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What's on Tap This Weekend: Stone Go To IPA
Monday, April 07, 2014
CoEd.com -- When I heard that Stone was producing a session IPA ("session beers" are either ales or lagers that have an ABV five percent or lower) I was concerned that Stone might have jumped the shark. But after my first sip I can say with honesty that Go To IPA is a must try!
America's Best Brewery Tours
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Men's Journal -- The tours offered by Minister of Evangelism & Indoctrination Ken Wright and the Indoctrination Specialists make the roundup of "America's best brewery tours."
Build a Beer Collection
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- "Dr." Bill Sysak gave readers a few pointers for starting a personal beer cellar, including pictures of his more than 2,800 bottle collection. He explains why Stone Imperial Russian Stout is perfect for aging.
Beer of the Week: Stone Go To IPA
Friday, April 04, 2014
Miami Herald -- New this month, Go To IPA is Stone Brewing Co.'s latest year-round release. The California brewery calls it a "session" IPA, meaning it has a moderate alcohol level but full-on flavor. Session beers are becoming popular among brewers and consumers, and Go To is hands-down the best I've tasted. Go To is my new go-to.
Stone - On the Shelves
Friday, April 04, 2014
Baltimore Post-Examiner -- Here are a few new Stone Beers you can likely find on the shelves (or taps) now that are really worth checking out. Positive reviews of: Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine and Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison.
Spring brews: In praise of hoppy beers
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Star Tribune -- Stone Go To IPA is listed as an example to explain why hoppy beers are perfect for spring and summer.
Brewologist: This IPA's time is nigh; do not let it linger
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Marion Star -- Matt's Burning Rosids and Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA receive some favorable remarks by the Brewologist.
Stone Brewing Co. Spotlight
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paste Magazine -- Interview will Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele, as he discusses our current expansion plans, future collaboration brews and the magazine's six "must have" Stone Beers.
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2013
Monday, March 31, 2014
Brewers Association -- The list of Top 50 Breweries in America according to 2013 sales volume.
The Top 50 Craft Breweries In America, According To The Brewers Association
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Huffington Post -- Every year, the Brewers Association puts out a list of the top 50 craft breweries in the country (based on 2013 sales figures), and for the second year in a row, we're #10. The Huffington Post covers the Brewers Association's announcement.
Where To Eat At Petco Park, Home Of The Padres
Monday, March 31, 2014
San Diego Eater -- A compilation of the newest additions inside Petco Park, including Stone Brewing Co. in the park located near section 309/311 on the Upper Deck Terrace.
New IPAs from Alaskan, New Belgium, Stone and Kona
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Oregonian -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA is included in an overview of new IPAs.
America's Best Airport Beer Bars
Thursday, March 27, 2014
GQ -- Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport is listed as one of the "9 best airport bars in America."
Mikhail's Odd - Stone Brewing
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Beer Guy LA -- Mikhail's Odd (2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels) gets a perfect 5 out 5 score in this review from the Beer Guy LA.
Stone Brewing Company opens East Village Taproom
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
San Diego Examiner -- Every year, as the calendar approaches opening day for the San Diego Padres, new things start popping up in the East Village. As groundskeepers meticulously create a beautiful playing surface inside the stadium, businesses are also hard at work creating a pre-and-postgame playground on the outside of the stadium. One of the more exciting arrivals to the Petco Park vicinity is Stone Brewing's East Village Taproom, which opened for business on Tuesday.
Enjoy A 5-Course Dinner Paired With Craft Beers At Napa Valley Grille's Beer Dinner
Monday, March 24, 2014
CBS Los Angeles -- Chef Taylor Boudreaux from Napa Valley Grille, Westwood stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss a Beer Dinner that will be held at the end of the month.
The 12 Best Spring Beers in America
Friday, March 21, 2014
Paste Magazine -- In the roundup, Stone Imperial Russian Stout is called "one of the most anticipated spring releases for beer lovers each year."
Doubling Down on Double IPAs
Friday, March 21, 2014
Gear Patrol -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA makes the list of 10 best Double IPAs.
How to Shop for an IPA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Men's Journal -- Readers get tips on "How to Shop for an IPA" and mentions Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele's IPA book, to briefly explain the difference between West Coast and East Coast IPAs.
San Diego Weekend Trips for First-Timers
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
USA TODAY -- Be filled with wonder at Stone Brewing Co. World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station. What started out as an experiment in crafting a local IPA has become an empire of sorts that includes this space of over 25,000 square feet (the largest in San Diego county) with daft design and a solid menu that plays with hip trendsetters as well as with families. And for the adults, a beer selection that rocks the house and the palate.
What's on Tap This Weekend: Stone Go To IPA
Monday, April 07, 2014
CoEd.com -- When I heard that Stone was producing a session IPA ("session beers" are either ales or lagers that have an ABV five percent or lower) I was concerned that Stone might have jumped the shark. But after my first sip I can say with honesty that Go To IPA is a must try!
America's Best Brewery Tours
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Men's Journal -- The tours offered by Minister of Evangelism & Indoctrination Ken Wright and the Indoctrination Specialists make the roundup of "America's best brewery tours."
Build a Beer Collection
Saturday, April 05, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- "Dr." Bill Sysak gave readers a few pointers for starting a personal beer cellar, including pictures of his more than 2,800 bottle collection. He explains why Stone Imperial Russian Stout is perfect for aging.
Beer of the Week: Stone Go To IPA
Friday, April 04, 2014
Miami Herald -- New this month, Go To IPA is Stone Brewing Co.'s latest year-round release. The California brewery calls it a "session" IPA, meaning it has a moderate alcohol level but full-on flavor. Session beers are becoming popular among brewers and consumers, and Go To is hands-down the best I've tasted. Go To is my new go-to.
Stone - On the Shelves
Friday, April 04, 2014
Baltimore Post-Examiner -- Here are a few new Stone Beers you can likely find on the shelves (or taps) now that are really worth checking out. Positive reviews of: Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA, Stone Go To IPA, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine and Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison.
Spring brews: In praise of hoppy beers
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Star Tribune -- Stone Go To IPA is listed as an example to explain why hoppy beers are perfect for spring and summer.
Brewologist: This IPA's time is nigh; do not let it linger
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Marion Star -- Matt's Burning Rosids and Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA receive some favorable remarks by the Brewologist.
Stone Brewing Co. Spotlight
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Paste Magazine -- Interview will Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele, as he discusses our current expansion plans, future collaboration brews and the magazine's six "must have" Stone Beers.
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2013
Monday, March 31, 2014
Brewers Association -- The list of Top 50 Breweries in America according to 2013 sales volume.
The Top 50 Craft Breweries In America, According To The Brewers Association
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Huffington Post -- Every year, the Brewers Association puts out a list of the top 50 craft breweries in the country (based on 2013 sales figures), and for the second year in a row, we're #10. The Huffington Post covers the Brewers Association's announcement.
Where To Eat At Petco Park, Home Of The Padres
Monday, March 31, 2014
San Diego Eater -- A compilation of the newest additions inside Petco Park, including Stone Brewing Co. in the park located near section 309/311 on the Upper Deck Terrace.
New IPAs from Alaskan, New Belgium, Stone and Kona
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Oregonian -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA is included in an overview of new IPAs.
America's Best Airport Beer Bars
Thursday, March 27, 2014
GQ -- Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport is listed as one of the "9 best airport bars in America."
Mikhail's Odd - Stone Brewing
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Beer Guy LA -- Mikhail's Odd (2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels) gets a perfect 5 out 5 score in this review from the Beer Guy LA.
Stone Brewing Company opens East Village Taproom
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
San Diego Examiner -- Every year, as the calendar approaches opening day for the San Diego Padres, new things start popping up in the East Village. As groundskeepers meticulously create a beautiful playing surface inside the stadium, businesses are also hard at work creating a pre-and-postgame playground on the outside of the stadium. One of the more exciting arrivals to the Petco Park vicinity is Stone Brewing's East Village Taproom, which opened for business on Tuesday.
The 12 Best Spring Beers in America
Friday, March 21, 2014
Paste Magazine -- In the roundup, Stone Imperial Russian Stout is called "one of the most anticipated spring releases for beer lovers each year."
Doubling Down on Double IPAs
Friday, March 21, 2014
Gear Patrol -- Stone Enjoy By 04.20.14 IPA makes the list of 10 best Double IPAs.
How to Shop for an IPA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Men's Journal -- Readers get tips on "How to Shop for an IPA" and mentions Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele's IPA book, to briefly explain the difference between West Coast and East Coast IPAs.
San Diego Weekend Trips for First-Timers
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
USA TODAY -- Be filled with wonder at Stone Brewing Co. World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station. What started out as an experiment in crafting a local IPA has become an empire of sorts that includes this space of over 25,000 square feet (the largest in San Diego county) with daft design and a solid menu that plays with hip trendsetters as well as with families. And for the adults, a beer selection that rocks the house and the palate.
5 California Beer Releases to Buy Now
Monday, March 10, 2014
LA Weekly -- The new California beers being released this year are so promising that our heads are spinning as fast as our notions of Lenten sobriety are dissolving. Small breweries are rising to big occasions - barrel-aging and releasing bottles - while larger craft breweries are curbing their most ambitious styles for something more accessible. Stone Go To IPA makes the list!
10 Best Foodie Spots in San Diego
Monday, March 10, 2014
USA TODAY -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is listed as one of the "10 Best Foodie Spots in San Diego." After all, we're proving "brew pub food doesn't have to be bland and unhealthy."
[Craft] brewery really wows some customers, instead of trying to please everyone
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Detroit Free Press -- When Greg Koch and Steve Wagner founded Stone Brewing, they could have ended up like thousands of start-up failures. They could have launched a me-too product and tried to compete head to head with the industry leaders. Instead, they decided to stick it to the man.
Women Brewers of the World: Unite
Thursday, March 06, 2014
U-T San Diego -- Coverage of the International Women's Collaboration Brew Day, giving attention to the brew day at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station and a quick shout out to some of Stone's brewing ladies: Laura Ulrich, Hollie Stephenson and Laura Mirsch.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Thrillist -- Of course you know Stone, brewer of tasty beers and staple of the San Diego, nay, the American craft beer scene, but there's no way you know everything about them. You might think you do, but you're probably just an Arrogant Bastard. And even if you got that joke, there's still stuff you probably don't know...
Beer of the Week: Stone Go To IPA
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
SF Weekly -- This week's featured beer reminds us that the enjoyment of hops can be straightforward and sessionable.
Stone Brewing Go To IPA
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Uncrate -- Review of Stone's newest year-round beer: Stone Go To IPA.
23 American Beers to Drink Before You Die
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Thrillist -- There are at least infinity beers in this country of ours, and someone likes every single one of them. But unfortunately, infinity beers is too many for most people to try, so we narrowed it down to 23 American that you need to consume if you want to feel a strong sense of drinking accomplishment in your life. Stone Enjoy By IPA makes the list.
Your guide to 5 IPAs: Decoding the different styles of this hop-intensive beer
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Los Angeles Times -- Here are five major variants of the standard IPA, and what makes them each different. Stone Ruination IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA make the roundup as examples within their category.
A change of life at Stone Farms
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
San Diego Reader -- David Solomon [Stone Farms Manager] helms 19 acres of organic crops that range from arugula and potatoes to lemongrass and dragon fruit, produce that supplies the brewery's bistros and select beers. Last June, the farm opened to the public. The property includes a store with four taps; in other words, you can sip a stout while touring the edible beds. Which is exactly what we did!
Double IPA Blind Tasting
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Beer Geek Nation -- Stone Enjoy By IPA beats out three other Double IPAs for the #1 spot in a blind-taste competition.
10 Low-Calorie Beers That Don't Suck
Friday, February 07, 2014
Men's Health -- Stone Levitation Ale is named one of the "10 Low-Calorie Beers that Don't Suck."
San Diego Getaway Guide
Monday, January 13, 2014
CBS Los Angeles -- San Diego is a city full of fun, with many attractions and neighborhoods to explore beyond Sea World and the famous San Diego Zoo. From miles of pristine beaches, to cultural museums, and a thriving downtown area encompassing Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter, visitors will find plenty to do in this coastal gem of a city.
Hip, hop, hooray! Soak up the sun and suds with Stone in San Diego
Monday, January 06, 2014
New York Post -- The Aviara Ale Academy is a package weekend, where in between enjoying the amenities guests get a "full, high-end, luxury craft beer experience," in which they tour the nearby Stone Brewing company's brewery, restaurant, and farm while quaffing bucketloads of beer. Think of it as a vineyard tour with a malt-and-hops spin. Or the farm-to-table story of beer.
Voices of the Year
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Voice of San Diego -- Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch is named, "The Voice of Righteousness" for San Diego in this feature.
The Best New Beers of 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Weekender -- Southern Charred and Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA make this list of the best new beers of 2013.
2013 In Review: The Top 25 Beers. Period.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Food Republic -- Not one, but TWO Stone beers: Southern Charred and Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA made this list of the top 25 beers of 2013.
Rose Parade 2014 guide: Your pick for the 11 best places to visit in Pasadena
Thursday, December 26, 2013
89.3 KPCC Public Radio -- Stone Company Store - Pasadena is listed as one of the best places to visit in Pasadena during the Rose Bowl, while also commenting, "Stone is arguably the leader of the [craft beer] movement."
A six-pack of the best beers in 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
The MetroWest Daily News -- Southern Charred is included in this six-pack of the best beers from 2013.
Stone Brewing Co. Deploys Digital Lumens Intelligent LEDs in New Addition, Saving 86% Over T8 Alternatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Yahoo! Finance -- Digital Lumens today announced that Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States well known for its hop-centric beers, has deployed the Intelligent Lighting System within its new 69,000-square foot bottling and kegging addition in Escondido, CA.
The Best US Airports for Beer Snobs
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
CBS Los Angeles -- Check out the eight best airports in the country for the discerning (and delayed) beer fan. Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport made the list! (As covered by Thrillist.com)
The Best Airports for Beer Snobs
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Thrillist -- Check out the eight best airports in the country for the discerning (and delayed) beer fan. Stone Brewing Co. at Terminal 2 in San Diego International Airport made the list!
The San Diego Craft Crawl
Monday, December 09, 2013
Men's Journal -- The city has 78 craft breweries and, if plans proceed apace, it will have more than a hundred before the end of 2014. More approachable than crafty Portland and a good deal warmer than hard-drinking Denver, San Diego is making a reputation for itself as the ultimate destination for beer lovers, who can choose from a wide variety of tasting itineraries. The up-and-coming breweries are fun to visit, but serious sippers will be more impressed with the quality of product (and experience) at the city's stalwarts, the group of breweries that established a beachhead here and never stopped innovating.
Stone Rocks!: Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter Is A Lap Dance For Your Tongue
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Seattle-Pi -- Then, at my personal top tier stand the breweries that do everything - let me rephrase that: EV-UH-REE THING - and do it all spectacularly well.
San Diego Beer Week Distinguishes Local Scene
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
USA Today -- San Diego beer week gets some attention and Stone Brewing Co. is one of the featured breweries.
4 Layovers You'll Love
Sunday, December 01, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- Grounded in SoCal? Head to Terminal 2, where you'll find Stone Brewing's newest location. Dishes like Stone Levitation Ale BBQ Duck Tacos and a Bruschetta BLT offer the same farm-fresh flavors of the brewery's World Bistro & Gardens, plus 12 taps (including Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard) to wash it all down.
The Top 25 Beers of the Year: 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA make this year's list.
Top 10 Craft Beer Destinations in Pasadena
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Food GPS -- A list of the best craft beer destinations in Pasadena
Mother Earth Brew Co. Expands Production & Signs with Stone Distributing
Friday, November 15, 2013
The Full Pint -- Mother Earth Brew Co. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Stone Distributing to carry and distribute Mother Earth's beers throughout the Stone Distributing Territory. The recent addition of equipment and staff has increased Mother Earth's production by well over 200% providing for increased distribution in both bottles and draft.
Mother Earth Brew Co. signs agreement with Stone Distributing
Friday, November 15, 2013
BeerPulse -- Mother Earth Brew Co. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Stone Distributing to carry and distribute Mother Earth's beers throughout the Stone Distributing Territory. The recent addition of equipment and staff has increased Mother Earth's production by well over 200% providing for increased distribution in both bottles and draft.
The Hottest Beer You've Ever Tasted Is Obviously Called Crime And Punishment
Friday, November 15, 2013
Huffington Post -- Review of Crime and Punishment and a warning to readers it's, "The hottest beer you’ve ever tasted."
Beer, BBQ and modern amenties in new Terminal 2 at San Diego Airport
Friday, November 15, 2013
San Diego Blog -- San Diego International Airport received a major upgrade with the expansion of Terminal 2, completed in 2013. The new terminal incorporates countless thoughtful touches for travelers, modern amenities, and great ways to pass the time and get in those last few minutes of San Diego before heading back home. (Including Stone Brewing Co.)
Stone Brewing SMASH!
Friday, November 15, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- Coverage of Stone's recently launched partnership with Smashburger and the beer and food pairings menu offered at San Diego and Orange County locations.
Smashburger partners with Stone in SD, Orange counties
Friday, November 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The Denver-based hamburger chain and Escondido brewery announced a partnership this week, with suggested burger-and-beer pairings posted in San Diego and Orange county restaurants.
Downtown Scores New Stone Beer Garden, Tasting Room
Friday, November 08, 2013
San Diego Eater -- It's only inevitable that every neighborhood will someday have a Stone to call its own. Downtown residents are the latest lucky recipients of a new Stone Company Store, which soft opened this week on Kettner Boulevard in the Columbia district.
The 10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts
Friday, November 08, 2013
Gear Patrol -- Stone Imperial Russian Stout made Gear Patrol's list of the 10 Best Russian Imperial Stouts.
Drink These Fall 2013 Specialty Release Beers On A Chilly Night
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Food Republic -- We're all about the seasonal changing of colors and temperatures, and the same can be said of the beers we're looking forward to as the colder weather kicks in. It's time for a little fall cleaning, so finish off those summer blondes and fruit beers to make room for darker, richer styles. Crime and Punishment made the list!
Into the Fire With Stone Brewing's Crime & Punishment
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Guyism -- Crime and Punishment, two new barrel-aged beers from Stone Brewing Co., literally bring the heat. They are jam packed with 15 different chile peppers, some of which are the hottest on earth.
11/1/13 Shave the Date at Quality Social Pt. 2
Monday, November 04, 2013
Discover SD -- View pictures of Stone CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch's infamous beard being cut off.
11/1/13 Shave the Date at Quality Social
Monday, November 04, 2013
Discover SD -- View pictures of Stone CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch's infamous beard being cut off.
Crops and Hops: Inside Stone Brewing's Organic (and Public!) Farm
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Horticult -- Gardening, style, food and drink bloggers speak with Brewmaster Mitch Steele about 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter and chat with Farm Supervisor David Solomon during a recent visit to Stone Farms.
San Diego's Stone Brewery Is Devilishly Awesome
Friday, November 01, 2013
Forbes -- A review of their recent trip to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondio. Stone is dubbed "devilishly awesome!"
Thirsty crowds swarm Stone Brewing's Greg Koch, Wil Wheaton
Friday, November 01, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- The Wil Wheaton Tap Takeover event at Stone Company Store - Pasadena is considered a success by the Los Angeles Times.
San Diego Beer Week 2013: 5 Events Worth the Drive
Friday, November 01, 2013
LA Weekly -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station's first Beer U event is considered by LA Weekly as one of San Diego Beer Week's "Five Events Worth the Drive."
Southern Charred - Double Bastard Ale
Friday, November 01, 2013
Paste Magazine -- I think Stone's brewmaster must have been paraphrasing Ron Swanson when creating Double Bastard Ale and its barrel-aged cousin Southern Charred: "Just give me all the hops and malt you have. Wait, wait. I'm worried what you just heard was, 'Give me a lot of hops and malt.' What I said was, 'Give me all the hops and malt you have.' Do you understand?"
America's Coolest Breweries
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Travel + Leisure -- Stone Brewing Co. is dubbed one of "America's Coolest Breweries."
Movember Puts The Spotlight On 'Staches And Men's Health
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
KPBS San Diego -- Greg Koch speaks about Movember, and his participation in the awareness and fundraising campaign.
America's Seven Best Beercations
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thrillist -- You love beer. You love vacations. You love cleverly combining two words into one and then trying to get it to catch fire. So it's only natural you'll like this rundown of the country's seven hottest hubs of barley and hops that you should hit on your next "beercation."
Colorado Craft Beer Show
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Colorado Craft Beer Show -- In Hour Two, we led with off Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Company! 17 years of amazing beers and stories from this beer hero! We talked about some new beers they will be putting out, the hotel he is planning on, the Europe brewery, the charities that will benefit when he shaves his beard, and the 6 month sabbatical he will be taking. (Note: Scroll down to find this segment, and fast forward to 2:15)
Best of San Diego - Readers poll: Bars & booze
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- The annual "Best of San Diego" issue confirmed that Stone is awesome in several categories including: Best Outdoor Bar (Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station), Best North County Brew Pub (Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido) and Best Brewery (Stone Brewing Co.)
New brew reviews: Stone Brewing Co. Suede Imperial Porter
Monday, October 14, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- Review of 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Tears for beers. (Blame the shutdown.)
Friday, October 11, 2013
CNN.com/ Eatocracy -- Stone's CEO & Co-founder, Greg Koch shares his opinion about the government shutdown and what it meant to craft brewers.
San Diego Explained: The Craft Brewing Boom
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Voice of San Diego & NBC 7 -- A wrap up of the recent San Diego Craft Beer & Hospitality Summit and a look at the impact craft beer has on San Diego.
Coming Up Orchids
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Riviera San Diego -- When the San Diego Architectural Foundation recently announced their 2013 Orchid Awards (orchidsandonions.org), some of our favorite destinations for food and drink were among the stylish honorees. Paying homage, we check in with a couple of winners and a few noteworthy nominees.
Rating the best 6 beers at ACL 2013 so you don't have to
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Culture Map -- Stone IPA is rated as one of the "Best 6 Beers" at Austin City Limits 2013.
Stone Brewing Company Store
Monday, October 07, 2013
LA Weekly -- It's more than a store but less than a bar. Conveniently located adjacent to the Del Mar station on the Gold Line, the Stone Brewery Company Store offers the opportunity to taste Stone beers.
Tasting Notes: 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Friday, October 04, 2013
Gear Patrol -- A review of Stone's newest collaboration: 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter.
The Cicerone vs. The Sommelier @ Surf & Sand Resort
Thursday, October 03, 2013
West Coaster SoCal -- A review of Beer vs. Wine at Sand & Surf Resort. Find out which beverage won this event.
Stone Liberty Station: Review
Thursday, October 03, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Even if you're not worthy, as the label on Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale insists, you're welcome at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station.
Pre-GABF: Greg Koch/Stone Brewing Co.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
MankerBeer.com -- Interview with Stone's Co-founder & CEO, Greg Koch before the Great American Beer Festival.
We Did it Guerrilla Style
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Read about Stone's Co-founder & CEO, Greg Koch's humble beginnings as an entrepreneur and how he got to where he is today.
Best Coffee Beer Brewed in the United States
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
BeerInfo.com -- Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout is named the "Best Coffee Beer Brewed in the US." This list was based off results from 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship, GABF and RateBeer.com.
Inside Packaging - Unique
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Inside Packaging Magazine -- Stone's Graphic Artist, Jade Blessinger and Director of Marketing, Todd Colburn discuss the collaboration beer labels and packaging. (Note: Click "UNIQUE" in the green box to read the article.)
The Face of San Diego's Stone Age
Monday, September 30, 2013
Voice of San Diego -- Take a deeper look into the man, the myth, the legend - Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. Co-founder & CEO.
At Home With Greg Koch & Sara Tobin
Friday, September 27, 2013
Ranch & Coast Magazine -- Greg Koch, the self-described "beer-geek-gone-pro" greets us at his Solana Beach home, a serene spot that he shares with girlfriend Sara Tobin, a yoga and acting teacher, overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon.
Recap: SD Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
West Coaster SD -- A summary of the San Diego Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit held September 19 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
However you feast this fall, there's a craft beer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Associated Press -- Fall is a fine time to sample a wide variety of craft beers, because no matter what your autumnal activity there is likely to be a seasonal beer to make it better. [Stone Levitation Ale] has a lower alcohol content, which makes it just right for a hike through the woods or other outing to enjoy the fall colors.
Shooting for that Top Spot: Craft Beer Tourism Summit Encourages All San Diego Businesses to Embrace Our Beer
Monday, September 23, 2013
SanDiegoVille.com -- A summary of the San Diego Craft Beer Hospitality & Tourism Economic Summit held September 19 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
Craft Beer Collaborations Part III: Stone Farking Wheaton / w00tstout
Monday, September 23, 2013
Drink Insider -- What started in 2008 as an idea to give tribute to the spirit of camaraderie between brewers, has turned into a staple of Stone's ongoing lineup. Thus far in 2013 Stone has already released three collaborations, including the Dayman Coffee IPA, w00tstout and R&R Coconut IPA. The fourth, Suede Imperial Porter, is slated for release in early October.
Beer for Women!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
AM Northwest -- Beer journalist and critic Joshua Bernstein appeared on the Portland, Oregon TV show AM Northwest and talked about our latest collaboration beer: 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter.
Pairing Beer With Food
Monday, September 09, 2013
Boston Radio -- Beer writer and judge John Holl traveled around the country to gather more than 150 recipes from America's best breweries and beer-centric restaurants. The result is "The American Craft Beer Cookbook - 155 recipes from you favorite Brewpubs and Breweries." Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale Avocado Tacos are featured in this segment.
Tasting Notes: Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA
Friday, September 06, 2013
Gear Patrol -- The guy-centric website Gear Patrol takes a liking to Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA. Here's a review on the German-West Coast Hop bomb.
The San Diego County Beer Trail
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
USA Today -- Stone Brewing Co. is named in a wrap up of the San Diego County craft beer scene.
Stone 17th Anniversary IPA Mango Sorbet
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
BeerandBaking.com -- If you haven't yet popped the caps on your bottles of Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA, consider making this tasty treat!
The Craft of Distribution
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Beverage World -- Stone Distributing Co. is named "Distributor of the Year."
Hardworking Labor Day beers
Friday, August 30, 2013
CNN -- 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout is named a "Hardworking Labor Day beers."
The Friday Five: 5Q w/ Kris Ketcham
Friday, August 23, 2013
West Coaster SD -- A five question interview with Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Brewing Manager, Kris Ketcham
Review: Two 'gimmick' beers from Stone/Smuttynose
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Boston.com -- I recently reviewed two beers that might be considered gimmicky. Both were brewed by California's Stone Brewery; one was brewed in collaboration with New Hampshire's Smuttynose Brewing Company. The two are among my favorite breweries, which warrants giving the gimmicks a chance.
