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Stone Brewing Co.

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Address: 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
Phone Number: 760.471.4999
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Description: Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in...
Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Steve Wagner and Greg Koch in North County San Diego, CA. It is the largest craft brewery in the southwestern United States and has been named "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine - TWICE! A recently announced $26.6M expansion plan (that includes a hotel among other lofty ventures) is underway, as are developments to become the first American craft brewery to open a brewhouse in Europe. The adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens plays host to countless wildly popular beer and dining events, and is the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County, including a growing amount from their own Stone Farms! In addition to promoting ethical eating, the restaurant boasts a lush one-acre outdoor garden as well as a line-up of 32 rotating taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy.
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Ridiculously hard to find even with a gps because they refuse to put signage on the road or on their property. Not even on the door to the restaurant. They explain that they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Parma Heights, Ohio
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Parma Heights, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Ridiculously hard to find even with a gps because they refuse to put signage on the road or on their property. Not even on the door to the restaurant. They explain that they prefer to rely on word of mouth and only real livers of craft beers would go to the trouble. They like it that way. Totally annoying. Nonetheless,... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

OMG this is by far one of the best places I have ever been to. Had appetizers, drinks, dinner. After dinner we got a drink and walked around grounds. This is definitely a hidden gem. There are lots of quiet places to sit, fire pits, etc. I can't wait to go back! Wish I lived closer.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I didn't have high hopes when we pulled up and I thought the GPS had directed us to the wrong place. From the outside the building looks like a corporate office building of some sort and there was no signage indicating this was a brewery, is this intentional? Walking inside, it was like night and day- this interior, patio and... More 

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Merced, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Absolutely loved this place. We were staying in Carlsbad, so a quick 20 minute drive over to Escondido. A must visit for beer lovers. We had placed lunch reservations online and were promptly seated even though the place was packed. I had their beer sampler which was fantastic. For lunch, we had the Peruvian style chicken and the chicken schnitzel.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is always packed. Need to call ahead or you will wait for an hour plus for a table. Food is good. Service good as well. I usually just go to draft room and get jugs filled. Way better value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had an amazing meal at Stone after spending the day at the San Diego Safari Park. Pasta Bolognese and the brussels sprouts were excellent. Wonderful atmosphere and gardens. Will definitely go again when in the San Diego area.

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were in Carlsbad for a conference and four of us headed over for a couple of beers. First of all, what a great looking venue. The building and surroundings are beautifully done. We got a couple of Pale Ales (original and 2.0) and loved them. When we were finally able to sit down and enjoy some food, man were... More 

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had great different food. Not your ordinary place to eat. Inside or outside, great beer and food for everyone, pricey, not great for a special occasion.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Fantastic set up for a learning experience and great beer. This place is set up for weddings, parties and any other type of function. the grounds are gorgeous.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Been to breweries all around the world, and I'd say the restaurant here take this place to the next level. GREAT food although a little pricier than typical "brewery" food - however much tastier and fancier. We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon - they told us it'd be 45min wait, and they had a table for us within about... More 

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