Greg Koch
CEO & Co-Founder Social
Stone Brewing Co.


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Social Media Coordinator
Stone Brewing Co.


Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Awarded Highest "Presidents Award" by American Society of Landscape Architects

The San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) chose the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens for their highest honor at their 2009 Design Awards program. Held on December 3, 2009, the Society's Presidents Award was given to Schmidt Design Group, Inc. in collaboration with Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-Founder Greg Koch.

The jury’s comments

“Not elitist, it’s a place for everyone.”

“It is this century’s version of Ghirardelli Square, with a basis in sustainability.”

“[We] were impressed by the way the design fulfilled so much. It is environmentally sustainable, very human, and usable.”

“It doesn't just sustain the environment, it sustains social and cultural interaction.”

1 A prestigious jury of 7 landscape architects, urban planners, and members of the media selected the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens from a pool of 54 projects for the President's Award.

1 The theme for the biennial program was "Sustaining Excellence,” and the 7-member jury lauded the Gardens for their combination of human and environmental sustainability.

1 "The Gardens, which were completed in 2006, are a 1-acre park-like environment for dining, relaxing, exploration, and special events."

1 The construction of the Gardens included many locally salvaged materials and are 100% organically maintained. Brewery bi-products, such as spent grain and used oak chips, are used as compost and mulch.



“We’re honored and humbled to be chosen from among so many worthy projects for the San Diego ASLA’s highest honor. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens embody our philosophy of ethics, passion, camaraderie, and collaboration...oh, and cool plants and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy great beer in.” – Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder, Stone Brewing Co.

“The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens are a model to be emulated. We turned a storm water detention basin into a park that can be enjoyed by the entire community.” – Glen Schmidt, Landscape Architect, Schmidt Design Group, Inc.


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The Presidents Award
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  Greg Koch and Steve Wagner
A pond and waterfall in the
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

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Water is a central feature of the
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

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The patio at the Stone Brewing
World Bistro & Gardens

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Quotes About Stone Brewing Co.

“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 Magazine

“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