Everybody Must Get Stone
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Boise Weekly -- It is hard to imagine a more cutting edge, innovative craft brewery than Escondido, Calif.'s Stone Brewing Co., whose tongue-in-cheek motto says it all: "You're not worthy." And when three new Stone 22-ounce bombers roll into town all at once, it gives local beer aficionados cause to pause and celebrate.
Stone Brewing Co. Addresses the Craft Beer Controversy
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Daily Meal -- The craft brewing community wants to put it out there that a craft beer isn't always a craft beer.
Brewologist: Attack of the Gotterdammerung
Monday, August 19, 2013
Gannett Newspaper Company -- "The Brewologist" thoroughly enjoys Stone 17th Anniversary Gotterdammerung IPA. When the beer's very name invokes the fabled final battle of Norse mythology, you expect it to be a bold drink.
Top 15 craft breweries in the USA
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
USA Today -- A wrap up of The Daily Meal's story on top breweries in the USA, which included Stone Brewing Co.
Craft Beer, Part II
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Quench! -- The podcast segment interviewed Mitch Steele about the craft beer craze (his segment starts about 10:45).
The Brews of Summer: 100 Beers to Enjoy in the Heat
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Endless Simmer -- Foodie Blog names three Stone beers on their list of "100 Beers to Enjoy in the Heat."
Touring Tastebuds: 10 Famous Brewery Tours in America
Monday, August 12, 2013
Kegerator.com -- America has a lot to offer when it comes to great brews. Small, independent microbreweries and large-scale production houses all welcome visitors to tour their facilities and learn about the process that goes into making their beer. On these brewery tours, you will be given a unique opportunity to try new brews and explore the world of beer-making.
Stone Farking w00tstout: The ultimate beer geeks' brew
Saturday, August 10, 2013
CNBC -- In a newly released beer, Stone Brewing Co.'s Koch has returned to both his beer geek and homebrewing roots, creating Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, with actor Wil Wheaton and Fark.com creator Drew Curtis.
Stone Brewing Co.'s Beer-Soaked Birthday
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Discover SD -- But Stone Brewing Co. doesn't miss a chance to slow down and party, taking two days of festivities to mark their big upcoming birthday. The Stone Brewing Co. brewer's reception and 17th anniversary celebration will take place August 16 and 17 at Cal State San Marcos.
Beer of the Week: Stone Farking Wheaton wOOtstout
Thursday, August 08, 2013
SF Weekly -- For their most recent brew, the folks at Stone threw all convention out the window and collaborated with FARK.com creator Drew Curtis and actor/beer geek Wil Wheaton.
Stone Brewing adds new gem to its crown at Liberty Station
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
The Peninsula Beacon -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station was visited by The Peninsula Beacon and received a rave review.
The Doctor's Office: A Reputation on the Line
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
West Coaster SD -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder, talks about business and reputations in craft beer with Gonzalo J. Quintero Ed.D.
San Diego Craft Beer Awaits
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The San Diego Daily Transcript -- San Diego County is one of the world's leading craft beer destinations, and recognized for the variety, character and quality of its local brews. So, it's only fitting that San Diego's largest craft brewery -- Stone Brewing Co. -- will soon be featuring new locations at San Diego International Airport.
Summer Brews Gone Wild! Top 10 Summer Beers
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Endless Simmer -- There are now so many summer beers to choose from, and they are all so different. Can I guarantee that no matter what beer you try from this list, you will enjoy. Hell yes. Here it is...
Top Breweries Across the Nation
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
CBS New York -- Many Americans love their beer and a great way to savor a cold brew is by indulging at the breweries from which they originate. Visitors to the nation's top breweries have the opportunity to view how the beverage is generally produced from water, hops and malted cereal grains, learn about the history of the company and, of course, sample an assortment of freshly made beer. Most brewery tours allow visitors of all ages but obviously alcohol consumption is limited to adults with a valid I.D. The following are 10 of the best breweries to visit across the nation.
8 Fruit-Forward IPAs You Should Drink Now
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Food Republic -- Drink up and enjoy the last full month of summer with 8 of our favorite fruit IPAs. Stone Ruination IPA - Tropical Heat Edition was named as one of "8 Fruit-Forward IPAs You Should Drink Now."
Happy IPA Day! + Coconut
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Endless Simmer -- Social media is everything, so it shouldn't surprise you that two twitter fiends (Ashley Routson (@TheBeerWench) and Ryan Ross (@RyanARoss) decided to create international IPA day. So what are you going to do on this glorious occasion? Put down the Bud Light Lime and open your mind to the endless world of IPAs.
The Beer Professor's Top 10 Favorite Beers
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
CoEd -- OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale makes it into "The Beer Professor's Top 10 Favorite Beers" on college lifestyle blog CoEd.
Stone Brewing Co. is latest big craft beer to come to Nebraska
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Journal Star -- Lincoln, Nebraska gets excited that Stone is coming to their state August 20.
The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America
Monday, July 29, 2013
The Daily Meal -- Stone is named one of "The 25 Best Craft Breweries in America" as voted by the public!
Stone 'R&R Coconut IPA' is a Homebrewer's Wet Dream
Monday, July 29, 2013
Guyism -- Stone R&R Coconut IPA was the tropical dream of a couple homebrewers, and now it's being produced by Stone Brewing Co. on a massive scale. There's still hope for your garage beer after all!
America's Top Brewery Tours
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Men's Fitness Magazine -- On a tour of Stone-one of the fastest-growing breweries in the country-the company's wise-cracking "Indoctrination Specialists" will introduce you to their brewing process and offer their thoughts on craft beer culture.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout : Stone Brewing Co.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
New Brew Thursday -- The collaborators Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton and Greg Koch sat down with New Brew Thursday crew to talk about Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout before Hop-Con.
Geek Out: Stone Brewing, Wil Wheaton and Fark.com Collaborate on w00tstout
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Drink Nation -- Stone Brewing has released another of the limited-edition beers the California brewery is well-known for, and this is one to geek out about. Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is a dark, hoppy beer created by Stone co-founder Greg Koch, geek idol Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis of Fark.com.
Top 10 Summer Beers
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Huffington Post -- Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers. (As featured in Gayot.com)
The Nerdiest Beer You Can Drink
Friday, July 19, 2013
Esquire -- With the geeks of the world converging on San Diego for this year's Comic-Con International this weekend, one local craft brewery thought this was high time to release a beer in collaboration with a geek icon.
Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout: The geekiest beer in the world
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Today.com -- I've long considered myself a bit of a geek, but the genesis of this Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is so geeky, it's almost outstrips my ability to process its nerdiness.
Wil Wheaton, Collaborators Geek About "Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout"
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Geek Mom -- Wil Wheaton is known for his enthusiasms-for gaming, for science fiction and fantasy, for the community of enthusiasts known as nerds and geeks-but with the unveiling of Stone Brewing Company's Stone Farking Wheaton w00tStout, we learn of his deep love for crafting beer.
Just in time for Comic-Con, Wil Wheaton and company unveil their new beer
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
LA Times -- Geek icons joined forces with Stone Brewing Co. to brew a collaboration beer to kick off Comic-Con International: San Diego, and Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is the nutty result.
Wil Wheaton Geeks Out Over Stone Farking Wheaton Beer
Monday, July 15, 2013
Guyism -- Stone Farking Wheaton, the epic beer collaboration between Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton, and Greg Koch, hits markets today. You don't have to be a geek of any sort to like this beer, but it wouldn't hurt. Wil Weaton does a great job of explaining how he sees geeks and why there is nothing wrong with being that passionate about something you love. If you still feat the social stigma, just go with Greg Koch's more user friendly term, "unabashed enthusiast."
OH Great, Fark Beer Exists
Monday, July 15, 2013
Food Beast -- Stone Brewing Co-Founder Greg Koch, Fark.com founder Drew Curtis and "ubergeek" Wil Wheaton have joined forces to bring geeks/beer lovers the ultimate brew: WOOtstout. This unique Imperial stout comes aged in Bourbon whiskey barrels to bring out the aroma of Kentucky Derby pie and the trio's passion for "geek culture," incorporating rye, wheat malt and pecans.
Farkin' Ale! Stone releases 'Ensign Wesley' beer
Friday, July 12, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- Self-proclaimed geeks of the world, lift a glass! Stone Brewing Co. is releasing its latest collaboration beer Monday, and the collaborators are Stone co-founder Greg Koch, Fark.com founder Drew Curtis and Star Trek: TNG icon Wil Wheaton, AKA Ensign Wesley Crusher -- all admitted geeks.
Poppin' Bottles #1: with Fark and Wesley Crusher
Friday, July 12, 2013
RateBeer Weekly -- A review of Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.
California Dreaming
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sphere Magazine -- So we've homed in on Southern California, with its bountiful farmers' markets, innovative chefs, pioneering winemakers, quirky beer producers-and wall-to-wall sunshine.
8 Great Outdoor Bars in San Diego
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
San Diego Magazine -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station gets named as one of San Diego Magazine's "8 Great Outdoor Bars in San Diego."
7 New Beers You Should Know
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cool Material -- As you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of them are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge dwellers, keep an eye out for these 7.
Best Craft Beers
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Consumer Reports -- All of the beers we tested are members of the growing category of "craft" beers, though that term is somewhat squishy. We found a range of excellent and very good choices, most of which are sold nationally. (And no, our tasters didn't guzzle all the merchandise.)
Best Events in San Diego: July 11-17
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Best events in San Diego: July 11-17.
2013 Comic-Con Parties
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Discover SD -- Calling all freaks and geeks, don't miss these 2013 Comic-Con parties.
Meet Stone Brewing's Latest
Saturday, July 06, 2013
San Diego City Beat -- A review of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station.
Consumer Reports rates the best craft beers
Saturday, July 06, 2013
10 News -- Consumer Reports' names Stone IPA the Best Ale in the country.
Top 5 Craft Beers to Drink on July 4th
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
LA Weekly -- Stone Enjoy By 07.04.13 IPA is named one of the "Top 5 Craft Beers to Drink by July 4th."
Consumer Reports Applauds Locally Produced Ale
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
San Diego Business Journal -- Stone IPA, a product of Stone Brewing Co., got top marks in a recent Consumer Reports ranking of craft beers.
Consumer Reports rates top craft beers just in time for holiday
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
LA Times -- Just in time for the Fourth of July, Consumer Reports has issued its list of the best craft beers in the United States, based on a blind taste test of 23 craft ales and lagers.
SDENTRIC: Stone Late Night Movies
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Stone's movie nights began in 2007, and in many ways the experience has remained unchanged. Every Wednesday during the summer, a movie is shown in the Escondido brewery's gardens.
Consumer Reports: Stone IPA top brew in blind taste test
Monday, July 01, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Consumer Reports has confirmed what a lot of beer consumers have already reported: Stone IPA is an excellent ale.
The 50 Most Patriotic Beers in America
Monday, July 01, 2013
Thrillist -- In honor of Independence Day, Thrillist names Arrogant Bastard Ale as one of "The 50 Most Patriotic Beers in America."
Craft Beer Power Rankings 6-28-13
Friday, June 28, 2013
The Full Pint -- We'd like present you with the Craft Beer Power Rankings for the last week of June. The craft beer rankings ranks the 5 most buzzworthy beers of the week. Influences include but are not limited to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as well as RateBeer and BeerAdvocate. Cheers!
THE WEEKEND AGENDA
Friday, June 28, 2013
Cool Material -- Stone RuinTen IPA was highlighted as the beer to drink over the weekend.
Making the Case for a 'San Diego Beer-First' Community
Friday, June 28, 2013
Voice of San Diego -- A recount of the evening spent discussing Crafting Beer Policy, in which Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch was a featured speaker.
Cheers to you, brew york! Blind taste test reveals New York craft beers are among top US lagers and ales
Thursday, June 27, 2013
New York Post -- Consumer Reports yesterday released its ratings of America's top craft-brewed ales and lagers just in time to stock up on some high-end suds for next Thursday's holiday barbecues.
Stone & Wil Wheaton(?) present Hop-Con
Thursday, June 27, 2013
San Diego Reader -- Hop-Con is intended to bring regular geeks together with beer geeks. This intermingling of nth degree enthusiasts will take place at 5 p.m. on July 17 at the newly opened Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station (2816 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma). Wheaton will be on-hand (along with Koch and Curtis) to meet fans and quaff his collab along with some rarer Stone beers against a live music backdrop provided by Paul and Storm.
55,000sqft of beer amazingness from the folks at Stone
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thrillist -- The beer barons at Stone are ensuring that the former U.S. Naval training center at historical Liberty Station will no longer be showcasing much in the way of discipline, given the sheer volume of hoppy goodness flowing through what's essentially a 55,000sqft beer amusement park featuring an on-site brewhouse, an outdoor movie courtyard with 12 taps, a patio with 30 more taps, and a store offering growlers & kegs to-go, all under the watchful eye of a giant looming gargoyle disapprovingly presiding over the former Naval mess hall.
Stone Enjoy By IPA Beer
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Uncrate.com -- Stone Brewing cares so much about how fresh their beer is, they named one of them after the date they want you to consume it by. We usually don't like people telling us what to do, unless they are telling us to drink "devastatingly fresh" beer.
Arts center, Stone Brewing pair up for comic art event
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, is pairing comics and craft beer for a special museum event.
5 California Summer Beers to Drink Now
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
LA Weekly -- July is the month for celebrating your patriotism by overdoing it on huge hoppy beers -- because what could be more "American" in the beer world than big IPAs? -- and August is when festival season is in full sway, so let's toast the rising action of summer with beers that deserve your attention now.
Stone Brewing's Growing Interest in Grocery
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Brewbound -- While a visit to the supermarket even for the most discerning beer aficionado might be routine, a journey down the beer aisle isn't always part of the trip. At least one large craft brewery is trying to change that.
Stone puts the farm in farm-to-table
Sunday, June 23, 2013
San Diego Craft Beer Examiner -- If you've eaten at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, you know that their executive chefs pride themselves on creating a menu full of locally-sourced, farm-to-table options. Eating from a farm-to table-menu is one thing, but it's a very different experience to visit the actual farm. That experience is now available as Stone Farms opened to the public on Saturday.
The Beer Nut: A 'beerventure' to Portsmouth, N.H.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Metro West Daily News -- Koch, who founded the Stone Brewing Company in San Diego in 1996 with Steve Wagner, made his first stop at the Smuttynose Brewing Company in Portsmouth. He's been partnering with Smuttynose brewers to help create a collaboration beer called Cluster's Last Stand.
Comic-Con Party Guide
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Calling all freaks and geeks, don't miss these 2013 Comic-Con parties.
Best Small Cities for Beer-Lovers
Monday, June 17, 2013
TravelNerd -- America has seen a recent explosion of craft beers, microbreweries and beer pubs, perfect for the traveling beer lover. TravelNerd has found the best small cities for beer lovers to visit this summer to find the best breweries, events and pubs from around the country. We put our own twist on this list by focusing on smaller cities and towns under 400,000 to - after all, everyone knows to visit Seattle, Portland and Denver.
Episode 38 - Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Seacoast Beverage -- Greg Koch was interviewed by beer bloggers Seacoast Beverage, while he was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire brewing a collaboration beer with Smuttynose Brewing Company.
Stone RuinTen is Out Today
Monday, June 17, 2013
Houston Chronicle -- Who wouldn't enjoy a "stage dive into a mosh pit of hops"? That's exactly what Stone Brewing Co. is promising with its newest release, RuinTen IPA, which comes out today.
Smuttynose, Stone Brewing Co. team up for new tribute beer
Friday, June 14, 2013
Seacoast Online -- Smuttynose Brewing Company is teaming up with a West Coast brewery to create the business' first collaboration beer - Cluster's Last Stand. The local brewing company is partnering with Stone Brewing Co., of San Diego, to create the limited-released beer, which is a recreation of the legendary Ballantine IPA.
Barley's in Greenville celebrates being named America's Most Arrogant Bar
Friday, June 14, 2013
Greenville Online -- Yes, "arrogant" was the word of the day at Barley's on Thursday, as the co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., Greg Koch, was headed there in person to name the bar as the 2012 Most Arrogant Bar in the U.S.A.
Stone Brewing in Puerto Rico
Friday, June 14, 2013
Beer Rican -- Stone's entrance into Puerto Rico was a big ol' party, complete with a Rolling Stones cover band! Check out a video made by Puerto Rican beer blogger.
Berrong on Beer - Great gifts for beer lovers
Thursday, June 13, 2013
CNN.com Eatocracy -- Father's Day is just a few days away and if you're anything like me, you've waited until the last minute to get that special gift. Buying gifts for the loved ones in my life is usually a challenge for me. So, in honor of Father's Day, I created my own gift guide for the parents out there who, like me, enjoy good beer (but unlike me, have kids).
Bright beer tanks reviewed with Stone Brewing's Mitch Steele
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- To learn more about the function, maintenance and manufacturers of bright tanks, we reached out to a few of the best craft breweries in America to get their insights and advice on these important brewing vessels. Escondido, Calif.'s Stone Brewing Co. is the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States (by 2012 beer sales volume), according to the Brewers Association.
The Game Day Cooler: The Beers of Summer, Part 1
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Whopperjaw.net -- Liberty Station Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham weighs in on his favorite summer beers.
Renee checks out Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-- Liberty Station
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
San Diego 6 -- Renee dropped by Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station and spoke with General Manager Scott Ambrose and Executive Chef Tausha Lopez about the venue's offerings.
Stone Brewing News With Commentary - RuinTen IPA, Sours, Smoked Porter + More
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Full Pint -- We caught up with Stone Brewing Co. for a little Q & A about their current products and a look into the future. Much like Apple Computer, Stone runs a very tight ship with regards to giving away too much info before they are ready to, so with that said, please enjoy.
IPA Wednesday: 10 Fresh Imperial IPAs To Try Right Now
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Food Republic -- You go up to the bar and order an IPA. You're not specific, but you know you want one thing: hops. For the next six weeks we'll be exploring India Pale Ales at Food Republic, and we're kicking it off in extreme and regal fashion with Imperial IPAs.
I'D TAP THAT: Happily Ruined
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
The Weekender -- Northeastern Pennsylvania's weekly publication reviews Stone Ruination IPA.
The 15 Best Beers for the Summer Heat
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Esquire -- Right now, liquor stores across California, Missouri, Texas and Washington are stocking their shelves with the latest release in Stone's Enjoy By IPA series. Released this week, Enjoy By 07.04.13 gives drinkers a clear message: This beer is meant to be consumed now, while fresh. That's when its plethora of hops will be at their peak of dank aroma and flavor. The California brewery is democratic about its Enjoy By releases; if you want the next batch in your state, vote on the website.
Local Craft Brewers Join Forces Create Unique Batches of Beer
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
7x7 SF -- Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster, Mitch Steele discusses collaboration beers and why they are so important.
O Astro Das Cervejas
Saturday, June 01, 2013
O GLOBO -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. CEO/ Co-founder, was also interviewed for O GLOBO, one of Brazil's largest media groups, about his trip to Brazil, his opinion about Brazilian craft beer and the business of Stone (NOTE: this article is in Portuguese and, unfortunately, there is not a translation option)
Tasting Panel: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA
Friday, May 31, 2013
Cowboys & Indians -- We can't get enough of Stone Brewing Company and the San Diego-based craft brewery's playful tinkering, some of which is released in the form of collaborations. The Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA is the latest one.
Great beer in Pasadena: Six places for microbrews
Friday, May 31, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- Pasadena has long been at the forefront of craft brewing in Los Angeles, and while there are not many operating breweries in the city, there are some great bars and restaurants that make Pasadena a destination for craft beer fans. Here are some suggestions to get you started on exploring the beery side of Pasadena, and they are (nearly) all accessible via the Metro Gold Line.
Summer Grubbin'
Friday, May 31, 2013
Pacific SD -- Restaurant and bar proprietors countywide have been pulling out all of the stops to get their doors open before all the tourists show up. From maple bourbon-glazed donuts to an urban winery to bars in grocery stores, their additions to San Diego's dining and nightlife scene are as eclectic as they are enticing. Here's a list of fresh new spots (some of which haven't even opened yet) to check out before Arizona arrives.
Small Brew Act Could Bring Economic Benefits
Thursday, May 30, 2013
U-T San Diego -- The U.S. craft brewing industry has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, emerging as the fastest growing segment of beverage production in America. There are currently over 2,400 craft breweries (defined as brewing companies producing less than six million barrels per year and less than 25 percent owned by a company that is not itself a craft brewer) throughout the country. Stone Brewing Co. is proud to be among this inventive and industrious assemblage.
Beer brewers team up for Homefront IPA, benefitting military families
Monday, May 27, 2013
KPCC Radio -- This past weekend saw the release of Homefront IPA , a new ale made by nine different microbreweries across the country. All proceeds go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides emergency financial help to military families.
Top 10 Summer Beers
Friday, May 24, 2013
Gayot -- Summer is a thirsty season, one for which beer is tailor-made. Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Even better, beer is so cost-effective that even the finest brews rarely set you back more than a couple of bucks. From wheat beers and fruit beers to summer ales and brisk lagers, the flavor possibilities are endless, so why not break out of the mass-market mold this summer? Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers, and follow these simple steps: Chill. Sip. Chill. Repeat.
Top 10 U.S. Craft Breweries by Sales Volume
Friday, May 24, 2013
FOX Business -- Cans of beer will be snapped open in millions of American backyards this Memorial Day weekend, and while brews from the big companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors will, naturally, be in the hands of many, more and more people are turning to beers from smaller craft brewers. Here are the top ten U.S. craft brewing companies, according to the Brewers Association, based on 2012 sales volume.
15 Chill-Tastic Session Beers For Memorial Day Weekend
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Food Republic -- It finally hit the high 80s in NYC this week! It's still overcast and humid, of course, but it reminded us that it's about time for something sessionable - in fact, May is National Session Beer Month. Sure you want to drink, but you don't want to get so sloshed you overcook the burgers. Imagine what the Grilling Gods would say.
New Restaurants to Try: Salt and Cleaver, Stone
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Discover SD -- "Now Open" signs are up. Staffs are trained, ready for eager crowds. And these just opened (plus one re-opened) restaurants are vying to become your new favorite spot.
Llega la cerveza Stone Brewing a Puerto Rico
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Sal! -- Una de las cerveceras artesanales mas famosas del sur de California, Stone Brewing, llego por primera vez a Puerto Rico con miras a proveerle a los puertorriquenos una oportunidad de acostumbrar su paladar a una cerveza con un sabor unico en la industria: es fuerte, agria, un poco pesada, y seguramente no le gustara a muchas personas. No obstante, a su llegada a la Isla, la cervecera ha logrado captar la curiosidad de los amantes de la cerveza artesanal.
San Diego State University offers new Professional Certificate in Craft Beer
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- With the craft beer industry continuing to experience rapid growth, San Diego State University is launching a Professional Certificate in Craft Beer program during the fall semester through its College of Extended Studies that will prepare students for the industry and its career pathways.
Stone Brewing Co. Opens in Liberty Station
Friday, May 17, 2013
NBC 7 San Diego -- The day all craft beer fans have been waiting for is finally here: Stone Brewing Co. has opened its Liberty Station location.
Where to Eat Now
Friday, May 17, 2013
U-T San Diego -- "Now Open" signs are up. Staffs are trained, ready for eager crowds. And these just opened (plus one re-opened) restaurants are vying to become your new favorite spot.
New Stone Bistro Open Today
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
West Coaster SD -- Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is now open at 2816 Historic Decatur Road.
It's Here: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station Now Open
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Eater San Diego -- Rejoice, beer friends. The sign's down at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, signaling that the brewery restaurant is open for your business starting today at 11 a.m.
Stone Liberty Station: First diner, first drinker
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Stone's new 24,500 square foot brewery restaurant (official name: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station) is so large, it can seat 700 at a time. But only one could be the first guest. When the place opened at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the first diner was a sailor-- appropriately enough, as Liberty Station is on the grounds of historical Naval Training Center.
Liberty Station's Stone age begins
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
U-T San Diego -- All of this was built into existing buildings, including the Naval Training Center's mess hall. The old walls still stand, and everything - from skylights to floors - was reviewed to ensure consistency with these structures' past. The entire process, from initial proposal to the first customer's first pint, required $8 million and 2.5 years.
Stone Brewing Co. introduce desde hoy sus cervezas en la Isla
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
in dice -- EL MERCADO de cervezas artesanales a nivel local tiene desde hoy nuevos integrantes, y se trata de las que produce la compania Stone Brewing Co., con base en California, que comenzaron a ser distribuidas en supermercados, restaurantes y barras de todo Puerto Rico.
Stone Brewing debuta en Puerto Rico
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Beerrican -- La compania Stone Brewing se complace en anunciar que sus cervezas artesanales estaran por primera vez disponibles en los supermercados, colmados, restaurantes y barras de Puerto Rico a partir del proximo 13 de mayo. Conocidas por su gran sabor centrado en el lupulo, Stone Brewing distribuira sus vigorosas cervezas artesanales a traves de Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico y, para celebrar este gran evento, sera la anfitriona de una serie de degustaciones (tastings) en selectos restaurantes y barras a traves de la Isla del 14 al 17 de mayo.
SNEAK PEEK: STONE BREWING LIBERTY STATION
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Urbanist San Diego -- Stone isn't just for Sundays anymore! A couple years in the making, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens will finally be opening their new Liberty Station spot (likely within the next week or two), making the full Stone experience a lot more accessible to us city folk.
Las cervezas de Stone Brewing debutan en Puerto Rico el 13 de mayo
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Tavern Latina -- La compania Stone Brewing se complace en anunciar que sus cervezas artesanales estaran por primera vez disponibles en los supermercados, colmados, restaurantes y barras de Puerto Rico a partir del proximo 13 de mayo. Conocidas por su gran sabor centrado en el lupulo, Stone Brewing distribuira sus vigorosas cervezas artesanales a traves de Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico y, para celebrar este gran evento, sera la anfitriona de una serie de degustaciones (tastings) en selectos restaurantes y barras a traves de la Isla del 14 al 17 de mayo.
8 best beer towns in the USA
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
CNN -- The history of beer in the United States is a rich one dating back to the colonies, when soldiers were paid in spruce beer and cider. From there beer weathered a Revolution, Prohibition and a right turn at Albuquerque before positively exploding with deregulation of the industry through the early 1980s.
Craft Brewers Chug Away Heady Pressure by Bankers to Sell
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Bloomberg -- SweetWater Brewing Co. Chief Executive Officer Freddy Bensch gets plenty of solicitations from potential acquirers.One stands out: a handwritten note with a crisp $50 bill from a banker begging for a meeting. The greenback was so pristine and odd a gesture that Bensch wondered if it was real. "We took that $50 bill over to the pub and spent it on beers and they accepted it," said Bensch, who co-founded the maker of hoppy 420 Extra Pale Ale and chocolaty Exodus Porter with a college roommate. "We didn't accept the meeting. We toasted him when we were buying beers with his 50."
Our 6 Favorite Smoked Beers For Grilling Month
Monday, May 06, 2013
Food Republic -- I could think of few better ways to open up Food Republic's 3rd annual Grilling Month beer coverage than with a selection that's literally held to the flame. Smoked beers are of a style steeped in rich history, but their flavor, best described as an acquired taste, has rendered them nearly extinct. Thankfully, though, they have been kept alive by a small number of breweries that view smoked malt not as relic of ancient process, but an art form that should be given its due.
Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013 Odd Year Release
Friday, April 26, 2013
