Stone Brewing Co.
Located in Escondido, the Stone Brewing Company was founded in 1996 by beer enthusiasts Steve Wagner and Greg Koch. The brewery produces more than 100,000 barrels of beer each year, and that number continues to increase every year. Stone Brewing Company’s beers are distributed in 36 states, and varieties include Stone Pale Ale, Arrogant Bastard Ale, and Stone Levitation Ale. Brewery tours are available daily and last around 45 minutes. The on-site Stone World Bistro serves dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients, like mushrooms from a farm in Temecula, as well as dishes that incorporate beer, such as mac and cheese made with Stone Porter.
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