanilla beans. Ah yes, the famously delectable combination by Stone Brewing Co. is making its yearly appearance as a limited winter edition creatively named Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, the fan favorite is now making its way to bars, restaurants and retail outlets in all states and territories where Stone beer is sold.
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.
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.
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
NBC | December 04, 2015
Stone Brewing Starts Production, Sales of Craft Beers in Europe
The Stone Brewing beer-maker has begun small-batch production in a 10-hectoliter pilot brewhouse in Germany, and those beers will debut Monday Dec. 7 at more than 40 locations - including bars and restaurants - in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Paste Magazine | December 03, 2015
Stone To Tap First Beers Brewed in Berlin
Paste Magazine -- Stone Brewing will deliver its first beers brewed in Berlin to bars across Europe on Monday, December 7. More than 40 locations in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Poland, the U.K. and Spain are set to pour Stone IPA, the first Europe-brewed Stone beer, at 6p.m. CET.
San Diego Business Journal | December 03, 2015
Stone Brewing Starts Production, Sales of Craft Beers in Europe
Stone Brewing plans a Dec. 7 start for sales of its craft beers in Europe, in advance of the Escondido-based company's full-scale opening of its Berlin production and restaurant facilities in March 2016.
San Diego Reader | December 03, 2015
Fresh Stone beer for Europe Monday
Monday, December 7th, European countries will get their first official taste of Stone brews on draught, as the inaugural batch of beers out of the new Stone Brewing Berlin brewhouse will simultaneously debut at 6 p.m. local time in as many as 40 tap rooms in German, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.