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Stone Brewing Co.

1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
760.471.4999
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Ranked #1 of 12 activities in Escondido
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Escondido, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My best advice is to make a reservation, and ask for a patio table with shade! My second best advice is to allow extra time to find the place, because there is not a sign out front. It looks like a big box type of square building and not like a restaurant from the outside. But inside...what an awesome place!... More

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Oceanside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

They make no bones about it at Stone, this is not beer for the faint-hearted. Great hop smells - almost floral - and the hop bitterness of these craft brews is the trademark. We did the tour and tasting in Escondido and really enjoyed it. But be warned that the brewery is easy to miss; there was no obvious signage,... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This brewery is beautiful. The buildings architecture, the lush grounds and the enormous size of the brewery makes this a wonderful visit. We took the tour of the brewery which was just OK.The food in the restaurant is expensive and it's OK. The beer is delicious of course!

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Antioch, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went for lunch and a tour for my son's 26th birthday. Read the reviews, so got there at 11am and was able to get on the noon tour. So we ate lunch while waiting, and enjoyed the whole experience. Food is pricey, including lunch, but was ok. The garden area if beautiful. Lots to look at.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Love it here. Such a pretty entry and grounds. Great food and beer of course but also great wine. Very, very popular so book a table.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The tour, the beer, the food, the atmosphere... it's all fantastic. Went with my wife and we loved it. Entrees can be on the pricey side but all the food is locally sourced. Make sure you get the quail knots, spicy but so delicious. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful. Keep in mind this is legit craft beer... More

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Riverside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beautiful place. Really good food and good service. Can't wait to go back! Sat outside and had lunch, absolutley beautiful garden area.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Stone brewing restaurant was surprisingly beautiful. It's tucked away in a little industrial park well north of San Diego in Escondido. It's surrounded by gardens and you walk through a well manicured garden walkway to the entrance to the restaurant. My wife and I did not have reservations, and had to wait about an hour to get in. We... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is so much to like about Stone Brewery, a shame its so far away. A great selection of wines and beers. The food selection is limited, however it is still a great experience. The ribs as an appetiser is delicious. Stone is located in the industrial area of Escondido, not far from San Elijo/San Marcos. I really wish I... More

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Escondido, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I like to visit breweries when ever I travel and this one happens to be in my own city. Stone is a cool brewery with a beautiful outside patio area. The beer is really good and tour is interesting. You can tell that all the employers love their jobs and are excited about being in the beer making business. The... More

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