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Stone Brewing Company – Local brewery offering a new take on an old tradition

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All you beer enthusiasts may think you know your beer. Sure you may think that you’ve tried it all—the sweet, the bitter, the in-between—but ask yourself this: have you ever delighted you taste buds to the refreshing taste of a sour beer? If the answer is no, it’s about time that you make your way to Stone Brewery in Escondido.

Stone Brewery, founded in 1996 in San Diego, distinguishes itself from other breweries by brewing beers a wide selection of specialty beers. Their most interesting and rarest variety is packed with flavor and relatively low in alcohol content; they are not sweet or bitter, but sour.

This unique brewery has grown immensely in popularity since 1996, with its signature beers such as Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, and their recently released Double Bastard Ale, and has just held its fourth annual Stone Sour Fest.

The Stone Sour Festival on July 18th brought together beer tasters from all over Southern California to share their love for great tasting beer. The event offered a large selection of approximately 100 different beers in which attendees could select 15 to sample.

In addition to their sour selections, the brewery offers a wide range of light to dark brew beers daily, each with different levels of strength and flavors to choose from.

Stone Brewery combines the elements of beautiful surroundings, an up-close view of the brewery tanks, and plenty of beer to create the perfect environment for a fun day of beer tasting. The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, where the festival and many other events are held, offers a different atmosphere in which one can enjoy the casual and relaxed atmosphere outdoor setting while sampling beers, eating and socializing.

The bistro allow visitors to sample unique and flavorful beers that have been carefully brewed to perfection. Apart from the beautiful garden setting, the bistro offers guests to indulge in internationally inspired cuisine. Diners may choose from a unique range of dishes such as the Grilled Buffalo Burger to the Chicken Tikka Masala. Many dishes also include an ingredient that brought the brewery to fame: beer.

Brewery tours are available and Stone offers numerous events to choose from, including:

Thursday, July 27: Beer & Cheese – Black and Bleu
Monday, August 2: Beer 101 – Intro to Beer
Tuesday, August 10: Master Pairings: For the Love of Pork

If you never had the chance to taste unique beers, or just haven’t tried Stone, give your taste buds something they desire and visit the Stone Brewery in Escondido.

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