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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.)
Press Release | June 29, 2015
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA Now Available Nationwide
It's the time of year again when the mercury in thermometers rises in tandem with the hop faithful's thirst for piney, botanical bitterness. The close of June marks the start of Stone RuinTen Triple IPA season for Stone Brewing Co. An amped-up IPA building off its famous progenitor, Stone Ruination IPA, this once-a-year offering explodes with citrus and stone fruit aromas that give way to an onslaught of pungent, resinous, tropical fruit flavors. This immensely hopped IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at restaurants, bars and retail shelves where Stone beer is sold, nationwide.
Press Release | June 01, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Saison Today
Stone Brewing Co. is reintroducing its take on a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale, using Southern California ingredients grown on its 19-acre farm. Stone Saison is brewed with lemon zest, grains of paradise, lemon thyme, lavender and a small dose of habanero peppers, making it the quintessential refresher for the warm-weather months. Starting today, the beer returns in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft to retailers, restaurants and bars in markets where Stone beers are sold.
Press Release | May 18, 2015
Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape Released May 18
The latest experimental offering from the Stochasticity Project looks to traditional, English-style stock ales for inspiration, while incorporating modern-day ingredients and brewing techniques. A creation cleverly dubbed Stochasticity Project HiFi+LoFi Mixtape, the final beer is composed of 80 percent fresh English Ale (LoFi) blended with a higher-ABV version (HiFi) of the same beer that was aged for several months in red wine-infused oak tanks (referred to as "foudres"). Starting today, the historically-inspired release will begin arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select retailers nationwide.
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.
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
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.