Matthew Steele
Social Media Coordinator
Stone Brewing Co.
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Dennis Flynn
Connecticut Sales Rep.
Stone Brewing Co.
Jason Armstrong
Louisiana Sales Rep.
Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co. Heads Into
Connecticut & Louisiana

Stone Brewing expands distribution and overall operations

Stone Brewing Co., BeerAdvocate's "All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth," began distributing in Connecticut on September 22, 2009, and will begin distributing in Louisiana on October 20, 2009. With the addition of these two states, Stone's beer will be available in a total of 33 states.
Louisiana will be celebrating the arrival of the nation's 18th largest craft brewery with "72 Hours of Arrogance." For more information on events in these areas, see the Louisiana Stone Events google calendar and the Connecticut Stone Events google calendar.
In an effort to meet demand in current and future areas of distribution, Stone Brewing Co. installed two new fermenting vessels in their Escondido, CA brewery on September 18, 2009, bringing their total count of fermenting vessels to 26. See the North County Times article covering the new fermenters.
Each new fermenting vessel holds approximately 400 barrels of beer (12,400 gallons), and will increase Stone's overall brewing capacity by 7,000-8,000 barrels per year.
Stone also recently purchased a $6.2 million, 57,509 square ft. building to allow for further expansion of brewing and distribution operations.


What the Press is Saying in Louisiana

  "'This is the biggest beer thing that has happened in the state of Louisiana,' said bar owner Polly Watts, 'so long term it will change the face of craft beer in the city.'" –  
  "Area beer geeks are already counting down the days until bottles of Smoked Porter, Levitation Ale and Arrogant Bastard Ale arrive. 'Stone is the opposite of the beers that we have down here,' said Dan Stein, of Stein's Market and Deli. 'We're talking about big, strong, hoppy, bold beers.'" –  


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Stone Brewing Co. Co-founder & CEO, Greg Koch and President & Brewmaster, Steve Wagner, atop the Stone Brewhouse.
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One of Stone’s two new fermenters being lifted by crane. The fermenters are so big that they have to be dropped through a skylight in the roof of Stone’s brewery.
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One new fermenter firmly in place.
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"All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and highest-rated brewery...ever."
- BeerAdvocate Magazine

"Not for the faint of heart, [Stone's] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base."
- Bon Appetit
"Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America's exhilarating craft brewing scene..."
- The Publican (United Kingdom)

"Stone Brewing makes aggressive beer – good news for those tired of the fizzy yellow stuff."
- Los Angeles Times

"Stone Brewing's 'extreme' beers are like standard ales in overdrive."
- Food & Wine

"[Stone] has no interest in going mainstream if that means watering down the product."
- Inc. Magazine

"San Diego [is] the new beer capital of the U.S. Stone exemplifies the local
approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews."
- Men's Journal

"[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 Magazine

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