Stone Brewing Co., founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, and named “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine in 2008 and 2009, is a 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference Grand Sponsor. They are hosting the BBC14 Saturday dinner on August 23 at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station, its expansive new brewery-restaurant in the heart of Point Loma’s Liberty Station development.
2014 BBC guests will be whisked from the conference hotel to these architectural award-winning environs to enjoy masterfully prepared food and beer pairings. Stone Co. founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner will be joined by the brewing team and assorted members of Team Stone at the Saturday Beer Bloggers dinner. Specialty beer samplings at the dinner span Stone’s entire beer portfolio including everyday mainstays, barrel-aged brews, and ales created on-site. An overview of the beers made by Stone Brewing Co. can be accessed via their List of Beers.
Brewmaster and Co-founder, Steve Wagner, relays the Saturday dinner with Stone Brewing Co. affords blogger guests the opportunity to experience:
a heaping slice of Stone culture and hospitality few get to experience…
Stone Brewing Co. represents promoting the culture of great beer and great business – they have averaged 43% year-to-year growth during the past 15 years and have been listed in San Diego Business Journal’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” nine years in a row (2004-2012). The first keg of Stone Pale Ale was sold on July 26, 1996 to the Pizza Port restaurant in San Diego. Stone Brewing Co. beers are currently distributed to 41 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) and small amounts are exported to Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Sweden.
About Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station
- Largest restaurant purchaser of local, small-farm organic produce in San Diego!
- Features a 1 acre beer garden
- 32 craft & speciality beers on tap, plus 100+ bottle selections
- Food focus on all-natural, organic, and local ingredients
- Host to special events (like the BBC14 Saturday dinner!) and other farm-to-table FRESH! Dinners, Beer U educational classes, Stone Late Night Movies, the wildly popular Master Pairings series, and beer festivals including Stone Sour Fest and Stone Oakquinox.
The Stone Brewing Co. rooftop solar panels produce about 30% of the power for the brewery and restaurant and much of the kitchen waste is composted – some for use in the gardens and Stone Farms, located in North Escondido, CA. Spent grain that has been used in the brewing process is repurposed as a mulching tool in the garden, as well. The rest is used by local farmers as livestock feed and as ingredients in local made soaps and dog treats (Stone Bones!).
A big thanks to 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference sponsor, Stone Brewing Co. – we look forward to this great, interactive, and intimate peek into the culture of Stone Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 23!