Porch Drinking -- My morning routine is not so intricate, but it always includes one staple: black coffee. I love coffee. I am certain I cannot live without it. Coffee, beyond allowing me to act like a normal human being in the morning, is also my favorite flavor. I adore coffee ice cream and always appreciate new ways to incorporate coffee flavors into food. So when a friend (I shall call him AW) brought over a bottle of the Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 2013 Odd Year Release as a housewarming gift, I was so excited for many reasons. Beer and coffee together? Why yes, yes I would like that very much.
Talking beer with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Las Vegas Weekly -- First opened in San Diego in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has become one of the most popular craft breweries in the country and a household name among fans of serious IPAs and creative beer. Averaging 43 percent year-to-year growth, the brewery now distributes to 37 states, including-thank goodness-Nevada. And as Stone always offers the latest and most innovative in craft beer, we tapped brewmaster Mitch Steele to learn about trends in the industry, aging beer and what you'll be drinking in 2013.
Beers of the Week: New Coffee Beers from Stone Brewing
Monday, April 22, 2013
SF Weekly -- File Under: things that get you buzzed. Like many folks, you might be a slave to chemical rituals. Caffeine in the morning, and booze at night. In the name of efficiency, we recommend combining the two at every opportunity. If you mean business, and want two buzzes in one (no, they don't cancel each other out...), then Stone Brewing has two new beers that are pertinent to your interests.
A FOODIE'S GUIDE TO ESCONDIDO
Thursday, April 18, 2013
U-T San Diego -- Northeast of San Diego, the sleepy valley of Escondido is stirring. Vine shoots are sprouting at Orfila Vineyards - the city's grape-growing tradition reaches back to its 1880s founding. And on Friday nights, oldie Fords and hot rods take root along Grand Avenue, a classic-car meetup called Cruisin' Grand. Soon, downtown Escondido will grow to more than 30,000 people. That's the count on spectators for the first cycling stage of The Amgen Tour of California, which pushes off from Broadway and Grand Avenue on May 12 and, after 104.3 miles, pedals back. In advance of the crowds the road race will bring, we steer you to a few food-and-drink journeys around Escondido.
American's 10 Best Brewery Visits Slideshow
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Daily Meal -- The largest craft brewery in a city that knows from craft beers, Stone Brewing Co. is a vital stop on any beer lover's itinerary. Daily tours take visitors into the inner workings of the 55,000-square-foot facility, and helpful guides lead tastings of four craft beers, including one limited-release brew. Coming soon is a brewery-adjacent boutique hotel, promising an immersive beer experience and eliminating the question, "So, who wants to drive?"
Time is running out to experience Stone's Enjoy By 4-20-13 IPA
Monday, April 15, 2013
Las Vegas Weekly -- There's only about a week left to experience the Enjoy By 4-20-13 IPA, a limited release beer produced by San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. So you better drink some-fast.
Beer Review: Stone Enjoy By IPA
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Daily Meal -- Stone Brewing Company loves labels. Each beer from the Southern California brewery is festooned with a painted-on label featuring a gargoyle and a soliloquy about what you're holding in your hand (which can be tough to read after drinking the brew itself).
Big stouts invade Los Angeles from the north and south
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- Monday sees the release of two of California's most respected and coveted imperial stouts: Stone Brewing's Imperial Russian Stout and Firestone Walker's barrel-aged oatmeal stout Parabola. Stone Brewing releases their "IRS" beer every April 15, and this year they are adding an "odd beer for odd year" variant that adds espresso beans to the mix. Russian Imperial Stouts -- so named because the first of these highly alcoholic stouts were exported from Britain to the Russian court in the 18th century -- are rich and bold beers with strong roasty, coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The style often commands a premium price because of the expensive ingredients and lengthy brewing process, but Stone's version is not only a benchmark among imperial Stouts, it's a bargain at $7 for a 22-ounce bottle.
Wild adventures in cask ale
Thursday, April 11, 2013
DRAFT Magazine -- As a whole, craft brewers in the U.S. aren't exactly shy when it comes to experimental releases. You probably figured that out the first time you cracked open a bottle of peanut-butter-chocolate-coffee-mint-infused porter. It's no secret. But that showcase of extreme brewing is nothing compared to the crazy stuff happening inside American cask beer.
Top Craft Breweries In America: Brewers Association Names 50 Best-Selling Companies
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Huffington Post -- Each year, the Brewers Association releases lists of the top 50 American craft breweries and overall brewing companies. On Wednesday morning, the moment of truth came for beer-makers across the nation -- and it was a big one for craft beer.
Stone ranked 10th biggest craft brewer in U.S.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Fox 5 San Diego -- When it comes to craft beer, San Diego is slowly but surely making its way to the top. Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido was ranked 10th largest craft beer maker nationwide by a trade group Wednesday. CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. Greg Koch said it's been a long road from his days brewing beer at home.
IPAs You Need To Drink Before You Die
Monday, April 08, 2013
Huffington Post -- There are a lot of IPAs -- that's India Pale Ale, for beer newbies -- out there. Booze lovers are drawn to the bold, deep flavors of the hoppy brews and brewers love making 'em. First We Feast recently compiled a list of the 30 great IPAs to drink before you die, with a little help from some serious beer experts.
Stone Ruination IPA Editorial Review
Monday, April 01, 2013
Bicycling -- In February our test team flew to La Jolla, California, with 30 bikes for our annual Editors' Choice test. On one particularly beautiful day, we spun over the bucolic roads outside Stone Brewing's hometown of Escondido, stopping in town for burritos, and then picking up a few of the brewery's best offerings.
Have a Hoppy Easter: 10 top Southern California craft beers
Friday, March 29, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- California is leading a national craft beer explosion. It's home to 12 of the nation's 50 largest craft beer companies, according to the Brewers Assn. trade group. So it's not surprising that some of the country's finest beer is brewed locally. Here are 10 of the best local beers to sample Easter weekend, as selected by Brandon Hernandez, a beer and food journalist, Zagat editor and Stone Brewing Co. communications specialist.
Stone Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA has hopheads buzzing in KC
Friday, March 29, 2013
KC Pitch -- Most breweries now employ an "Enjoy By" date on a bottle rather than an expiration date. But Stone Brewing Co. has flipped that idea on its head with a new release, the Enjoy By 04.20.13 IPA. The California brewer has created a hop-heavy ale with 11 different hops added at all points of the brew process. And all of those pungent hops aren't meant to last, which is why the beer that showed up in Kansas City (the first of the limited hophead releases that appeared in KC was Enjoy By 12.21.12) this past week is here only for a short time. Stone sent Fat City a 22 oz. bottle - the adult equivalent of the Easter Bunny - and we obliged them by drinking it.
Open Range: Smooth Criminal
Friday, March 29, 2013
Cowboys & Indians -- From its gateway-albeit bold -beers to its knockout limited releases that test the boundaries of even the most extreme hophead, Stone Brewing Co. is the template for success. The 16-year-old California craft brewery does not make a bad beer.
Wil Wheaton and Stone Brewing set phasers to hoppy
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Examiner.com -- Wil Wheaton has led quite a life. He trekked through the swamp with his friends in Stand By Me. He trekked through the stars as the helmsman of the Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and his most recent turn has been as the nemesis of Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
Beer of the Week: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
San Diego Reader -- The first of four collaboration beers Stone will release in 2013, its an outlandish style I have seen attempted only once before by a notoriously experimental brewer from Denmark, Mikkeller. Many drinkers applauded the ballsiness it took to attempt to harmoniously cram java and hops into a pint glass, but a much smaller number revered the finished product. Lets come right out with it. One hears the words coffee IPA and their natural reaction is to raise an eyebrow and question the logic of such a combo. At least thats what I did when, on my first day at Stone, they shared the upcoming arrival of this beer with me.
Beer of the Week: Stone Oak-Smoked Old Guardian
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SF Weekly -- If it aint broke, dont fix it. That being said, it never hurts to shake things up a bit. With their Odd Beers for Odd Years series, Stone Brewing is making the best of both approaches. Every other year, the crew takes one of their classic brews and releases it alongside a new, souped up version.
Craft Beer, The Next Generation: Stone collaborates with Star Trek star Wil Wheaton
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- Stone Brewing Co. is taking craft beer where it has never gone before, thanks to a collaboration with Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton. The Stone Blog reported that Wheaton, you may remember him as Wesley Crusher, is an avid homebrewer, friend of Stone co-founder Greg Koch and supporter of all things Stone. Along with fellow friend Drew Curtis, Fark.com founder, the collaboration will take place on April 3 on a to-be-announced beer.
Stone's newest beers for your consideration
Monday, March 25, 2013
San Diego CityBeat -- The beer reviews you are about to read are true. The names of the beers have not been changed to protect the innocent.
How We Made It: Greg Koch and Steve Wagner
Friday, March 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times -- The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele talks Levitation Ale, Anheuser-Busch and aggressive growth
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Craft Brewing Business -- It appears Stone Brewing Co. has little chance of gathering any moss. The Escondido, Calif.-based brewing operation continues to roll larger every year - especially in the last three. In 2011, Stone announced plans for an enormous $24 million expansion, which included a new restaurant and brewery in Point Loma, Calif., enlarging its Escondido brewery to a 400,000-to-500,000 barrels (bbls) per year capacity and an 18.7-acre organic farm to supply produce to its current and future restaurants. That is just for starters folks.
14 craft beers you need to try
Friday, March 08, 2013
FoxNews.com -- Todays craft beers featuring increasingly exotic flavor-grabbing ingredients like raisins, chocolate, even brewers whiskers, are so much more interesting than your run-of-the-mill lager. So it's no surprise craft beer is on the rise. Last year, sales jumped a whopping 16.5 percent to p.6B, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.
Liquid Diet: How to Stock Your Pantry with Boozy Condiments
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Boston Magazine -- T.G.I. Fridays and Jack Daniels can have each other. Thanks to collaborations with chefs and artisanal food producers like Brooklyn Brine Co. and Carlsbad Gourmet, some of the best brines, sauces, and vinegars are now coming from domestic wineries and craft breweries. Ahead, find some of the tastiest examples to liven up everything from salads to buffalo wings to beef ribs, all while pairing beautifully with whatever you are imbibing.
America's Best Beer Gardens
Monday, March 04, 2013
Food & Wine -- Known for producing some of Americas most intensely hopped, bracingly bitter ales (like the flagship Arrogant Bastard), Stones namesake venue is one of the countrys most pleasant and beautiful. A 12,000-square-foot restaurant adjoins a verdant one-acre organic garden with olive trees, a koi pond and a fire pit along its paths-which are excellent for wandering with one of the bars 30-plus draft beers in hand. stoneworldbistro.com
BeerSci: A Decade-Old Beer Is Gross, Right?
Friday, February 08, 2013
Popular Science -- Beer producers make a big deal about drinking beer fresh. Stone Brewery produces an IPA with a drink-by date. Russian River Brewing Company implores their customers right on the bottle label to drink Pliny the Elder fresh. And most other beer producers print the brewing date on the can or bottle so the customer knows he or she isnt getting old beer. While it is true that many (and perhaps most) beers taste better when fresh, it is a fallacy that old beer always equals bad beer. Some breweries specifically make beer that needs to be aged for ten years or longer before it tastes right.
Beers hoppy-ness gets a yardstick
Monday, February 04, 2013
Washington Post -- Beer lovers nowadays subsist on a steady diet of alphabet soup. They need to distinguish between ESBs (extra special bitters) and IPAs (India pale ales), and to know a beers ABV (alcohol by volume). Home brewers grapple with such abbreviations as OG (original gravity), FG (final gravity) and SRM (Standard Research Method, a system for gauging color).
The Friday Five: 5Q w/ Padraic Paddy Lenehan
Friday, February 01, 2013
West Coaster -- Padraic Paddy Lenehan is the Bar Manager at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Hes got a big weekend coming up with Stone Winter Storm on Super Bowl Sunday, but we were able to catch up with him for five quick questions. Enjoy!
9 Craft Beers With 150 Calories or Fewer (O Hai, Superbowl Party)
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Glamour -- Superbowl party, anyone? If the gang is going to be gathering at your place to watch the game, that probably means the beer is going to be flowing--and subsequently, the calories. Megan Parisi from Bluejacket, a new brewery that will be opening in Washington, D.C. in early 2013, helped us track down several of these picks that will keep the calorie count in check, but are actually drinkable too. She and Greg Engert, Beer Director for the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, say to choose beer over wine since you can have more and the calories go further.
Top 5 Triple IPAs of 2012: Pliny The Younger Be Damned
Monday, December 31, 2012
LA Weekly -- It seems that every year, brewers across the country align on some psychic wavelength that motivates those with adventurous spirits to expand on a new, emerging beer style. Last year, anniversary beers and specialty one-offs became double black IPAs -- roasty, hoppy, boozy guys that warm the soul while wrecking palettes.
Hip Hops 21 best beers of the year
Thursday, December 20, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- My 2010 and 2011 beers-of-the-year lists counted down 10 of my favorite beers available in Missouri. This year, I expanded the list to 21 U.S. beers, including ones not distributed here, I had to accommodate some stunners from the Great American Beer Festival. Beers with an asterisk are or were distributed in Missouri (some are seasonal or one-off releases that may no longer be on shelves).
Ale and farewell: Beers to greet the apocalypse
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Today.com -- There is a 99.9 percent chance that the world is coming to an end on 12/21/12. The ancient Mayans could tell you as much if they were still around to explain their crazy calendar.
The Beer Nut: The end of the Epic
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The MetroWest Daily News -- A series more than a decade in the making ends today when the Stone Brewing Company releases the last of its Vertical Epic series, Vertical Epic 12.12.12.
The End Is Near (Sort Of): Stone Releases the Last 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Daily Meal -- Dec. 12, 2012: 12.12.12. is an especially lucky day for craft beer lovers. Stone Brewing released its final release in the Epic Vertical Series, the 10-year series of aged beers that's drawn in fans around the country.
An Epic Ending for Stone Brewing Company Series
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
CNBC.com -- It's the end of era in craft beer. Dec. 12, 2012, will see the final release of one of the longest running and most ambitious undertakings in craft beer: The Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic Ale series.
Stone Brewing Co. Marks the End of an Era with Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Los Angeles Magazine -- San Diegos Stone Brewing Co. is marking the end of an era, with the release of Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, the final chapter of a liquid saga that traces its roots back to 2002. Each beer in the series - 11 in total - was released one year, one month, and one day after the previous iteration (02.02.02, 03.03.03, etc.), intended to be aged (assuming you had the patience) until after December 12, 2012, so that the entire epic (as in legendary tale) could be told (as in poured) in one epic (as in awesome) vertical tasting.
In San Diego, A Craft-Beer Scene Emerges
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Time.com -- In recent years, San Diego has burst onto the international beer scene, emerging as Americas craft-beer capital.
DRAFT Magazine's Top 25 beers of the year: 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
DRAFT Magazine -- As beer editor, my desks always covered in bottles. Beers from around the world cycle through for panel tastings, and just when I make room for my laptop, more bottles arrive. Of course, Im not complaining: There arent many jobs where you can crack open five saisons at noon and call it work. But, elbow room aside, thats not to say it isnt challenging, especially as the year comes to a close and Im faced with picking the top 25 beers of 2012. Just 25?
Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Top 25 Beers 2012"
Friday, November 30, 2012
Wine Enthusiast Magazine -- The Top 25 Beers list is all about balance—the balance of countries, brands, styles, prices and production sizes. Numeric scores and pricing play a role, but industry buzz and product availability are key as well. This years number one beer possesses all the essentials: high score, attractive pricing, brand excitement, popular style and superb availability.
Dr. Bill Sysak's Thanksgiving Pairings
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
CraftBeer.com -- Thanksgiving marks the ultimate feast in many American households, and its no secret that I'm rather fond of feasts. And what better accompaniment to a fine meal than a fine beverage, I say! Being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food in my opinion, craft beer allows for a veritable cornucopia of pairing options, making it perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration.
Review: Stone Lukcy Basartd Ale
Monday, November 19, 2012
Boston.com -- When Stone Brewing Company first released Arrogant Bastard Ale in 1997, they marketed the beer with the tag line you probably won't like it. This kind of challenge, of course, appeals to the hearts and minds of craft beer fanatics. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth, the Arrogant Bastard tag line continues. It's a taunt to adventurous drinkers, and it's one that has opened the eyes of many to a world of bold, heavily-hopped beer that once seemed unimaginable.
Thanksgiving Beer Pairings
Monday, November 19, 2012
GQ -- You spent the last week planning out your Thanksgiving feast (or at least, watching football and sending e-mail reminders to yourself about it), and now you're going to serve it with whatever boring bottle of red is in your kitchen? Don't be that guy. Our advice: Ditch the wine altogether, and pair your spread with a curated six-pack. We called up some of our favorite brewers Dave Yarrington from Smuttynose, Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head, Brett Joyce from Rogue, Bill Sysak from Stone, Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery, and Jon Mervine from Roc to get their takes on the best beer to serve at Thanksgiving. Feel free to include them on your list of thanks when you're going around the table
Sneak Preview: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station and What's Next for Stone Brewing Co.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Eater San Diego -- Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch took a few minutes out of his busy Beer Week schedule to give Eater San Diego a hard hat tour of the company's new Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Liberty Station location, slated to open April 2013. After a year-long delay, construction on the property is at full-bore to transform the 22,000 square foot historical space into a 40 tap craft beer mecca for Point Loma.
Big Beer dresses up in craft brewers' clothing
Thursday, November 15, 2012
FORTUNE -- Perhaps you've ordered a beer at a restaurant recently. Maybe you even perused the craft beer list, looking for something different. If you're like me, your decision was based on something other than price -- otherwise you could've ordered a Coors Light or Budweiser for two or three bucks less.
Stone Brewing Co. CEO Greg Koch Discusses New Pasadena Store
Friday, November 09, 2012
Los Angeles Magazine Digest Blog -- Hes very serious about beer, the Stone Brewing Co. P.R. specialist explained after my unexpectedly business-like interview with Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch. He is probably the most serious beer guy Ive ever met, which is surprising considering the last time I saw him he was standing atop the bar at Najas Place in Redondo Beach yelling, No longer will we put up with the fizzy yellow beer! into a bullhorn to kick off the 2011 L.A. Beer Week. I almost figured this would be an interview of crazy tangents and self-incriminating anecdotes.
This Thanksgiving, Dig Into Barley Wine
Friday, November 09, 2012
Wall Street Journal -- IF BEER HAS A SEASON, we're in it. Bold flavors taste best in crisp air a Jackson Pollock on a stark white wall but beer's autumnal ties are more than aesthetic. Late fall marks the historic start of the brewing cycle, and the release of the king of beers: barley wine.
GOLF COURSE BEVERAGE SALES GET BOOST FROM CRAFT BREWS
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Whether its special Internet rates, free range balls or a free sandwich at the turn, many golf courses are trying everything these days to keep the tee sheet filled and stave off eroding participation. And some North County tracks are looking to one industry that is booming in business to help boost its own. Unlike golf, which has seen participation drop by more than 4 million from 2005 to 2011, according to the National Golf Foundation, the local beer industry is blowing up with nearly 60 brew houses in the county and more than 20 in the planning stages. And courses such as Castle Creek Country Club, Twin Oaks Golf Course, Pala Mesa Resort and Maderas Golf Club are capitalizing on it, serving up quality suds like never before.
SD breweries win in Belgium competition
Sunday, November 04, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Three San Diego County breweries — Green Flash, Stone and Ballast Point won medals at the inaugural Brussels Beer Challenge, it was announced Sunday. The competition was meant to underscore the Belgian capitals status as a dining and drinking destination. But it also demonstrated the rise of American craft beer to international prominence, as U.S. breweries narrowly outpointed their Belgian counterparts.
EASING UP ON THE GAS
Friday, November 02, 2012
U-T San Diego -- Getting off gasoline has never been easier. Record breaking October gasoline prices in Southern California have boosted the value of plug in electric and alternative fuel vehicles by allowing drivers to save more money. Vehicles like the all electric Nissan Leaf or a Honda Civic powered by natural gas operate for a fraction of the cost of traditional gasoline and diesel models. But day to day fuel savings are only part of the equation.
BEER AMBASSADOR DR. BILL LEAVES FEW BREWS UNTAPPED
Friday, November 02, 2012
U-T San Diego -- If the Smithsonian ever opens a Beer Annex, it will resemble Dr. Bill Sysaks garage. On his shelves, collectible brews are stacked four-, five-, six-pack deep. Theres a 55-year-old bottle of Maredsous 8, a Belgian brown ale; one of the first bottles of Cuvee de Tomme, perhaps San Diego brewmaster Tomme Arthurs most celebrated beer; magnums of tart ales from Brussels legendary Cantillon.
On Tap: Interview with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
NJ.com -- Mitch Steele, brewmaster at the world-famous Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California, was nice enough to let me pick his brain a little last week. In the interview below, Mitch answers some questions on his brewing career, Stone beer, and the future of the craft beer industry.
Brewed (not) to last
Sunday, September 02, 2012
Chicago Tribune -- Among the symptoms of being a "beer nerd" is the beer collection. Such collections usually comprise limited-edition beers in different styles and sizes, manufactured by various breweries. They're fun to build and even more fun to gaze upon while pondering how that black and boozy Russian imperial stout is only improving with time. A pitfall of many beer collections, however, is stashing beer that shouldn't be stashed. That includes most beers in which pungent, floral hops are a defining characteristic. After all, hops are plants. You wouldn't eat 6-month-old spinach, would you? With that in mind, Stone Brewing has launched "Enjoy By" India pale ale, a 22-ounce plea for drinking fresh.
San Diego: One-Two Punch
Friday, June 22, 2012
Imbibe magazine -- "Despite hailing from a locale famous for its laidback attitude, San Diego's brewers have always been unified in their quests to be the biggest, baddest, bravest kids on the block. It's that spirit and their collective audacity to redefine time-honored brewing styles by boosting their flavor, ABV and IBU levels through the stratosphere that allowed San Diego brewers to blaze trails early and cement the region's spot at the top of the heap. An early lack of recognition inspired San Diego brewers to craft the hoppiest beer around. And no company employed that attention-getting attitude as loudly as Stone, which started in 1996 as a tiny operation in a cramped industrial park suite. They dialed up the hops and dared drinkers to put down predictable macrobrews and go a few rounds with their unapologetically bitter Arrogant Bastard Ale. Gradually, the public rose to the challenge and started clamoring for more hops, more flavor ... more of everything. The beer bred a cult following and became a talking point across the country, summoning the attention of outsiders to what was, at the time, San Diego's best-kept secret--its cadre of exceptional brewing talent."
Stone Brewing Co. CEO to speak at Cuyamaca College graduation
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
CBS 8 -- "Stone Brewing Co. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Cuyamaca College's 34th annual commencement ceremony Wednesday. 'I hope to share a little bit of insight and offer encouragement to the graduates to make their own way in the world and at the same time, take personal responsibility to do their share to protect this place where we live,' Koch said in a statement."
Summer movies in San Diego
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
San Diego CityBeat -- "Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido kicks off its annual film fest with the perennial favorite The Big Lebowski, and, yes, they also run every Wednesday. Other highlights throughout the summer include grown-up movies like Fight Club and Tropic Thunder and Rifftrax's not-so-grown-up takes on Rise of Planet of the Apes and 300."
If you enjoy beer & balmy climes, San Diego is the city for you
Friday, May 11, 2012
Metro (UK) -- "I step into San Diego's Local bar on 4th Avenue and, with its chatty regulars and large-screen TVs, I anticipate a simple sports bar menu of ice-cold beverages. The reality is a lip-smacking surprise -- and a handy introduction to what may be the unexpected craft brewing capital of the US. Over the years, Portland, Chicago and Philadelphia have each claimed America's microbrewing crown. But with around 40 producers -- and citizens that wouldn't drink Bud if it was free -- this palm-fringed city could be the leader of the suds pack. Which explains why the New York Times recently suggested visitors should drop in and 'think about building a beer safari in the land of sunshine, fish tacos and hopped-up American IPAs'. Stone is my next stop. A winery-style complex of polished concrete, wood beams and a massive dining patio, it's San Diego's biggest beer maker. Tucked in at a table near the bar, I taste a four-glass sampler including an eye-popping Stone IPA and the infamous, generously-malted Arrogant Bastard Ale. But the winner is an oaky Stone Smoked Porter, an ideal winter brew for quaffing around a log fire."
It's All About the Beer: Ruination IPA
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fayetteville Flyer -- "The flavor is a burst of hoppy goodness with a solid, malt backbone. There are more hops on the nose than the palate, but there is no doubt that it's a solid IPA. The alcohol is not too prominent, but definitely noticeable. It finishes strong with a lingering bitterness that makes you want another sip. Then another and another. This is one of my all-time favorite beers. It's not available in Arkansas, but it's so good it makes the drive to Missouri worth it. Stone has yet to make a beer that is anything less that wonderful."
Craft beer conference fosters international community
Saturday, May 05, 2012
Toronto Sun -- "You would think that as a brewer, you wouldn't need much in the way of excuses to visit San Diego. The area houses a number of the most highly regarded breweries in North America. If you believe the buzz surrounding it, Stone Brewing's World Bistro and Gardens is worth the pilgrimage all by itself. This year, the Craft Brewer's Conference has made finding a reason to visit that much easier."
Council gives Stone Brewing OK to open shop in Oceanside
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
U-T San Diego -- "Oceanside’s downtown could be home to a Stone Brewing Co. store as early as this summer after the City Council at a meeting Wednesday granted the company a permit to open the business. The shop would be the third Stone Company Store, and would sell Stone products such as dog bones, glassware, sauces and soaps. The store would also fill up growlers, sell kegs, offer tastings and hold cheese and beer pairing classes several times a month, a city staff report said."
'Brew Bones' dog biscuits made from grains used to brew beer
Saturday, March 24, 2012
North County Times -- "San Diego resident Dave Crane, a system analyst for Qualcomm, makes Doggie Beer Bones with spent grains from Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, which sells his product under the name Stone Bones."
Six Great Imperial Russian Stouts
Monday, March 12, 2012
Boston Globe -- "STONE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN STOUT (Stone Brewing Co.): This stout has a complex, smoky aroma that brings to mind dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, molasses, and hazelnut. It tastes burnt and smoky, with hints of caramel and warming alcohol on the swallow. More sweet than bitter, this stout is not as hoppy as some of its brethren - which is surprising, given Stone’s reputation."
Growing Opportunities
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
San Diego County News Center -- "From the streets to Juvie, these detainees are living life on the inside now under constant supervision. They’re in for felonies like assault and battery, carjacking, auto theft and more, most of it gang-related. You might not expect to see them delicately folding wet rice paper to create spring rolls from produce they raised themselves. But that was the scene last Thursday at the East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility. Executive Chef Alex Carballo of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens had just demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls with the bok choy, radishes and other vegetables the detainees had pulled from the ground that morning."
The brewmaster's bookshelf
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time Out New York -- "As anyone who's tasted a pint of Stone Ruination IPA or Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale can attest, Stone Brewing Co. is not shy about making bold statements. Since launching in 1996, the San Diego County brewery's extra-hoppy beers and subversive branding have trailblazed the path for "extreme" American brewing. Fittingly, this coffee-table-worthy volume--written by brewery cofounders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner--is an ambitious, irreverent manual that combines their story with a beer primer for novices, suds-friendly recipes and more."
NOLA Brewing and Stone release collaboration porter
Monday, February 06, 2012
New Orleans Times-Picayune -- "Last month, Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego came to New Orleans and made an imperial porter with NOLA Brewing Company. Kirk Coco, president of NOLA, struggles a bit to explain the importance of the collaboration. 'It's a ridiculous compliment,' he said, 'We're still just flabbergasted that we got this opportunity. It's like some kid who draws cars on his desk at school getting invited by General Motors to design a car for them.' Stone, with its hop heavy beers and brash marketing, is one of the highest regarded craft breweries in America."
ESCONDIDO: Council endorses Stone proposal for Kit Carson Park
Thursday, January 26, 2012

