A week ago I got off the plane in San Diego International airport for business and saw a giant Stone Brewing sign in the concourse. I couldn’t believe it and I even had a half day of playtime before I had to fly back home.
I took the brewery tour. Wow. 24 hour, fully automated system except the hop additions. I can’t imagine the money they put into the 150 bbl system and they are finishing the second one. They do have beer in 37 states so I guess those sales translates into lots of stainless steel and transistors.
I would recommend this tour. It’s only $3 and you get a sample glass and get to sample four styles at the end. Here are a few pics I was able to get.