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Beer Available At Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens (arranged by most recent)
Stone Imperial Russian Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels 100, Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale 92, Stone Spotlight Series: Sour Saison Aged in Blush Wine Barrel , Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 89, Stone Spotlight Series: Flower Power Unicorn Imperial Lavender Berliner Weisse , Stone Imperial Russian Stout 100, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels 99, Stone Mattís Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison 93, Stone Go To IPA 97, Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later) 99, Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth / Stone Collective Distortion IPA 96, Stone Pale Ale 96, Stone 15th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA Aged in Lowland Scotch Barrels 99, Stone Stygian Descent 94, Stone Bear Tales from Polaria , Stone Ruination IPA with Yuzu, Kumquats, and Red Pomelo , Arrogant Bastard Ale 99, Bear Republic Olde Scoutterís Barleywine 93, Russian River Blind Pig IPA 100
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ipaeric (6) | June 1, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This is the bar that I judge every other brewpub against. The food is incredible - just as creative and well executed as Stoneís brews. Their selection of both interesting Stone brews (Triple dry-hopped Ruination, smoked porter on cask) and a large selection of other local brews - Ale Smith, Russian River, Port Brewing, etc., is excellent.
Well worth the short drive from San Diego!
kbjames (6) Utah | May 18, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place is nothing short of awesome. Great enviroment, awesome selection. Food is pricey, but very good. If you are a beer fan, you must visit the place as a pilgrimmage..
Avengedpoet (6) Mesa, Arizona | March 21, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place was much smaller in person than the pictures I had seen, but man is it beautiful! It is worth traveling here just to see the brewery and the related architectural artwork and gardens. Pretty large selection, especially of CA beers, but at a price (though what isnít in CA?). I always heard how amazing the food was, and both times that I have been I have ordered a multitude of their foods....only to be repulsed. Their food is really gross. Way over-spiced, small, and over-priced. Service is mediocre. Whenever you want something you have to go to the bar and ask for it, assuming you can even get the attention of the single bar tender servicing the entire place (both times I was here for dinner, so I donít know if it is any better during the day). Beautiful with a great selection of beers. I say come here, have a few, see the sights, and completely skip the food. Go to Port instead.
daveco67 (6) Marion, Iowa | November 7, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This place is beautiful. Loved the interior and the garden and landscaping in the back is something else. I have never been to a more spectacular brewery in my life. The tap selection was good though I had hoped they would have some Stone specialty brews on tap. The food was ok, I think we just happened to get a burnt plate of union rings, since most of the other reviews love them. Service was ok. I will say that it doesnít have a very warn feeling to it. They are getting bigger and with that the place doesnít have the personal touch.
IPALover (6) Carlsbad, California | May 8, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Definitely worth the trip to the bistro, but donít be surprised that the decor isnít the norm for a brewpub. It is a nice change (really like the water fall and the outdoor fire pit). The place could really use a TV at the bar though!
Personally I donít find the frilly food they serve to be very appetizing with the great beers available. I normally eat somewhere else after the visit but a couple of the appetizers were good. Not a big fan of their main menu.
As far as beers go, I like their large selection of draft beers. This make it a great place to visit often. Despite what the Brew Tour Guide says, Stone isnít the hoppiest nor the best in SD. I live here and there are at least 4 other breweries (Pizza Ports, Lost Abbey, Alpine, Balast Point, Alesmith ...) that have better hoppy beers and a better line-ups. However I think if Stone was almost in any other city it would be my favorite (just not in SD nor Napa area).
Overall, Stone is very much worth a visit and its a great place (as long as you donít mind missing the sporting event occurring) to enjoy a fine beer.
mjsnaz (6) Surprise, Arizona | May 22, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place has it all. Excellent beer, tasty food, fantastic service in a wonderful setting. The tour is a lot of fun, though it seems like you have to get there fairly early to go on one as they donít take reservations. That wasnít a problem for us as we were planning on dinner anyway. Their restaurant has beers from other brewers on tap as well. A tremendous selection. Worth the trip to North County for this stop.
TheCrowsNest (6) Redondo Beach, California | January 19, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
There was a clear attention to detail in the design and construction of Stoneís facilities. The gardens were not as big as I expected them to be, but still a great place to enjoy fresh beer on a sunny day.
The service at the bar was shit - surprisingly. Some chick that was too cool for school had to be flagged down to refill our beers. Her manager then charged us wrong and was frustrated with us for not accurately recording every beer we drank. Not pumped on that.
Luckily our tour guide more than made up for it. Good dude with a respectable amount of knowledge on Stone, local brews, and the beer industry in general.
The food is a little pricey for what you get - itís not as gourmet as I hoped. Still great food though.
chrisafari (5) Orange, California | May 13, 2008| Updated May 31, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stone Brewing WB&G is one of my favorite places to hang with friends and study. I usually attend on the weekdays, which are slower, but any time at Stone is a good time. Some of the bartender guys (the girls are sweet hearts) are a little stand-offish and unapproachable. They could work on this. The food is good, but expensive. I tend to eat before I go and then just drink 8 oz. Overall one of my favorite places in San Diego! A must visit for any beer fan.
ojclark (5) Santa Monica, California | February 5, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The World Bistro and Gardens have come a long way. After a shaky start a couple of years ago, the food and service have seen great improvment and get better with each visit. The beer (Stone and guest selections) has always been excellent, and the food has evolved to become a worthy match. The Bistro is very modern and stylish, definitely a few notches up from most brewpubs and beer-themed places. The view into the giant Stone brewery is awesome. The huge gardens in back are beautiful and a nice place to enjoy some of the best beers made in the USA.
ocdrinker909 (5) | April 6, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down the best enviorment for drinking delicious beer on a sunday afternoon!! its not a loud roudy place but place to mingle and relax! Greg Koch is the man for buiulding this empire of goodness And they are 100% Green! Go Earth
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