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Stone Brewing Co.

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Address: 1999 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92029-4158
Phone Number: 760.471.4999
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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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Stone Brewery and Bistro

This was a great brewery visit for us. Multiple beers to try. I suggest doing the tour. Its short and you sample some of the beers and get a small tasting glass. I strongly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Liberty Twp, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great brewery visit for us. Multiple beers to try. I suggest doing the tour. Its short and you sample some of the beers and get a small tasting glass. I strongly suggest you sit at the bar and ask to try their rare beers. Some from the brewery in Germany were very good. When you look for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived for early lunch, sat outside in shade beside Coy pond, perfect place for relaxing lunch. Ordered their Stout beer, just right. One of today's lunch specials was BLT with avacado and seasoned chips on Chiba roll, one was enough for both of us. This was the best BLT we have ever had. Let's see, great setting, Cherry was a... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice brewery, great tour, beautiful restaurant and grounds. Definitely book a tour. For $3 you get a 45-60 minute tour, 4 4oz tastings, and a souvenir glass. The beers are good and the gift shop is always busy. Restaurant menu is somewhat limited, I would recommend going for appetizers and a drink versus dinner.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! At first I couldn't even find this place, there really is no sign. But perseverance paid off! It was beautiful inside. I never knew. There were comfortable chairs and beautiful grass. The only thing I didn't like about it and the reason for 4 stars was they don't sell liquor. No beer or wine for me, but I just... More 

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Big Bear City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good beers? Of course. Good food? Yes atmosphere is unreal. You can enjoy yourself inside at the bar or a table but outside is the ticket. Fire pits, creeks, different areas to enjoy your time.

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Lathrop
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome, there food is good , the service was really good too and their beer was awesome . They have a nice set up when you walk in there is a gift shop witch carries a good selection of items shrits,hats,sweaters,and growlers then thy have a huge bar with tables inside , and you go outside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Was taking here with local friends that live in the area. I was surprised to see how amazing this place was. Great beers on tap, a large outdoor garden to walk around or sit to sip on good drinks, and much to see and look at in the dining area. I will be back.

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Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It was ok, but did not move fast...we haven't eaten there, next visit. The outside setting is lovely with grass, trees, water. Very relaxing atmosphere. Crazy busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I like to visit as many breweries as I can while touring new cities. So, while in San Diego we made the drive out to Stone. I was blown away by the atmosphere. From the large tasting room and restaurant to the garden, a world class experience. I do wish they had more beers unique to this tap room, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a little paradise!! Of course, the beer is good, there is so much choice! But the terasse is gigantic, very nice, especially during the evening. The food is good, price is affordable. For dessert, try the brownies sunday, it's delicious! Seriously, a place to visit, a must see, drink and eat, if you are like me and you're... More 

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