Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, we've come a long way since opening in San Diego County in 1996. Now the ninth-largest craft brewer in the U.S., we operate two production brewing facilities on both coasts, in Escondido, CA and Richmond, VA. Today, our beer is available in all 50 states and more than 40 different countries. But we don't just brew beer, we also take great pride serving it at our restaurants and tap rooms! In addition, we also operate the largest craft-centric beer distribution business in the U.S, serving our home region of Southern California.
It's been an incredible 25 years of following our passion. We can't wait to show you what we have in store for the next 25!
It’s no secret that IPAs are our favorite style of beer. We were among the first to pioneer the West Coast style IPA, helping to fuel the modern craft beer revolution and inspire a generation of hop fanatics. But that's far from the full story! Our passion for beer over the past two-plus decades covers dozens of styles, including lagers, stouts, sours and Belgian-inspired creations.
We work hard to brew great-tasting beers, and freshness can make or break everything. (Especially on the hop-heavy beers we love to brew.) Not only do we print clear Bottled/Canned On and Enjoy By dates on each and every one of our packages, we ensure that all of our wholesale partners deliver Stone beer via cold chain distribution. We even rotate any beer that happens to go past the Enjoy By date out of the market, replacing it with a fresher batch.
Gargoyles are historically known as protectors against evil spirits. Since the beginning, our Stone Gargoyle has represented our ceaseless quest to create the most awesome beers imaginable. Think of the Gargoyle as the big friend that’s got your back. Ever vigilant, ever watchful, and ever your humble servant