Tag Archives: Stone Brewing

Tuesday Tastings: Petit Desay, 1982 Amber Ale, Xocoveza

Here is the latest weekly installment of my Tuesday Tastings series. Like last week, I’ve got notes from a beer from each Pacific Coast state. De Garde Brewing Petit Desay This beer, like De Garde’s Bu Weisse that I reviewed previously, is one of the (new-ish) bottle mainstays of the Tillamook, Oregon wild brewer, a tart Farmhouse-styled ale I picked up at Belmont Station for a very reasonable $4.95 (or something like that). It’s 5% … Continue reading →

Stone Brewing tragedy

Awful news to come from Stone Brewing last night: It is with a very heavy heart that we communicate a tragedy involving one of our valued friends and Team Stone colleagues. We are deeply saddened that one of our own passed away from complications resulting from a forklift accident at our Escondido brewery on Saturday, August 24. Our deepest condolences go out to the team member’s family. Out of respect for the team member’s loved … Continue reading →

SF Beer Week…by way of San Diego

San Francisco Beer Week is an amazing extravaganza of beer and community that resonates throughout the Bay Area and this year’s ran from February 8-17. For the launch of this incredible event… I thought it would be fun to instead pay visit my old home of San Diego for the weekend! I lived in San Diego for about 10 years and while I honestly never particularly liked living down there I have enjoyed my visits … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 12: Stone Vertical Epic 12.12.12

Today is a special date: 12/12/12, the last such “triple date” notation that can be claimed for this century, so it’s only fitting to pick a special beer brewed just for this day: Stone Brewing’s 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale. And I didn’t select this beer just because of the Vertical Epic story; it is fittingly brewed to a Christmas theme as well. Crafted in the style of a traditional Belgian Noël beer, it’s dark, big … Continue reading →

Book Review: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

A little while back I received a review copy of The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., the new book (just released) celebrating the history and culture of everyone’s favorite Arrogant brewer, Stone Brewing. It’s part history, part informational reference, and part how-to, and overall presents an entertaining read on one of craft brewing’s most popular makers and purveyors of beer. First, a couple of nitpicks to get out of the way (the only real “negatives” … Continue reading →