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Stone Brewing to Open Napa, California Tap Room and Pilot Brewery

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Keene, May 20, 2016.

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  1. Keene

    Keene Editorial Director (871) Sep 11, 2009 Washington

    ESCONDIDO, CA (May 20, 2016) – Stone Brewing will begin renovations to a 10,000 square-foot iconic building in downtown Napa, bringing its bold and flavorful craft beer to the region well-known for its amazing wine. Stone’s newest outpost, located on 3rd Street and Soscol Avenue, will include a pilot brewing system, a dining experience, growler fills and Stone merchandise.

    “The historic Borreo building is the perfect space for us to put down our roots in Napa,” said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO & co-founder. “Not only is it literally made of stone, it’s one of downtown’s most iconic links to the 19th century and a landmark that’s been vacant for the past 15 years. We recognize the high quality of wine that comes from the region and the appreciation that Napa Valley locals and visitors have for fresh, well-crafted drink. We are elated to become a contributing part of such an artisanal town.”

    The 10-barrel pilot brew system will enable brewers to produce Stone’s iconic bold and innovative beer using core recipes as well as indigenous ingredients from the local geography. The Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa will fill growlers and serve Stone’s year-round beers as well as special releases brewed onsite.

    Stone’s food philosophy will carry over to its newest Tap Room with a dining experience that incorporates the local Napa flavors for enjoyment on premise or to take away picnic style. Stone proudly specializes in locally grown, small-farm ingredients and features an eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine and a unique take on comfort food. As strong advocates for environmental responsibility and high-quality food, Stone will purchase local and small-farm organic produce from the Napa region.

    Making the most of outstanding weather is something the San Diego-based company is quite familiar with. Locals and tourists visiting Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa will enjoy an outdoor seating area complete with communal tables, fire pits and views overlooking downtown Napa. The historic Borreo building, named for the family that formerly owned the historic stone structure, is an Italianate Renaissance design made from native-cut stone. It was completed in 1877 and has been vacant since 2001. While keeping historic elements in place, Stone plans to transform the building’s western wall, adding expansive doors to a stunning garden facing the Napa River.

    “I’m a huge Napa fan,” said Koch. “I’ve been visiting for more than 20 years and I first toured through the Borreo Building nearly five years ago. We’ve tried a few times to make something happen there, and are thrilled to finally see it come to fruition!”

    With an anticipated opening in 2017, Stone Brewing Tap Room - Napa joins two expansion projects already underway for the growing company. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin will open its doors in Germany this summer. Stone Brewing – Richmond will begin supplying fresh Stone beer from its 250-barrel brewhouse in July.

    About Stone Brewing
    Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.

  2. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 California

    what a gorgeous location
  3. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (376) Jan 27, 2008 California

    3rd time a charm for this thread?
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  4. theconductor

    theconductor Initiate (177) Nov 4, 2008 California

    I get a blue ribbon for being first right? I hope so, I never win anything.... :flushed::rolling_eyes:
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  5. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (328) May 30, 2009 California

    It's just over a year later since the news was dropped, but I was curious if anyone knew if this will be opening soon? @StoneBrewingCo ? I was planning a Napa trip late July and would love to have a beer or four!
  6. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (428) Dec 6, 2010 California
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  7. StoneBrewing

    StoneBrewing Initiate (74) Aug 26, 2014 California

    We're incredibly excited to continue working on getting this beautiful building open in Napa! We don't have any firm updates on an official opening date, but if you happen to be in town for BottleRock, we'll have a bit of a preview of things to come (more info on that later). For now, we look forward to officially opening later this year.

    -David P
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  8. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,050) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    If I were going to drink beer in Napa proper (unlikely), I'd choose Fieldwork over Stone in a second.
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  9. Lostmango

    Lostmango Initiate (130) Jun 29, 2013 California

    Or drive over the hill to Russian river. You can frame it by taking the old lady to iron horse. Great bubbles and fantastic view.
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