San Diego Business Journal

Stone Brewing Puts Iowa on its Marketing Map

By Brad Graves Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Escondido-based Stone Brewing Co. said it will move into the Iowa market beginning on Oct. 1. Iowa will be the 36th state where Stone products, such as Arrogant Bastard Ale, are distributed.

Stone’s partners include Doll Distributing in Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Spencer; Fahr Beverage in Waterloo; and Fleck Sales Co. in Cedar Rapids and West Burlington.

Privately held Stone Brewing Co. bills itself as the 11th largest craft brewery in the United States. The business produced 149,000 barrels of beer in 2011 and expects to produce 180,000 barrels by the end of this year. That amounts to 4.6 million gallons in 2011 and an expected 5.7 million gallons in 2012.