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Escondido's craft brew giant Stone announces plans for a Berlin expansion
Escondido's craft brew giant Stone announces plans for a Berlin expansion

Stone Brewing Co., the Escondido-based 10th-largest craft brewery in the country, has announced  plans to invade Europe with an ambitious new brewery in Berlin. The fan-favorite will break new ground in the world of craft beer when it becomes the first American brewery to independently establish and operate a brewery in Europe, according to the news release. (In 2013 the Brooklyn Brewery announced it would open a brewery in Stockholm in a partnership with D. Carnegie & Co. and Carlsberg Sweden.) Stone’s estimated $25-million investment will convert a historic German gasworks plant into a destination outpost encompassing a production brewery, a packaging and distribution...

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