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Video: Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations

A Tasting with Greg Koch and Thomas Tyrell of Stone Berlin

Greg Koch, Executive Chairman & co-founder of Stone Brewing in San Diego, CA recently recapped the success of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin along with the availability of seven bottles of its elite 14 beers that are part of its Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations. For more details, please read below.

A Message from Greg Koch: Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations

We’ve been on an incredible journey the past three years. You may have even written about it.  Our groundbreaking move to be the first American craft brewery to build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe, and the selection of our incredible 1901 building in Berlin, Germany has been well documented. You’ve shared our retaliation against the confines of the Reinheitsgebot and celebrated the grand opening of our brewery and destination restaurant, the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin. Some of you even joined me over a pint in our ode, nay, temple to great beer, food and architecture! But what you quite possibly don’t know, is that simultaneously we’ve been on another journey along the way, one which tells this exact story through an inimitable, one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime series of beers.

In 2014 we made a promise that Stone would bring some of our best friends in brewing to our world class Stone Brewing – Berlin to produce epic beers for our fans. We’re delivering on that promise and I do not want you to miss out. We’ve collaborated on unique styles, employed unique ingredients, and utilized unique brewing methods. From the dream they were built upon, to the packaging and the beer that fills them, these beers are truly groundbreaking.
Seven bottles of the elite 14-part Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations series now boldly display on shelves in 1.5L and 750ml bottles.

  • Maui / Stone “Aloha! Berlin”Imperial coconut porter
  • Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone “Royale Imperial Saison du BUFF”Imperial farmhouse style ale brewed with parsley, sage, rosemary & lemon thyme
  • Brewdog / Stone “Super BASHAH”Black Belgian style double IPA
  • The Lost Abby / Stone “Sticks N’ Stones”Dark imperial pilsner finished on wood chips and partially matured in…granite
  • Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch “Züper Magik w00tstout”Ale brewed with hazelnuts, pecans & almonds, partially aged in whiskey barrels
  • Todd Haug / Stone “ Saurer Axtmann” - überized Berliner Weisse brewed with ginger & citrus hystrix leaf

Plus a special Arrogant Brewing edition:

  • Arrogant Brewing / Baladin “In Bocca al Lupo”A mother of an ale brewed with gentian root

I’m personally super proud of these beers, as they are some of our most refined beers of the decade and I look forward to you experiencing them first hand. I promise you, there is no better place to be than at the pouring end of one of these bottles.

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an award-winning, industry leader, Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 12 times, has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany), and also opened a production brewery in Richmond, Virginia in 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…and pledging never, ever, sell out to the man.  For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.