Tag Archives: Stone Brewing

• Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Brewing Co. took to Facebook recently to release a fake beer, the Sosumi IPA, complete with Lagunitas font. The joke is in reference to the short-lived lawsuit Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. A number of people commented on the image, calling Stone out on the hypocrisy of making fun of breweries throwing lawyers at each […]

• Vintage beer? Some say brews taste better with age

Vintage beer? Some say brews taste better with age

In the late 1970s, a young Southern California beer enthusiast named Bill Sysak began doing something quite novel at the time. He bought cases of beer and stashed the bottles in his basement to age like wine. Over several years, Sysak discovered that some beers could develop rich flavors — like toffee and caramel — […]

• There’s a black market for beer. And it’s bad for drinkers

There’s a black market for beer. And it’s bad for drinkers

Your next specialty beer could cost you a lot more. High demand for craft beers is creating a black market for some small batch brews, and unauthorized dealers are selling the beers underground (or online) for inflated prices up to 20 times above retail. “Whether it’s a top-rated brew or one with new or seasonal […]

• Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

Stone’s Mitch Steele’s Book IPA Brewing Techniques & More

India pale ale (IPA) has become one of the most popular craft beer styles in the world, and Brewers Publications is pleased to present the authoritative guide to the brewing techniques and history behind this iconic beer. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele, is a must-have addition […]

• Stone Brewing Donates $115K+ To Waterbury Vermont Recovery

Stone Brewing Donates $115K+ To Waterbury Vermont Recovery

Stone Brewing Co. has donated $86,373.61 to ReBuild Waterbury and $30,000 to Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund for efforts to restore Waterbury, Vt., a community that was damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. The proceeds are from the sale of the collaboration beer, The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown Than Black IPA, brewed […]

• Introducing Modern Times Beer – San Diego

Introducing Modern Times Beer – San Diego

Interested in watching the birth of a brewery? Follow Modern Times Brewery from its inception to its first can of delicious beer. Join the journey! LIKE on Facebook! Hi folks! I just wanted to introduce the brewery I’m starting here in San Diego: Modern Times Beer. I’ve been holding off on starting a thread until […]

• Why I Think I’m Mostly Not Crazy for Opening a Brewery

Why I Think I’m Mostly Not Crazy for Opening a Brewery

This editorial was contributed by Jacob McKean, founder of Modern Times Beer, a brewery-in-planning in San Diego. Previously, he was Communications Specialist at Stone Brewing Co., and he has also worked as a freelance writer for a smattering of beer publications. He’s a beer geek and longtime reader of this site. You can follow the […]

• Get ready! San Diego Beer Week comin’ up next week

Get ready! San Diego Beer Week comin’ up next week

This is the kick-off event for San Diego Beer Week and the ultimate craft beer festival. This event showcases all of the San Diego breweries. It’s a great way to kick-off Beer Week, try award-winning local beer, and meet your favorite brewers. Stay tuned for a complete list of participating breweries and what beers will […]

• 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 Brewery’s 15th Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival

Stone Brewery’s 15th Anniversary Celebration & Beer Festival

Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival Friday August 19th Friday Night Brewers Reception Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM Commemorative reception glass Meet world-class brewers Complimentary gourmet food A relaxed, uncrowded atmosphere Live music all evening long Brewers Reception | Buy Tickets Saturday August 20th Session A 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Session B 3:00 pm […]

• Stone Brewing may serve beer, food in Kit Carson Park

Stone Brewing may serve beer, food in Kit Carson Park

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 […]

• 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 […]

• Rule Beertannia! Read About Your Star British Microbreweries Here

Rule Beertannia! Read About Your Star British Microbreweries Here

These are boom times for British brewing. Despite the downturn in the economy and the ever-decreasing volumes of beer being drunk in pubs, the small beer scene is getting bigger. In 2004, there were only 480 microbreweries in the UK while back in 1975 the number of breweries numbered merely 141. 2011 can’t rival 1900 […]

• 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 […]