STONE Brewery Expansion
San Diego’s largest craft brewer STONE has announced $26.6 million in expansions which includes a brewery restaurant in Point Loma. Thirsty Southern San Diego beer fans rejoice as cab rides will now be affordable home after enjoying a fine afternoon at the new Liberty Station STONE brewery location set for opening late 2012. Along with the new restaurant STONE will also be opening a shop in South Park’s ‘Beer Corridor’, Acquiring an organic farm in north county as well as doubling the footprint of the main STONE Brewery in Escondido. All of this while they also attempt to be the first American company to open a craft brewery in Europe. It is safe to say STONE Brewery is taking over the world.
Point Loma’s Liberty Station is the perfect central location for STONE’s new 400-seat restaurant. The new location is set to feature bocce courts, outdoor movie screening area, 19,000 sq ft beer garden and small brewery. This place should be nothing short of its big brother in Escondido.
Future Liberty Station STONE Brewery Location in Point Loma
The recently acquired 18.7 acre farm for organic produce for both of the brewer’s restaurant locations. The new 30th Street shop in South Park will sell bottles, kegs and growlers of STONE’s fine brew. Making growler ownership a must in south San Diego.
As STONE’s aspiration of a European brewery opening are held up by legal restrictions the company has made some big moves in supplementary expansion. 250 more employees, purchasing 35 more acres, adding 125,000-plus square feet of work space and at a cost of almost $27 million very big moves for the craft brewer. South Coast is glad to hear that the craft brew industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Thriving through tough economic times it’s good to know that no matter how broke people may be they are still drinking fine brew from the makers at STONE Brewery!