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Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

658 Ratings
Ratings: 658
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.89%
Active Beers: 225
Beer Ratings: 107,324
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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 jim102864:
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4.1/5  rDev -11.1%

Hidden in an industrial no-mans land, this is the Taj Mahal of breweries for sure. A large, literally open building that is as impressive as it is benignly haughty in its arrogance.

My visit was on a Wednesday earlier this month. My first impression was of the bar which peers into a massive glassed-in brewing production where product is born. High ceilings with bizarre asian non-music playing in the background. Nothing but youg lads behind the bar and 30-and-40-somethings males bellied up. The dining area contains five massive multi glass paneled doors that roll up like garage doors exposing the great otdoors to all. The bar surface itself had been recently reshalacked leaving that awful sticky feeling to the touch. Stone walls and an exposed steel beam ceiling make for an itentionally cavernous feel. Several lamps with tin shades with the gargoyle stone image lazer cut into the shade are quite interesting. It's airy and tres beer chic if there is such a thing.

The outdoor garden area is a pleasant mix of stone and flora complete with a tumbling water fall and a small budda placed at the fall's end. Hidden adirondack chairs are placed throughout the garden, sometimes solo and others in small groups nestled about.

My first brew was a Levitation Ale (only 4.4 yet too bitter for the style) followed by an oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale (7.2) which was pleasant as it warmed. A fairly extensive bottle list along with several Cali guest brews on tap. The guest tap list included Avery's Maharaja which was served in a tiny 8 oz glass along with some offerings from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Port Brewing, and Rogue.

There were also a few stunning waitresses including a blonde who belonged in Playboy.

They even have a trendy store at the entrance which offered such things as bicycle jerseys and growler refills.

The Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens is the embodiment of what has become a success story in brewing. A fasinating place and worth checking it out even if you're not a big Stone fan.

jim102864, Oct 25, 2008
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Place is amazing!! Their beer garden is beautiful as is the whole environment of this place! Took my uncle here for his bday and took him on the tour and all. He loved it!

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Petegrieco, Sep 09, 2014
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Stone is an amazing place. After having visited several start-up breweries around the state of Texas and then taking a trip to this location, I realized what a state of the art place it was.

The atmosphere is incredible and their in-house restaurant gives the brewery a "high-end" vibe.

It was an interesting task locating the brewery because there is no sign on the outside letting everyone know that they have found Stone. If you are familiar with what a brewery looks like it will be easy to stumble upon it. The tour informs you as to why this is and is a pretty neat idea.

The tour was excellent and very informative. I feel as though the tasting room could be separated from the gift shop so as to create a less crowded environment and to make you feel as though you can talk about the beers.

Other than a separate tasting room, this brewery needs nothing else and is world-class!

Webbey, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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crc1978, Sep 07, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Visited California and this gem. Located in a discrete building in an industrial park, it contains an oasis of beer and food once you drive a little way in. We took the tour of the brewery, one of the best of the many I've been on. Dinner was great. High end brewpub with nice outdoor seating. Would love to get back there.

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4.64/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, CA
100 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.