North County Times -- "They expressed strong confidence in Stone as a responsible business, and predicted the 285-acre park would become a more popular regional destination because of Stone's popularity and some upgrades the company is planning for the park's amphitheater and adult softball complex.

The council's endorsement, while not a final approval, allows Stone chief executive Greg Koch and city officials to begin crafting a more detailed proposal regarding the extent of the park renovations and how revenue from concessions would be shared."

ESCONDIDO: Want jobs? Stone Brewing is hiring
Saturday, January 21, 2012

North County Times -- "Stone Brewing Co. is looking to fill 41 open positions, the iconic Escondido craft brewery and bistro said this week. Brewers, engineers, a sous chef, bistro management, warehouse workers and other positions are available the company wrote Tuesday on its Facebook page."

Book details Stone Brewing’s rise to the top
Monday, January 09, 2012

Carlsbad Business Journal -- "San Diego has established itself as a paradise for those who enjoy quality beer, and one of the area’s most notable successes is Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido-based brewery that has experienced a meteoric rise since it first launched in 1996. Now, the company’s founders are giving a first-hand account of the company’s history with a book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance. Co-written with Randy Clemens, an author and the company’s public relations coordinator, the book provides an inside look at the company’s first 15 years."

The 45 Places to Go in 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012

New York Times -- "Even in times of tight budgets, finely crafted beer remains a relatively approachable luxury, and few American regions have more brewing momentum than San Diego County. Maybe it’s time, then, to think about building a beer safari in the land of sunshine, fish tacos and hopped-up American IPAs. Long established craft breweries like Karl Strauss Brewing Company and the cheeky Stone Brewing Company have mentored brewmasters and created demand for some seriously offbeat ales."

My Favorite Beers of 2011
Friday, January 06, 2012

Dallas Observer -- "Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA was one of my favorite new beers and an excellent showcase of the Sorachi Ace hop, not to mention a good cause. With its subtle green tea herbal background and Hophead Rating of 92, it was my favorite Stone Brewing Co. beer of the year."

12 TO WATCH IN 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012

Restaurant Hospitality -- "Thanks to [Executive Chef Alex Carballo's] apparently boundless energy and knack for new ideas, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens' revenues have doubled annually in the last three years.

In three years at the restaurant, Carballo has brought huge imagination to a growing role. A huge fan of the slow food movement, he has made Stone Brewing the largest restaurant purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County. He's launched a master pairings series, designing beer-friendly menus with sushi, pork, chocolate, breakfast and vegan foods. His quarterly Fresh! dinners combine produce, seafood and fowl that was all harvested, caught or slaughtered the same day; avocado and olive oils pressed that day; salt collected and dried the day before and beer straight out of the fermenting tank.

Carballo continues to take on more projects, launching Stone Catering; Stone Farms, which supplies organic produce to the bistro and a farm stand; a spinoff of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens planned near the airport for 2012; on-site locations at the San Diego airport; and foodservice for the Stone Hotel set to open across from the brewery in 2013."

Top 10 Buzz Brewers of 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011

Washington City Paper -- "Finding the outspoken and gregarious face of southern California's Stone Brewing Company is not very difficult. From participating in beer events, brewing collaboration beers with other breweries, to being a social media maven, Koch is as recognizable for his personality as he is for his beers. The beers for which many of 'are not worthy' are about to become easier to find around the world as Koch has been traveling Europe in search of a country to call home to Stone's planned European brewhouse."

Beer to benefit Vermont hurricane victims
Friday, December 23, 2011

Boston Globe -- "Another Stone collaboration, another beer that raises money for a good cause. This time the beneficiary is in New England. The beer looks like a strong brown ale, but one whiff and there's no mistaking it for one. This aroma is heavy on the hops -- citrusy, piney hops that suggest evergreens and orange rinds. The taste is hoppy and dry, and though the solid malt foundation does bring a measure of balance, the hops dominate."

Brewbound '11' in 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011

BevNET Magazine names the Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA "Best Collaboration" and named Stone Brewing Co. CEO "Person of the Year"

Holiday beer tastings: Relax with a brew
Monday, December 19, 2011

The Washington Post -- "Over the last 15 years, Stone Brewing Company has become one of the most famous microbreweries in the world, thanks to such heavyweights as Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA. Co-founder Greg Koch is in Washington tonight to promote the new book 'The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.', which contains the history of the microbrew scene, homebrew recipes for Stone beers and beer tasting and pairing notes."

San Diego’s vibrant farm-to-table movement is enticing tourists as well as local foodies
Monday, December 19, 2011

London Free Press -- "Leave the wines to Napa Valley; San Diego's forte is beer. The county boasts more than 30 craft breweries among them the Stone Brewing Co., formed in 1996 by beer lovers Steve Wagner and Greg Koch. Now housed in a large, new facility in Escondido, Stone Brewing Co. has become a tourist destination with its stunning restaurant and gardens, and is a popular end-of-the-work-week destination for locals. The restaurant serves dishes made from only locally grown, mostly organic produce, much of it supplied by the brewery's own farm."

Stone Brewing: Celebrating 15 Liver-Wrecking Years
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Buzzbin Magazine -- "Greg Koch is the face behind quite possibly the most well-known and respected craft beer company in the country, San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co. Over the last 15 years, he has been on a mission to save the world from what he calls the “fizzy yellow nonsense” that has been force-fed to the public for years. Thanks to some brilliant marketing and hop-heavy beers, Stone has created a recipe for success."

Books for the nonteetotalers
Friday, December 09, 2011

San Antonio News-Express -- "Stone Brewing Co. is one of America's most beloved craft breweries ... and it will be the first to tell you that. [Their] book starts with a nice, concise background on what beer is and how it's made, followed by a long history of the brewery [...]. What sold me on it was the section from Stone's beer and food pairing expert, “Dr.” Bill Sysak. The good doctor is well known in the craft beer community and you can catch him on the weekly podcast “New Brew Thursday.” He really breaks down not only how to pair beer with food, but also aging and storing, and he gives some of the best practical advice you'll read on the subject. There's also a wide range of recipes at the end of the book [...and] a section on brewing Stone's beers at home for the home brewers. Nothing like getting the exact recipe from the brewer to make sure you get it just right.

Beer and wine meet for the ultimate grudge match
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

San Diego CityBeat -- "It’s a convention that the Stone Brewing rabble-rousers happily challenge with their annual Beer vs. Wine dinners at the posh El Bizcocho restaurant. They pit professionally selected beers and wines against five courses for diners to judge which is the ultimate pairing. The four previous cage fights split victories evenly, meaning I was party to judging the gustatory rubber match."

Top 25 Beers of the Year
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

DRAFT Magazine -- "The shelves were awash with trendy black IPAs this year, but none wowed as much as Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. Often, black IPAs miss the mark with either too much roasted malt or none at all, but this beer finds the perfect blend of velvety milk chocolate, dank pine and lively orange hop notes, all accompanied by a subtle roasted malt bite that makes the swallow sing. Hands down, Self-Righteous is the premier example of the style."

HOPHEAD: Three new local books highlight beer craft
Thursday, October 27, 2011

North County Times -- "'The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes and Unabashed Arrogance' is much more than a standard chronicle of Stone's colorful 15-year history. Written by co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner with PR man Randy Clemens, the book provides some basics on beer, a brief history through the ages, and then completely opens up the vault with previously untold stories of Stone's early days and then some."

5 Biggest Home-Brew Blunders
Thursday, October 13, 2011

FoodandWine.com -- "One of this fall’s most interesting beer books, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., tells the story of how Stone’s founders, Steve Wagner and Greg Koch, created the aggressively hopped, intensely flavored beers that turned their San Diego company into one of America’s iconic craft breweries. But before Stone launched in 1996, Wagner was just an ambitious home brewer. Here, he reveals the five biggest home-brewing flubs, and why sometimes it’s good to make mistakes."

Commission backs Stone's bid to sell beer in park
Friday, October 07, 2011

North County Times -- "Commissioners who oversee Escondido parks approved a proposal Thursday that would allow Stone Brewing Co. to take over concessions in limited portions of Kit Carson Park, where alcohol is now banned except in rare instances when groups receive permits for one-time events."

Stone Brewing Co. now has a book
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

MetroWest Daily News -- "Like all of Stone Brewing Company's beers, "The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance," is a must-have for beer lovers."

America's Best Beer Gardens
Monday, October 03, 2011

Travel+Leisure -- "The people at Stone Brewing Co. took the term beer garden quite literally, planting pine, elm, and olive trees and creating a koi pond and large swaths of grass. CEO and co-founder Greg Koch calls the 205-seat garden a 'one-acre Shangri-la.' When paired with a pint of beer and dishes like barbecued duck tacos or wild boar baby back ribs, it’s not hard to see why."

In Brussels, American vs. Belgian Beers
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New York Times -- "In Brussels, Moeder Lambic is among the most traditional of Belgian beer cafes, specializing in the obscure sour brews known as lambic and gueuze. By contrast, California’s Stone Brewing Co. is among the most innovative of American brewers, turning out broad-shouldered double I.P.A.’s and other highly hopped, high-octane ales with names like [Stone] Sublimely Self-Righteous [Ale] and [Stone] Ruination [IPA].

This weekend, the two collide at Moeder Lambic vs. Stone, a weekend beer festival that will pair a record 30 taps from Stone — some of the brewery’s only officially imported kegs in Europe — with another 30 draft Belgians from Moeder."

Farm-to-Fork in San Diego
Friday, September 09, 2011

The Place -- “Being sustainable is more of a constant progression,” says Greg Koch, CEO and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing Co. “As Stone has grown, our ability to increase our efficiencies has grown. If Stone Brewing has been influential in any way, we have shown that doing things in a unique way, our way, a sustainable and responsible way, actually equates to a good business model.”

'Summer of beer' keeps rolling
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

North County Times -- "There he stood, high on the rooftop of a semi-truck, screaming and almost preaching through a bullhorn to a seemingly endless line of craft beer fans eagerly waiting to enter Stone Brewing Co.'s biggest party of the year.

Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of the Escondido brewery, never does anything quietly. Neither does the brewery, which celebrated another anniversary this past weekend at Cal State San Marcos with more than 6,000 of its closest friends."

Rating Two New Stone Brewing Co. Collaborations
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dallas Observer -- "With its gargoyle logos and its cocky slogans and beer names, not to mention its intensely bitter IPAs, Stone Brewing Co. -- which celebrated its 15th anniversary Tuesday -- may try to maintain a bad-ass image. But a couple of new collaborations coming out this summer show that they're really big softies under that gruff exterior, and have no problem playing nicely with others."

EDITORIAL: Stone Brewing proposal worth a look
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

North County Times -- "A proposal by Stone Brewing Co. to contract with the city of Escondido to run the adult concessions in Kit Carson Park is one residents should consider carefully. With two upcoming forums, Escondido residents will have the opportunity to weigh the facts and decide if this is a good move for their city.

While we understand the concerns voiced by some about selling beer in a city park, we think that with proper safeguards it need not be a deal killer. And in a time of depressed city resources, Stone's infusion of cash could help not only save part of the city's recreation program, but even improve it."

Stone Brewing To Celebrate Its 15th Anniversary, Zymurgists Rejoice
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

North County Times -- "15 years ago today, a bunch of beer geeks celebrated the opening of their microbrewery on Mata Way in San Marcos. Today, Stone Brewing Co. is no less beer-geeky, but a lot less micro -- it's the 14th largest craft brewery in the United States. Stone will hold its 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival on August 19-20."

Stone Turns "Tea"-totaler to Aid Japanese Tsunami Relief
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "Stone Brewing Company has put out a great many collaboration beers of late. One of the latest to hit the scene is the Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA. The beer was conceptualized and forged into reality with the assistance of Toshi Ishii, the owner of Guam's Ishii Brewing Company and a Stone alumnus, and Bryan Baird of Japan's Baird Brewing Company. That duo teamed with Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele to develop the recipe for the beer, the main purpose of which is to raise money to benefit victims of Japan's recent tsunami tragedy."

Stone's new beer benefits Japanese relief
Monday, July 11, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "When disaster strikes, brew beer. In May, two months after an earthquake and tsunami devastated northern Japan, three brewers gathered in Escondido to formulate a relief plan."

Beer Heaven: Hoppy Daze in San Diego
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "Koch says that the tone Stone set has been important for the development of San Diego beers. 'I’m the first to say that I think this has been a group effort, and it’s because of the collective talent of brewers in San Diego that we’re all so successful. But if Stone did anything, we demonstrated that we were making beers the way that we wanted them.'"

America's Finest City, America's Finest Craft Brew
Monday, July 04, 2011

Construction Digital -- "In the mid-90s Greg Koch had a vision, to make American beer that people actually enjoyed drinking. It was a novel concept in a country that specializes in watered down, mass-produced beer that favors quantity over quality. Fifteen years later, Koch oversees Stone Brewing Co., a coast-to-coast craft beer distributor based out of San Diego, CA that ships to 36 states across the US and plans to get even bigger."

Stone Hits South Park
Thursday, June 23, 2011

San Diego Reader -- "When even the wine bar is pairing beers with its happy hour food, you know something's up. What's happening is the official opening of Stone Brewing's South Park store (2215 30th Street) where you can taste brewskis and get growlers of cheeky breeds like Arrogant Bastard [Ale]."

Award has brewer leaping for joy
Thursday, June 23, 2011

North County Times -- "Stone Brewing Co. chief executive and co-founder Greg Koch showed no lack of enthusiasm when presented the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 San Diego Award. As he claimed his award at the June 16 gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, he pulled out a bullhorn and began extolling the merits of Stone's beers. He ended his speech by diving face-first into the crowd."

Stone Brewing's Greg Koch Named E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

North County Times -- "Greg Koch, Stone Brewing's charismatic CEO & co-founder, has received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 award in San Diego, in the Consumer Products category."

TheKitchn: Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Friday, June 17, 2011

TheKitchn's Emma Christensen writes quite the review of our deliciously decadent Stone Imperial Russian Stout: "This is one smooth talking beer, all right. Silky and rich from the first sip to the last..."

Stone Imperial Russian Stout review
Monday, June 13, 2011

Boston.com -- "[T]he stout had an incredible nose. It gave off a complex, smoky aroma that brought to mind dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, molasses, and hazelnut. A nice tan head caps a beer so black that not a trace of the bright sunlight penetrates it. The taste is burnt and smoky, with hints of caramel and warming alcohol on the swallow."

Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

"Stone's Imperial Russian Stout is a great beer, heavy as lead, and released — as a dare, apparently — in the heat of summer. Buy it now, and stash it in the fridge for a few months. It's a fireside sipper, not meant for warm-weather dining. [Stone] BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout is a different story. Fire up the grill, and pour this one for dessert."

Edible San Diego: Stone Farms
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

"Stone Farms is a welcome presence in our local food landscape."

Stone Brewing Offers Cigar Friendly Brews
Friday, June 03, 2011

CigarAficionado.com -- "Cigar smokers understand that the difficulty of pairing a cigar with beer is that a cigar's smoke tends to overwhelm the flavor of beer. Stone Brewing seems to have solved this quandary with their Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine and Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout offerings."

Liberty Station tapped for major additions with Stone Brewing expansion
Friday, June 03, 2011

SDNews.com -- "Stone Brewing Co., Southern California’s largest craft brewer, will open a second outfit of its award-winning Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Point Loma’s historic Liberty Station as part of early $27 million in expansion projects slated for the coming year."

Vegan Beer Dinner at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

"Perhaps the best dish of the evening followed, a cannelloni that used thin-sliced zucchini in lieu of pasta to sheath a house-made soy ricotta cheese that was more flavorful than most varieties available in our region. This simple yet creative dish was made even tastier thanks to the addition of crispy fried spinach and a sweet heirloom ragout featuring one of spring’s greatest delicacies, morel mushrooms. It was a nice preview of the type of fare that’s likely to come when the brewing company’s newest venture, Stone Farms, is fully in bloom and operational."

10 Best Craft Beer Vacation Destinations
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TheStreet.com lists its top picks for craft beer vacations. A small sampling of the praise heaped upon Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens: "It's an all-in-one beer and food playland. They built it to be a beer-lovers refuge from the real world. And the weather's always awesome."

Stone Brewing may serve beer, food in Kit Carson Park
Sunday, May 29, 2011

North County Times -- "City officials say they may lift a longtime ban on alcohol in Kit Carson Park to allow Stone Brewing Co. to take over concessions in the park's Adult Softball Complex, amphitheater and the picnic area next to the Queen Califia sculpture.

Adding Stone's popular beer and food would make those mostly underused attractions much more popular with residents, city officials said. In addition, Stone plans to spend $250,000 upgrading the softball and concession areas, chief executive Greg Koch said."

Bryan Baird and Toshi Ishii discuss their Stone Brewing roots, Green Tea IPA and going international
Friday, May 27, 2011

FoodGPS.com -- "Stone Brewing has made many great collaborative beers with everyone from Victory Brewing in Pennsylvania to San Diego neighbors Green Flash to 21st Amendment in San Francisco. Add to that list, Toshi Ishii of the eponymous Ishii Brewing that recently opened in Guam and Bryan Baird, brewmaster at Baird Brewing in Namazu, Japan. They joined Stone’s Mitch Steele to brew a green tea IPA, the proceeds of which will go toward Japanese tsunami relief."

HOPHEAD: Brewery dining scene changing
Thursday, May 26, 2011

NORTH COUNTY TIMES -- "Stone, which is expanding its kitchen as part of a larger $20 million expansion that includes a new catering division, doesn't do typical burgers and fries. The bistro plates items such as chicken tikka masala, pan-roasted scallops with white truffle pommes puree, and braised lamb shank. Not exactly what you'd expect from a brewery. But considering the bistro's revenue growth has been at least 26 percent every year since it opened in 2006, Stone is doing something right."

Escondido, brewery explore partnership in park
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "The city and Stone Brewing Co. are exploring the possibility of a partnership that would help spruce up Kit Carson Park and make the Escondido-based brewery an exclusive vendor in three areas of the park."

Stone Brewing announces $26 million expansion
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SignOnSanDiego.com -- "Stone Brewing Company, whose recession-defying growth has made it Southern California’s largest craft brewer, is announcing Wednesday $26.6 million in expansions and new businesses."

Brewery collaborations abound
Thursday, April 28, 2011

North County Times -- "Greg Koch, Stone's CEO and co-founder, likens beer collaborations to musicians from different genres who collaborate on a song -- think 'Walk This Way,' the Aerosmith-Run DMC version from the late 1980s. 'They introduced a completely different element that individually would not have been there,' he said. 'Collaboration beers are different because the stage is set to enable them to be different.'"

North County Times covers North County breweries
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stone, founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, was not the first craft brewer in San Diego, but its edgy attitude, willingness to push the boundaries of normal craft beer expectations and an eagerness to distribute its beers outside of the region has made it the poster child for San Diego beer.
"With our success, I think we have helped embolden very creative and talented brewers to follow their muse," said Koch. "We showed other brewers that they could do it their way and be successful."

Brutal Beers
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daily Trojan -- "This is it. The Big One, Shiva, the Godzilla of American IPAs. [T]he aptly named Ruination is a hop-lover’s fantasy and a Blue Moon fan’s worst nightmare, with blasts of pine, bitter citrus, alpine flowers and cereal grains. [It] is not a beverage to be taken lightly, but for those mature and masochistic enough, it’s a transcendent experience."

Beverage World: "The Philosophers Stone"
Friday, March 11, 2011

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner grace the cover of Beverage World magazine and discuss what they see for the future of the business, and what it's been like working together over the past 15 years.

CityPages: Stone Brewing Co. MN launch events
Thursday, March 03, 2011

"The Stone Brewing Co. folks today announced the schedule for what they are calling Stone Week Minnesota, which they promise will be 'a weeklong lineup of epochal events.' The brewery has been on the forefront of the high-hop revolution since its founding 15 years ago. [It] is one of those breweries whose beer people seek out."

Brewing for Dollars
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Inc. Magazine -- "Greg Koch took his first sip of a craft-brewed beer in 1987. Nine years later, he co-founded, with Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing in Escondido, California. Since then, highly regarded brews like Arrogant Bastard Ale have catapulted the company into the ranks of the country's top microbreweries."

CSUSM: In The Executive's Chair with Greg Koch
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"A competitor is anyone that acts unethical or lowers the bar of the product they sell. A competitor creates an inferior product and tries to convince the public it's superior. But those that raise the level of our industry are not competitors, but rather compatriots. Another craft brewer doing well is not a threat to our success. As the saying goes, a rising tide lifts all boats."

Esquire: America's Best Beer Cities 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"SAN DIEGO [...] About 30 miles north, in Escondido, is Stone Brewing Co.'s World Bistro & Gardens, which features impressive and thoughtful food items (think BBQ duck tacos) to pair with more than 30 draft beers and dozens of bottles from up the street and around the world."

Stone: An American in Europe?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Stone Brewing is finalizing plans to become the first American craft brewer with its own European plant, operating in Belgium or Germany."

LA Times: The American Craft Beer Scene Goes Global
Thursday, February 03, 2011

"After scouting locations in May, Koch and co-owner Steve Wagner received more than 75 brewery site proposals from nine countries, including Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy and Britain. They recently narrowed the playing field to the top two contenders: Bruges, Belgium, and Berlin."

NaplesNews.com
Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Stone Ruination IPA: This beer from San Diego is one of the country’s best examples of the popular imperial India pale ale style."

Esquire
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Stone is a brewery known for its big, ass-kicking beers. So it's saying something that Old Guardian Barley Wine is one of its biggest, most ass-kicking."

New York Post
Monday, January 17, 2011

"Inside, you’ll find a tasting room, company store, talented and entertaining tour guides (tours fill up quickly) and, surprisingly, one of the better restaurants in North County, the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. The food is way beyond typical pub grub, utilizing local, seasonal and organic ingredient[s] — try the Wild Boar Baby Back Ribs, the Tilapia Ceviche or the (locally-made) sausage board."

Crain's Chicago Business
Monday, November 22, 2010

"Independent brewers say the brand-name distributors, with deep pockets and abundant supply, often resort to pay-to-play business practices that mirror the worst of Chicago politics...After selling in Chicago for six months, [Greg Koch] says the city deserves its reputation, but adds that he'll stay in the market." (Video)

TheTriangle.Org
Friday, November 19, 2010

"Overall, this was a smooth and well-balanced beer that I would recommend to anyone who wants to try a porter. It is surprisingly approachable, with the smoked character adding some complexity to a very pleasing robust porter instead of overshadowing it."

Redandblack.com
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"Arrogant Bastard has been one of my standards since I started drinking craft beer, and I believe it to be one of the finest examples of an American craft beer: strong, unique, with little attention paid to tradition. It truly is game-changer for your palate."

SanDiego.Com
Friday, November 05, 2010

"He’s not a doctor, but he plays one at Stone Brewing Co. And he’s quite convincing. Dubbed “Dr. Bill," Bill Sysak does not own a Ph.D., but what he does have is a deep knowledge of craft beer and a network of friends in high places at breweries worldwide."

