Stone Brewing Named "Top American Brewer"
By Popular Website BeerAdvocate.com

What to say? Well, you all know that has never been a problem for us at Stone Brewing! Whether we say it in the character of the brews we make or the soliloquies on the backs of the bottles – we are rarely at a loss for words. On July 1st, 2003, BeerAdvocate.com released its first ever "Best" list, with the top honor for "Best North American Brewery" going to (sounds of trumpets here) Stone Brewing of San Diego County! Thanks for the great ratings – we deserve 'em, dammit!

Read the press release here:
/cool/articles/pr/beeradvocate/summer03.html




Stone 7th Anniversary Ale Release Imminent
Here is one of the most asked questions in the beer world: "What will the Stone Anniversary Ale be this year?" The answer: This year our flagship beer, Stone Pale Ale, has been tweaked, altered, modified, and tailored to create a beer lovers dream. The result is the impending Stone 7th Anniversary Ale: a 77 IBU, 7.7 percent alcohol, (get the theme here folks... SEVEN), amber masterpiece! This amazing brew (in 22 ounce bottles only) is going to stomp on suspecting and unsuspecting palates beginning the first week of August and the draft version will be unveiled at our Stone 7th Anniversary Open House & Invitational Beer Festival on Saturday, August 23rd. Ah, good things do come to those who wait!

The distribution list will be available by Friday, August 1st. So keep an eye on our website and for more information check out this link:
/7thanniv/ale




Arrogant Bastard Challenge
"Arrogance Across America"

The bar that sells the most Arrogant Bastard Ale during the Realbeer.com Challenge Cup will be designated the Most Arrogant Bar in America and rule for one year as such.

Its regular customers will earn the right to have drinkers of fizzy yellow beer grovel at their feet for 365 days.

The participating bars can be found at this address:
http://www.realbeer.com/challengecup/2003/arrogant.php

Week of July 22-28th




"All About Beer" Magazine Loves Stone
--- Just Like You!


In the Aug/Sept issue of "All About Beer," writer Tom Dalldorf writes about the SoCal brewing scene and has this (amongst other things) to say about us at Stone Brewing: "Southern California... home to the Arrogant Bastard himself, Greg Koch and his ragtag band of beer assassins at Stone Brewing in San Marcos... Are You Worthy?"

What's that Tom? 'Ragtag'? C'mon down here from your sissy little NorCal digs and we'll show you 'ragtag'!

*Ahem* I digress.

It turns out that not only are both Tom and "All About Beer" actually very stoked on Stone, they're also stoked on themselves --- and self-admiration is something us Arrogant Bastards here at Stone understand. And since "All About Beer" is stoked on themselves, they think that you would be stoked to get a free copy of their magazine. So, follow the directions below and get yourself stoked!

For your free copy, email circulation@allaboutbeer.com, subject line: "Free Issue For Stone Fans," include your first and last name, address, city, state and zip.






The Anticipation Mounts
As Stone Gets Ready For #7


Once again we will invite some of our closest friends in the brewing industry to join us in this celebration and share their beers with us, and YOU. And of course we'll be serving up Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Smoked Porter, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, and the one you've all been waiting for – the special Stone 7th Anniversary Ale. Breakout the sunscreen, put on those comfy shoes, and get ready because there will be no red carpet, no beads, and no fizzy yellow beers --- just lots of great friends, food & awesome specialty brews!

Stone Brewing Co.
155 Mata Way
San Marcos, CA
Visit /7thanniv for more information and a list of the 20 attending Guest Breweries!

Saturday, August 23rd ---- Noon to 4pm



Cheers,
-The Stone Brew Crew

Stone Brewing Co.
155 Mata Way, #104
(760) 471-4999
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 471-7690 Fax