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Contact: Greg Koch, CEO, Stone Brewing Co.
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Christmas Comes Early For Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch, and President / Brewmaster Steve Wagner
with two new 150 barrel (4650 gallon) fermentation vessels.

(Higher resolution photo available on request)

San Marcos, CA --- Two brand new, custom-fabricated 150barrel fermentation vessels arrived at the Stone Brewing Co. today just in time for Christmas. While the tanks won't be on line until January 2nd, just knowing that Stone fans will be kept happy is present enough for the crew at Stone Brewing.

"These new vessels will allow us to boost our annual production levels by 6000 barrels, which equals 12,000 kegs or 186,000 gallons," said Stone Brewmaster Steve Wagner. "That should cover our growth until August of 2004 when we get the next two."

Stone Brewing grew 41% in 2003, and projects growth of 35-40% in 2004. Stone's offerings include Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Smoked Porter and Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Stone Brewing Co. is located in San Marcos, San Diego County, California. Stone began operations in July 1996 and has since become one of the fastest growing companies in the US, and is the highest rated brewery in the US according to both of the internet's two largest beer enthusiast websites, RateBeer and