NBCLosAngeles.com
Monday, October 11, 2010

"To kickstart this year’s fest, Stone CEO and co-founder Greg Koch, who may be the West Coast’s most vocal craft beer supporter, led a discussion with L.A.’s top brewers for an audience of passionate beer professionals in the back room of Westside Tavern."

Washington Post
Saturday, October 09, 2010

"When several East Coast pub owners asked Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. to host beer tastings, Koch decided to “take it to the next level.” And that’s why, last Monday, 40 taps at ChurchKey were dispensing 40 different beers from the Escondido, Calif. brewery best known for its Arrogant Bastard strong ale."

The Houston Chronicle
Monday, October 04, 2010

"Stone chief executive Greg Koch said he understands where the Old World got its impressions. Twenty or 30 years ago, American brewing was defined by the mass-produced light lagers and regarded as focused on profits at the expense of innovation."

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, October 04, 2010

"Stone Brewing has been on a steady growth spurt, one that seems to defy the recession. The business ranked 32nd on the San Diego Business Journal’s most recent list of the county’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies."

Esquire
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Of the weeklong festivities, we stopped by the Get Real NY Craft Beer and Food Festival over the weekend, where we ran into Bill Sysak, Beverage Supervisor and Certified Cicerone of Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in California. He taught us a few rules about pairing beer with food..."

The Huffington Post
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing Co., microbrews that began in California but have become popular national brands, both lashed out at the CBBD after news of the distributor's donation was reported..."

Southtown Star
Thursday, August 05, 2010

"Like many of the Stone Brewing beers, Arrogant Bastard Ale is strong juju, but it backs up its arrogance with an intricate flavor I recommend."

Mansfield News Journal
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

"My most recent Stone discovery is the Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. Self-righteousness in people generally puts me off, but in a beer it seems to be a good thing."

Southtown Star
Thursday, July 29, 2010

"About 120 judges - most accompanied with designated drivers - recently showed up to the Tribes Alehouse & Grill in Mokena to decide the outcome of the Ultimate Beer Bout between Three Floyds Brewing Co., of Munster, Ind., and Stone Brewing Co., of Escondido, Calif."

The Washington City Paper
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"[Stone Brewing Co.] is hoping to open a production facility in Europe sometime in the next few years that will be the American craft beer movement’s first foothold on the continent."

Bicycle Retailer
Thursday, July 15, 2010

"In addition to the popular Arrogant Bastard Ale jersey, the Stone Series includes the Oaked Bastard Ale jersey and the Fizzy Yellow Beer jersey, which proclaims 'Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies.' We agree."

The Atlantic
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Stone just closed its request for proposal to construct a brewing facility in Europe. If it works out, in a few years Stone will be the first American craft brewery to make its product outside the United States."

Daily News Tribune
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Stone's Greg Koch, who writes the back-of-the-beer labels, said he can take days, weeks and even a few months coming up with what he wants to put on the labels."

Anderson Independent Mail
Thursday, June 24, 2010

"[Stone Imperial Russian Stout] is easily one of the best stouts I have ever had and, like many of Stone’s brews, I would have another and another."

Pensacola News Journal
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Your sniffer is going to need a vacation after smelling Ruination...Local 'hop-heads' have been waiting for a long time to see this one show up on tap. Their reward is a spicy ale with skyscraper-high flavors."

The Orange County Register
Friday, May 28, 2010

"Last month we asked you to name your favorite beers...the winner was a very respectable offering: Stone Brewing Company of San Diego."

Asylum.com
Friday, May 21, 2010

"A distinctly British ale by way of San Diego, Stone Pale Ale is one of the main reasons Stone Brewing Co. has seen its production explode from 400 barrels in 1996 to 98,500 barrels last year. In fact, given the company's growth, it may be unfair to include the Stone folks in the America's Next Top Beer debate -- they may have already arrived."

The Dedham Transcript
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Sam Calagione, Bill Covaleski and Greg Koch have come together again to brew a special beer, the Saison du BUFF...Calagione suggested they brew a saison, which neither Dogfish Head nor Stone brew. Koch said he always wanted to brew a beer with sage. From there, they decided to go along with the sage and to add rosemary, thyme and parsley."

GQ
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The latest news from Stone Brewing makes you think you're hearing about two different breweries. In the span of a few weeks, they released 2010's Imperial Russian Stout...and followed it with [Saison du BUFF] a light, refreshing, herb-infused saison. It's like Black Sabbath opening for Simon and Garfunkel."

Beer Connoisseur
Thursday, May 06, 2010

"Stone Brewing, which prides itself with not only thinking outside the box but challenging the very definition of the box concept, is moving ahead with a plan that could see it opening a new brewery in Europe."

Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Beer of the Month: Stone IPA, "I've been waiting a long time for the beers of the San Diego area's Stone Brewing Co. to come to Chicago, and now that they are finally here, I couldn't be hoppier...The Stone India Pale Ale is a benchmark for hop-a-licious West Coast-style IPAs."

University of San Diego Entrepreneurship Club
Friday, April 30, 2010

"The title of Greg Koch's presentation was ‘The World According to Stone’ and it appears that the world according to Stone is a world that needs to change. Change is needed in form of increased commitment to the environment and to more sustainable business practices."

Solana Beach Scuttlebutt
Thursday, April 22, 2010

"The featured speaker, Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch, used a bullhorn to broadcast his message to the crowd, exhorting the 'sinners' to repent for their environmentally unclean ways and proselytize the message of sustainability."

Del Mar Times
Thursday, April 22, 2010

"The Green Chamber's mission to encourage green business practices was highlighted by a presentation given by Greg Koch, chief executive officer of Stone Brewing Co., on his company's sustainability efforts. Koch's presentation, and the event as a whole, strived to emphasize the benefits that sustainable operations can have on a business's bottom line."

The Providence Phoenix
Thursday, April 08, 2010

"Stone is the country’s number one brewer. And they know it...Indeed, as an extreme brewer that amps up the hops and alcohol in most of its beers, Stone isn’t for beginners. But to serious hop-heads, this San Diego brewer deserves Beer Advocate’s distinction as best in class."

Chicagoist
Friday, April 02, 2010

"Stone Brewing announced on their twitter feed this afternoon that Chicago is its fifth largest market this year after only one week of sales. Guess Chicago was worthy of the Arrogance."

Modern Luxury
Friday, April 02, 2010

"Well, pull up a barstool and see for yourself during “Stone Beer Week Chicago,” which kicks-off Thursday, April 1 and runs through Friday, April 9, at hotspots like Publican and Hopleaf. We caught up with Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. to ask, “where does all this confidence come from?”

Golf Now
Friday, April 02, 2010

"Stone Brewing, which is located in Southern California and is already widely acknowledged as crafting some of the best beer in the country, is just now making some headway onto the fairways."

The Onion A.V. Club
Thursday, April 01, 2010

"Southern California beer-maker Stone Brewing bombards Chicago this week with a balls-to-the-wall rollout involving dozens of rare kegs, dinners with special beer pairings, and lots of chances to meet the people behind the company."

Chicago Tribune
Thursday, April 01, 2010

"One of the largest holes in Chicago’s beer landscape has been the absence of Stone Brewing Co.  As of today, however, that is the case no more, as the Escondito, Calif., brewery adds Illinois as its 35th state (and no, this is not an April Fools’ Day joke)."

Chicagoist
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Interview: Stone Brewing's Greg Koch. Koch and I discussed the perils of dealing with Illinois beer distributors, the response of Stone's arrival from restaurants and bars, and other major plans for the brewery."

Chicagoist
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Stone Week in Chicago More Like An All Out Assault: The Chicago area is two days away from the full throttle launch of Stone Brewing Co. in the market, and owner Greg Koch appears to be leaving no stone unturned (pun totally intended) in saturating the market with his beers."

Thrillist Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Starting tomorrow, the Cali craft beer colossus is finally distributing to Chi and's celebrating with a week of events and tastings at assorted spirits stores and brew-friendly joints all over the city..."

The Chicago Reader
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"California's Stone Brewing Company kicks off its arrival in Chicago this week with nine days of events. Beginning Thursday, bars across the city devote tap space to Stone beers, which include the company's seven year-round releases as well as specialties like Old Guardian Barley Wine and the Vertical Epic series."

Toronto City Bites
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"If you're unfamiliar with Stone, they're one of the most remarkable success stories of the American craft beer renaissance...The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is as beautiful a casual dining environment as I have ever seen connected to a brewery, or even winery..."

Metromix Chicago
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Stone's kickoff week is unlike anything Chicago's seen before, with most of the city's top beer bars and liquor stores pouring Stone brews and hosting special events."

San Diego Magazine
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Although local brewers don't expect to compete for marketshare with virtual monopoly held by multinational conglomerates, brewing exceptional beer has proved lucrative: Stone has grown, on average, 47 percent each year for the past 12 years."

Friday All Week
Monday, March 29, 2010

"One of the finest Black IPA examples in the market, in my opinion, is Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (formerly Stone 11th Anniversary Ale)...If you like IPAs and you like brown ales, porters and stouts, you really must try this beer."

Metromix
Monday, March 29, 2010

"This week, Chicago finally gets a taste of Stone’s swagger. Slow to enter the local market, the brewery is making up for lost time with a week of launch events April 1-8. We talked to Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch to find out what the fuss is about."

Passion Beer
Friday, March 19, 2010

"Another brewery’s extreme beer is Stone’s status-quo. The Stone IPA knocks it out of the park and is a strong, hoppy, yet balanced and crisp IPA."

TheFullPint.com
Monday, March 08, 2010

2010 Stone Old Guardian Review: "Pretty amazing, very balanced this year."

The Daily Aztec
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

"Cheap, commercial beer pales in comparison to beer from Stone Brewing Co. With the menacing gargoyle logo and bold beer flavors, Stone is a favorite among beer enthusiasts."

Crain's Chicago Business
Monday, March 01, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. plans to start selling its craft beers, known for their bold flavors, in Chicago next month...'Chicago is a very competitive market, but they have a great reputation throughout the industry,' says Gabriel Magliaro, president of Chicago’s Half Acre Beer Co."

Chicagoist
Thursday, February 25, 2010

"There were three breweries on our wish list of those that deserve distribution in Illinois. We say 'were' because, starting April 1, Stone Brewing makes its official (legal) debut in the Chicago market."

The Business of Beer
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brewing Benevolence is a series of articles and interviews with breweries that are committed to more than just brewing beer in their communities. In this edition, I talked to Chris with Stone Brewing  in Escondido, California.

TrojanWire
Monday, February 22, 2010

"If you like kick-ass beer, then you like Stone Brewing Co. The Escondido Calif.-based brewery has a rabid following in the craft beer world and direct ties to USC. Greg Koch, class of 1987, co-founded Stone in 1995 and has helped build it into a juggernaut."

Edible San Diego
Friday, February 19, 2010

2009 Local Hero Award Winner! "Founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone operates with as much of a conscious as they do a palate. Their restaurant, the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, is committed to local growers and artisan purveyors."

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Because I’m totally down with the slow-food trend, I was quick to RSVP when I caught wind of a 'fresh dinner' event happening at Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. Each ingredient from the menu was to be procured from a local farm on the same day as the meal."

Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Next week's [Stone Imperial Russian Stout] tasting, a first for Stone in Texas, is another sign that Houstonians are open to alternatives to mass-marketed beers."

myCentralJersey.com
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Of course, though, the wit would be meaningless if the beer didn't back it up. Good news! It does. Arrogant Bastard features an avalanche of flavor..."

DRAFT Magazine
Friday, February 05, 2010

Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter named one of the Top 25 Beers of the Year!

San Diego News Network
Friday, February 05, 2010

"Since I’m a big fan of smoke flavors, I thought a chili that merged Stone Smoked Porter and  chipotle peppers would hit the spot. Borrowing heavily from Routson’s base recipe, here’s what I came up with."

Idaho Statesman
Friday, February 05, 2010

"Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale may not have been the first black IPA out there, but I believe it was the first kick-ass version to be distributed widely. Where Stone goes stylistically, other brewers follow."

Mustang Daily
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"That’s right, sometimes when I want a great drinking experience, I go out and get a selection of beers from Stone Brewing Co., located in Escondido, CA."

BeerAdvocate
Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Stone is named "All-Time Top Brewer" for the second year in a row.

Ranch & Coast
Monday, February 01, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. Voted 'Best Beer' in our San Diego's Best Restaurants Survey 2010!"

The Beer Goddess.com
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Stone Brewery is proving, yet again, that they are in the forefront of the craft beer industry.  The third installment of their ‘Women Only’ beer classes - held at the brewery – featured eight stouts and porters and about 40 beer loving women of all ages."

Examiner
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Even the possibility of Stone opening up a new brewery is the best holiday present that beer has received this year. "

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"European beer drinkers often contact Stone, Koch said, wondering where to find their ales. Brewing in Europe would mean that Stone beers sold in London or Rome, say, would taste fresh. Economic and environmental costs of shipping would also be cut."

Washington City Paper
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Southern California’s Stone Brewing Co., makers of Arrogant Bastard and a panoply of big beers, announced yesterday in a web video that they are considering opening a second brewery across the Atlantic."

AVClub.com
Friday, December 04, 2009

"Stone is known for brawny beers with lots of hops and flavor, and the Ruination IPA fits the bill."

ECWeekend.com
Thursday, December 03, 2009

"If your girlfriend was to cheat on you with a beer, it would be from Stone Brewing Co. It would send you the pictures and it would laugh at you to your face when it saw you in public."

ECWeekend.com
Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego is where my heart truly lays. It rises to the top of the suds in the world of my favorite beers."

Postcrescent.com
Thursday, November 19, 2009

"[Stone] Vertical Epic is a grand experience that lives up to its name."

SanDiego.com
Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Translated using Stone’s notoriously unapologetic vernacular, the objective of the class was to convert fizzy yellow beer drinkers to the ranks of “worthy” craft brew fans."

TheLedger.com
Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09, the lastest in a series of special release beers from Stone Brewing Co., is designed to spend a couple of years in your beer cellar."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Congrats, San Diego. You're the new beer capital of the U.S. (as far as Men's Journal is concerned). This calls for a party: San Diego Beer Week.

Kicking off Nov. 6, the 10-day countywide celebration makes for a timely opportunity to present our ongoing series of videos profiling local breweries."

NBCSanDiego.com
Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Beer drinkers and non-beer drinkers unite, San Diego Beer Week hosts a week you don’t want to miss."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Since quietly opening the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in November 2006, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner have reinvented casual dining in the same bold manner they did beer."

Examiner.com
Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Why just fantasize about sipping fresh Kona coffee while cutting open a ripe coconut to munch on when you can do all the above in one amazing new beer?"

SceneNewspaper.com
Friday, October 16, 2009

"...Greg Koch is one of the superheros of the American craft beer industry, and in that role he recently struck a resounding blow for truth and justice by proving once and for all that beer has more breadth, depth and character in food pairings than Johnny-one-note wine"

MassLive.com
Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Maybe it's (my favorite beer) because I can identify so well with its name, but more likely it's the fact that Arrogant Bastard Ale is just one tasty beer. It is rich and complex, yet it delivers its pallet-punching flavor in a deviously unassuming way."

Modern Brewery Age
Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Stone has built its reputation by screwing with people's heads, and their newest [BrewDog/Cambridge/Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner] beer continues that tradition."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"So, how good is Aloha Plenty? Good enough to justify the high prices (we paid $6.99 for 12 ounces) and the hype? Oh, yes. This is the liquid equivalent of moonrise over Diamond Head."

The Northern Light
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Part of my generosity with my rating of “OAKED Arrogant Bastard” (four stars rather than three) has simply to do with the ale being arrogant enough to live up to its own name.

Examiner.com
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens sets the bar high for local brewpubs...In addition to taking a brewery tour and tasting outstanding beers, patrons can enjoy a delectable menu of organic, local food. Stone Brewing World Bistro proudly adheres to the highest standards of sustainable, fresh food items.

Nola.com
Monday, October 12, 2009

The readers of Beer Advocate magazine, the bible of American beer geeks, named Stone Brewing Co. the “All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.” Louisiana, however, was one corner of the globe where you couldn’t buy a glass of hoppy, full-flavored Stone beer. All that changes next week when the California brewery storms into the city with three days of parties.

The TMR Zoo
Thursday, October 01, 2009

"Once again Stone Brewing Company knocks it out of the park with another world class addition to the Vertical Epic series."

Men's Journal
Thursday, October 01, 2009

Stone Levitation Ale Named "Best Ale":

It has a deep amber body, roasted malt flavors reminiscent of the finest English ales, and the sturdy dose of hops you'd expect from a leader of the West Coast's "extreme beer" movement. The result is the tastiest session ale we've had this year.

San Diego Named "Best Beer Town in the US":

“San Diego isn’t just surfing and LaDanian Tomlinson anymore—it’s the new beer capital of the U.S. Stone (maker of our number one ale) exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews."

Examiner.com
Monday, September 28, 2009

"[Ken Schmidt/Maui/Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter] demonstrates what amazing things can happen when craft brewers work together."

Denver Westword
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

WW: What should people know about your brewery?
GK: Everything. We don't bother engaging in activities that aren't worth knowing about. Between our range of beer styles, our award-winning architecture, our acre of gardens, the fact that our brewery tour is one of the top tourist destinations in our region, our eclectic organic and free-range menu at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, our blogging and online videos (including the IAmACraftBrewer.com vids), the 32 beers on tap at our restaurant, our wide array of special events, the large set of solar panels on the roof of our brewery, our charitable activities, or our incredible team of fascinatingly diverse employees, it's hard to pick any one thing. We are that good.

North County Times
Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Extraordinary growth has become ordinary for Stone Brewing Co. The 13-year-old company keeps outgrowing its surroundings like a teenager outgrowing his clothes."

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, September 07, 2009

"...when asked the reason behind Stone's recent expansion, marked by the purchase of a $6.2 million, 60,000-square-foot warehouse for distribution, [Greg Koch] said it was because sales of craft brews, including his, are increasing while sales of mainstream beers are declining."

TheFullPint.com
Thursday, September 03, 2009

"[Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale is] a very luxurious beer, that gets even better as it warms up...this beer just might be destined for greatness with a bit of age on it."

Nola.com
Thursday, September 03, 2009

"For the Las Vegas show, the Top Chef production crew came back for more Stone beer. The well-regarded brewery never pays for product placement, but given its Southern California location it has many fans in Hollywood. Stone beer has been featured in shows such as Weeds, West Wing and the movie Old School."

Examiner.com
Wednesday, September 02, 2009

"[With Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale] Stone Brewing Company continues to demonstrate that they are masters of complex beers and tastes..."

LA Magazine
Wednesday, September 02, 2009

"All in all, [Stone 13th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival] was a refreshing look at the beverage industry-a business usually full of big corporations with bitter rivalries battling for market control. Not here. Not these guys."

Examiner.com
Monday, August 24, 2009

"The guys at Stone brewing know how to throw a birthday party. And perhaps even better, they know how to get other brewers to bring their newest and best brews to the party."

North County Times
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. keeps powering its way through the recession with more growth."

Mutineer Magazine
Saturday, August 01, 2009

"This year's Stone 13th Anniversary Ale...is double dry-hopped, giving it a slap-your-mama hop bitterness."

Time Out New York
Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Now [Stone] is turning 13. Unlike many of us, who ushered in that awkward age with cracking vocal cords and hair sprouting in funny places, Stone is marking its adolescence gracefully with the limited release of an exceptional beer."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Hops make a potent statement here...but the malts hold their own. 13th is big, balanced and beautiful."

DigitalCity.com
Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"My brother always said character was what made someone into a legend...that phrase could easily be applied to Stone."

The Bachelor Guy
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"You gotta love the California-based Stone Brewing Company. They're out of control, push the envelope, crazy-ass dudes...and they make some of the finest ales on the planet."

Examiner.com
Monday, July 13, 2009

"...if you are a hophead like me, you'll absolutely love [Stone 13th Anniversary Ale]. This has to be one of the tastiest hop driven beers that I've ever had."

Fangoria.com
Saturday, July 11, 2009

"First off, there's Stone's logo: It's a bad-ass-looking gargoyle sporting a sinister underbite and usually holding a mug of beer-and it would make for a hell of a tattoo. Secondly, and more importantly, Stone makes EXTREME brews for extreme beer fans."

TheFullPint.com
Friday, July 03, 2009

"I give [Arrogant Bastard Ale] extra credit for hooking me on Stone."

Beer in Baltimore
Thursday, July 02, 2009

"[Stone 13th Anniversary Ale is] a big, powerful beer but surprisingly balanced...Even the label is sexy. Really, everything about this brew is sexy."

Dining Out Magazine
Thursday, July 02, 2009

"Of all the breweries in San Diego, it's safe to say that Stone has gained the most national recognition-not just for their roster of distinguished beers, but also for their approach to the business."

Examiner.com
Thursday, July 02, 2009

"Thousands of pages of print media have been dedicated to the craft beer experience over the past two decades, but few of them have come close to capturing the true spirit of the American craft brewing industry like ['I Am A Craft Brewer']..."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"On July 19, Stone Brewing is hosting its third annual Sour Fest in Escondido. Newly installed beverage coordinator Bill Sysak has visited Belgium 30 times and promises the selection will be 'decadent, more extreme' than previous years, with close to 50 kegs, plus plenty of bottled lambics."

The Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"'As more and more craft breweries have opened around the country, brewers have continued to make great craft brews as they refine and improve the craft,' says Greg Koch, president and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. of North County San Diego, Calif. 'And just like rock 'n' roll, the craft beer industry has grown up and matured by introducing new sub-genres.'"

Examiner.com
Monday, June 29, 2009

"Stone Brewing, the godfather of San Diego's burgeoning scene, turns 13 this year. To commemorate the occasion, head brewer Mitch Steele created Stone 13th Anniversary Ale, a dry-hopped Imperial Red Ale."

The TMR Zoo
Monday, June 29, 2009

"I could go on for hours about how great [Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] is. I have been doing that for the 6 years that I have been writing this column about every other Stone special release..."

TMR Zoo
Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Over the past ten to fifteen years a lot of brewers have released “Anniversary” brews. Some are uninspiring, simply a hopped up version of their regular offerings. Others simply add a random ingredient in an attempt to be funky or unique. There are other brewers that celebrate their Anniversaries by giving us the consumer and their fans a beer unique to that year. No one does this better that Stone Brewing Company."

TheFullPint.com
Friday, June 26, 2009
"[With Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] Stone could have made something that would rip your face off, like Ruination or Arrogant Bastard Ale, but instead, they upped the hop level and met it in the middle with equal amounts of great malt flavor. A balanced, big beer you say? That gargoyle is acting quite mature for its age."
The Beer Spot
Friday, June 19, 2009
"...[Stone 13th Anniversary Ale] is definitely the best Anniversary beer that Stone has put out since Stone 10th Anniversary Ale...very much recommended."
Examiner.com
Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Stone 13th Anniversary Ale is a perfect example of Stone Brewing Co. producing a high quality hopped ale...[and] demonstrates yet again how they are the masters of well-hopped beers."

austin360.com
Saturday, June 13, 2009
"Greg Koch, the founder of the San Diego brewery that lives to poo-poo fizzy yellow American beer, brought a ton of great stuff to the Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek Friday night for a dinner and screening of 'Beer Wars.'"
Ale Street News Online
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
"Keynote Speaker Greg Koch of Stone Brewing proved a snappy exception before 1700 assembled brewers and industry folk in a presentation that was pure theatre."
Food & Wine
Monday, June 01, 2009

"The point of Wagner's love-them-or-hate-them beers (Stone is now sold in 31 states, so it's mostly the former) isn't to get the drinker intoxicated, but to create complex layers of flavor through long, robust fermentations with a rich mix of grains and huge amounts of resiny, fresh, green hops."

TheFullPint.com
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"Hop lovers, Stone Fans, and beer lovers alike can rejoice. Stone Brewing Co. announced late last week they are attempting to outdo themselves, with the release of Stone 13th Anniversary Ale..."
Beer Magazine
Friday, May 01, 2009
"(Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale)...is a crazy twist on an IPA style with dark roasted malts that is really impressive..."
Vail Daily
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Every bomber (of Arrogant Bastard Ale) is the same: You pour, stare for a minute and take a sip. Even if you're not worthy, the big-beer lover will almost invariably say: 'Damn, that's good!"
Modern Brewery Age
Friday, April 24, 2009

"The many facces of Greg Koch were on dispay during his keynote address at the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Boston, MA. In a bravura performance, the brash Stone Brewing Co. co-founder expounded, sang, and twittered for nearly an hour. 'It was the best speech I have ever seen,' said Harry Schumacher, publisher of Beer Business Daily."

TheTriangle.org
Friday, April 24, 2009
"After taking a sip (of Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine), I found a great combination of flavors. There were notes of plum, honey, caramel, citrus, a bit of wood and mild alcohol. With very little after bite, this 11.3 percent hulk went down smoothly and was not overly sweet."
Examiner.com
Saturday, April 11, 2009

"(2009 Stone Imperial Russian Stout) is one exceptional bold beer. When poured, it has a very strong aroma, which has an almost smoked/burned espresso flavor. It's a very pleasant smell..."

Downtown News
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

"The savory flavors of the oily salmon and seasoned lentils go nicely with the robust and full-flavored (Stone) pale ale. A distinctive hop spiciness allows the beer to complement and cut through some of the heavier flavors."

Examiner.com
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"(Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine) is another wonderful accomplishment from the people at Stone Brewing Co. Although it is quite hoppy, the maltiness is a strong supporting character that blends perfectly with the hops."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Values are as important as barley and hops to the flavor of Stone Brewing Co. While accomplishing growth of up to 47 percent per year, the company has been careful to hold on to its character."

Happy Hour Magazine
Monday, March 09, 2009

"They won't admit it, but Stone Brewing Co. is quickly becoming one of the most well-known Microbreweries in the United States...Stone isn't trying to cater to the masses. This is obvious by reading the back of the Arrogant Bastard Ale bottle."

TheCowl.com
Thursday, March 05, 2009

"The abundance and thickness of flavor (in OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale) is what is most apparent, but the alcohol gives it that little extra bite that gives you that perfect beer face, like Burt Reynolds scaling the Rockies with a pipe in mouth kind of face."

