www.stonebrewing.com Located in North County San Diego, Stone Brewing Co. is the brainchild of beer-lover/brewer Steve Wagner and beer-lover/business guy Greg Koch. The two first met in Los Angeles in 1989 and then again a few years later at a weekend "Sensory Evaluation of Beer" class. After the class, they discovered that they not only shared a love of beer, but also that their tastes in beer and ideals in brewing matched as well. Over the next three years, Steve and Greg kept in touch and kept talking about beer and brewing. Eventually the only possible conclusion became clear --- they had to open their own brewery. Based on Steve's knowledge and experience in brewing and Greg's past successes in business, the two managed to obtain the backing of a group of private investors and, after a nine month search, the newly formed team found the perfect location in San Marcos. They moved in on February 1, 1996. On July 26th 1996, the ribbon was cut and the first beer was tapped in the brewery's tasting room.