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Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

542 Ratings
Ratings: 542
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.03%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ 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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drewbage

California

4.7/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Visited on a pre-Strong Ale Fest visit with jonnylieberman and barleypop.

My reaction is whoa! I've never been into a beer place quite this intense. I'm just terribly impressed by the amount of thought into this place. The design is an aggressive mix of Oriental and Industrial with an amazing outdoor space perfect for sitting with a beer and listening to the water.

The food is a somewhat controversial aspect to the place, but I like it. I'm an admitted foodie and an occasional veggie so having access to a slate of unusual and flavorful dishes. The cost is what it takes.

The beer is an amazing mix of locals and imports. It's admittedly large on the local edge of things, but that's to be expected.

Kudos to Stone and Co for working to make a damn fine place for beer. In many ways if I had the capital this is close to what I would make for my place.

12-05-2006 06:25:45 | More by drewbage
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4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
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Just got back from a trip to southern California, which included a visit to the Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. I expected an enjoyable time, and man did I ever get one! You'll need a GPS or Google Maps to find the place because there is no signage or advertising -- and that's intentional, according to the tour guide. Our visit included the brewery tour, followed by lunch in the taproom. The "Company Store" includes all sorts of Stone paraphernalia, mostly logo clothing and hats, but also cookbooks, glassware, sauces, and of course a big cooler full of chilled bombers, and a tap bar to fill your growlers.

The tour lasted about 30 minutes, and included a crash course in the basics of beer brewing. The thing that struck me the most was the general work atmosphere of the place. The people working at Stone seem to love what they do, and it shows. Our guide Justin was having plenty of fun, especially at the end when he got to sample the wares with us. We tasted a flight of four brews, including two standbys (IPA and Arrogant Bastard) and two new or limited release brews (Sprocketbier and Smoked Porter with Chipotle Pepper). We got to keep the souvenir tasting glass. The Stone folks were open to all questions and to just talk about the joy of beer generally. Overall a very fun time and positive experience. And all this for only $3 a head!

The taproom is nothing short of awesome. Beautifully decorated in wood and stone, with a giant "portrait" of the gargoyle on one wall, an impressive bar and open-air seating. The patio opens onto some nicely landscaped grounds with streams and pools, plenty of relaxing chairs under shade trees, and overall a sense of beer-focused nirvana. The lunch menu leans to the pricey side, with low-end stuff around $15 for some sandwich platters, and most items in the $20-30 range. The big-ticket selection was the bison steak for $39. Many (most?) items on the menu found a way to incorporate the various Stone brews into their sauces or condiments. I tried the artisan sausage platter, which was quite delicious and well worth the price.

If you ever get down toward the San Diego area and have a chance to visit Stone, this is a place not to be missed. The tour guide wasn't sure how to answer my question: "Do I ever have to leave?"

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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
100 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.