Yes, $26.6 million. With an amount this big it’s made pretty obvious that Stone Brewing Co. has been doing quite well for themselves since their creation in 1996 and with them being the 14th largest craft brewery in America. If their beautiful Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens wasn’t enough with its outstanding food, lush one-acre outdoor garden, and rotating line-up of 32 taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy, their new additions definitely will be.
So, what exactly are they adding?
A new production building directly adjacent to the south will bring an additional 55,000 sq. ft. production facility adjacent to the current brewery, essentially doubling the existing space for brewing, fermentation and packaging.
For the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, a much-needed kitchen expansion is in the works, along with the establishment of a larger separate kitchen across the street for the new, creatively named catering division: Stone Catering. New company offices will share the site as well.
Also on the drawing board across the street: a combined Event Space & Barrel-Aging facility to allow for fermentation and bottling of sour and experimental beers, as well as long-term barrel aging for beers, such as those in the newly announced Stone Quingenti Millilitre series.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the creatively named Stone Farms, an 18-acre farm located roughly 8.5 miles from our brewery which will provide pesticide-free, sustainably-grown local produce to the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens.
Our award-winning restaurant will be getting a sister location at Liberty Station, a redeveloped historical complex that formerly housed the Naval Training Center. Set to open in spring 2012, the site will feature a 10-barrel brewing system, a lush 19,000 sq ft outdoor garden, and bocce courts.
We are preparing to open a new location of the Stone Company Store in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego in June, bringing growler fills, bottle and keg sales, and Stone merchandise that much closer to downtown!
As if all that wasn’t enough to occupy their time, get ready for an estimated 50-room Stone Hotel set to open sometime in 2013. “There’s no better way to wrap up a day filled with good eats and craft beer than with a plush bed and a comfy pillow,” asserts Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch. President and Brewmaster Steve Wagner adds, “Plus, I’m pretty sure that we’ll have arguably the best darn mini-bars in the country.”
More of a kinesthetic learner? This video will give you the 411 and blow your mind on the transformation that Stone is about to embark on.
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