Escondido, California, USA.
The Stone Brewing Co is the brainchild of beer lover/brewer Steve Wagner and beer lover/business guy Greg Koch. They originally met each other in Los Angeles in 1989. Over the next three years, they kept in touch and kept talking about beer and brewing. Eventually, they decided to open their own brewery. And Stone Brewing Co was born in 1996. Now, Stone is well known and celebrated for brewing "big character" beers.