(ESCONDIDO, CA) – Stone Brewing announces expansions within its East Coast operation that will elevate the destination brewery experience and allow for increased production of its internationally distributed beers.
This week, the Richmond, VA brewery will receive four new tanks, increasing the brewery’s production capacity from 150,000 barrels to 200,000 barrels. As Stone builds out new points of distribution and expands its beer – and now hard seltzer – innovations, increased capacity means increased brewing flexibility. The massive 1,000-barrel tanks will journey up the James River by barge, docking on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Stone’s East Coast brewery services nearly all states east of the Rockies and much of Stone’s international distribution, including all of Europe and the UK.
True to its craft roots, Stone is also scheduled to install a highly anticipated 10-barrel pilot system on which brewers will flex their creativity adding to Stone’s innovation pipeline. For visitors to Stone Brewing – Richmond, that means more fresh offerings unique to RVA. Stone’s new pilot system is expected to turn out local one-off creations as early as May 2022.
Early this year, Stone added its ‘Live Buena’ themed food trailer to the Stone Brewing Tap Room – Richmond. The Tap Room is now serving San Diego-inspired food in a nod to Stone’s flagship location just north of the US-Mexico border. Chicken Tinga Nachos and Tacos, Jackfruit Carnitas Rice Bowl and Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese are among the offerings created by Kitchen Manager and RVA local Safiya Cortorreal. Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager and Buenavida Hard Seltzer served as inspiration for the ‘Live Buena’ experience now open Wednesday – Sunday at the Stone Brewing Tap Room – Richmond.
“Richmond is home to Stone and continues to support our growth in a really meaningful way,” stated Maria Stipp, Stone Brewing CEO. We’ll continue to invest in our facility, the community and our talented team. I can’t wait to see that pilot system in action and what our awesome brewers have in store for us.”
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