Stone Brewing Co. Contributes More Than $490,000


Stone Brewing Co. Contributes More Than $490,000 to Charity in 2014

ESCONDIDO, CA (Jan. 28, 2015) – Thanks to loyal fans, passionate volunteers, craft brewing compatriots and Stone employees, Stone Brewing Co. contributed more than $490,000 in cash and donated more than $230,000 worth of beer to various charities in 2014. As in previous years, the past 12 months were filled with fundraising events and other endeavors that benefitted a diverse group of organizations.

“Since establishing Stone Brewing Co. in 1996, we have donated more than $3 million to charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout the world,” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “We are dedicated to supporting our community and promoting a culture of social responsibility. Through the various events held this year and the donations we provided, Stone is investing in organizations that make a positive difference in the cities where we live. Cheers to our fans and the people who made these donations possible!”Stone Brewing Co - Charity

2014 charitable efforts include:

Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
The Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival was held on August 15 and 16. One hundred percent of the proceeds, $270,000 in all, was donated to San Diego County area charities, including the Boys & Girls Club of San MarcosFight ALDPalomar Family YMCASurfrider Foundation and California State University San Marcos Foundation. In addition to covering a number of expenses, Stone paid employees for more than 3,000 hours worked alongside charity volunteers to produce the event.

Stone Brewing Co. Brewery Tours
A portion of proceeds from Stone brewery tours, $45,000, was donated to San Diego County charities, including Urban Corps of San Diego CountyCommunity HousingWorksBig Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego, the San Diego Blood Bank and Palomar College Foundation. Stone made this possible by contributing $1 from each public brewery tour admission.

Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison
Stone donated $75,000 from the proceeds of Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison to two nonprofit organizations: and TKF (Tariq Khamisa Foundation). Additionally, Stone contributed $25,000 to the Matt Courtright Memorial Brewing Scholarship, which is administered by the Southern California District of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.