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Stone Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
209 Beers
107,958 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 788
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 9.31%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1999 Citracado Parkway
Escondido, California, 92029
United States
phone: (760) 471-4999

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stonebrewingco

Notes:
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens website & hours:

 http://www.stoneworldbistro.com 

Sunday-Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Kitchen closes every night at 10:00 pm

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Reviews by HardTarget:
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4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Hard to be objective about Stone as I'm such a fan of their work, but here goes.
First off, get a good map and/or directions before you go. Calling the brewery was frustrating as the don't answer their phones and have a very fast, not helpful verbal direction on how to get there. Had to stop for directions.
Once there, the place is brand spanking new and very nice. Heavy on stone (duh) but well set up with a nice sized dining room, tasting room/reception/swag store, and a huge ass brewery. Snagged a couple tickets for a tour and had to scarf down an appetizer as to not miss it.
Tour was impressive, and the tour guide was pleasant, but not really informative, at least to my beer geek ears. The walk in, heck, drive in cooler was really awe inspiring for all the barrels, kegs, cases, etc. of all the different world class beers, not just Stone, but Victory, Germans, Belgians, etc. etc. etc.
After that we sat and split a Buffalo Burger, which was nice but a little dry. The appetizers we had before were much better (Spud Buds - deep fried mashed potatoes; and fried mushrooms).
Service was good, but the place wasn't very busy mid afternoon weekday.
Afterwards we walked around the gardens which were very pleasant. Hops and olives grew freely, water flowed, sun shown.
Beers were nice and selection was good, but not what I expected looking at the sample beer menu online (disappointed at the lack of Pliny which I really wanted to try).
All in all, definitely glad I took the time and trouble to get there from San Diego.
Really guys, fix those directions.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Would definitely recommend the IPA soup. Really nice outdoor garden, great vibe and service. The tour is also worth the time.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

One of my all time favorite IPAs. Super crisp, clean and piney. Hard to believe it's actually a double IPA as it's very drinkable. If you like Pliny the Elder, you should like this.

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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
100 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.