Stone Brewing Co.



BeerAdvocate Magazine Ranks Stone Brewing Co.
Number One Brewery in the World

Stone Brewing Co. placed number one on the list of "All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth"
in Volume II Issue XI of BeerAdvocate Magazine.

Stone Imperial Russian Stout placed 2nd on the list of "All-time Top Beers on Planet Earth." Stone Ruination IPA placed 11th, Stone IPA placed 17th, Double Bastard Ale placed 18th, and Arrogant Bastard Ale placed 22nd.

The rankings are published in the Volume II Issue XI of BeerAdvocate Magazine, and are the result of "...tens of thousands of members…casting opinions on spending hard earned cash on their favorite (and not so favorite) beers, breweries, and places to grab a brew” (The Alstrom Bros., BeerAdvocate Magazine).

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Stone Brewing Co. Logo

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Imperial Russian Stout
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Stone Brewing Co. CEO, Greg Koch and President & Brewmaster, Steve Wagner, atop the Stone Brewhouse.
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"[Stone] has no interest in going mainstream if that means watering down the product. Koch focuses on producing quality beers without the corn syrup or preservatives found elsewhere on the shelf."
- Inc. Magazine
"[Stone] prides itself on powerfully bitter brews that would send Bud Light drinkers running for the hills…Stone’s growth is especially remarkable considering it does not advertise its products."
- Los Angeles Times
"Stone Brewing Company... [is] one of my favorite American brewers...In addition to outstanding India pale makes Arrogant Bastard, an aggressively hopped ale with perhaps the funniest bottle notes around."
- New York Times
"Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America’s exhilarating craft brewing scene ... "
- The Publican, (United Kingdom)
"In the beer world...Stone’s creations are famous. Although the company has never advertised, its fame has spread. Its beers have been ranked among the best in the country, and even the world."
- San Diego Union-Tribune
"[Stone’s] award-winning Arrogant Bastard Ale is famous for its pronounced levels of bitterness, alcohol, fruit notes and floral aromas."
- USA Today
"Not for the faint of heart, [Stone's] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base."
- Bon Appetit
"[Stone] is one of the best-known West Coast brewers with one of the most devoted cult followings this side of The Grateful Dead."
- Beverage World
"If your beer "Arrogant Bastard Ale" you better live up to the name. Fortunately this beer from the Stone Brewing Company in California does."
- The Chicagoist


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- Boston Herald
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- USAToday
" has become a lightning rod for the pent-up passions of beer lovers everywhere."
-New York Times

"[ is] one of the largest consumer-rating websites on the internet."
- Los Angeles Times


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