Stone Opening Up Shop in Pasadena

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by MrTopher, May 15, 2012.

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  1. MrTopher

    MrTopher Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2009 California
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    A friend forwarded me an email about Stone opening a tasting room/shop in Pasadena today.
    I needed to do a little more research, and sure enough there is a public hearing tomorrow.

    City of Pasadena Notice of Public Hearing
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  2. Retsinis

    Retsinis Champion (857) Sep 25, 2009 California
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    That's cool. I wonder if they will have guest taps, from other SD breweries that they distribute.
  3. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Initiate (55) Apr 16, 2005 California

    Awesome news! I wonder if they'll be able to do growler fills like their 30th St station?
  4. queens1130

    queens1130 Initiate (109) Nov 21, 2008 California
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    Growler fills would be amazing. Would also save me tons on gas for the normal trip to Escondido
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  5. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (528) Jul 9, 2010 California

    definitely what queens said. I would love to just drive to pasadena and get a growler fill. That would make things a hell of a lot easier
  6. robL

    robL Initiate (184) Oct 22, 2010 California

    Agreed. And it's especially nice that I already have about 4 empty growlers from previous SD brewery runs!
  7. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (127) Jul 15, 2010 California
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    Man I can't believe what a beer Mecca Pasadena has turned into. When I moved here 3 years ago there was just Lucky Baldwins. Since then Haven Gastropub, Congregation Alehouse and another Luckys have opened up all around Old town and now Stone is coming here too. Plus 38 degrees in Alhambra about 10 minutes away. Now if we can just get Cantillon to open up shop here...
  8. joloje

    joloje Initiate (131) Jan 2, 2009 California

    Does anyone get over to Stuft Sandwich in Alhambra? I heard that Sam wasn't doing very well.
  9. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,187) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Maybe StoneGreg can chime in and tell us what's up. As a soon-to-be resident of Pasadena, this interests me.
  10. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    As a resident of Pasadena, this interests me.

    Beats driving down to SD for Stone fills.
  11. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,187) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    Is Pasadena really a beer mecca?
  12. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
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    Maybe not quite "mecca" yet, but yeah, I see how the craft beer scene's been growing there.

    Not just there, but all over LA and OC.
  13. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Aspirant (245) Aug 19, 2011 California
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    there will be growler fills. but odds are only stone beers, nothing that is distributed by them. its how the current license works at the south park location unfortunately!
  14. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    It's how the license works at ALL breweries in CA.
  15. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    A brewery can only fill growlers of the beer they produce. Thus why the SouthPark location does not have guest taps, they're licensed as brewery, not a beer bar. They'll most likely apply for a Type 23 license, which is a brewery, they may or may not have to have a very small 'brewery' on site to meet the legal definition of a brewery (nano) so they can sell everything on tap/growler/bottles that stone produces. If you like Stone, this is a good thing.

    I was wondering why they decided on 30th St (other than to get in on the beer scene there) and not to try this in some other city, noteably SF.
  16. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Cuz SF hella sucks.
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  17. ParchedNeedBeer

    ParchedNeedBeer Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2011 California

    ....Cause SoCal is its own state and they don't take kindlly to us northern's up past the Grapevine...
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  18. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    With Stone opening a 2nd bistro in NTC they sort of have San Diego covered.

    Of course, now stone needs to actually start making good beer for their anni's and special releases and collabs...the amount of "New Beer Suck" being cranked out is tremendious.
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  19. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I think Stone is tracking to be very attractive for purchase - it's their gameplan no matter what spin Greg Koch puts on it. ( and I don't see anything wrong with that, I want $100s of millions too! )
  20. IceAce

    IceAce Champion (857) Jan 8, 2004 California

    Not quite Cantillon...but Slaters 50/50 just signed a lease in Pasadena as well...
  21. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

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  22. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Aspirant (245) Aug 19, 2011 California
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    stone originally was going to have to brew in the 30th street location but the law was changed so there is some type of extension of the brewery license instead where there doesnt have to be any brewing on site in order to sell stone beer
  23. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Experience watching companies.
  24. Tieman

    Tieman Initiate (162) Oct 16, 2007 California

    AKA - you pulled this info out of your ass.
  25. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California


    I guess analysis is always "pulling things out of your ass".
  26. Tieman

    Tieman Initiate (162) Oct 16, 2007 California

    That's not analysis, that's stating something as a fact. Without any facts to back it up.
  27. robL

    robL Initiate (184) Oct 22, 2010 California

    Companies like Boston Beer Co.? Sierra Nevada? New Belgium? Brooklyn Brewery? Because, aside from Goose Island, I don't think there are ANY other craft breweries of Stone's size that have sold out to one of the big 3 corps. I could be wrong but from my experience watching companies in this industry, I don't see any indication of this happening anytime soon.
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  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I will be visiting.
  29. moonknight31

    moonknight31 Devotee (478) Aug 23, 2009 California
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    yea sam is in bad health but last time i was there and spoke to him he seemed to be in good spirits and doing as well as could be expected
  30. ChazMania

    ChazMania Aspirant (276) Jun 13, 2006 California

    If this opens any time soon, it is within walking distance for me! I have had 2 Stone growlers since about 2004. I would LOVE to get growler fills in walking distance.....that would be superbly awesome.

    Greg- any further update on the application for CUP?
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