Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing come a long way since opening in San Diego County in 1996. They're now the ninth-largest craft brewer in the US operating two breweries. One in Escondido, California and the other on the east coast in Richmond, Virginia. Today in addition to America, their beers are available in more than 40 different countries.
At the start their aim was to create amazing, flavour packed beers which provided an alternative to the industrialized beers that dominated the market at the time. While they were confident in what they were trying they certainly didn't foresee what Stone would eventually grow into, nor that their brewery would be a big part of the craft beer revolution in the US and around the world.