Stone Brewing Company Plans Expansion

From Stone Brewing Company, brewer of the great Arrogant Bastard Ale, plans to build a $10 million brewery in Escondido’s new business park.

The 50,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open late next year in the Escondido Research and Technology Center, will make it possible for the brewery to produce six times as much beer as it does now, said Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch.

Known for its Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone is the largest brewery in San Diego with an output of 34,000 barrels a year. With its new facility, the company will have the capacity for more than 200,000 barrels a year.