Stone Announces GABF Events

ESCONDIDO, CAStone Brewing Co. will celebrate the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) with a slew of beer-centric events in Denver from September 30 through October 4. Events will feature rare and special release Stone beers, and craft beer enthusiasts in the area will be able to meet members of Team Stone. Here’s what the North San Diego County beer company has on tap:

Tuesday, September 30

Paramount Café Beer Festival from 5 to 8 p.m.

Paramount Café, 519 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Stone will be among more than 20 breweries participating in the 2014 Paramount Café Beer Festival. One hundred percent of the proceeds from beer sales will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association, whose mission is to assure inclusion and enhance independence of people with Down syndrome. Stone beers available will include Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA and 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine. Tickets may be purchased at Paramount Café for $20 per person by calling 303-893-2000.

San Diego Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m.

Tap n’ Handle, 307 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Join Stone and other San Diego craft brewers as they take over the taps at Tap n’ Handle. Available beers include: Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels w/Sour Cherries, Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in White Wine Barrels and Stone Passion Project.

Brewers’ Karaoke beginning at 8 p.m.

Star Bar Denver, 2137 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Join Stone representatives at Star Bar for an unofficial GABF kickoff karaoke party! Stone special-release beers will be tapped, including 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Passion Project and Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison w/Sour Cherries & Apple Blossoms.

Wednesday, October 1

Stone Tapping beginning at 5 p.m.

Lyons Fork — 450 Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540

Meet members of Team Stone while sampling some tasty Stone brews, including Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison and Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA.

World of Beer Barrel-Aged Beer Competition from 5 to 8 p.m.

World of Beer — Cherry Creek, 660 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246

World of Beer — Cherry Creek will host a barrel-aged beer competition. Guests will be able to submit a vote for their favorite wood-infused beer from a wide array of various craft breweries throughout the country, including Stone’s limited release 2012 Double Bastard Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels. For $40, attendees will receive unlimited 4-ounce samples from among more than 30 barrel-aged beers of their choosing. Tickets may be purchased at World of Beer for $40 per person. For more information please call 303-757-0506.

Rare Beer Dinner beginning at 7 p.m.

The Populist, 3163 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Join Stone Craft Beer Ambassador “Dr.” Bill Sysak for a beer pairing dinner. Dishes will be served alongside the following Stone special release beers: Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison, Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale and 2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased at the door. For more information please call 720-432-3163.

Stone Tapping beginning at 7 p.m.

Federal Bar & Grill, 2544 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80211

Mingle with Stone representatives as they tap special-release beers, including Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA, 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout and Stone Arbalest (Belgian Pale Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels).

Thursday, October 2

Rock the Dock Beer Festival from 3 to 5 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Join Stone representatives as they pour Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA at the Rock the Dock Beer Festival. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door on the day of the event. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Community Health Charities of Colorado. For more information please call 303-436-1234.

Stone Tapping from 7 to 8 p.m.

Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria, 2129 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

Pizza goes well with just about anything, but especially Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Join members of Team Stone as they chow down on coal-fired pizza and enjoy pints of the aforementioned Stone beers.

Stone on the Rooftop beginning at 9 p.m.

Dorchester Social Eatery, 1448 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202

Overlook downtown Denver while sipping on beloved Stone brews, including 2011 Double Bastard Ale in bottles, Stone Bang Bang (Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels) and Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels.

Friday, October 3

Brewers Lunch from 1 to 3 p.m.

Cheba Hut, 1531 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202

Have lunch and meet part of the talented team behind Stone’s beers. Special-release Stone beers will be poured, including Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in White Wine Barrels and 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter.

Stone Tapping from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lucky Pie, 1610 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Join members of Team Stone as they tap Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison w/Sour Cherries & Apple Blossoms, Stone Passion Project and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale.

Stay Classy, San Diego: A Collaborative Event with Green Flash Brewing beginning at 10 p.m.

Freshcraft, 1530 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202

Mix and mingle with Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner, members of Team Stone and reps from Green Flash Brewing Company as they collectively tap a slew of delicious, sought-after beers. Stone beers on tap will include Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale, Stone Passion Project, Stone w00tstout 2.0, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA.

Stone Rare Beer Tapping beginning at 10 p.m.

Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202

Join Stone representatives as special-release beers are poured, including Stone w00tstout 2.0, Stone Passion Project and Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison w/Sour Cherries & Apple Blossoms.

Saturday, October 4

Tap Invasion from 4 to 5 p.m.

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, 1317 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Join Team Stone between GABF sessions for a special tapping of ultra-rare barrel-aged Stone brews, including Stygian Descent (Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels), Stone Arbalest (Belgian Pale Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels) and Stone Bang Bang (Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels).

Colorado vs. Stone from 8 to 11 p.m.

The Monkey Barrel, 1611 Platte Street, Denver, CO 80202

Team Stone will be competing against some of Colorado’s best brewers as they tap rare beers, including Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels w/Sour Cherries, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale, 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial Russian Stout, Stone Bang Bang (Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels), Stone Enjoy By 10.31.14 IPA, Stone Go To IPA and Stone IPA.

For more information and a list of events visit, stonebrewing.com/gabf/

About Stone Brewing Co.

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multi-faceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate facilities in Berlin, Germany and also has plans to open operations east of the Mississippi. 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 Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and The Stone Blog.

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