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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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Excellent tour guide, good beers

We did a 4 PM tour that included a 45 minute informational session about Stone and what makes them unique/special. We were especially interested, since Stone will be opening a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We did a 4 PM tour that included a 45 minute informational session about Stone and what makes them unique/special. We were especially interested, since Stone will be opening a location in Richmond, VA in 2016. Our tour guide, Jesse was amazing - knowledgeable, entertaining and personable. We tasted 4 selections of beer and got to keep the glasses. We... More 

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hartford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a change from the usual tourist attractions and fortunately a local suggested Stone Brewery. They went all out when this place was put together so I'll just include pictures because words cannot do justice. There's a very large beer menu and a nice choice of meals and appetizers to go with your beer. If your a... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Some colleagues suggested going here and I was not disappointed. There was vast array of beers to choose from, the food was good and the garden area is lovely.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While a few members of our family were taking a glassblowing class, my parents, daughter, and I needed a place to kick back and relax for a few hours. We stumbled across the Stone Brewery in Escondido. From the outside, you couldn’t tell that this was a brewery, as the front of the building was simple and elegant. There was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you have only one thing at Stone have the pretzels with beer cheese! My life changed for the better the minute I took my first bite. They have great, amazing food and great beers. Their restaurant was fairly kid friendly though definitely not pub grub. You can enjoy a little walk about the outside venue just not when they... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The way this place was put together makes you feel like you are at a nice park having lunch and enjoying a beer. It is good for couple or the whole family. Very nice.

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Julian for the pies. Poor timing for the tour so we decided to do lunch. We selected two meals and decided to share half of my wifes sausage and kale rigatoni and I had Morrocan lamb pita which was really ground lamb meat balls in a pita. Wow. Both were great. We... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

went to Stone on way from LA to San Diego for a beer tasting. great surprise to go on a tour. tour guide was very enthusiastic and I learned a ton about craft beer. bonus was a tasting and souvenir glass.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great food and beer in a beautiful setting. If you are in the North county area - this should be on your list of places to visit

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We loved the garden and found the food to be wonderfully delicous. We were not crazy about the tour.

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