Stone Brewing hopes to be in all 50 states by the end of the year.

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  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,207) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    From Brewer Magazine:
  2. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,885) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Interesting. Hope they can pull this through. With how quickly some of their beers hit our shelves in the Midwest, I'm rooting for them. I also like that they stand behind their beer. Offering some hot sauce options gets you points with me as well.
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  3. EchoesZ

    EchoesZ Initiate (70) Mar 3, 2013 Arkansas

    Stone landed in Arkansas this week!
  4. Rajaholick

    Rajaholick Initiate (136) Jan 9, 2011 Minnesota

    They're going to try to get back into Wisconsin??
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  5. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (8,798) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    When they actually populate OK, they will drive 20% of the crap off the shelf into shite town, minimum
  6. keehankevin

    keehankevin Initiate (48) Jul 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    Fingers crossed....please.come back to WI
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  7. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Aspirant (295) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    For the sake of all that is holy come back to WI! what did we ever do to make you leave us?! I'm sick of having to go to IL to drink stone. I've never even had a single one of your beers on tap!!!!!!
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    CJNAPS Meyvn (1,027) Nov 3, 2013 California

    Now everyone can enjoy the Stone...Nice
  9. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (176) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    They came into my town grocery stores like 6 months ago - I was getting Ruination 2.0 bombers at publix!!

    Now just back to pretty much my bottle shop only..

    Please come back!!
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  10. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,459) Mar 12, 2009 New York

    Sooooo, when will Stone be big enough for us to start hating on them?
  11. Czequershuus

    Czequershuus Poo-Bah (1,561) Feb 7, 2014 Minnesota

    How about before they go into every state they distribute all over the states they are already in. Having to drive three hours to get some delicious Stone beer is a bit of a trek.
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  12. balmand

    balmand Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2015 New Jersey

  13. StoneGreg

    StoneGreg Initiate (0) May 16, 2002 California

    Where you been man? That happened, like, you know, years ago and stuff. We've sucked ever since we released our second album and got a new drummer, everyone knows that.
  14. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,459) Mar 12, 2009 New York

    I love your beer. Don't know where I've been honestly. Guess I missed the press release.:wink:
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  15. LennyOvies

    LennyOvies Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2015 Mexico

    Nice, they should also count the states in Mexico they have their beer too.
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  16. CMLinder

    CMLinder Initiate (117) Sep 4, 2015 Wisconsin

    This makes me incredibly happy, and I find myself grinning at my desk.
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  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,207) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I bet Wyoming will be last cuz I'm an arrogant bastard. lol!
  18. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Wait so no more Vanilla Smoked Porter or Chili Smoked Porter. :cry:
  19. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,307) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Did it list what states are left? According to Seekabrew (which may not be totally acurate), the only 3 states left are Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.
  20. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,207) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    No they didn't. Wyoming would be another...
  21. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (5,307) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Looks like I was reading the map wrong. I think UT, SD, ND, and MS also.
  22. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (4,332) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota

    US down next up rest of world.
  23. WillemHC

    WillemHC Initiate (125) Jun 21, 2013 Utah

    Utah? lol ok Im fine with that.
  24. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (250) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    I didn't read the first post with full disclosure.

    I bought 3 cases of Xocoveza this last December, about a cases worth of Enjoy bys, and about 3 Stone RISs bombers over the past 2 years.

    Good luck. Growth may happen initially but overall, their normal IPA and such are just so very average. I don't see growth happening for too long, especially with local breweries really stepping it up. A regular Stone IPA, or their ruination, or their session IPA has almost never happened with me over a course of 5 years. I truly love what Xoco is all about. But be weary of the other stuff. Stone IPA, served at a local casino was near trash, compared to a similarly priced IPA (age on IPA a huge variable. FYI, it was up near Santa Fe, NM. Local reigned supreme on so many levels). I suspect Stone IPA was a touch (or mouths) old. Having it priced a good 50 cents a $1 more than local, the local stuff really has an advantage, specially if its inherently better.
    #24 Oktoberfiesta, Mar 31, 2016
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  25. SpoiledInVT

    SpoiledInVT Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2016 Vermont

    This is good news for when I'm traveling, and need a decent brew from a less than decent store. Fingers crossed!
  26. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (1,906) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    Well, being that Wisconsin is one of the 50 U.S. states last time I checked I'm gonna go with yes!

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  27. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,072) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia

    I have no problem getting Stone in VA., but I think that it is awesome that they will be available in all 50 states for those that don't normally get distribution...
  28. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Disciple (398) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Hmmm I was told that Stone had NO desire to get into Wyoming.......(by email)
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  29. TheWolf

    TheWolf Aspirant (282) May 26, 2015 Delaware

    Respectfully disagree. I picked up a six pack of Stone IPA last Friday because 1) I haven't had it in 9 months or more and 2) the bottled on date was 3/11 (only 2 weeks old). I enjoyed one last night. It's a wonderfully crafted beer and, when fresh, there is nothing average about it. I understand why some might consider it average - It's getting overlooked during this IPA haze craze hype train, or because it lacks the addition of "natural flavors". And I'm not immune to the haze hype, I had just spent 2 hours in line on Wednesday at a Tired Hands release for 2 of their IPAs. But while they share a style in name, they are different types of beers. There are some nights I prefer a clean, crisp dry IPA, and I think Stone is at the top of the class in that category. Now, I see eye to eye with you on Xoco. Great stuff.
  30. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Aspirant (221) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    I'll believe it when I see it, but really, if they don't make it into OK I'm not going to be disappointed. Some decent beers (namely Xocoveza), but a lot of mediocre beers (especially IPAs).
  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,207) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I know. Right?
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  32. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,650) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    One of my all time favorite movies has a very interesting title.

    The movie is called: Things Change.
  33. CoreyC

    CoreyC Initiate (193) Mar 16, 2015 Wisconsin

    And I just hauled some IRS back in my suitcase from a trip a couple of months ago!
  34. beertraveler08

    beertraveler08 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2016 Louisiana

    I can find the popular stuff,but i'm hoping i'll be able to find a bigger assortment.
  35. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    Don't tell us, tell Stone that you need your fix and maybe WY will not be last.
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  36. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Disciple (398) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Oh I did! Very kindly too!
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  37. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,425) Aug 22, 2010 Florida

    It's cool to hear! Although here in Central Florida the Stone IPAs I see on the shelves are usually a little too old for me to pull the trigger on. That being said I hope they don't make beer that doesn't sell, that's not really helping.
  38. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,106) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I can vouch that they're not here in SD yet, have not heard when Stone arrives. What a year, getting Bells and Stone!
  39. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Meyvn (1,486) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Just had a Delicious IPA on tap and cracked open a Xocoveza to celebrate. I talked to a few people who said Enjoy By sold out within hours after the tastings at all the bottle shops. Glad to see them growing. I'll be especially glad come Thanksgiving:wink:
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  40. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,505) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Very well put. It's not exactly an apples to oranges comparison- more like a fuji to honeycrisp comparison. Some prefer one or the other, but I say bring 'em all on, as long as I have a top version of each variety.