Slashfood.com
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"...we have always viewed other great craft breweries as "Compatriots." Think about it, we are fighting the same battle as our compatriots...together. Collectively, we fight the battle to earn craft beers the respect that they deserve in the popular consciousness. The better the beers created by our Compatriots, the more we are able to accomplish in turning that tide. Together."
San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"While many small company-CEOs dream of expanding across the nation, Stone Brewing Co.'s Greg Koch, wants the opposite...Koch told students at CSU San Marcos' 'In the Executive's Chair' class he'd rather sell more beer in five states than get spread out across the nation."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"Is Escondido's Stone Brewing the world's best Brewery? Yes say the readers of BeerAdvocate magazine..."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Values are as important as barley and hops to the flavor of Stone Brewing Co. While accomplishing growth of up to 47 percent per year, the company has been careful to hold on to its character."

BREW YOUR OWN Magazine
Monday, December 01, 2008
"Stone Brewing shares tips, techniques & recipes for big, aggressive beers."
BeerAdvocate Magazine
Monday, December 01, 2008

"Stone Brewing named by BeerAdvocate Magazine as the ‘All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and highest-rated brewery...ever.'"

North County Times
Friday, November 14, 2008
On Tuesday, Stone released a new batch of Sawyer's Triple. Sawyer's Triple is not the typical Stone product: the company is known for muscular ales seasoned with armloads of bitter, crisp hops. A triple is a much more subtle creation with complexity that comes in part from Belgian candy sugar.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 16, 2008
"Stone Brewing Company has the food, the fun, and of course, the beer for a great time."
Celebrator Beer News
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
"Overall, [Stone's 12th Anniversary Celebration] was a winner."
The Tartan - Carnegie Mellon's Student Newspaper Since 1906
Monday, September 29, 2008
"I had pretty high expectations when I picked it up; Stone is a quintessential American craft brewery, and I¹m a fan of both chocolate and oatmeal stouts. I saved the bottle for two or three weeks, waiting for that perfect opportunity to open it. What could go wrong?"
TheFullPint.com
Monday, August 18, 2008
"TheFullPint.com returned to North San Diego County for Stone Brewing‚s 12th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival. Last year‚s celebration was so much fun, it was a given that we would do our best to make it every year."
The Republican
Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"As a craft beer fan, I often ask a similar question of my beers: 'Why were you not made by Stone Brewing?' "

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, August 02, 2008

"These days, Escondido's Stone Brewing Co. is not just brewing beer. It's also simmering a stew of industrial-strength bugs, in tanks far removed from the barley and hops, to treat sewage. The brewery is taking a detour from its traditional operations and will soon begin treating its own wastewater...."

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
"On Sunday, July 20, Stone will host its second annual Stone Sour Fest, during which people can taste an array of sour beers. At least 15 sour beers will be on tap, and over 30 will be available by bottle."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, July 14, 2008
"For nearly three years, Stone Brewing Co. has considered investing in solar energy, and with monthly electricity costs averaging about $20,000, the company made the switch to solar on July 1. Given ideal conditions, each of the 1,561 new panels should produce 200 watts of continuous solar energy, generating a combined output of 312 kilowatts and enough clean energy to offset more than 583,000 pounds of carbon emissions over its lifetime."
Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"America's Top Breweries: Stone Brewing is the southern California outfit responsible for beers like the Arrogant Bastard Ale and the Imperial Russian Stout." Click Here For Full Story

Newsweek
Monday, May 19, 2008
"For centuries, European enthusiasts have quietly "laid down" bottles of full-bodied, alcohol-rich stouts, barley wines, porters, strong ales and ciders to mature in the cool of their cellars. The practice spread to the States during the craft-brewing boom of the 1980s and '90. (Sierra Nevada, Stone, Laguinitas and Anchor all produce age-worthy bottles.)"
Newsweek
Monday, May 19, 2008

"There may be a budding food crisis afoot in the land, but at least there's still beer—and a growing amount of small-batch "craft" beer, according to the U.S. Brewer's Association, the trade association for America's favorite foamy beverage. The food crunch has hit the beer business; rising costs have made quality ingredients harder to come by. And last spring Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden founded the first ever House Small Brewers Caucus, a bipartisan group dedicated to keeping watch over the interests of the microbrewery industry on Capitol Hill."

TheFullPint.com
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
"TheFullPint.com is proud to bring you a one on one interview with Steve Wagner, Brewmaster & President of Stone Brewing Company. Stone Brewing Co was founded in 1996, and started in San Marcos, CA. Stone is famous for larger than life brews, painted on labels, and their gargoyle mascot. Behind these great icons is Steve Wager, Greg Koch and the entire Stone Team."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Craft industry's budding mecca welcomes annual conference. Many industry leaders flew in early to tour an area they say could become to craft beer fans what Napa Valley is to wine afficionados."

Milford Daily News
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
"When television shows talk about fine dining and the discussion leads to fine beverages, generally it's wine and spirits that get the lip service, while beer can't seem to get a word in edgewise. But two California men, Christopher Burke and Jared Cotton, along with Mark Marion of Cambridge, MA want to change that."
The Publican
Friday, March 07, 2008
"Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America's exhilarating craft brewing scene. It's young (born in 1996), it makes seriously outrageous, unusual beers and has recently opened a state-of-the-art $14m brewery that frankly looks like it's been designed by Salvador Dali and Fred Flintstone – after they've had a heavy session on Stone's infamously strong ales."
North County Times
Friday, February 08, 2008

"There's something about eating food that was grown in a way that enriches rather than depletes the soil, that hasn't been sprayed with chemicals to keep it "fresh" for months, and that hasn't been trucked across the country or flown across the world, that feels good as well as tastes good. Greg Koch, co-owner of Escondido's Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, feels the same way."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, February 01, 2008

"The Brewers Association, a Denver-based industry group, estimates that global demand for hops exceeds supply by 10 percent to 15 percent. Add poor harvests, the loss of arable land to development, and farmers increasingly turning to corn instead of barley and hops – thank you, ethanol! – and you have Beercalypse Now."

San Diego Daily Transcript
Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Greg Koch brews and sells beer. He doesn't advertise though--and he doesn't care if you don't like his beer. He knows that only 3 percent of the world likes specialty beer, and he wants that 3 percent to enjoy his brews at Stone Brewing Co."

North County Times
Sunday, December 16, 2007

Brewers in North San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County say hops ---- the ingredient that gives beer its biting zing and heady aroma ---- is in short supply. Across the world, breweries are scrambling to secure supplies. In some cases, they're coming up short. "The impact is dramatic," said Greg Koch, chief executive of craft brewer Stone Brewing, based in Escondido. "It's going to affect pricing. It affects our ability to do special projects and other things that we had in mind," said Koch

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"Savvy malt-and-hop establishments have been opening across the county at a rapid clip. Each has its own personality and offerings; all bolster San Diego's position as a rising star among American cities on the beer Tourism circuit."

North County Times
Friday, October 19, 2007

"Stone Brewing Co., maker of challenging beers with a high hoppy kick, plans to install a $3.2 million photovoltaic system in its brewery/restaurant."

Santa Barbara Independent
Friday, September 21, 2007
"Stone Brewing 11th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival. I'm far from alone in my love of all-beers-Stone: Eric Asimov of the New York Times called them one of 'the best beers in the world.' "
The Man Room
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
"I was fortunate to catch up to Greg recently and carve out a small chunk of his chaotic schedule for The [Man] Room. Obviously the Bistro is first and foremost on Greg's mind, and he told me opening it was a journey and a challenge. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens applies the standards that Greg Koch & Steve Wagner, co-founders of Stone Brewing, used in creating their world class beers and employs them to Stone's food operations."
Contra Costa Times
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"HAVE YOU WANDERED through a store with well-stocked beer shelves recently? If you haven't, do it soon. The American beer world is changing rapidly, becoming more sophisticated, more interesting, with dark corners and twists and turns, and tons of strange elixirs. What's more, beer is becoming collectible. Consider Stone Vertical Epic."
Washington Post
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
"Check out Ratebeer.com, Beeradvocate.com or any of a half-dozen other beer evaluation Web sites, and you'll often read approving comments describing this or that brand as 'a real West Coast India pale ale.' A West Coast IPA? Does that mean there's a corresponding East Coast IPA? Is one better than the other?"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Monday, June 11, 2007

"To be sure, the maiden meeting of the Book and Beer Club, hosted by the Stone Brewing Co., had a heady buzz to it. The subject of the adult palaver, however, was at times gut-wrenching, at least for this haphazard diner."

San Diego Magazine
Tuesday, May 01, 2007

"AS CEO AND COFOUNDER of Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, throwing back cold ones is all in a day's work for Koch (pronounced "cook"). Okay, so maybe there's more than a pinch of vision, ambition and work ethic involved; you don't build one of the most successful brewery operations in the country by hosting all-day, company-wide burp contests."

Serving Magazine
Thursday, March 01, 2007
"Fittingly, stone has a big place in the design of Stone World Bistro and Gardens. Stone walls, enormous boulders in the dining room and the garden, slabs of granite in the bathrooms and the bars. The space rocks."
Celebrator Beer News
Thursday, February 01, 2007
"Stone's philosophy on food mirrors its philosophy on beer: quality and honesty."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, January 06, 2007

"In the beer world, at least among those willing to pay a premium for their brew, Stone's creations are famous. Although the company has never advertised, its fame has spread. Its beers have been ranked among the best in the country, and even the world. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens officially, but very quietly, opened two months ago."

Serving Magazine
Monday, January 01, 2007
"If a restaurant wasn't part of the original business plan, it was always a possibility. When Stone built a larger brewing facility in 2005, it included Stone World Bistro and Gardens."
Voice Of San Diego
Friday, December 08, 2006
"Greg Koch opened Stone Brewing Co. with business partner Steve Wagner in 1996. The company underwent a big expansion as it turned 10 years old this summer. [Greg] sat down with voiceofsandiego.org to talk about the industry, his first beer and what makes San Diego's hoppy India Pale Ales so tasty."
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
"Here's a holiday gift concept: a bottle of beer- given in the same spirit as a special wine to be put aside to age. Yes, beer for laying down: There are, in fact, beers that improve with age. A few even carry a vintage year on the label."
Dayton Daily News
Thursday, November 30, 2006
"The North Dayton pub that specializes in craft beer has won the title of "Most Arrogant Bar in America." Boston's received the honor from Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego County, Calif. It sold more Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale from Nov. 3-9 than 46 other national competitors during a brewery-sponsored challenge."
BizSanDiego Magazine
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
COVER STORY: "San Diego is fast becoming a top creative center, and a handful of local companies are helping to pave the way. From the beginning, Stone has had an interesting attitude toward brewing beer."
The Daily Transcript
Monday, November 06, 2006
"As if beer enthusiasts needed another reason to celebrate. But they found one last week as Stone Brewing Co. quietly debuted its much-awaited Stone Brewery World Bistro and Gardens."
North County Times
Thursday, September 14, 2006
"Greg Koch, co-founder of thriving Stone Brewery in Escondido, does not look like a typical chief executive officer with his bleached blond hair, earrings in both ears and all-black casual clothing."
Today's Local News
Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"Stone Brewing Company celebrates 10 years"

San Diego Magazine
Thursday, September 07, 2006
"To some, extolling the virtues of the craft brews in San Diego is like preaching to the choir. Whether you know it or not, San Diego has become a bona fide beer town."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, August 14, 2006
Vying for the Label 'America's Beer Capital'
Zymurgy Magazine
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Stone Turns 10: "Up to now, the only recipes Stone has ever published have been for its Vertical Epic Ale series."
BeerAdvocate.com
Thursday, May 04, 2006
"Yes, the brewery that touts most arrogantly that "Fizzy yellow beer is for wussies" has just hired (liberated?) someone who's spent much of his career brewing for one of the largest "fizzy yellow beer" makers on planet Earth. Ironic, perhaps, but this is quite possibly one of the smartest hires we've seen within the craft beer world and perhaps another milestone in the craft brewing industry's ongoing maturity into big business."
SanDiego.com
Tuesday, May 02, 2006

"Stone Brewing in Escondido, one of the top brewers in the world."

Today's Local News
Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Beer lovers have taken notice; the website RateBeer.com ranked the brewery's Stone Imperial Russian Stout as number seven on the list of best beers in the world this year."

VinoCritic.com
Thursday, April 20, 2006

[Stone Imperial Russian Stout] is a 5 star brew. Bravo, gentlemen!

Long Beach Union
Monday, March 27, 2006

"Arrogant Bastards: Stone Brewery Brewest The Best Beer In The World...And They Know It"

North County Times
Sunday, March 05, 2006

"Stone Brewing Co. has finished its move from San Marcos into its new and larger location in Escondido, but the work is far from over."

North County Times
Sunday, March 05, 2006
"Stone Brewing Co. has finished its move from San Marcos into its new and larger location in Escondido, but the work is far from over."
The Chicagoist
Friday, March 03, 2006

"If you...name your beer "Arrogant Bastard Ale" you better live up to the name. Fortunately this beer from the Stone Brewing Company in California does."

The Record
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

With its tagline of "You're not worthy," [Arrogant Bastard Ale] has been taking the country by storm under the reins of this fast-growing brewery.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"Known for its full-bodied brews and in-your-face marketing, Stone has gone from a small upstart brewery that bled red ink in its early years to a powerhouse in the craft-brewing business."

New York Times
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
"[Stone Brewing is] one of my favorite American brewers."
Patterson's Beverage Journal
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
"Stone Brewing is now the fastest growing regional specialty brewing outfit in the country and things have never looked better for this decade-old company."
USA Today: 'Extreme' brewers pour it on
Friday, August 05, 2005
"Stone Brewing Co. is pouring on the creativity in the world of beers."
Bon Appetit: America's New Beer Frontier
Monday, August 01, 2005

"Not for the faint of heart, [Stone's] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base"

Zymurgy Magazine
Friday, July 15, 2005
"This year's top vote getter is Stone Brewing."
CNN/Money: Top 50: Best brewers ranked
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Today, there's a new hot spot to drink a cold one: San Diego...it is now home to three of the 10 top brewers in the world...
RateBeer Best: Summer 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
The internet's largest beer-rating website "RateBeer.com" names Stone Brewing the third best brewer in the world!
San Diego Daily Transcript
Friday, April 29, 2005
Stone Brewing keeps growing on its own terms
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Stone will kick off a three-day charity fundraiser, asking its fans to help build a 14-foot-high stone wall that will run through the new restaurant and beer garden

North County Times
Friday, April 01, 2005
Stone Brewing Co.'s new brewery will do more than make beers: it will give patrons the surroundings to enjoy them.
Today's Local News
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Brewing Beers the Stone Way
BeerAdvocate.com
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
"[Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine is] an aggressive, yet, oddly, very drinkable beer. Complex, balanced, and totally off its rocker."
Malt Advocate Magazine
Saturday, January 01, 2005
"When we find a brewery whose entire line of beers are so good that several of their beers make it to our "short list" for Beer of the Year, we feel compelled to honor the entire brewery. Stone Brewing --- Malt Advocate Magazine's 2004 Brewery of the Year."
Anchorage Press
Thursday, August 26, 2004
"Stone Brewing has a right to be arrogant."
North County Times
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"Beer fans descend to swamp Stone party"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, August 13, 2004

"A few well-known folks were looking and feeling blue yesterday, but actually were quite happy, and so were three charitable organizations."

North County Times
Sunday, June 27, 2004
"Stone Brewing Co.'s recently announced move...is good news for Escondido, but perhaps even better news for the North County region as a whole."
North County Times
Thursday, June 24, 2004
"Stone Brewing announced Monday that it will spend nearly $10 million to build a new brewery and tasting room."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

"Stone plans $10 million brewery in Escondido."

New York Times
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
"The Stone [IPA]...is focused and fresh, with intriguing aromas and flavors."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 14, 2004

"Stone Brewing thrives after rocky start"

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sunday, February 01, 2004

"Even in the snootiest beer circles, San Diego is becoming known for its inventive beer culture...."

Star-Telegram
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
"C'mon, get hoppy with India Pale Ale"
San Diego Business Journal
Friday, January 02, 2004
"The growth spurt that has given Stone Brewing national attention is about to make the company too big for its San Marcos business park."
RateBeer.com
Thursday, January 01, 2004

The internet's largest beer-rating website "RateBeer.com" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer" for the FOURTH time running!

North County Times
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
"Stone Brewing Boosting Production"
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, December 15, 2003
"Stone Brewing Brews Up Big Biz in North County"
Inc. 500
Saturday, November 01, 2003

Stone Brewing makes the INC 500 list of America's fastest growing companies for the second year in a row.

North County Times
Saturday, August 30, 2003
"Stone Brewing plans move to larger facility"
Boulder Weekly
Friday, August 29, 2003
"Let there be no doubt, conceit can be a very attractive thing, and this bottled arrogance tastes as sweet as sin on Sunday."
BeerAdvocate.com
Wednesday, July 02, 2003
BeerAdvocate.com announces its first annual "Best of BeerAdvocate.com" and gives Stone Brewing top honors
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 25, 2003

"Cheers For The Bitter Brew"

Democratic & Chronicle
Tuesday, June 03, 2003

"This Ale's An Arrogant Bastard"

RateBeer.com
Sunday, June 01, 2003

The internet's largest beer-rating website "RateBeer.com" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer" for the third time running!

Austin American Statesman
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
"A Head-To-Head Look At Beers That Refresh."
San Diego Business Journal
Monday, December 02, 2002
Stone was recently ranked on Inc. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies list...
Beverage Business Magazine
Friday, November 01, 2002
"As bold as his company's beers, Greg Koch is one colorful character in the craft brewing industry."
RateBeer.com
Friday, November 01, 2002
The internet's largest beer-rating website "RateBeer.com" again names Stone Brewing "America's Best Brewer"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Peter Rowe talks about Stone Ruination IPA
Bristol Farms
Monday, March 18, 2002
From the Bristol Farms Newsletter
RateBeer.com
Friday, February 22, 2002
Then there's the RateBeer.com interview
Arizona Republic
Wednesday, February 20, 2002
"The phrase "cult following" gets thrown around a little too freely, but in this case it's entirely appropriate."
Anchorage Press
Thursday, January 31, 2002
"Like Tasteless Yellow Whizz? Then Arrogant Bastard's Not Your Beer."
All About Beer Magazine
Saturday, September 01, 2001
Brewers Who March To A Different Beat
AlcoholReviews.com
Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Ahhh, more accolades from informed journalists! What a compliment to the good taste of the author of this article!
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, September 01, 1999
Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the 9.1.99 feature article on Stone Brewing
PART 1:
Stone's rudely named brew causing quite a brouhaha
PART 2: Tempt your taste buds and discover the difference

Stone's brewmaster in KC for Craft Beer Week
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Pitch -- "It's always smart to travel with brewmasters. They bring the best beer. And now one's coming to us - Stone Brewing Co.'s brewmaster, Mitch Steele, will be in Kansas City for Craft Beer Week. Tonight, he's stopping by Julian for two events. Tomorrow, he's at the Martin City Brewing Co. The Pitch caught up with him via e-mail to find out what the California brewery has in store for KC."
Stone Brewing CEO Added to Brewbound Craft Beer Session
Friday, April 13, 2012
Brewbound.com -- "Brewbound is pleased to announce that Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Company, will join the Brewbound Craft Beer Session as a featured speaker. The event will take place on June 5th in Manhattan."
The Art Of Breaking All The Rules: An Evening w Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch
Monday, April 02, 2012
ChicagoBeerGeeks.com -- "The Stone Brewing Co Founder & CEO was in town celebrating two years of Stone being distributed in Chicago. The Windy City is Stone's 8th largest market, during the visit he spent time hitting local breweries (sampling Vanilla Bean Aged Dark Lord at [3 Floyds] and Big Hugs at Half Acre). Greg also used his visit to sign copies of his book, as well participate in Solidarity: A Celebration Of Craft Beer In Chicago. Solidarity was an unprecedented 50 + beer invasion of amazing Stone beers, taking place at both Timothy O'Toole's locations."
Bear Republic / Fat Head's / Stone TBA
Monday, March 12, 2012
Lew Bryson's Seen Through A Glass -- "It is a beer that pleases, teases, and -- no, 'squeezes' would rhyme, but this beer slaps, there's no way around it. Excellent aroma, with the brown sugar and molasses swirling up through all the pine and citrus hops; good body, and again, sweet and bitter battle through. It fights to the last sip, and the finish stays bitter. This is a beer with impact, and a beer that goes back to the beginnings of craft brewing."
The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Thursday, February 23, 2012
DrinkCraftBeer.com -- "You just get dark chocolate that almost tastes as though it were made with spruce tips. The bitterness is well integrated and ends smoothly, but is definitely there. This is one of the more artfully done versions of this style that I’ve had, as everything melds from one flavor into the next, there are no sharp corners. At times it’s like a cup of lightly sweetened black coffee, other times it’s similar to a super-hopped porter. I have to keep coming back as each sip is slightly different, yet oddly the same."
The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
Friday, January 13, 2012

Hoptomology -- "The book takes you through history of the brewery and the people that made it possible. It chronicles all the special release beers and collaboration brews it has done. It also give us a scaled down recipes of their famous ales for us to try at home. Replete with food parings and recipes from the Stone World Bistro and Gardens, (which of course, all include beer!) this is a beautiful book and another great addition to your brewing library."

More Brown Than Black IPA – Stone, Ninkasi, and The Alchemist Collaboration
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Best Craft Beer -- "I have never had a beer from The Alchemist, unfortunately, but knowing well the character of other brews by Ninkasi and Stone, I wouldn’t expect a black (okay, brown) IPA from them that would be anything less intense than this. I am not a big fan of the 'Black IPA', 'Cascadian Dark Ale' or 'Very very very dark brown IPA', but this one certainly stood out for me."

Beer of the Week: The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Friday, January 06, 2012

San Diego Magazine -- "Local hopheads are bound to love this brew, but anyone can get behind a beer created to raise money for hurricane victims. Proceeds from the sale of this beer go to a charitable organization established to help victims of Hurricane Irene, a scourge that decimated numerous structures and lives in Vermont, including the The Alchemist Pub and Brewery, an avant garde operation whose head brewer, John Kimmich, contributed his talents to this collaborative quaff."

Stephen Beaumont's U.S. Brewery of The Year
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

World Of Beer -- "if there is a brewery that more consistently releases hop-forward beers with balance, I don’t know of it, and besides, as illustrated by several of their releases in 2011, notably the Elysian-Stone-Bruery collaboration pumpkin beer, La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado, this is also a brewery that can quite comfortable handle subtlety.

Add in the consistently convivial atmosphere of their World Bistro and Gardens,  their remarkably frequent, and frequently remarkable, collaboration beers, and their aggressive attitude towards growth, and you have what I consider a worthy winner of the 2011 title."

San Diego Brewed: The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA
Friday, December 23, 2011

San Diego Beer Blog -- "Pouring The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA it looked like any other brown ale. But upon first whiff it was obvious this was no regular brown ale. Maybe it was the huge disconnect between what I expected based on the color and what my senses detected, but this was one of the best smelling beers I’ve come across. Huge piney hops. When people call a beer 'dank' this is what they mean."

Returning from the promised land... with beer
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

BrewChief.com -- "As a beer enthusiast, I feel enriched by my visit to the majestic Stone Brewing Co. It has been on my short list of brew related landmarks to visit and I couldn't be happier with the experience. If there were such things as the ''7 Wonders of the Brewing World'', this would definitely be one of them. If you are a true fan of craft beer, it's damn near a religious experience. Do yourself a favor and add it to your brewing bucket list."

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Review)
Friday, November 25, 2011

Examiner.com -- "The overall impression is chilie-infused Belgian IPA, and the drinkability is perhaps even greater than a regular example of said style. This isn't the first time I've enjoyed a chile beer this good, but it is the first commercial example and it's probably a good thing that Stone decided to insert this in the Vertical Epic line-up so near to the end, as this is a beer best enjoyed fresh. A touch of age might show a more muted spiciness and perhaps a more balanced earthy character from the malt and hops, but there is no reason not to enjoy this bad boy right here and now."

Greg Koch and The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bobby Likes Beer -- "Greg Koch is a legend who has accomplished more in his fifteen years of business than most craft beer evangelists can hope to in a lifetime. His outspoken insight and larger-than-life antics make Greg one of the biggest personalities in craft beer today. Even if you don’t know who Greg is, I’m sure you’ve had one of his beers. Stone Brewing Co. has practically defined the American approach towards our beloved beverage with their witty beer names, arrogant attitude and consistently top-notch and ground-breaking products. With the release of the new book The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., Koch and co-founder Steve Wagner give us fans of fermentation unabashed insight into their world by sharing their story, complete with detailed tales of how the business came to be, their uncompromising product line and even how-to’s about cellaring bottles, cooking with beer and taking your first steps into the world of homebrew."

Dr. Bill Sysak's Thanksgiving Pairings
Monday, November 21, 2011

CraftBeer.com -- "Thanksgiving marks the ultimate feast in many American households, and it's no secret that I'm rather fond of feasts. And what better accompaniment to a fine meal than a fine beverage, I say! Beer—being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food in my opinion—allows for a veritable cornucopia of pairing options, making it perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration."

Beer of the Week: Double Bastard Ale
Saturday, November 19, 2011

BrewedForThought.com -- "With Double Bastard Ale, you’re greeted by a beer that lives up to the name. The flavors and aromas are intense with hops, figs, cherry and an almost woody character emerging. The finish is sharp, loaded with hops and alcohol, testing you with each drink. While fresh, Double Bastard Ale can be intimidating and make drinkers question whether they are worthy or not, but give this beer some time and the true beauty of double bastard is revealed in rich fruit flavors, complex layers of malt and an alluring aroma."

Beer Book Review: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.
Friday, November 18, 2011

TheBrewBros.com -- "Greg’s writ­ing style kept me engaged and want­ing to read more. [...] Over­all, this book was worth every penny. It was loaded with enter­tain­ing and infor­ma­tive mate­r­ial pre­sented in an engag­ing manor. Thank you to Stone and to all the authors for another great book to add to the craft beer drinker’s library."

TAP Beer of the Week: Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TomBedell.com -- "Stone has nailed it again. The [Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale] is a reddish amber ale with all sorts of intriguing and appealing aromatics swirling together–banana esters from the Flanders Golden ale yeast, touches of clove, cedar, cinnamon, and a suggestion of chile peeking through. At a hefty 9.4% ABV, the beer has plenty of sweet malt character at work as well, and the interplay of all the varied elements add up to a complex, compelling, and quite delicious beer."

