Escondido, CA – The following are events to be held during the month of May at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido (1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido).
3rd Annual Artisan Food & Craft Beer Festival by Chef Celebration – Sunday, May 5 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the gardens
Join 14 local chefs as they prepare 14 small-bite dishes to pair with 23 amazing craft beers. Proceeds from ticket purchases will be donated to a special scholarship fund enabling local students to attend courses at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Calif. Tickets are $55 and are available at Stone Company Store – Escondido or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/
- Alex Carballo – Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido
- arl Prohaska – Handlery Hotel
- Nate Soroko – Toronado
- Karen Blair – Small Bar/Hamilton’s Tavern/Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
- Greg Frey Jr. & Pastry Chef Jaimie Hileman – BlueFire Grill
- Dawn Parks – The Wild Thyme Company
- Tommy Fraioli – Sea Rocket Bistro
- Leah Di Bernardo – E.A.T. Marketplace
- Kyle Bergman – The Ritual Tavern
- Tyson Blake & Chef Paul – O’Brien’s Pub
- Andy Halvorsen & Dan Boling – The Lodge at Torrey Pines
- Sadie Rose Baking Co.
- The Aniata Cheese Co.
- Bello Vado
- Henry’s Avocado
Mother’s Day at the Brewery – Sunday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Families are invited to join Stone for Sunday brunch celebrating mom. A brunch menu and made-to-order omelet station will be offered including sides of fruit, potatoes, bacon and strawberry pastries. Omelet station is $15, or guests may order a la carte from the brunch menu which may be viewed online.
American Craft Beer Week – May 13 through 19
American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) celebrates the culture and community of craft beer across the United States. Stone and many other breweries and brewpubs across the nation will host events promoting the benefits of local, small artisanal craft beer.
Meet the Brewer with Monkey Paw – Monday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the outside bar
Meet Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery Head Brewer Cosimo Sorrentino and sample some of the specialty ales that have made them a fast favorite since opening in San Diego a year and a half ago. The beer list includes: Hooked on Chinook, Bonobos IPA/SD Pale, Rich Man’s IIPA, Low and Slow Rauchbier, Sweet Georgia Brown, Brainfood, Great Ape Nectar Hazelnut Chocolate Milk Stout, Honey Orange Belgian Ale and Monkey Paw/Almanac SF-SD Bay to Bay Cali UnCommon w/Chocolate & Orange.
12 Brewers, 12 Casks, 12 Mallets – Thursday, May 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Meet a dozen of Stone’s brewing stars and try 12 deliciously enhanced cask beers. At precisely 5 p.m., 12 Stone brewers will simultaneously tap their cask creations and begin serving those fresh, innovative brews to event attendees. Brewers and their beers include:
- Andy Marshall – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale w/Cumin & Cayenne Pepper
- Cecil Menasco – Stone Cali-Belgique IPA w/Aji Mirasol Chilies, Dried Carrots & French Oak
- Drew Neldon – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale w/Indian Sarsaparilla & Bitter Orange Peel
- Eric Jorgenson – Stone Smoked Porter w/Cherries & Vanilla Bean
- Jade Blessinger – Stone Smoked Porter w/Toasted Hazelnuts
- Jason Smith – Stone Smoked Porter w/Indian Sarsaparilla, Vanilla Bean & Wintergreen Leaves
- Joel Sherman – Stone IPA w/Wildflower Honey, Fresh Moroccan Mint & Chipotle Peppers
- Hollie Stephenson – Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (cask to be determined)
- Kris Gray – Stone IPA w/Liberty, Amarillo, US Goldings & Mystery Hop Varieties
- Laura Ulrich – 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout w/Vanilla Bean
- Rachelle Smith – Stone IPA w/Fresh Jasmine
- Rick Blankemeier – Stone Cali-Belgique IPA w/Fresh Peaches, Pears, Figs & Strisselspalt Hops
Meet the Brewer with Societe Brewing Company – Friday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the outside bar
Share a pint with Societe Brewing Company Co-founders Doug Constantiner and Travis Smith. Available Societe beers will include: The Apprentice IPA, The Bachelor Centennial Single Hop Ale, The Butcher Imperial Stout, The Debutante Belgian Amber, The Harlot Belgian Extra, The Pugilist Dry Stout, The Pupil IPA and The Widow Belgian Strong Ale.
Beer U: Abbey-Style Ales – Monday, May 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the mezzanine
Join Stone’s Minster of Evangelism & Indoctrination, Ken Wright, as he explains exactly what Trappist and abbey-style ales are and why they are so delicious. Tickets are available for $32 at Stone Company Store – Escondido or online for $34.11 (including service fee) at: www.brownpapertickets.com/
Beer & Cigar Dinner – Tuesday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the garden deck
Join Stone Co-founder & President Steve Wagner and Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak as they indulge in a six-course dinner paired with specialty craft beers and cigars. Guests will enjoy dishes including Crab and Asparagus Salad Timbale, Cioppino, Beef Tongue Tostada, Rabbit Roulade, Seared Duck Breast and Chocolate Mousse. Beer pairings include: Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, Allagash Curieux, Green Flash/Cigar City Candela Rye Barleywine, 2011 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels, Struise Pannepot Reserva and 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout. The cigars featured will be L’Atelier LAT54 and Crowned Heads Four Kicks Corona Gorda. Tickets are $99 (tax and gratuity included) and are available at Stone Company Store – Escondido or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/
Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Guests may indulge in Brioche French Toast & Fried Chicken, Chilaquiles Eggs Benedict, Squash Cakes, Duck
Confit Hash, Stuffed Poblano Peppers or Brioche French Toast and other unique dishes. Bellinis and Mimosas as well as more than 120 craft beer options are available to pair with all menu selections.
Handpump Tuesday – Every Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. at the inside bar
Each Tuesday, the bar features a cask from one of the brewing industry’s esteemed craft breweries, and bartenders serve the beer to guests the old-fashioned way – using a hand-pumped beer engine.
Stone Brewer’s Cask – Every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the outside bar
A different Stone year-round release is enhanced when delicious, carefully thought-out ingredients are added to a cask and served each Thursday by the brewer who made it. Stop by to enjoy a one-of-a-kind beer and chat with the brewer about his or her creation. Brewers and beers vary each week.
For more information on these and future events, please visit stonebrewing.com.
ABOUT STONE BREWING CO.
Twice named “All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine, Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner and is the 11th largest craft brewer in the U.S. Headquartered in Escondido, CA, Stone owns and operates the farm-to-table restaurant Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, as well as Stone Catering, Stone Distributing, and Stone Farms. Other lofty ventures include construction of Stone Packaging Hall and a second restaurant with an on-site brewhouse, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station, both with an estimated completion of first quarter 2013, and Stone Hotel & Headquarters with an estimated completion of late 2014. For more information, please visit stonebrewing.com or on social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, and The Stone Blog.