Stone Brewing Launches in Wisconsin


ESCONDIDO, CA – Stone Brewing is pleased to announce that, starting this week, the San Diego-based craft brewer will begin selling its beers to bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. As its wholesale partner, Beechwood Sales and Service will distribute Stone’s bold, flavorful and often hop-centric beers throughout The Badger State. Beginning on June 14, fans are invited to attend events celebrating the official launch, featuring an impressive lineup of special-release beers and Stone representatives at each location.

“Craft beer in Wisconsin has really started to gain momentum, and we’re happy to be coming back to the state,” said Stone Vice President of Sales Todd Karnig. “We’re very excited to add Wisconsin to our distribution footprint and contribute to the state’s growing craft beer scene.”

Wisconsin will join 42 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 31 countries where Stone beers are already distributed. With the boost in production from Stone Brewing – Richmond, the company plans to distribute to all 50 states by 2017.

All year-round Stone beers, as well as various limited and special releases, will be distributed in Wisconsin, including:

  • Stone IPA
  • Stone Go To IPA
  • Stone Delicious IPA
  • Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
  • Stone Enjoy By IPA Series

“There is a lot of excitement about Stone Brewing returning to Wisconsin among both fans and retailers,” said Dave Cartwright Craft Manager for Beechwood Sales & Service. “People are looking forward to enjoying Stone’s beers again. I think fans will be especially happy to have an opportunity to try all the new beers Stone has created since they were last available in our state.”

For more information on the launch events beginning June 14, please visit


Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 10th-largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations will be underway in summer 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.