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The Craft of Stone Brewing: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
The Craft of Stone
Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance
inception in 1996, Stone Brewing Co. has been the fastest growing
brewery in the country—Beer lovers gravitate to its unique line-up
which includes favorites such as Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale.
This insider's guide focuses on the history of Stone Brewing Co.,
and shares homebrew recipes for many of its celebrated beers
including Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Smoked Porter, and
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. In addition,
it features recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
like Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup, BBQ Duck Tacos,
and the legendary Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings. With its
behind-the-scenes look at one of the leaders of the craft beer
scene, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. will captivate and inspire
legions of fans nationwide.
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In 2006, Stone relocated from its original brewery in San Marcos to a new,
custom-designed facility in Escondido. The new brewery currently has a capacity
of 250,000 US beer barrels per year, and also includes an on-site bottling line.
The site is also home to a restaurant, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, a
300+ seat restaurant which features a large outdoor patio and 1-acre of gardens.
The restaurant serves a rotating menu of food—concentrating on organic,
free-range and local ingredients—and beer from Stone, local San Diego and
regional California craft brewers, and other specialty breweries in the United
States and abroad. The brewery also houses a Stone Company Store where Stone
merchandise can be purchased in addition to one and two litre growlers which can
be filled with Stone's seven year-round beers and special releases.
In June 2008, Stone Brewing became more eco-friendly when they covered the roof
of the brewery with solar panels, cutting their energy costs nearly in half. The
1,561 roof-mounted solar modules will offset more than 538,000 pounds of carbon
emissions over its lifetime, which is equivalent to planting 204 acres of trees.
In 2011, Stone announced plans for major expansion, which will include a new
restaurant and brewery in Point Loma, expansion of its Escondido brewery to
500,000 barrel per year capacity, a 18.7 acre organic farm to supply produce to
its current and future restaurants, and a shop in the South Park neighborhood
which will sell its beer in bottles, kegs and growlers