31 January 2017
ESCONDIDO, CA (January 31, 2017) – Stone Brewing, the San Diego-based craft brewer is pleased to announce the incredible honor of being named “Best Brewery in California” by RateBeer.
“California is the most hotly contested region in the world,” said Joseph Tucker, Executive Director at RateBeer. With nearly a million ratings tabulated in 2016 alone, RateBeer has honored the best in beer since 2002, and this year, the competition was larger and won by slimmer margins than ever before.”
Additionally, the newly opened Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin received an award for “Best Place for Beer in Germany” and “Best New Brewer in Berlin, Germany.” Quite an accomplishment from a California brewer in a country that is world famous for their beer culture. Open less than one year, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Berlin didn’t waste time setting itself apart. The destination restaurant boasts the largest draft beer lineup in Germany, featuring beers brewed by Stone on site, and an incredible curated selection of German, European and American craft and specialty beers.
“We’re thrilled to have received recognition not only for being the highest rated California brewery, but also as a Top 100 Brewer in the World,” said Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Executive Chairman & co-founder. “We are enormously proud and humbled that the voices of our fans enjoying our beers in pubs, restaurants and homes across the US, Mexico, Australasia, and now across 19 countries in Western and Eastern Europe have elevated us with this accolade,” he noted.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido also received honors being named “Best Place for Beer in the United States."
RateBeer Best, an annual online competition in its fifteenth year with a live award ceremony in Santa Rosa, California, summarizes millions of reviews on over 470,000 beers from the world’s most avid beer enthusiasts, some with over 40,000 reviews. The review scores were tallied to produce the year’s best beers, brewers, and beer retailers worldwide.
The RateBeer Best 2017 awards ceremony was attended by brewers from across North America, Europe, South America and Asia. However, the event is as exclusive as it is large, as far fewer than 1% of all brewers are awarded RateBeer honors. Stone Brewing received a total of six awards at this year’s ceremony.