Stone Brewing Co. Debuting in Alabama

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STONE BREWING CO. BEERS DEBUTING IN ALABAMA BEGINNING AUGUST 27 
ESCONDIDO, CA (July 30, 2013) – Stone Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that, beginning August 27, the San Diego, CA brewing company’s beers will be available in bars, restaurants and retail outlets in Alabama for the first time. Known for its bold, flavorful and hop-centric ales, Stone will distribute its beers throughout The Yellowhammer State via their selected wholesaler partner, International Wines & Craft Beer. A team of Stone representatives will take over Alabama with a host of events August 27 through September 6.

“The craft beer scene in Alabama has recently taken off, and fans across the state have been telling us they can’t wait to embrace our bold, hoppy beers,” said Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong. “It’s exciting to add Alabama to our Stone family and contribute to the state’s prospering craft beer scene.”

Stone beers will be available in bars, retail outlets and restaurants throughout the state. Alabama joins 39 states; Washington, D.C.; five countries and Puerto Rico, where Stone beers are already distributed. All nine year-round Stone beers, as well as various special releases, will be distributed in Alabama. Stone beers soon to be available will include:
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale 

Stone Brewing Co. events in Alabama: 

Tuesday, August 27

Mellow Mushroom 12pm until close – 2230 Cecil Ashburn Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802
Want to be the first in the state to try some Stone beer? Grab lunch and sample beers with the illustrious Stone sales team, Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad and Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier, from 12 to 1:30pm. Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale will be on tap and paired with Mellow Mushroom culinary specialties.  
 
Wish You Were Beer 5:30 to 6:30pm – 7407 US Highway 72, Suite G, Madison, AL 35758
Learn about beer and how it pairs with food while sampling several of Stone’s year-round-release beers with Eastern Regional Manager and all-around craft beer guru Michael Saklad. Featured beers will include:

Stone IPA
Stone Pale Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Smoked Porter

The Stem & Stein Wine Cellar & Bar 4:30 to 6:30pm – 10871 County Line Road, Suite B, Madison, AL 35758
Sip on Stone beers while chatting with the ever-affable Stone Southeast Brewery Representative Brett Collier. Samples of the following beers will be poured:
Stone IPA
Stone Pale Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Ruination IPA

Liquor Express and Craft Beer Store 5 to 7pm – 1802 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801
Liquor Express will pour all nine Stone year-round releases at their Growler Station in addition to carrying all the beers in bottles. A limited amount of special-release bottles and merchandise will be available for purchase.
 
Below the Radar Brewhouse at 7pm – 220 Holmes Avenue NE, Hunstville, AL 35801
Stone Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad; Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier; Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and brewer Brian Gallagher (his home state is Alabama!) will be hanging out and ready to talk business; the business of loving craft beer that is! Grab a pint from the amazing list of one of the following beers on tap:
2008 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
Stone 12.12.12. Vertical Epic Ale
Stone Mixtape Ale vol.5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
Stone Pale Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Levitation Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
 
Wednesday, August 28

Stone Invades Cloverdale – BLOCK PARTY! 
Leroy Lounge at 3pm – 2752 Boultier Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
By “invade” we mean “hanging out, talking about and enjoying a tasty selection of Stone beers” at Leroy Lounge, which will offer appetizers to pair with Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone Pale Ale and Stone Levitation Ale. Beginning at 7pm, all Stone year-round-release and some special-release beers will be available by the pint. Stop by and chat with Stone Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad; Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier; Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and brewer Brian Gallagher. Draft selections include:
2009 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2013 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
Stone Mixtape Ale vol.5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
2011 Stone BELGO Anise Imperial Russian Stout
2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Pale Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Levitation Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

El Rey Burrito Lounge all day – 1031 E. Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
After an appetizer bite at Leroy Lounge, take a brief walk over to El Rey Burrito Lounge for food and beer pairings. Stone beers on tap will include:
Stone Pale Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale

Derk’s Filet & Vine 5 to 6:30pm – 431 Cloverdale Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Nosh on various cheeses and meats and pair them with Stone year-round-release beers while visiting with Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier and brewer Brian Gallagher. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance or the day of the event by contacting Derk’s at 334-262-8463. All nine Stone year-round-release beers will be available for purchase in bottles.
 
