What goes better with a brewery tour and a wood-fired pizza, then a nap, more beer, and an afternoon at the pool? The folks at Stone Brewing in Escondido (greater San Diego), are planning to turn your hop-filled dreams into reality by planning a 99-room hotel concept adjacent to the company’s Stone Brewing Company Bistro & Gardens.
The design channels Willy Wonka, but substitute the chocolate for beer. Driving up to the hotel, you’ll see a beer-river design inlayed in the driveway, stemming from the top of the driveway, running out to Citracado Parkway. At check in you’ll be greeted with a complimentary beer, and from that point on Stone is promising that beers will be available “upon a moment’s notice.”
Stone Brewing Company Hotel to Feature Beers on Draft at a Moment’s Notice
The 100,000 square foot, $26 million hotel will be equipped with three bars serving a wide range of beers on draft, including archive and special release beers. The rooftop will a pool and a 10,000 square foot garden adjacent. And there will be an 8,000 square foot ballroom. We can hear the wedding bells ringing now.
Stone Brewery’s Quest for World Domination Continues
Stone Brewing has been pushing the envelope on their quest for world beer domination. Placing #2 on Beeradvocate’s top 100 breweries list, Stone has become a go-to for unique and tasty craft beers, and equally cool beer experiences. Stone is the first American craft brewery to independently open and own a brewery in Europe, with the opening of Stone Brewing Berlin. That hasn’t stopped them from innovating stateside, opening an East Coast brewery in Richmond, Virginia, and building a 10,000 foot tap room in the Napa Valley.
According to Stone, “the concept and inspiration for Stone Hotel comes from Stone co-founders, Greg Koch and Steve Wagner,” and is being built in partnership with local San Diego based Untitled Hospitality, McMillin (developer) and BASILE Studio.