Now that you’ve been to The Bruery Provisions and introduced your mouth to some new mouth watering indulgent’s, let’s introduce your eyes to some great scenery all while you feast in an open-air patio in the midst of a one acre organic beer garden. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, located in North Escondido, is a 19-acre farm equipped with 32 craft and specialty beers on tap and an extensive wine list. Stone Brewing Bistro has everything needed to satisfy the demands of the masses.
First of all the food, THE FOOD! Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens use in-season, locally, regionally, and organically grown produce and 100% naturally raised meats. Greg Koch & Steve Wagner, co-founders of Stone Brewing, have been involved in the international Slow Food movement since 2000. Slow Food promotes getting “back to the table” and celebrates artisanal, natural and old-world approaches to food. Stone represents only the best in beers and food which is reflected in their eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine and their unique take on comfort food. Strong advocates for environmental responsibility and high-quality food, they are now the largest restaurant purchaser of local, small-farm organic produce in San Diego County. Their Meatless Monday menu prevents 110,448 lbs. of CO2 from being released annually.
Now to the Bier! Here’s a rundown of some of Stone’s beers:
Year Round Releases
Stone Pale Ale 41 5.4% July 1996
Stone Smoked Porter 53 5.9% Dec 1996
Stone IPA 77 6.9% Aug 1997
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA 77 6.9% Aug 2008
Stone Ruination IPA 100+ 7.7% June 2002
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale 90 8.7% Jan 2009
Stone Levitation Ale 45 4.4% Sep 2002
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale CLASSIFIED 7.2% Nov 2004
Arrogant Bastard Ale CLASSIFIED 7.2% Nov 1997
Stone Anniversary Ale Varies Varies Aug 1997 August 13th, 2012
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 85 12% Feb 1998 Feb 13th, 2012
Double Bastard Ale CLASSIFIED 10.5% Nov 1998 October 29th, 2012
Stone Imperial Russian Stout 55 10.5% July 2000 April 16th, 2012
Stone Vertical Epic Ale Varies Varies Feb 2002 12.10.12
Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels Varies 9.0% Sept 21st, 2009 August 18th, 2011
2010 Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine Aged in Red Wine Barrels Varies 11.5% Jan 7th, 2010 Sept 27th, 2011
2010 Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels Varies 11.3% Jan 7th, 2010 Sept 27th, 2011
2010 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels Varies 10.7% Jan 16th, 2010 Sept 27th, 2011
After my stud and I have pleasured our senses with organic foods, great craft beer and a memorable sunset, we make sure we don’t forget to fill our growlers on our way out. What’s a growler? Well, we’ll have to cover that in our next post, but in short, it’s a glass jug that carries a half-gallon of beer, sometimes more ! Yes my little pretties, not only should you make sure to powder your nose and reapply your lipstick after your glutinous visit to the Stone Bistro, but add to your list of favorite must-haves a GROWLER! Every lass should have… a few. You know, to match our ever changing moods. Some days you’ll be a little Vertical Epic when others you’ll be a little IPA. My honey is consistently a Double Arrogant Bastard, that’s what it takes to put up with my Imperial Stout!
If ever your on the far South end of California, make sure to stop off at Escondido and visit Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Let me warn you though, not only is it located in Escondido, but it sure as heck is “ESCONDIDO!” (hidden). If using your navigation device to locate the Stone Bistro and you find yourself in the middle of a road with your device saying “DESTINATION” while sitting in what feels like the middle of nowhere, fear not. You are closer than you think. I recommend printing out directions in order to know what streets to turn on exactly. The navigation device somehow fails to inform you that you need to turn into another road off that lonely street to get to Stone. Trust me, just print the directions and get to the beer sooner!