Stone's Greg Koch to Sign Books and Share Rare Beer Flights at the Bruery Provisions
Monday, November 14, 2011

OCWeekly -- "This Thursday, Nov. 17, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, along with the book's co-author, Randy Clemens (who penned The Sriracha Cookbook), will be making a stop at the Bruery Provisions to sign copies of the new release and share some rare Stone beers. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Koch will be speaking. This is a rare OC appearance by a rock star of the craft-beer kingdom!"

Hot beers
Friday, November 11, 2011

Beer Nut -- "Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale is a Belgian-influenced ale that uses both mild green chili peppers and cinnamon. Everything was so balanced in this beer, the pepper flavor was hidden. However, with this beer, I could definitely feel a burn in the back of my throat. Not a lot, but definitely noticeable. It did not take away from how much I liked this beer. It was my favorite of all the Vertical Epics I have tasted (04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10)."

Stoned Chicago: An Interview with Stone Brewing Co.'s Greg Koch
Monday, November 07, 2011

ChitownOnTap.com -- "Greg Koch, co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., is one of craft beer's most vocal and opinionated advocates. He's passionate about ethical business practices, environmental sustainability, collaboration with other craft brewers, and bold, flavorful beers. If you haven't seen his 2009 keynote at the Craft Brewers Convention, it's a great introduction to his thinking on his business and the craft beer community. Koch just finished schlepping across the country to encourage the masses to stop drinking "fizzy yellow beer" and promote his new book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. I sat down with him while he was in Chicago to talk about pay-to-play tactics in Chicago and the ethical dilemmas we face drinking craft beer here. Koch offered some pointed words about Goose Island, a story about pay-to-play in action, a status update on his plans for a brewery in Europe, and even some philosophical musings about how to live a righteous life in an oh-so-wrong world."

2011 Readers' Choice Award Winners
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Though we're no longer technically a microbrewery (since we brew well in excess of 15,000 bbls of beer), we're happy and honored to accept the Readers' Choice Award for Best Microbrewery from San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine!

The Not-So-Pale Ales
Friday, September 16, 2011

Esquire.com -- "Stone Brewing Co. helped put Black IPAs on the map with its Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, first released in 2007 for the brewery's eleventh anniversary (it became a year-round offering in 2009). Stone's latest dark-hoppy effort, released in August for its fifteenth birthday, is an imperial Black IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops, a variety native to New Zealand that imparts juicy-tart gooseberry notes."

San Diego's Local Flavor
Monday, August 29, 2011

Today's Dietician -- "The gastropub movement is thriving in this city known for its spectacular beers; it’s a shame to visit San Diego without stopping at one of its cool, hip pubs, where sometimes the food even lives up to the beer. Escondido’s Stone Brewing, world famous for its focus on great craft beer, offers the dining establishment and gardens Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, with a boutique hotel coming soon.

Take a stroll through the gardens, sample intriguing menu items, such as The Soft & Stinky Cheese Plate or 3 BBQ Duck Taco, and don’t forget to taste one of Stone’s legendary draft beers—from [Stone] Smoked Porter to [Stone Imperial] Russian Stout."

Recipe: Cold Arrogant Bastard Ale Tomato Soup
Thursday, August 25, 2011

RecipeRelay.com -- "You may be thinking, what do beer and hot sauce have to do with each other?  Well, the peeps at Stone have crafted several sauces with some of their most popular brews as flavor enhancers. I recently visited the brewery and tasted a few of their craft brews, one of which was their OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, it is dynamic in flavor and unlike anything I have tasted before. On the brewery’s site it is described as an aggressive beer.  Followed by “You probably won’t like it”- but you will! So when I hit the store for my hot sauce options and came across OAKED Arrogant Bastard Chipotle Hot Sauce I stopped dead in my tracks, no questions asked."

BEER: Iron Fist the new kid on the craft brewing scene
Sunday, August 21, 2011

North County Times -- "Founded less than a year ago, Vista-based Iron Fist Brewing Co. has already snagged a distribution contract with the patron saint of San Diego County's craft brewers, Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. Greg Koch, Stone's CEO, said the company came to his attention after hearing the buzz among local craft beer aficionados."

Lindbergh Field going for local flavor
Friday, August 05, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "Some of San Diego’s more well known eateries, breweries and shops, from Phil’s B.B.Q and Stone Brewing Company to the La Jolla bookseller, Warwick’s, will be showing up at Lindbergh Field within the next few years, thanks to action taken Thursday by the county’s airport board."

Top 10 California Pale Ales
Monday, August 01, 2011
LA Weekly -- "Stone Brewing took craft beer to a whole new level that turned into what is now a revolution. This was the signature pale that won over whole new legions of fans. More robust than previous pales, founder Greg Koch took the complexity in a pale to higher plane."
Airport ordering up new eats
Thursday, July 28, 2011

San Diego Union-Tribune -- "Following the lead of airports across the country, San Diego is overhauling the concessions program in its terminals to not only cater to passengers with a more refined palate, but to also showcase the local dining scene. Among the local businesses participating in food and beverage packages endorsed by airport staff are Phil’s Barbecue, Stone Brewing Company, Saffron, Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant and Pannikin Coffee."

Feestdag calls for a celebration of Belgian flavor
Friday, July 15, 2011

Philly.com -- "Beer drinkers frequently refer to Belgian beer as if it has a distinct, recognizable flavor. What they're tasting, I think, is mainly the yeast - possibly the least understood of beer's main ingredients. To understand the impact of yeast, first taste Stone IPA. Now pour a glass of the California brewery's [Stone] Cali-Belgique [IPA]. The latter is essentially identical to the former, except that it is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain."

Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WineEnthusiast -- "This collaboration is a fantastic example of the style, the dark brown pour loaded with enticing notes of caramel malt, earthy peat, brown sugar and some red plum-skin nuances. Balanced and drinkable despite the higher alcohol, which only truly makes itself known on the slightly warming peppery finish. The hops give a good lift to the mouthfeel and a slight dryness to the close." 90 pts. Excellent; highly recommended.

Upgrade Your BBQ Beer
Friday, July 08, 2011

Wall Street Journal -- "Stone Pale Ale: This pale has the citrusy flower notes to satisfy any hophead, but a slightly richer backbone to balance them out. Drink it all afternoon, especially with lighter grill fare in need of a kick, such as fish or tofu."

Southern California restaurants dominate OpenTable's top outdoor dining spots
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Los Angeles Business Journal -- "For a third year in a row, California dominated OpenTable’s list of the country’s top outdoor dining spots, with most of those listed in the state located in Southern California. San Diego County [had] three winners: George's Ocean Terrace in La Jolla, Poseidon in Del Mar and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido."

Brew 'n' stew: How to cook with beer
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Chicago Sun-Times -- "David Blonsky, chef at the recently opened Public House, [...] reaches for California-based Stone Brewing Company’s Arrogant Bastard Ale, a strong brew with sweeter hoppy notes, for sauces that accompany his lineup of smoked meats, including Kobe beef and pork brisket, pork shoulder, wings and bone-in chicken."

"Regular Beer" (guest post at Appellation Beer)
Friday, March 04, 2011

AppellationBeer.com -- "[T]here's a backlash against Stone by some folks on the beer site forums - the beer's too pedestrian, too gateway, too behind the times, no longer as good since they opened the larger brewery, too reliant on marketing, only as popular as it is because the company bullies others. 'Huh,' I said, being unable to imagine a world where Arrogant Bastard would be deemed 'pedestrian' or a 'gateway' brew. And bought a bottle or three, and it was as good as it ever was.

And now I buy a bottle or two a week, and often it's the only beer I drink in a given week. And I've learned a couple of things. One is that, for me, here's a case where the beer's former rarity didn't make it taste better. It's really good, and more often than not, it's what I want to drink when I want beer."

Boston.com
Saturday, November 20, 2010

"Stone Old Guardian (which is released every February and ages well) pours a cloudy amber and is at once woody, sweet, and citrusy, with more carbonation and more hops than in a traditional barleywine."

SanDiego.Com
Monday, November 15, 2010

"Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens’ Alex Carballo and Jason Seibert created an awe-inspiringly broad array of house-cured meats, pâtés and tender roasted squab served with duck liver mousse atop a crispy walnut-flecked waffle."

TheOlympian.com
Sunday, November 07, 2010

"The Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido makes an impressive array of craft beers, which are a joy to consume with tasty, albeit pricey, food prepared at the handsome Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens."

The Boston Globe
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stone IPA listed as one of the "Best in the West"!

TripAdvisor.com
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stone named one of America's Top 10 Brewery Tours!

Pensacola News Journal
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Stone from San Diego has a dynamite smoked porter...Ultra-smooth texture with almost no astringency."

Press of Atlantic City
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"'As you go through the journey of beer education and appreciation, hops and big hoppy character are something most people eventually gravitate toward,' said Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., a pioneer of the style."

The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, October 02, 2010

"India Pale Ales...One to Try: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale."

ABC.com
Thursday, September 30, 2010

"As you go through the journey of beer education and appreciation, hops and big hoppy character are something most people eventually gravitate toward," said Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., a pioneer of the style.

The Atlantic
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Sublimely Self-Righteous won third place in the category at the festival, and it's been around since 2007—long before most of the ones coming out of Northwestern breweries."

The Daily Camera
Friday, September 24, 2010

"Stone Brewing Company's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale is widely considered the benchmark of the style. It exhibits both resinous pine and grapefruity hop flavors up front with underlying elements of chocolate, coffee, and a complex earthiness from the dark malts."

SanDiego.Com
Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Easily the most popular and successful brewery in San Diego County, Escondido’s Stone Brewing Co., which had been going through a multi-year medal drought, came back in a respectable way, earning not one, but two medals [at the GABF.]"

Chicago Tribune
Thursday, September 16, 2010

"And at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens outside San Diego, a completely original meatless menu is offered on Mondays, said general manager Frank Busic."

Middletown Press
Friday, September 10, 2010

"Stone Brewing Company of Escondido, California, won the Favorite Beer award with its 'Arrogant Bastard Ale.'"

The Washington City Paper
Friday, August 06, 2010

"Black IPAs were tinting hopheads’ glasses even before Stone Brewing Co. popularized the style last year with its Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (originally brewed in 2007 as Stone’s 11th anniversary ale)."

Washington Post
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

"Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif., strikes a beautiful balance between the bittersweet chocolate flavors of the malt and the resiny hops."

Imbibe Magazine
Tuesday, July 06, 2010

"Stone has made its reputation on big-personality beers, so it’s no surprise that its lower-alcohol offering still packs plenty of flavor. This dark-copper brew offers loads of floral hops and a bitter-orange finish."

Brides.com
Thursday, July 01, 2010

"Stone Brewing's Levitation Ale is the perfect summer beer for hop lovers. Levitation Ale has all the hoppiness of an American India Pale Ale, but at 4.4% alcohol by volume it is significantly less alcoholic."

North County Times
Thursday, July 01, 2010

"Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. offered a tongue-in-cheek videotaped public apology last week when it learned that the mustards packaged under its name by an outside contractor did not contain its signature product--Stone beer."

Sarasota Herald Tribune
Friday, June 25, 2010

"Stone brews Arrogant Bastard, Ruination and other 'angry' beers, and their huge tap list, along with their beautiful rock garden, has to be seen to be believed. It's a top-notch place..."

The Drinks Business
Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Greg Koch, founder of Stone Brewing in San Diego and a voraciously vocal proponent of American craft beer, said: 'These are unprecedented times for American beer. No other nation can rival America in terms of diversity and creative passion.'"

San Diego Reader
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

“'We have some of the top breweries in the country here right now, if not in the world,'” [said Summer] Nixon [Co-Founder of Brew Hop.] 'Stone Brewing Company is world-renowned...'"

San Diego Reader
Thursday, May 27, 2010

“Classic,” I mumble. “Prophets in their own town. Never appreciated.”...“Darned right,” says Mark. He’s the airline pilot to my left, sipping a Stone Levitation, the “best beer I’ve had all night.”

Men's Health
Thursday, May 06, 2010

"'The 5 Best Beers for Taco Night' Stone Pale Ale: This California ale has an aggressively hoppy flavor balanced by lightly toasted malts, which bring out the caramelized flavors of grilled meats."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Experimentation plays a key role in the beer industry, says Greg Koch, CEO of Escondido's Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's largest craft beer producers. 'It's definitely an attention-grabber,' Koch says about the high alcohol level. 'But it demonstrates what's possible in the world of beer. We like anything that shows people the diversity in beer.'"

Savannah Morning News
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

"Owner Brian Huskey recommends pairing Stone Smoked Porter with baby-back ribs. Dark and smoky, with a hint of chocolate, this will enhance the flavor of the rub, he said."

Men's Health
Sunday, May 02, 2010

"'The Best Beer For Your Bowl.' If you like strong beer, try Stone Double Bastard Ale. The caramel flavor dances well with chili ingredients"

San Diego News Network
Friday, April 30, 2010

"Spend the day indulging in two of Escondido’s finest attractions. A long day of walking and sightseeing at the Wild Animal Park is best topped off with a dinner at the relaxing and refreshing Stone Brewery."

GQ Magazine
Friday, April 23, 2010

Stone Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine both named 50 Beers To Try Now!

North County Times
Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The event's main speaker, Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.'s CEO, advocated profitable environmentalism with histrionic flair. Escondido-based Stone is the poster child for successful melding of green (environmental) with green (cash)."

Voice of San Diego
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"It makes sense that local beer enthusiasts would recognize the potential to grab a slice of the market, said Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. 'As things hit a certain critical mass it makes business models viable. Tap Hunter wouldn't be a viable website that anybody would care about if there were two places in San Diego that had anything interesting on tap,' Koch said."

Chicagoist
Monday, April 12, 2010

"Neither Stone Brewing nor their distributor expected the reaction of their beer reaching Chicago that they eventually received. Stone head brewer Mitch Steele said that when he left California to come to the conference, 'the brewery is pretty much empty [of beer.]'"

The Daily Camera
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

"The first Black IPA I had that blew me away was Stone Brewing Company's Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale...'A really well-done Black IPA is incredibly tasty and delicious,' Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Company, tells me. 'It's a compelling beer.'"

Crain's Chicago Business
Thursday, April 01, 2010

"Stone Brewing founder and CEO Greg Koch is coming to town and as a result you can taste the largest number of Stone taps ever sipped outside of California."

Time Out: Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"When a craft brewer has the balls to name a beer Arrogant Bastard, he better bring it. California’s Stone Brewing has no trouble delivering the goods..."

Time Out: Chicago
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"The California brewers best known for Arrogant Bastard Ale are starting to distribute in Chicago, and they’re celebrating with a full week of appearances by brewmaster Steve Wagner and CEO Greg Koch."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido [won a SANDEE Award] for its commitment to the environment and sustainability, including a solar-power system that provides 30 percent to 40 percent of its electricity."

Washington Post
Monday, March 29, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif., is joining forces with two of the East Coast’s most innovative craft brewers, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Victory Brewing Co., to make Saison du BUFF, an ale spiced with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme."

North County Times
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Well, the head of the WTO did stop by the Stone World Bistro & Gardens last Wednesday. The head of the World Toilet Organization, that is. I know what you're thinking. There's a World Toilet Organization? Apparently, there is."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, March 03, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido may brew the best-known [beers designed for aging], a series of annual beers called Vertical Epic, with each new release coming one year, one month and one day after the last. The full flight is meant to be experienced, according to the brewers, in one sitting on Dec. 12, 2012."

Charleston City Paper
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Having someone like Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. coming all the way out here from California to be the keynote speaker is fantastic," says Tenny. "He's just about the biggest rock star in the craft brewing scene."

Serious Eats
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nearly Perfect: Stone Smoked Porter. "This mouth-filling porter has a lovely balance of creamy malt and fruity hops. Don't be afraid of the smoke: this has just a hint of roasty flavor to balance generous coffee, cream, and sweet caramel notes, and it finishes very dry."

Appeal-Democrat
Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"A word to the wise," said Greg Koch, whose Stone Brewery in California produces the very cellarable Vertical Epic series. "The best way to ensure a beer for long-term aging is to keep it cool or cold. Period."

San Diego News Network
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido is recognized as one of the best breweries in the nation..."

Virginia Law Weekly
Thursday, February 04, 2010

"Smoky, heavy, and earthy both in smell and taste, Stone Imperial Russian Stout's flavor is characterized with hints of roast coffee beans, dark fruits, molasses, and brown sugar."

Philadelphia Weekly
Friday, January 29, 2010

"According to Professor Greg Koch of Stone Brewing, [bashah] might just be the world’s first ever commercially brewed Black Belgian Double IPA."

The Hop Press
Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Stone Brewing Co.'s...Vertical Epic line of bottled beers was really one of first brewery-based initiatives that tried to educate consumers about [aging beers.]"

My San Antonio.com
Sunday, January 17, 2010

"We now have beer from some of the best in the business, including Ska, Deschutes, Oskar Blues, Boulevard and the full line from Stone Brewing Co.”

St.Louis Today
Friday, January 15, 2010

"California's Stone Brewing Co., noted for its highly rated Russian imperial stout and a strong ale called Arrogant Bastard, has been on Missouri drinkers' wish list for more than a year."

MassLive
Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Stone Brewing of California, may be dipping its toes into the European market."

Examiner.com
Monday, December 28, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. also had multiple collaborations with various companies and it turns out home brewers have been doing the same and will continue to do so into 2010."

Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"With an elegant restaurant, hospitality room and bar and a beautifully landscaped outdoor area that often hosts movie nights and other events, Stone is, as our bartender put it, “beer mecca.” The grounds rival any winery in Napa Valley."

ChainLeader.com
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"...locally produced wine and beer is the fifth hottest trend on restaurant menus in 2010"

TheFatherLife.com
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Arrogant Bastard Ale...my favorite beer."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. recently designed beer lists for BICE, the new Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter; the dining room at the Madera Bolf & Country Club in the Central Valley; and the Charlie Palmer restaurant chain."

San Diego Reader
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"...Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, hosted the third annual Stone Sour Fest on July 19. More than 600 guests attended to taste the 90 beers..."

ColoradoDaily.com
Monday, November 23, 2009

"Beer Clothing Co...will feature apparel, gear and accessories from a number of craft breweries from around the United States."

Serious Eats
Monday, November 23, 2009

Pecan Pie's Best Pair: Stone Smoked Porter. "You might think a smoky beer belongs with grilled meat, but it's great with pecan pie (and not bad with pumpkin either."

The Bowdoin Orient
Friday, November 06, 2009

"Ruination IPA is delicious to drink, but good luck appreciating other flavors afterwards. Allow this Double IPA to ruin your palate for anything else that claims to be 'beer'"

Daily Camera
Thursday, November 05, 2009

"'We should do a pub crawl,' my wife suggested -- after we learned that our flight from Denver International Airport was delayed two hours. My wife has come up with some great ideas over the years, but this was one of her best."

 

Nothing Weak or Short about Beer Week
Thursday, November 05, 2009

"It’s called 'San Diego Beer Week,' but this countywide celebration is actually a super-sized 10 days."

Nation's Restaurant News
Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Bradley Boyle, owner of Salt Gastro pub in Stanhope, N.J., said he has seen his customers pairing higher-end beer with the food instead of wine."

News-Record.com
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"...try out the Stone Smoked Porter. The brewers there have an ego, and it's rightly deserved."

The Bowdoin Orient
Friday, October 23, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. of San Diego makes some of the best and hoppiest beer on the planet."

DCist.com
Friday, October 23, 2009

"The Vertical Epic is an annual limited release ale intended to age for approximately ten years. That is when Stone estimates that it will reach its peak. (Stone has been doing this since 2002, and you can track their check-in tastings on each of the beers.)"

SanDiego.com
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"The results are in: Beer is better than wine. At least that’s how the voting went at the third annual Beer vs. Wine dinner held recently at Rancho Bernardo Inn."

DigitalCity.com
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

...with powerhouse craft brewer Stone Brewing Co. just 30 minutes outside the city limits, America's Finest City (seriously -- that's actually their nickname) has a lot of pull with the brewing community."

Free Times
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Levitation is a milder version of American pale or amber ale, and its lower bittering and ABV make it very sessionable. Stone has impeccable craft brewing credentials, and its Levitation shows it."

DRAFT Magazine
Thursday, October 01, 2009

"Arrogant Bastard is the point of no return. Maybe it’s the beer’s bad-boy demeanor, or maybe it’s the West Coast hop action, but we see this American strong ale everywhere and, despite its attitude, people love it. So do we."

Departures
Thursday, October 01, 2009

"'All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.' This was the title recently bestowed by BeerAdvocate Magazine upon Stone Brewing Company - an irreverent San Diego brewery with big dreams. Stone is just one of over 30 craft breweries in this city that is fast becoming the Napa of beer."

Nola.com
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Finally, from October 20-22, the Avenue Pub celebrates the local arrival of California-made Stone beer with a non-stop 72-hour party.'This is the biggest beer thing that has happened in the state of Louisiana,' said bar owner Polly Watts, 'so long term it will change the face of craft beer in the city.'"

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"San Diego's rise to hop-and-malt prominence began 20 years ago, with the founding of the area's oldest surviving brewery, Karl Strauss. Later arrivals, notably Stone and AleSmith, cultivated an anything-goes attitude that reflects the freewheeling Southern California culture."

San Diego Business Journal
Monday, September 21, 2009

Stone Brewing Co. places 19th on San Diego Business Journal's 2009 list of Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies

Washington City Paper
Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"I want my burger juicy in the middle and charred on the outside, and I want a Stone Smoked Porter to go with it. Its bittersweet chocolate flavors give it a hefty body, while a dose of smoked malt puts grill marks on your pint glass."

Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, September 04, 2009

"In the United States, we can satisfy ourselves with luscious, full-flavored American-style IPAs that are close to the original. Spiced with ample amounts of aromatic hops, American IPA from the likes of Stone Brewing and Dogfish Head is now one of the most popular styles you'll find in the craft-beer aisle."

Examiner.com
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Dark beer lovers will be pleased to find Stone's Imperial Russian Stout; but watch out if you've never tried it before. It makes Guinness look like Bud Light and double espresso taste like a vanilla Frappucino."

Biscayne Times
Monday, August 10, 2009

"Of all the beers guzzled--I mean, sampled--for this tasting, the hands-down favorite was Stone Brewing Co.'s Arrogant Bastard Ale. 'Luscious' describes it quite nicely, bursting with nutty, toffee-like aromas and a complex array of flavors..."

DRAFT Magazine
Wednesday, August 05, 2009

"'Twitter isn't a promotional gimmick or a sneaky way to conduct marketing research,' says Matthew Steele, who operates the @StoneBrewingCo Twitter account. 'It's a way to talk to our fans and connect personally.'"

The Skinny
Monday, July 06, 2009

"Asked if they (BrewDog) were inspired by any UK beers, Martin plainly says 'no'; rather it was the potent, complex beers of Belgium and experimental US microbreweries like Dogfish Head and Stone Brewery in California which provided their role models."

Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"On July 19, Stone Brewing is hosting its third annual Sour Fest in Escondido. Newly installed beverage coordinator Bill Sysak has visited Belgium 30 times and promises the selection will be 'decadent, more extreme' than previous years, with close to 50 kegs, plus plenty of bottled lambics."

San Diego CityBeat
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"An increasing number of bar and restaurant owners will go out of their way to support smaller brewers...[and] small brewers reward that loyalty. Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch, for instance, personally delivered a keg of vanilla porter to the Downtown bistro Neighborhood on Friday afternoon..."

San Diego Magazine
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Winding down the walkway to Stone Brewery's eatery in Escondido, you may feel as if you're entering Batman's lair. With firelight bouncing off the large stone tables and a glass wall displaying towers of fermenting hops, the site is both impressive and inviting."

Pinehurst
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA, is the brainchild of OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale...consumers are lining up to buy this beer."

The Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"'As more and more craft breweries have opened around the country, brewers have continued to make great craft brews as they refine and improve the craft,' says Greg Koch, president and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co. of North County San Diego, Calif. 'And just like rock 'n' roll, the craft beer industry has grown up and matured by introducing new sub-genres.'"

