History

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The Triumvirate...

Greg Koch, CEO & Co–Founder
Steve Wagner, President & Co–Founder
Mitch Steele, Brewmaster

A Brief History of Time...

  • Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Marcos, CA. (In the spot that our friends at Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey now call home!)
  • We moved to our current facility in Escondido, CA, in December 2005
  • In November 2006 we opened the adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
  • Stone was named the "All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate magazine in 2008…AND 2009! "The most popular and highest rated brewery – ever!"
  • We continue to expand with major projects including the Stone Company Store South Park, Stone Farms, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens at Liberty Station, and the Stone Hotel
  • Stone Catering was named the National Association of Catering Executives’ San Diego Caterer of the Year for 2011.