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 in serving it at our restaurants and taprooms! 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 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.
Stone Brewing was founded on the idea of challenging the status quo. Because we believe there is a world of options when pairing beer with food, we feature eclectic, world-inspired dishes. Because we believe in making choices that benefit the planet and the community, we source quality local and organic ingredients from small high-quality suppliers. Because we want you to get the most out of your visit, you won’t find TVs in most of our locations. It’s all about the joy of coming together around incredible beer, remarkable food, and superior service.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station celebrates the venue’s prior history as a U.S. Navy mess hall, while introducing new industrial and organic features. The expansive restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining and bars, as well as a bocce ball court, outdoor cinema space and garden. True to our philosophy, we support an artisanal, natural approach to food, showcased with an eclectic and creative menu of world-inspired cuisine. Our bar features 40 taps of exceptional craft beers, including Stone year-round and special releases and beers from other small breweries as well as an extensive bottle list of craft and specialty beers from around the world.