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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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Delicious! And they serve some of the best craft beers on tap!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Decided to try this restaurant on a recent visit to Escondido because it was close and we like beer. No one could prepare me for the experience this brewery is to visit. I checked out the video about the sustainable garden before we went and was very, very impressed with the philosophy, how it was constructed, etc. It is amazing!... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They started in a small warehouse in San Marcos. What a difference the years make. Now one of the larger brewers in San Diego County (if not THE biggest), this place wows with it's sheer size and ambience. Very cool place to hang out while enjoying beers. Though the food and service still could use some help, the reality is,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A group of 14 of us stopped by without a reservation after a long bike ride. We were expecting a typical brewery with pub food but boy were we surprised. The grounds are fit for a wedding or a large party yet they are able to meet every guest feel welcomed. Our friendly waitress quickly set up a table for... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We go here often for an after work timeout to chat & relax a Lil. I have also been here as a date night/afternoon and it was pretty fun. They have a tour available for the brewery and we got to sample a few beers then had dinner after... Delicious & a good time all the way around..

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Cambridge, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we liked it so much we went back twice for lunch, no dislikes! the amount of beer on tap is truly mind-boggling, and it's ALL good! and then there are bottled beers to be had, some of them quite rare.

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