Summer is right around the corner, which means that there will be plenty of beer festivals to attend! We are so excited to announce that Stone Brewing Company just released their lineup of annual beer festivals. The brewing company invites you to proost, pucker up and geek out with celebrations all leading up to the Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival. But not to worry, the celebrations will continue well after summer with the rest of Stone’s annual beer festivals.

Stone Belgian Fest 2016

  • Sunday, May 15, 2016 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road #116
    San Diego, CA 92106
    Join Stone for the second annual Stone Belgian Fest, which caters to those who geek out on Belgian beers. Stone is combing the world over for lambics, gueuzes, dubbels, tripels, quadrupels, wits, saisons and Flanders-style red ales to imbibe on one single day. Food stations will be set up throughout the garden including tray passed dishes and a dessert station with apfelstrudels and a waffle sundae bar. Guests won’t know whether it’s Brussels, Bruges or San Diego, Calif. Tickets include fifteen three-ounce tasters, a commemorative glass and 12 Belgian-inspired dishes. Belgian Fest Tickets are $65 and $35 for designated drivers. Proost! À votre santé! Buy tickets here.

Stone Sour Fest 2016

  • Sunday, June 12, 2016 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
    Stone Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak is busy hunting down the best sour beers the world has to offer in order to throw one of the biggest festivals that features these unique, specialty brews. Admission to Stone Sour Fest 2016 includes a commemorative tasting glass and fifteen three-ounce tasters with more than 100 beers to choose from. Pucker up and join Stone for hours of sours to celebrate the amazing world of tart and tasty ales! Purchase tickets here.

Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road, #116, San Diego, CA 92106
    This annual celebration of nth-degree-beer-geekery is back for a fourth round. Join thespian and Renaissance man Wil Wheaton, online news guru Drew Curtis and Stone co-founder and fearless leader Greg Koch for a release party large enough to match this year’s release of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. To hone in on fan excitement for the 2016 saga of Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, Stone is including more hopped-up features than ever. Admission to Hop-Con 4.0 is $75, which includes 10 four-ounce beer samples, a commemorative Hop-Con 4.0 glass and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. For those super heroes who want to enjoy the atmosphere without the alcohol, Designated Driver tickets minus the beer or commemorative glass are available for $40. Tickets will go on sale here beginning May the Fourth 2016.

Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival

  • Friday & Saturday, Aug. 19-20, 2016
  • Cal State San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096
    This is Stone Brewing’s biggest celebration and fundraiser of the year! Stone will take over a university campus and transform it into a craft beer theme park. To commemorate two decades of great craft beers, this anniversary celebration will include more than 60 guest breweries serving more than 100 beers, vintage, cask, special-release and one-off Stone beers, free homebrewed sodas, samples of Mike’s Beer Cheese and live music. Exclusively for the 20th, fan will enjoy the first-ever simultaneous tapping of Stone 5th Anniversary IPA, Stone 10th Anniversary IPA, Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA and Stone 20th Anniversary IPA! Attendees will receive a free commemorative 20th Anniversary tasting glass. Every year Stone raises a quarter-million dollars for charity, made possible by contributing 100 percent of proceeds to local organizations. Tickets & information:

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Stone Pour It Black

  • Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
    Come to the dark side…it’s delicious! Stone Pour It Black is the perfect festival for celebrating autumn’s cooler weather in Southern California. Join Stone for its sixth annual fall beer extravaganza and guests will be able to choose from more than 100 of the deepest, darkest brews from all over the planet, including a stunning array of stouts, imperial stouts, porters, black IPAs and more. Tickets go on sale here beginning July 28.

Stone Rare Beer Breakfast

  • Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
    The Stone annual San Diego Beer Week kickoff event—an extravagant morning buffet to start the week of beery festivities with a bang, by enjoying a stellar lineup of rare and hard-to-find beers destined for your commemorative glass. Tickets go on sale here beginning August 25.

2017 Stone New Year’s Eve

  • Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Road, #116, San Diego, CA 92106
    Stone Brewing’s cure for the common party: 2017 Stone New Year’s Eve celebration. Forget those auld acquaintances and welcome new beginnings with a unique and fantastic selection of craft beer, wine, cider and sodas pouring all night long. Luckily your New Year’s resolution starts the following day. Stations of lavish buffet style food and dessert will be present through the event. Tickets go on sale here beginning October 2.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned! The complete lineup of Stone’s 2016 annual festivals can be found here. For detailed information on each event, visit

About Stone Brewing

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing.



For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.


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