California beer lovers, assemble! Something amazing is happening.
If you like to live the beer life but sometimes have to ask yourself the hard questions like how are you going to get home or why did you run out of beer, start planning now for the ultimate hoppy paradise retreat.
If you're a beer lover, or, honestly, if you've ever been to California or consumed beer or even heard about California beer, you are probably familiar with Stone Brewing, famous for their super hoppy IPAs, strong brews like Arrogant Bastard, and for taking over pretty much every quality small brewery in the state. One thing's for sure about this 20-year-old company: You can pretty reliably trust them to deliver on quality brews and exciting marketing.
We're not worthy.
The craft brewing giant has been doing a lot of expanding lately, between opening a new brewery restaurant next month in Berlin, Germany, and setting up a tasting room in Napa, California, but it's the recently-announced upcoming Stone Hotel that we're the most psyched about.
Eater reports that the hotel, which is slated to open in early 2018, will sit across from the brewing headquarters in the San Diego area, which is pretty much the beer capital of California. Anyone who has ever voyaged to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido, California, knows that visiting the brewery, tasting room and restaurant is pretty much the adult version of being a kid on Christmas morning.
The 13-acre, 100,000-square-foot hotel will cost an estimated $26 million to construct and will feature 99 guest rooms, an 8,000 square-foot ballroom, a 10,000 square-foot poolside garden and nearly an acre of land outside to hold events. In your room, you'll be able to relax in BASILE custom furniture and enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to large balconies.
The actual hotel sounds awesome, but you're coming for beer, right? Check in and you'll get free Stone beer, plus you'll have access to three hotel bars. And get this -- the room service goes far beyond overpriced sandwiches and gimmicky champagne. You'll be able to request growlers delivered right to your room!
2018 can't get here quickly enough.