I called them up, and talked to a guy in marketing. I basically said, "I’ve got this website that a few people read. I really like your beer, and if it’s cool with you, I’d like to link to your website, and give you some free advertising, as my way of saying ‘thank you’ for killing off so many of my slower brain cells."
He told me that Stone doesn’t really do advertising, but if I wanted to link to them, that would be cool. I told him that I’d e-mail him the address of my site, so he could see what my blog is all about, and that was that.
Stone Brewing rules, not only for their beers but for some of the best packaging around; if you’ve ever seen a bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale, you know exactly what I’m talking about.