Mission Times Courier
Friday, June 26, 2009

"Many thanks to both Stone Brewery and Pal Joey?s for helping make SpringFest the terrific community event that it is."

tmrzoo.com
Sunday, June 21, 2009
"What can I say, Stone does it again. [Stone Cali-Belgique] is a huge American IPA with Belgian yeast...The spiciness of the Belgian yeast playing off of the Chinook hops makes this a very interesting summer sipper."
Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, June 19, 2009
"One of the original one-off series comes from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif., which produces the wildly popular Vertical Epic Ale."
The Marketing Intern
Sunday, June 07, 2009
"...Greg Koch and Stone have been thought leaders since the brewery's inception. Stone has long been the definitive counterpoint to the mainstream American conception of beer, and has sought to expand the dark, delicious underbelly of American beer culture..."
Savannah Morning News
Monday, June 01, 2009
"This California brewery has gained a strong reputation among craft-beer aficionados, and [Stone Levitation Ale] is a perfect example why."
Examiner.com
Sunday, May 24, 2009
"I also had the Arrogant Bastard (Stone Brewing) which was hoppy and robust, with piney-tasting hops leading the way for a toasty caramel follow-up."
Mutineer Magazine
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
"Stone Brewing's Arrogant Bastard Ale...is now America's number one selling 22oz beer"
San Diego News Network (sdnn.com)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
"This double IPA (Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous) may pour black into a pint glass, but perfumey hops explode on the palate into colorful, floral flavors."
North County Times
Saturday, May 16, 2009
"The camaraderie in San Diego County goes beyond what's normal in the industry...When Stone moved into the glitzy new brewery-restaurant in 2006, it left its former facilities in San Marcos to Port Brewing Co., which had been brewing at its Pizza Port restaurant in Solana Beach. The more common practice is to dismantle a brewery and sell off its equipment piecemeal in order to hinder competitors..."
VoiceOfSanDiego.org
Friday, May 15, 2009
"Some people might think Stone is a competitor of mine, but they're not. Stone is my distributor and, as (Stone Brewing Co. CEO) Greg Koch so eloquently put it, 'We're compatriots, we're not competitors.'"
Dallas Observer - Hophead Blog
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"Stone makes some damn fine beers--their IPA is one of my favorites--and Arrogant Bastard is no exception. Seeing it poured from a tap was a memorable moment indeed..."
North County Times
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Arriving in Boston a few days early for the annual Craft Brewers Conference last month, Escondido brewer Greg Koch put out a "tweet," a short message on Twitter, to say that he was heading to a favorite pub that night. Several fans of his Stone-brand beers saw the tweet and showed up for beers..."
About.com
Sunday, May 10, 2009
"...Stone Brewing Company in Escondido has built a rock-solid reputation with its lineup of hearty brews. The brewery was started in 1996 by beer lovers Steve Wagner and Greg Koch and has evolved into one of San Diego's leading beer producers."
LA Times Blog - The Daily Dish
Thursday, May 07, 2009
"Devotees who can make it down to Escondido...can purchase growler fills of special craft beers and enjoy 32 Southern California beers on tap at the Stone World Bistro & Gardens."
TheLedger.com
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
"Stone Brewing Co. out of San Diego has one of the better, and milder, takes on smoked beer with its Stone Smoked Porter."
Beer Magazine
Friday, May 01, 2009
"I made the first one (glass tap handle) and showed it to a few coworkers at Stone...everyone thought it was a good idea so I started making more..."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"...he (Chuao Chocolate's Chef Antonorsi) paired the second course, a hot chocolate bisque based on chicken stock, with Koch's Arrogant Bastard Ale. Served in individual mini-tureens topped with fingers of 'mint cloud' (a frosty foam), the soup provoked cries of wonder and delight."
The MetroWest Daily News
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"(Greg Koch) said big brewers have all the money and advertising, but craft brewers have something more important: 'We get to make really great beer,' he said. 'They have to make fizzy yellow beers. We get to be creative. They have to be creative with their commercials. We can double our capacity by growing organically. They have to buy up their competitors.'"
GoUpstate.com - Hoppy Hour
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
"Stone's 2009 Imperial Russian Stout is a limited release seasonal brew that is getting very high marks for this year's release. I had a sample over the weekend and was quite impressed with this dark, silky smooth brew."
Philadelphia Daily News
Friday, April 10, 2009
"The documentary features some of the biggest names in small brewing, including Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head in Delaware, Greg Koch of Stone Brewing in California, and Jim Koch of Boston Beer. These are people who revolutionized beer around the world, both with inventive, unusual styles and with unique entrepreneurial prowess."
Santa Barbara Independent
Thursday, April 09, 2009
"[Stone CEO] Koch has an entrepreneur's attitude when it comes to his product, saying his company's goal has always been to make 'beers we thought we should make rather than the beers that the public thought we should make.'"
Dallas Morning Star
Friday, March 13, 2009
"I like (Stone Smoked Porter) because it's rich, full, malty and chocolaty. It's got a hint of hops at the front before it descends into a coffee and chocolate midpalate."
Ohio.com
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
"''With unique beers like these (smoked beers), the most important thing to do is to leave your preconceived notions at home or wherever you can leave them. Bury them,' said Greg Koch, chief executive officer of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif."
San Diego Family Magazine
Sunday, March 01, 2009
"I had an adventurous lunch at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido. On a lark, I shared the PB&J sandwich with a friend...the slightly roasted artisan bread was slathered with pistachio butter and a pomegranate-strawberry jam with Brebirousse D'argental cheese, and the result was divine."
Beers of the World Magazine
Sunday, March 01, 2009
"Stone Brewing's 2nd Anniversary Beer gave him (Vinnie Cilurzo) a 'shout-out' on their label. 'We decided to carry on the idea that Vinnie had to mega-hop. So we did. And it seemed only natural to give him a shout-out!' says Greg Koch of Stone Brewing Co. and long time friend of Cilurzo."
Pittsburgh Tribune
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"[Stone IPA is a] beautifully, well-balanced brew [that] has subtle malty flavors and arresting hoppy aromas. The refreshing, medium-bodied texture leads to a hoppy finish for quite a stylish glass of suds."
Newsreview.com
Thursday, February 12, 2009
"I greatly enjoy chefs who have fun with their menus. Stone Brewing in Escondido has by far the funniest menu I?ve ever seen."
Wicked Local
Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"It just seemed like everything Stone released in 2008 was exactly what I wanted."

High Tech High Digital Commons
Friday, January 09, 2009
"...Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, co-owners of Stone Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, have donated $10,000 to our healthy lunch program. Their generous support of HTH, environmental sustainability, and healthy eating is greatly appreciated."
San Diego Magazine
Friday, January 09, 2009
"...local beer guy Greg Koch of Stone Brewery in Escondido took the loss with a shrug, saying, 'We won [the Beer vs. Wine Dinner] last year, so we're set for the grand tiebreaker rematch next year.'"
Desert Post Weekly
Thursday, January 08, 2009
"Escondido-based Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, with its distinctive gargoyle mascot, is recognized as one of the nation's best breweries..."
The Monitor (Texas)
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
"When Chipotle Honey met Arrogant Bastard, the union took them to a whole new level."
The MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, MA)
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
"Also in California, the Stone Brewing Company has announced the return of the Stone 11th Anniversary Ale..."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 2008

"I've always enjoyed a good soup. By far the most stunning soup I've found to date is the Garlic Cheddar & Stone Ruination IPA Soup at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido".

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, October 08, 2008

"[Brewers] are facing soaring costs and a shortage in hops, the plant used to give beer its bitterness, aroma and flavor. At Stone Brewing Co., considered one of the industry leaders in creating hoppy beers, the 15-20% price hike instituted earlier this year was the "biggest single price increase we had to take" in the company's 12-year history, said owner Greg Koch."

Dallas Morning News
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Stone IPA takes the edge off a tough day."

Boise Weekly
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
"Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. Nothing this California brewery does could be called subtle, but this stout is almost reserved for them. You can definitely taste the bitter chocolate, and blends beautifully with the just-sweet caramel malt. As intriguing as it is delicious, this is another winner from Stone Brewing".
Milford Daily News
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
"BrewDog bills its beers as aggressive, modeling itself after American craft breweries. Its hero, Watt said, is the Stone Brewing Company of California."
Inc.
Friday, August 01, 2008

"[Stone] has more than a dozen or so videos posted on YouTube featuring various behind-the-scenes tours of their operation led by CEO Greg Koch. It’s an engaging way to connect with the story of the brewery and thus, get interested in their beers."

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
"For a great food-and-beer combo, Escondido's Stone World Bistro may be the county's champion."
Washington Post
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing in Escondido, Calif. The brewery delights in taunting its customers. "It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality or depth," reads the screed on the back of the bottle. But Stone backs up its boast. This American strong ale, aged over oak chips, has a powerful grapefruit and pineapple aroma, a caramel malt sweetness and a lingering dry finish: part hop and part tannin."
Blog: wannaveg.com
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
"There are few things better than a beautiful San Diego night and a cold pint of local ale. Last night Meg, Adam and I went to the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, CA to attend their first 'Book and a Beer' Club."
San Diego Magazine
Friday, June 01, 2007
"The Best of San Diego: We scoured the county-with a little help from readers and some notable San Diegans-to uncover the best spots, services and stuff in town. Best Brewery Menu: Stone Brewing cofounders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner opened Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, where they serve fresh, locally sourced and organic food that is the antithesis of standard bar fare."
Hamptons.com
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Every elementary school kid learns that necessity is the mother of invention. Never was there a truer statement when talking about a particular style of beer called India Pale Ale. One particular innovation stands head and shoulders above the rest in world history, one that solved the problem of how to get beer to English soldiers in the newly colonized country of India.

New York Times
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
"Users of beeradvocate.com seem to compete to see how fast they can post reviews of new beers, and growing craft breweries like Stone in California and Dogfish Head in Delaware have capitalized on the unsolicited marketing."
Blog: Casing the Joint
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
"Monday morning we got up early (early for us, anyway) and drove out to Brawley, California, home of Brandt Beef. With us were Jonathan Sachs and Sandra Ouellette from Hamilton Meats, and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing and Stone World Bistro and Gardens. (Side note: Stone Bistro is doing an incredible job of finding and presenting high-quality, ethical ingredients for their menu, and they're doing so at a very impressive scale. Check 'em out.)"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
10 [San Diego County] events that rocked our beer mugs, 1996-2006
Santa Cruz Metro
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
"Because sometimes one bastard just isn't enough." "Another show-stopping strong ale...is the Stone Brewing Company's Double Bastard Ale."
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
"Stone 9th Anniversary Ale. Delightful floral/herbal aroma. Slippery smooth and buttery – this is a sensual drinking experience."
San Diego CityBeat
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
"San Diego has some great beer, so why don't we know it?"
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
"...in conversations with chefs, the name Stone Brewing Co. keeps popping up. The San Marcos-based brewery is considered one of the best in the country..."
The Philadelphia Enquirer
Friday, November 05, 2004
"Double Bastard Ale...This angry brew weighs in at a hefty 10 percent alcohol but, honestly, it drinks like dream."
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
"Craft breweries in California are turning out some of the best-tasting pale ales in the world."
North County Times
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"Even the folks at the Stone Brewing Co. were caught off guard by the success of their eighth anniversary celebration."
Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 13, 2004
"Seeking the bitterest of beer..."
North County Times
Friday, August 13, 2004
"Executive 'dyeing' to double donations"
North County Times
Tuesday, August 10, 2004

"They will go blue to raise some green"

CNN/Money.com
Friday, July 02, 2004
"Stone Brewing...is one of craft brewing's latest stars..."
The Boston Globe
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
"Toast the revolutionary spirit with a beer style that was created in Britain but that independent-minded American brewers have made distinctly their own: India pale ale."
Association of Brewers
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Independent Craft Beer Wholesalers Meet at Association of Brewers' Craft Brewers Conference
RealBeer.com
Thursday, April 01, 2004
Lead-in quote: "Stone Brewing Co., which has a history of making major beer announcements on April 1, today indicated plans to release a low-carb beer called Stone Justification Ale."
Daily Camera
Friday, December 26, 2003
Wine-Not Consider Beer?
Tv & Radio


Enjoy A 5-Course Dinner Paired With Craft Beers At Napa Valley Grille's Beer Dinner
Monday, March 24, 2014
CBS Los Angeles -- Chef Taylor Boudreaux from Napa Valley Grille, Westwood stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss a Beer Dinner that will be held at the end of the month.
 
CBS Los Angeles -- Chef Taylor Boudreaux from Napa Valley Grille, Westwood stopped by KCAL9 Friday to discuss a Beer Dinner that will be held at the end of the month.

Beer Lover's Guide To Beer Week With Stone Brewing Co.
Monday, November 04, 2013
FOX 5 San Diego -- Heather Ford broadcasted live from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido on Monday and interviewed Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak, Research & Small Batch Manager Steve Gonzalez and Communications Specialist Brandon Hernandez about Stone's San Diego Beer Week happenings. Watch "Dr." Bill's interview here.
 
FOX 5 San Diego -- Heather Ford broadcasted live from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido on Monday and interviewed Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak, Research & Small Batch Manager Steve Gonzalez and Communications Specialist Brandon Hernandez about Stone's San Diego Beer Week happenings. Watch "Dr." Bill's interview here.

Greg Koch on Rodger Hedgecock Show
Friday, November 01, 2013
Rodger Hedgecock Show -- Greg Koch, Stone CEO & Co-founder, appears on the Rodger Hedgecock Show to talk Crime, Punishment, Stone Enjoy By 11.12.13 IPA and Movember.
 
Rodger Hedgecock Show -- Greg Koch, Stone CEO & Co-founder, appears on the Rodger Hedgecock Show to talk Crime, Punishment, Stone Enjoy By 11.12.13 IPA and Movember.

San Diego Beer Week
Friday, November 01, 2013
U-T TV -- "Dr." Bill and Brandon Hernandez talk Stone Enjoy By IPA and San Diego Beer Week on U-T TV's show, Night & Day.
 
U-T TV -- "Dr." Bill and Brandon Hernandez talk Stone Enjoy By IPA and San Diego Beer Week on U-T TV's show, Night & Day.

KPBS Evening Edition
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
KPBS -- Stone Brewing Co. CEO/ Co-founder, Greg Koch, discusses his role as the moderator of San Diego's Craft Beer Debates on KPBS Evening Edition. (Skip to 18:15)
 
KPBS -- Stone Brewing Co. CEO/ Co-founder, Greg Koch, discusses his role as the moderator of San Diego's Craft Beer Debates on KPBS Evening Edition. (Skip to 18:15)

"Dr." Bill Sysak Debates Beer vs. Wine on U-T TV
Monday, May 20, 2013
U-T TV -- "Dr." Bill debates beer vs. wine on Primetime with Taylor Baldwin.
 
U-T TV -- "Dr." Bill debates beer vs. wine on Primetime with Taylor Baldwin.

Mama's Kitchen Celebrando El Dia De Las Madres
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Univision -- Executive Chef Alex Carballo is featured on the Univision San Diego morning show, Despierta San Diego, promoting Stone Catering's involvement in Mama's Day, a special charity event for Mama's Kitchen.
 
Univision -- Executive Chef Alex Carballo is featured on the Univision San Diego morning show, Despierta San Diego, promoting Stone Catering’s involvement in Mama's Day, a special charity event for Mama’s Kitchen.

San Diego Chelerias
Monday, April 29, 2013
Univision San Diego -- The San Diego County has a new title, that of the capital of craft beer production. 20 years ago, the region had a single production house by the end of this year there will be a hundred. It is a phenomenon that Marco Serrano, explore and then talks about it in the special report "Chelerias."
 
Univision San Diego -- The San Diego County has a new title, that of the capital of craft beer production. 20 years ago, the region had a single production house by the end of this year there will be a hundred. It is a phenomenon that Marco Serrano, explore and then talks about it in the special report "Chelerias."

Dr. Bill Sysak on U-T TV discussing San Diego Beer Week
Thursday, November 08, 2012
U-T TV -- Dr. Bill Sysak discusses San Diego Beer Week events at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
 

Dr. Bill Sysak and Chef Alex Carballo on Fox 5 San Diego
Friday, November 02, 2012
Fox 5 San Diego -- Dr. Bill Sysak and Chef Alex Carballo celebrate the beginning of San Diego Beer Week with Rare Beer Breakfast.
 

Real Beer: Inside Stone Brewing Co. with Greg Koch
Thursday, June 28, 2012
TheLip.tv -- Sonja and Brandon from "The Wine Down" come visit the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, sitting down for a nice, long interview with our CEO, Greg Koch. They chat about our history, philosophy, and of course, our beers!
 

Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale
Thursday, May 03, 2012
New Brew Thursday -- A look at a Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale, which we made with our friends from Bottleworks Beer Store in Seattle. (The full story behind this beer is on the Stone Blog.)
 

Greg Koch: Beer Geek Gone Pro
Thursday, January 19, 2012

San Diego Daily Transcript -- SDDT Editor in Chief George Chamberlin interviews Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch about the success of the brewery, and gets some insight into Greg's entrepreneurial vision.

 

San Diego Daily Transcript -- SDDT Editor in Chief George Chamberlin interviews Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch about the success of the brewery, and gets some insight into Greg's entrepreneurial vision.

Greg Koch interview on iWineRadio
Monday, December 12, 2011

Listen in as CEO & co-founder Greg Koch speaks with Lynn Krielow Chamberlain of iWineRadio about the history behind Stone and the process of putting together the new book, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance.

 

 

SD Explained: Beer
Thursday, November 10, 2011

NBC San Diego -- Catherine Garcia and Andrew Donohue explain how beer has become such big business in San Diego, featuring an interview with Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele.

 

Beer Week: Female Brewers
Friday, November 04, 2011

Fox 5 -- Laura Ulrich, Brewery Trainer at Stone Brewing Co., appears with Devon Randall from The Lost Abbey and Mel Gordon from Taphunter to discuss the rising number of women in the brewing industry.

 

 

Perfect Beer Pairings
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fox 5 -- Heather Ford meets with Executive Chef Alex Carballo and Beverage Supervisor "Dr." Bill Sysak at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens to discuss food & beer pairings as well as Stone's upcoming events for San Diego Beer Week. "Dr." Bill earned bonus points by working in the secret word of the day: "moonwalk."

 

 

Ten Days for Beer Lovers
Thursday, November 03, 2011

KPBS Midday Edition -- Andrew Higgins, Pastry Chef at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, joins Jeff Hammett from SanDiegoBeerBlog.com to discuss beer and dessert pairings and San Diego Beer Week events.

 

The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Listen in as Stone CEO & co-founder Greg Koch and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Beverage Supervisor "Dr." Bill Sysak as they chat on The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis.

 

 

 

Stone Brewing vs Moeder Lambic
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BelgianBrews -- "The Stone Brewing Co vs Moeder Lambic mini beer festival was held over the weekend on the 16th to the 18th of September 2011, in Brussels, Belgium. During this event, there were 30 Stone beers on tap, added to the 30 Belgian beers already available. This made the Moeder Lambic Fontainas, the bar with the most specialty crafted beers on tap in Europe. The list of beers were extensive, ranging from the normal offerings of Stone, in the US, to the more hard-to-find beers which were quite a treat! Accompanying his beers, Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co (San Diego, California) gave two speeches at the event. The first one, on Friday, I was not prepared for and did not get to record, but by the second, I was ready and you can see the video below."

 

San Diego Breweries Toast To New Tasting Ordinance
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

KPBS San Diego -- "California just passed Assembly Bill 1014, which exempts brewery tasting rooms from potentially costly food facility requirements. How will this affect the local beer scene in San Diego?" Interview with Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing Co. President & Senior Brewmaster and Mike Hess, Owner, Hess Brewing.

 

 

How Can I Help? "Beer No Evil"
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ronnie Das from "How Can I Help?" visits the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego, catches up with Stone Brewing Co. Greg Koch, Minister of Evangelism and Indoctrination Ken Wright, and Brewmaster Mitch Steele.

 

BrewingTV Episode 41 - Stone Brewing Co.
Friday, July 29, 2011

BrewingTV captures the true essence of Stone Brewing Co., catching up with CEO Greg Koch at our launch in Minnesota and then making the pilgrimage to our beer mecca here in sunny California, and getting a great interview with Brewmaster Mitch Steele!

Money-Strapped Park Turns to Beer Company
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

NBC San Diego -- "Stone Brewing Co. may begin selling beer, wine and upscale food at Kit Carson Park and, in return, provide much-need upgrades to the Escondido site."

 

San Diego Success Story: Stone Brewing Co.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The crew of the Mike Slater Radio Show on KFMB AM 760 came out to chat with Greg, getting an inside look at the past, present, and future of Stone Brewing Co.!

 

Stone Company Store - South Park Grand Opening
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch appears on the San Diego 6 morning news to talk about the grand opening of Stone Company Store - South Park! 

 

 

 

 

Drinking Made Easy
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Drinking Made Easy hosts Zane Lamprey and Steve McKenna stop by to chat with Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder Greg Koch about craft beer. Then Steve makes Greg sad.

 

Stone Levitation Ale BBQ Sauce
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Our friend Russ Bruhn from Carlsbad Gourmet shows how he makes our Stone Levitation Ale BBQ Sauce, using 21 natural ingredients. (And NO high fructose corn syrup!)

 

 

Stone Brewing Co. announces $26M expansion
Thursday, May 19, 2011

San Diego FOX 5 talks with Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch about the upcoming expansion: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, Stone Company Store - South Park, Stone Farms, Stone Catering, additional brewing capacity, and... a hotel? Yes! (Editor's note: Hotel slated to open in 2013)

 

 

Have a Beer with the Brewer: Mitch Steele
Monday, May 09, 2011

The folks behind the upcoming book San Diego's Top Brewers (available fall 2011) stop by the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens to share a beer with Head Brewer Mitch Steele.

 

Greg Koch at the Craft Brewers Conference
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brewbound.com's Chris Furnari checks in with Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch at the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference in San Francisco. Greg touches on his experiences at the CBC throughout the years, the European Brewery Project, and the new Stone Farms.

 

Amerikaanse Brouwerij Overweegt Zich In Brugge Te Vestigen
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch speaks about the European Brewery Project and the possibility of opening in Bruges or Berlin, on Belgian radio station Stadsomroep Brugge. Some of the information is presented in Dutch. Greg, who comes in at about the 40 second mark, is... not.

 

Stone Brewing Co. Names Mac's Speed Shop "Most Arrogant Bar in America"
Monday, February 21, 2011

CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch makes the Charlotte evening news as he names Mac's Speed Shop "Most Arrogant Bar in America."

 

GK on Proposed Nutritional Labeling Requirements on Beer
Friday, February 11, 2011

Greg Koch discusses proposed nutritional labeling requirements on beer and why it would be disastrous for craft breweries across the country. (Roger Hedgecock radio show)

 

 

 

Fox 5: Food & Beer Pairing
Friday, February 04, 2011

"Dr." Bill Sysak talks with Fox 5 about pairing beer with Chef Alex's gourmet spins on traditional Super Bowl food at our Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. And, ever the media professional, he also manages to squeeze in a shameless plug for our Stone Winter Storm!

 

 

American Craft Brewery Hops Across the Pond
Monday, August 16, 2010

"One of the big guys in craft brewing, Stone Brewing out of Escondido, Calif., is looking to expand up and out of the U.S. market, into Europe -- a place known for a fiercely, shall we say, traditional attitude about beer."

 

 

 

 

New Brew Thursday
Thursday, April 15, 2010

"This week we go out to one of the most beautiful on locations we have ever filmed at and sit with Greg Koch from Stone Brewing Co & James Watt from Brew Dog to discuss Craft Beer Advocacy."

 

Get "Stone"d with Chicago's Newsest Brew
Thursday, April 08, 2010

"The San Diego-based brewery has been putting on special events, beer dinners and tastings for the past few days, part of this week’s Craft Brewer’s Conference.  I spoke with Stone’s C.E.O. and Co-Founder, Greg Koch, about the launch of his brand here, and he previewed beer dinners going on tonight and tomorrow."

 

"The San Diego-based brewery has been putting on special events, beer dinners and tastings for the past few days, part of this week’s Craft Brewer’s Conference.  I spoke with Stone’s C.E.O. and Co-Founder, Greg Koch, about the launch of his brand here, and he previewed beer dinners going on tonight and tomorrow."

Brewdog / Stone Luciferin Golden Imperial Stout
Thursday, April 01, 2010

Brightening store shelves April 1st, 2010.

 

FOX 5
Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"FOX 5 comes to the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens to talk to Adam Elder, Associate Editor of San Diego Magazine. The March issue of San Diego Magazine featured an article dubbing San Diego America's Beer Capitol."

 

 

These Days on KPBS 89.5FM
Monday, November 16, 2009

Why is San Diego considered one of the top beer cities in the world? We speak to Greg Koch, from Stone Brewing Company, and Pizza Port's Jeff Bagby about what makes their beers unique, and how San Diego has become the premiere craft brewing spot in the United States.

 

Why is San Diego considered one of the top beer cities in the world? We speak to Greg Koch, from Stone Brewing Company, and Pizza Port's Jeff Bagby about what makes their beers unique, and how San Diego has become the premiere craft brewing spot in the United States.

DRAFT Magazine
Thursday, July 23, 2009

"DRAFTMag.com heads to sunny San Diego, California to visit with the brewers at Stone Brewing Co."

 

Breweries Bars & Beer Food
Monday, July 20, 2009

Part 1: Chris from Breweries Bars & Beer Food sat down in the Stone World Bistro and Gardens with Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co, for a three-part "Beers With" segment. They covered Stone's beginnings, philosophies, and of course, drank good f**in beer.

Breweries Bars & Beer Food
Monday, July 20, 2009

Part 2: Chris from Breweries Bars & Beer Food sat down in the Stone World Bistro and Gardens with Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co, for a three-part "Beers With" segment. They covered Stone's beginnings, philosophies, and of course, drank good f**in beer.

Breweries Bars & Beer Food
Monday, July 20, 2009

Part 3: Chris from Breweries Bars & Beer Food sat down in the Stone World Bistro and Gardens with Greg Koch, CEO of Stone Brewing Co, for a three-part "Beers With" segment. They covered Stone's beginnings, philosophies, and of course, drank good f**in beer.

SNB Radio
Friday, July 17, 2009

"Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder, Greg Koch, calls in to chat with the guys at Sports N Beer Radio."

 

NBC San Diego
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"You have spoken. So who did you select as 'the' best local brewery in San Diego? Lorrie Jordan presents the Golden Local to Stone Brewing Co."

 

Two Beer Queers
Wednesday, July 08, 2009

"This week, Russel and Bully taste and review the Smoked Porter and Arrogant Bastard from Stone Brewing Co."

Beer Tap TV
Monday, July 06, 2009

"On the show are some wild and crazy guys who can truly be called rock stars of the beer world including Dave Thibodeau, Bill Graham, Matt Vincent and another guy who many of you may recognize - the one and only Greg 'I Am a Craft Brewer' Koch from Stone Brewing Company in San Diego!"

 

These Days on KPBS 89.5FM
Thursday, June 05, 2008

Anders Wright, a film and pop culture critic for San Diego City Beat talks about Stone Late Night Movies.

 

Anders Wright, a film and pop culture critic for San Diego City Beat talks about Stone Late Night Movies.

SignOn Radio
Friday, February 01, 2008

Greg Koch is interviewed about Stone Brewing Co. and the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens by host Ron James

 

These Days on KPBS 89.5FM
Thursday, December 06, 2007

Our own Greg Koch, Peter Rowe of San Diego Union Tribune, and Colby Chandler of Ballast Point speak about the history and future of San Diego brewing on the radio show

 

Our own Greg Koch, Peter Rowe of San Diego Union Tribune, and Colby Chandler of Ballast Point speak about the history and future of San Diego brewing on the radio show

These Days on KPBS 89.5FM
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Greg Koch speaks about San Diego being the new beer destination with Tom Nickel of O'Brien's Pub on the radio show "These Days" on San Diego's NPR affiliate.

 

KPBS 89.5 FM
Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Greg Koch discusses his favorite subject (beer of course!) with host Dirk Sutro and callers on San Diego's NPR affiliate

 

The Roger Hedgecock Show
Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Greg Koch on the Roger Hedgecock Show discussing Stone's "Going Green Week 2001"