Thursday, August 29

Todd English P.U.B. 12pm until close – 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203 
Dine on food and beer pairings all day long. From 12 to 1:30pm, meet Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong; Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad; Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier; Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and brewer Brian Gallagher. Beers on tap will include:
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale

Neighborhood Hops & Vine 4:30 to 6:30pm – 1109 Dunston Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35213
Visit with Stone Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and chat about her favorite beer style, IPAs! Sample six year-round releases including three IPAs and purchase a growler of your favorite beer to go. Draft selections include:
Stone IPA
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Sublimely-Self Righteous Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Piggly Wiggly 5 to 7pm – 3000 Montgomery Highway, Homewood, AL 35209
Drop by the tent outside to meet Stone Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad and sample all nine year-round-release beers as well as a rare aged special release, Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale, with cheese and charcuterie.
 
Hop City Craft Beer & Wine 4:30 to 6:30pm – 2924 Third Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Chat with Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong, Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier and brewer Brian Gallagher about their favorite topic – craft beer! All nine Stone year-round release beers will be available on draft and in bottles.
 
The J. Clyde 7pm – 1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham, AL 35205
Stop by the original home of Alabama craft beer and enjoy 11 taps and two special Stone casks! The craft beer lovin’ Stone team including Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong; Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad; Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier; Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and brewer Brian Gallagher, will be on hand to share a pint and discuss all things hoppy. Tap selections include:
2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine w/American & French Oak
2012 Double Bastard Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Levitation Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Friday, August 30

Black Market Bar & Grill 12pm until close – 3411 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243
Finish the week with some stellar lunch and beer pairings. Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong, Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad and brewer Brian Gallagher will be on hand to answer questions from 12 to 1:30pm. Draft beer selections include:
2012 Double Bastard Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale

Mellow Mushroom, Five Points 12pm until close – 1200 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Pizza and beer pairings will be available all day. Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier and Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp will be there to share their craft beer and food pairing knowledge from 12 to 1:30pm. On tap will be:
Stone Pale Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Whole Foods Market, Mountain Brook 4:30 to 6:30pm – 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35243
Chat it up with the very knowledgeable Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier. Beer and cheese tasting will be available including the following beers:
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Arrogant Bastard Ale

City Vineyard 5 to 7pm – 5479 Highway 280, Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35242
Sample five Stone year-round-release beers as well as a special-release and discuss the beers with the entertaining Stone duo of Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad and brewer Brian Gallagher. On tap will be:
2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

On Tap Sports Café, Lakeview from 4 to 6pm – 737 29th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Come celebrate as On Tap Sports Café highlights four permanent Stone tap additions and a special-release beer. Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong and Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp will be in attendance to share a pint. Draft selections include: 
2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Levitation Ale

World of Beer, Five Points 7pm – 1005 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Sample all nine Stone year-round release beers and several special-releases with the Stone team: Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong; Eastern Regional Manager Michael Saklad; Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier; Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia Regional Brewery Representative Melanie Knepp and brewer Brian Gallagher. Tap list includes: 
2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine w/American & French Oak
2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
2012 Double Bastard Ale
Stone Mixtape Ale vol.5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter

Wednesday, September 4

Maggie’s Bottle & Tail 4 to 6pm / Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar 6pm  – 25753 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Come by Maggie’s to taste Stone beers then head next door to Cosmo’s, where Stone beers will be on tap and Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier will be there to answer questions and talk beer. Draft selections will include:
2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Cottage Hill Package Store 5 to 7pm – 6376 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609
Hometown boy Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier will be on hand to share his knowledge in tandem with Stone’s beer. All nine Stone year-round-release beers will be available for purchase in bottles.
 
Alchemy Tavern 7:30pm – 7 South Joachim Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier will be in his hometown and ready to talk beer! The following beers will be on tap:
2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
Stone Mixtape Ale vol.5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
Stone Smoked Porter

Friday, September 6

The Hound Bar & Restaurant 7pm – 124 Tichenor Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830
The last stop on the Stone Alabama rollout tour. Join Stone Southeast Regional Brewery Representative Brett Collier as Stone takes over Auburn for the first time. Draft selections will include:
Arrogant Bastard Ale
OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone IPA
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

For more information on the events listed above, please visit stonebrewing.com/Alabama or on Facebook at facebook.com/stonebrewingalabama

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