Tag Archives: Stone Brewing Company

• Ohio limit on alcohol may chase off Stone Brewing Co.

Ohio limit on alcohol may chase off Stone Brewing Co.

Ohio has something of a size problem. Fans of “big” beers, those with an alcohol content of more than 8 percent, hit a low ceiling in Ohio. The state mandates that no beer made or sold here can be more than 12 percent alcohol. That puts Ohio on uneven ground in the competition for craft-beer […]

• Chasing the Elusive Rare Craft Beer

Chasing the Elusive Rare Craft Beer

I want to address something today that has always been an issue in the craft beer community and is only going to become bigger as more people come into the fold: rare beers and trying to acquire them. I got to have a conversation with a representative from a major craft brewer this week, and […]

• Walmart buying into craft beer craze

Walmart buying into craft beer craze

I know this is going to make all you craft beer haters groan, but the upscale end of the suds market is the only sector showing significant growth in these dreary times. Perhaps it’s driven by a new philosophy: hey, if you’re gonna drown your sorrows in beer, why not make it a good one? […]

• Stone Brewing Co.’s tasty new book

Stone Brewing Co.’s tasty new book

The Stone Brewing Company brews brash, hoppy, bitter and big in-your-face beers. Now the founders of the Escondido, Calif., brewery and its public relations director have written a book that details Stone’s history and discusses the various beers. It also includes homebrew recipes for a number of beers, as well as recipes for different dishes […]

• Stone Brewing announces $26 million expansion

Stone Brewing announces $26 million expansion

Southern California’s largest craft brewery poised to grow. 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. When these projects are completed — some are open, and the others should be by late 2012 — much of the county will […]

• Embarrassing UPDATE: Stone Brewing BastardShotz on-the-Go a No-Go

Embarrassing UPDATE: Stone Brewing BastardShotz on-the-Go a No-Go

Boozenews.com posted what we thought was a brilliant marketing idea, only to find out, yes, we fell for it…that it was a fantastic April Fool’s joke from Stone. Apparently, they come out with a confabulous fake product every April 1. Well, Stone, you got us but, really, won’t you reconsider? Only make it a 3 […]

• Stone Brewing Introduces BastardShotz on the Go

Stone Brewing Introduces BastardShotz on the Go

We’ve all seen them. Sitting next to liquor store cash registers or in your co-worker’s desk drawer. Little plastic sacks of booze. Laden with cartoonish logos, encouraging marketing slogans, and lowest common denominator liquid. Portable shots seem to be a category designed for nothing but despair and the desperate. Those who’s pockets are lined with […]

• Stone Brewery Takes Up The Challenge: An American in Europe?

Stone Brewery Takes Up The Challenge: An American in Europe?

Escondido outfit would be first U.S. craft brewery to operate in Europe. What ales the European beer scene? And will the cure come from Escondido? There, Stone Brewing is finalizing plans to become the first American craft brewer with its own European plant, operating in Belgium or Germany. “They make great beer but they aren’t […]

• 10 top 2010 beers. One man's list.

10 top 2010 beers. One man's list.

What a year for craft beer. I cannot remember another year in which so many good beers were released. There were so many in 2010 that, for the first time, in June I felt compelled to write a mid-year top-10 list of best beers. But breweries did not slow down in the second half of […]

• Gifts for the Arrogant Bastard fan who loves everything Stone

Gifts for the Arrogant Bastard fan who loves everything Stone

Given: Stone Brewery makes some awesome beer. Giver: Gifts for the Arrogant Bastard fan who loves everything Stone.

• Noshing My Way Thru L.A.’s First Vegan Beer Festival

Noshing My Way Thru L.A.’s First Vegan Beer Festival

Full disclosure, I am not a vegan, but then you are probably not either since less than 1% of the US population claims to be vegan.  To those of you unfamiliar with the term vegan, it is defined as both a life style and a philosophy of individuals that do not consume or utilize (as in […]

• Stone Brewery has Big Plans

Stone Brewery has Big Plans

An American company trying to open a brewery in Europe may seem as plausible as a Siberian firm hawking fish tacos in Pacific Beach. But it could happen. Consider that an Italian distributor is now taking products from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Northern California and The Brooklyn Brewery of New York, and selling them […]