Latin America Stone Brewing Co. Beers Debuting for the First Time in Puerto Rico Beginning May 13

Discussion in 'The Rest of the World' started by chrisrhoppe, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. chrisrhoppe

    chrisrhoppe Feb 28, 2009 Puerto Rico

    ESCONDIDO, CAStone Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that, beginning May 13, the San Diego, California brewing company’s beers will be available in bars, restaurants and retail outlets in Puerto Rico for the very first time. Known for its flavorful and hop-centric ales, Stone will distribute its bold beers throughout the Isle of Enchantment via Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico. To celebrate, Stone will host meet-and-greet beer tastings, a food-and-beer pairing event and flight samplers of Stone beers at bars and restaurants in select Puerto Rico cities May 14 through 17.

    “After taking a recent trip to Puerto Rico, I found interest in craft beer was far greater than what I expected,” said Stone Senior Vice President of Sales Arlan Arnsten. “Retailers, restaurants and bars are devoting space to craft beer, and people are eager to taste and learn more about these special brews. We had been interested in entering the Puerto Rico market for some time but needed a distributor that understood the importance of promoting artisanal craft beer. We selected Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico because they are passionate and diligent about spreading awareness for craft beer throughout the island. They are a perfect partner for our joint goal to provide quality craft beer in Puerto Rico.”
    Puerto Rico joins 37 states, Washington, D.C. and five countries where Stone beers are distributed. All nine year-round Stone beers will be distributed in select Puerto Rico cities. Stone Brewing Co. beers soon to be available will include:

    • Stone Pale Ale
    • Stone Smoked Porter
    • Stone IPA
    • Stone Levitation Ale
    • Stone Ruination IPA
    • Arrogant Bastard Ale
    • OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
    • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
    • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
    Stone Brewing Co. events in Puerto Rico:
    Tuesday, May 14:
    La Taberna Lupulo at 7 p.m. – 151 Calle San Sebastian, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Join Stone Brewing Co. Senior Vice President of Sales Arlan Arnsten, Eastern Regional Sales Manager Michael Saklad and Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Scott Sheridan as they celebrate Stone’s arrival in Puerto Rico. Sampler flights and pints will be available; Stone year-round and special release beers on tap will include Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale and Stone 16th Anniversary IPA.


    Wednesday, May 15:
    Beer Box from 4 to 6 p.m. – Gate 5 Plaza Carr 110, Km 9.8, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    Join the Stone Brewing Co. sales team as they conduct a bottled beer tasting with Stone year-round releases including Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.

    Downtown Bar and Grill at 7 p.m. – Calle Arterial B, Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Meet Stone Brewing Co. representatives Senior Vice President of Sales Arlan Arnsten, Eastern Regional Sales Manager Michael Saklad and Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Scott Sheridan while sampling flights of Stone beers on tap, including Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.


    Thursday, May 16:
    One-Ten Thai at 7 p.m. – Carr. 110, Gate 5, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    Sample food and beer pairings at One-Ten Thai with the Stone Brewing Co. sales team. Year-round releases will be available in bottles, including Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.


    Friday, May 17:
    Taberna Boricua from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Agueybana #418, El Vedado Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Meet Stone Brewing Co. representatives Arlan Arnsten, Eastern Regional Sales Manager Michael Saklad and Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Scott Sheridan, and enjoy Stone year-round release beers on tap, including Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale.
    For more information and a list of Stone Week: Puerto Rico events, please visit stonebrewing.com/PuertoRico/.
     
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  2. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    So even though Stone doesn't cover all 48 states it decided to go to Puerto Rico. That's interesting. Anybody has any idea of the reasoning behind this?
     
  3. Jordy777

    Jordy777 Apr 19, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I've been to Puerto Rico several times and all they drink there is Coors Light, Medalla and Heineken. Everyone, everywhere I go, and I've been all around that country. Hope it works out though.
     
  4. chrisrhoppe

    chrisrhoppe Feb 28, 2009 Puerto Rico

    For most the island that's true but there is a quick growing following and many great breweries being distributed here. Next time you visit ask around, there seem to be bars with craft beer opening weekly. Now you can get throughout the metro area and the west coast a steady supply of Ballast Point, Victory, Founder's, Bell's, Bear Republic and more.
     
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  5. SILVER

    SILVER Jan 3, 2007 Florida
    Subscriber

    Any Borinqueneer BA would care to fill in as to how this event went down?
    Please......................
     
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