Tag Archives: Stone

Happy 15th to Six Craft Breweries

13 Dec

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2011 saw the 15th anniversary of six craft breweries that have made game-changing contributions to the industry.  Stone, Shmaltz, Arcadia, Firestone-Walker, Three Floyds and Bear Republic have all made a name for themselves by making great beer; but not every brew could be a Sublimely Self-Righteous.  For a great read by Draft Magazine on these six brew houses with questions like “What is the worst beer you’ve ever brewed?” and “Where do you see yourself in 15 more years?” posed to each respective brew master, follow the link below.  Also, for a look at how far they’ve come you can find the original Stone Brewery website created in 1997 here.



The Sprocket Growler

9 Dec

Get your local craft beer in style with this simple yet very bad-ass growler from Portland Growler Company.  Made of kiln-fired stoneware, this 64-oz vessel is much sturdier than your typical glass growler and the ceramic will help keep that brew cold during your drive home.  The Sprocket Growler ($64)

Thanksgiving Pairings by Stone’s Dr. Bill Sysak

22 Nov

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and beer.  Want to know how the pro’s do Thanksgiving?  Follow the link to see the best holiday pairings for every course of your turkey dinner.

Dr. Bill Sysak’s Thanksgiving Pairings


The doctor recommends The Lost Abbey Avant Guarde Ale as a turkey pairing

“Dr.” Bill Sysak is a Certified Cicerone and serves as the Beverage Supervisor for the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. More of his beer pairing guidelines and recommendations can be found in the literary tome: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance. You can also follow him on Twitter: @MasterPairings.