Stone Brewing Co. Beers Debut in Kansas on July 22

ESCONDIDO, CA – Stone Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that beginning July 22, the San Diego, CA brewing company’s beers will be available in bars, restaurants and retailers in Kansas for the very first time. Known for its bold, flavorful and hop-centric ales, Stone will distribute its beers throughout The Sunflower State via three area distributors: Central States Beverage Company, Crown Distributors LLC and LDF Sales & Distributing, Inc. Stone Co-founder and CEO Greg Koch is a sucker for grandiose entrances, and Stone’s lineup of Kansas events will provide opportunities for many of those. July 22 through 25 will be filled with special release beers, beer school, meet and greets, and a beer dinner with Koch and Stone sales representatives. 

“Kansas has long been a state that has expressed interest in having our beers available in their local watering holes,” Stone Director of National Sales Jason Armstrong said. “We distribute to two neighboring states, Colorado and Missouri, and have seen plenty of Kansans crossing the border to attend events and buy our beer. It’s an accomplishment to add Kansas to our Stone family and contribute to the growing craft beer scene there.”

Kansas City, MO-based Central States Beverage Company will distribute to cities in the Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Johnson and Miami. Salina, KS-based Crown Distributors LLC will distribute to the cities of Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Topeka. LDF Sales & Distributing, Inc. based in Wichita, KS, will distribute to bars, retailers and restaurants in that city.

Kansas joins 37 states; Washington, D.C.; five countries and one territory where Stone beers are distributed. All nine year-round Stone beers, as well as some special releases, will be distributed in Kansas. 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 Kansas: 

Monday, July 22: 
Barley’s Brewhaus & Restaurant at 6:30pm – 11924 W. 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
Join Stone Brewing Co. Lead Brewer Jeremy Moynier as he teaches beer school that’s guaranteed to be educational and tasty. Students will sample select year-round release beers, including:

  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Levitation Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Special logo pint glass and a Stone IPA t-shirt will be available for purchase. For more information, call Barley’s at 913-663-4099 or visit op.barleysbrewhaus.com/.

Tuesday, July 23: 
Goebel Liquor at 1:30pm – 352 S. West Street, Suite 400-600, Wichita, KS 67213
Join Stone Brewing Co. Mid-West Regional Sales Manager Aaron Tyrell, Mid-West Regional Brewery Rep Nate Sellergren and South Texas Regional Brewery Rep Stephen Ponsetti as they sample Stone year-round releases in bottles, including:

  • 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
  • *Arrogant Bastard Ale will be offered on tap

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom at 3:30pm – 2240 North Tyler Road #100, Wichita, KS 67205
Meet Stone Brewing Co. sales representatives while sipping on a pint of Stone Levitation Ale or Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Public at 5pm – 129 N. Rock Island Road, Wichita, KS 67202
Join the Stone sales team for game night at Public. Games such as bocce ball and oversized Jenga will be available. Stone representatives will tap:

  • 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  • 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Levitation Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale

The Anchor at 7pm – 1109 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS 67211
Meet Stone Brewing Co. Mid-West Regional Sales Manager Aaron Tyrell, Mid-West Regional Brewery Rep Nate Sellergren and South Texas Regional Brewery Rep Stephen Ponsetti while sipping on a pint of one of the many beers that will be on tap, including:

  • 2012 Double Bastard Ale
  • Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Stone Smoked Porter
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Levitation Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA
  • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Barley’s Brewhaus & Restaurant at 7pm – 16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217
Join the Stone Brewing Co. sales team for a t-shirt and pint glass night. Beers on tap will include:

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

Guests will be able to purchase a Stone Ruination IPA pint glass and t-shirt. For more information, call Barley’s at 913-268-5160 or visit shawnee.barleysbrewhaus.com/.

Wednesday, July 24: 
The Burger Stand from 5 to 6:30pm – 803 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 
Join Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch and the Stone sales team as they tap beers including:

  • 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Levitation Ale
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

The Burger Stand will have a specially created, Stone-inspired burger on the menu to celebrate the event.

Dempsey’s Burger Pub from 7:30 to 8:30pm – 623 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Meet and share a pint with CEO and Co-founder of Stone, Greg Koch, Mid-West Regional Sales Manager Aaron Tyrell, Mid-West Regional Brewery Rep Nate Sellergren and South Texas Regional Brewery Rep Stephen Ponsetti. On tap will be:

  • 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout
  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Ruination IPA

Thursday, July 25: 
Barley’s Brewhaus & Restaurant at 4 to 5:30pm – 5041 West 135th Street, Leawood, KS 66224
Join Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch and the Stone sales team for a t-shirt and pint glass night. Beers on tap will include:

  • Stone IPA
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Guests will be able to purchase an Arrogant Bastard Ale pint glass and t-shirt. For more information, call Barley’s at 913-322-0135 or visit leawood.barleysbrewhaus.com/.

Rye KC from at 6:30pm – 10551 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206
Join Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch and the Stone sales team for a meet and greet beer dinner. Savor dishes that pair well with the Stone beers on tap, which include:

  • 2012 Double Bastard Ale
  • Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
  • Stone IPA
  • Arrogant Bastard Ale
  • Stone Ruination IPA

For more information, please call 913-642-5800 or visit www.ryekc.com/.

For more information on the events  listed above, please visit stonebrewing.com/kansas/.

About:

Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States—a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromised standards. In addition to brewing, Stone owns two eclectic farm-to-table restaurants—Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station—and Stone Farms, an organic farm located near the brewery which grows produce for the restaurants. Stone also operates an off-site events company, Stone Catering, as well as Stone Distributing Co., which distributes more than 30 craft beer brands throughout Southern California. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: TwitterFacebook,InstagramGoogle+YouTube and The Stone Blog

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