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The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.

  • Hardcover $25.00

    Oct 18, 2011 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Oct 18, 2011 | 208 Pages

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“Owners and co-founders Steve Wagner and Greg Koch share their story of how they got into beer making and ultimately founded Stone Brewing. The story is fascinating and written like they are just sitting on the bar stool next to you.”
—Seattle Weekly, Cooking the Books, 1/30/12

“The advice sections of the book are exceptionally strong. The beer-food pairing section is insightful, giving examples of what and what not to do. The cellaring tips explain how to properly age your beer without turning your bottles into a skunky mess. This would make a great gift for a home brewer or beer snob in your life. The writing is easy to read, and it’s like a knowledgeable friend is guiding you through the world of beer.”
—City Book Review, 1/13/12

“One of this fall’s most interesting beer books, The Craft of Stone Brewing Co., tells the story of how Stone’s founders, Steve Wagner and Greg Koch, created the aggressively hopped, intensely flavored beers that turned their San Diego company into one of America’s iconic craft breweries.” 
Food & Wine, 10/13/11  

“Greg and Steve do more than just brew the best beer in the world: they are an inspiration to ignore conventional wisdom, take creative risks, and make awesome things. This book is more than an inside look at how they used that philosophy to found Stone Brewing; it’s filled with food recipes from their Bistro and beer recipes from their brewery. Whether you’re a novice homebrewer, or routinely make 10 gallon batches with hops you grew in your back yard, this book will inspire you to make epic beer, epic food, and unleash your inner arrogant bastard.” 
—Wil Wheaton Actor, Author, Homebrewer

“It’s a fantastic cookbook, and if you’re crazy for the flavors of that certain chili sauce then you really need the book. Really. It’s wonderful. Get it and make the Piquant Pulled Pork right away. You won’t regret it.” 
—Matt Armendariz, One for the Table, Must Buy Cookbooks of 2011 

“All-Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth. The most popular and highest-rated brewery . . . ever.” 
“Not for the faint of heart, [Stone’s] bold brews have a strong and fast-growing fan base.”
Bon Appétit
“Stone Brewing makes aggressive beer–good news for those tired of the fizzy yellow stuff.”
Los Angeles Times
“San Diego [is] the new beer capital of the United States. Stone exemplifies the local approach, with aggressively hopped but completely drinkable brews.”
Men’s Journal      
“Stone Brewing’s ‘extreme’ beers are like standard ales in overdrive.”
Food & Wine  
“[Stone] has no interest in going mainstream if that means watering down the product.”
“[Stone] is one of the best-known West Coast brewers with one of the most devoted cult followings this side of The Grateful Dead.”
Beverage World
“Stone Brewing Company from San Diego is arguably the most notorious player on America’s exhilarating craft brewing scene . . . .”
The Publican

Table Of Contents

1  Introduction

7  The Nature of Beer
21  Beer through the Ages
29  A Story Called Stone

69  The Beers of Stone Brewing Co.
69  Year-Round and Annual Releases
70  Stone Pale Ale
70  Stone Smoked Porter
71  Stone India Pale Ale
71  Arrogant Bastard Ale
72  Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
74  Double Bastard Ale
74  Stone Imperial Russian Stout
76  Stone Ruination IPA
77  Stone Levitation Ale
77  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
78  Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
78  Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
79  Stone Anniversary Ales
79  Stone 1st through 5th Anniversary IPAs
80  Stone 6th Anniversary Porter
80  Stone 7th Anniversary Ale
81  Stone 8th Anniversary Ale
81  Stone 9th Anniversary Ale
82  Stone 10th Anniversary IPA
82  Stone 11th Anniversary Ale
83  Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
83  Stone 13th Anniversary Ale
84  Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
85  Stone 15th Anniversary Ale
85  Stone Vertical Epic Ales
86  Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale
87  Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale
87  Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale
87  Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale
87  Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
88  Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale
88  Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale
88  Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale
89  Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale
89  Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale andStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
90  Special Releases and Retired Beers
90  Stone Session Ale
90  Heat Seeking Wheat
90  Lee’s Mild
91  Stone Sawyer’s Triple
92  StoneWall Ale
92  Stone California Double IPA
93  Lukcy Basartd Ale
94  Collaboration Beers
94  Symposium Ale
95  AleSmith / Mikkeller / Stone Belgian Style Triple Ale
95  Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale
96  BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner
97  Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter
98  21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale
98  Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF
99  Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale
99  Green Flash / Pizza Port Carlsbad / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale
100  April Fool’s Day “Releases”
100  Extreme LemonyLime
100  Monolith
101  Stone Justification Ale
102  Bastard Oxide
103  BrewDog / Stone Luciferin Golden Imperial Stout
103  BastardSHOTZ

107  “Dr.” Bill Presents: Beer How-Tos
107  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Serving Craft Beer
111  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Cellaring Beer
114  “Dr.” Bill’s Guide to Food and Beer Pairing
118  Recipes from the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
120  Brewer’s Barley Cracker Bread
122  Fresh Columbus Hop Vinaigrette
123  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale Steak Sauce
124  OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale Beef Jerky
125  Arrogant Bastard Ale Wild Mushrooms
129  Arrogant Bastard Ale Onion Rings
130  Toasted Barley and Quinoa Tabouleh
133  Stone Pale Ale and Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
134  Stone IPA Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
135  Spud Buds
136  Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup
139  Stone BLT
140  Tempeh Fuego Burger
143  Pancetta and Clams
144  Spicy Almond-Crusted Tilapia with Honey Butter Sauce
147  Tempeh Shepherd’s Pie
148  BBQ Duck Tacos
151  Stone Imperial Russian Stout Beeramisu
153  Blue Cheese–Jalapeño Cheesecake
155  Homebrew Recipes: Casting Your First Stone
155  Clone Stone
157  Basic Equipment You’ll Need
158  Brew Day
162  Stone Pale Ale
164  Stone Smoked Porter
166  Stone Levitation Ale
168  Stone 4th Anniversary IPA
170  Stone 6th Anniversary Porter
172  Stone 7th Anniversary Ale
174  Stone 8th Anniversary Ale
176  Stone 9th Anniversary Ale
178  Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
180  Stone 13th Anniversary Ale
182  Lee’s Mild
184  Heat Seeking Wheat
186  Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
188  Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale
190  BrewDog / Cambridge / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner
192  21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale
194  Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison Du BUFF
196  Ballast Point / Kelsey McNair / Stone San Diego County Session Ale
199  Index

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