Stone Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 146
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Reviews by Shumista:
4.88/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
I was in the Palm Desert area and specifically made the 2.5 hour trip to Escondido through the mountains for no reason other than lunch and a tour of Stone Brewery. I recommend the drive through the mountains via highway 74, it was a blast and the views were amazing.
On to the brewery...The atmosphere was about the best I've experienced anywhere. The gardens are over the top and an excellent touch, just to remind you they are so close to beautiful San Diego. The brewery tour was excellent. Interesting, fun and informative. And, it was followed by a tasting of 5 or 6 of their beers (for free) during which you can ask questions and talk to your tour guide.
Service was excellent, absolutely no complaints there. And the selection...especially being from Michigan, was mindblowing.
Food is one area I feel a lot of breweries and beer bars fall terribly short on. Being a foodie as well as a beer enthusiast, I really go for places that know what their doing in this area and Stone certainly does.
I can't say how enjoyable of a morning and afternoon my trip to Stone was. I can't wait to go back.
12-27-2009 08:13:45 | More by Shumista
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