The wait is over! Stone Brewing is now officially available in Ireland. First deliveries are being made today, and will continue throughout the week.
Stone Brewing is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe. And we cannot be more pleased. The opportunity to source Stone Brewing beers from Berlin, Germany means these hoppy treasures can be enjoyed F R E S H, just as the brewer intended. Turnaround time from brewery to your local will be roughly a week and a half.
All Stone beers will be available on draught and in can only. The first beers available are Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale – the loud-mouthed American Strong Ale that started it all – followed by Ruination 2.0 Double IPA, Cali-Belgique IPA, and Go-To IPA in a few weeks. Special releases and Seasonals will be brought in down the line.
Stone Brewing is the ninth largest independent craft brewer in the United States. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Diego, California, Stone is known for its bold, flavourful and largely hop-forward beers. While pioneers like Anchor Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, and New Belgium carved out a place for craft beer in the United States in the 70’s and 80’s, it was breweries like Dogfish Head and Stone Brewing that took craft beer in the States to a whole new level in the 90’s.
The arrival of Stone holds a special place in my beer loving heart. I grew up not far from Stone Brewing in San Diego, and while I originally cut my craft beer teeth on the East Coast (tip of the hat to Allagash Brewing Company), it wasn’t until I moved home that I really stretched my legs in the beer scene. Stone Pale Ale was my Eureka moment. My conversion beer. The one that opened my eyes to flavour and quality. To be part of bringing these beers to Ireland is incredibly exciting, and all of us at Fourcorners truly hope you enjoy.
We’re running a special, month long Twitter and Instagram competition. Snap a pic of those crushed (empty) Stone cans, use the hashtag #CrushingStone, and you’ll be entered to win a slick new Stone tee or a few cans to top up your beer stock. Winners will be announced every Monday morning for the next four weeks.