This vision has spread nationally and internationally when the company opened its production brewery and destination restaurants in Berlin, Germany and production brewery in Richmond, Virginia, the first making Stone Brewing the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe.
When time allows, Koch enjoys speaking at TEDx Talks, conferences, professional organization meetings, universities and events on topics such as beer, business philosophy, food philosophy, sustainability, ethics and unconventional marketing. Koch speaks poor Japanese, worse French and passable English. He is working on learning German, albeit slowly.
Would read again - at least the recipes! Jan 11, Kevin rated it it was amazing. A great book about entrepreneurial vision and how one can succeed even when that vision goes against the overwhelming tide of the majority. In fact how it may be the case that to be truly successful, monetarily and otherwise, it may be necessary to do so. Some great nuggets of beer history and information if you are a beer nerd like me.
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There are short descriptions of each of Stone's brews, a brief history and tasting notes. In addition to the story of Stone, much of this book is recipes for home A great book about entrepreneurial vision and how one can succeed even when that vision goes against the overwhelming tide of the majority. In addition to the story of Stone, much of this book is recipes for homebrewing Stone's beers and making beer-themed and beer-related food from Stone's restaurant. If you love Stone beer and are interested in how they came to be this book is for you.
Not an in-depth analysis in a case study business sense, but an overview of the vision and how sticking to it can work out in the end. The story shows just what dedicated people who like to work hard and have fun can do. Quality, Fun and giving people more for the buck are trademarks of SBC and this book. Recipes for food from their bistro are included as are recipes for their beers taken down to home brew size.
The only thing that would have made this book better was if it came with some Stone Smoked Porter!
It would have made 5 stars then! Nov 23, Alice rated it it was amazing. This book is part Stone story, part encyclopedia, part cookbook, and part brewbook that's like a cookbook with beer recipes. If you're a Stone fan, it's a great read and it can turn you into a walking encyclopedia of random Stone facts. If you're at all interested in the history of the craft brew movement in the US, it's not a stand-alone guide, but it's a good representation of Stone's part in the story. Plus the recipes are divine. Oct 03, Gary rated it it was amazing.
What an amazing little book! I have been a Stone Fan since they first started up in San Marcos and I was glad to see and read about all the early history. Great beer ideas, interesting recipes from the Bistro. I loved the chapter on the April Fools beers, back when he had time Greg used to send out the weirdest April Fools e mails. You never knew if he was serious or not. But, this book is serious.
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The best pairing I can think of is a bottle of AB while enjoying this book Jan 05, Jeffrey Lyons rated it really liked it. Enjoyable walk through the history of one of the quintessential American craft breweries. Always entertaining and frequently more insightful than I expected.
Great book for a newcomer to the craft beer world due to the sections about how to brew, food pairings, serving and cellaring tips, etc. I would welcome a full length, in depth account of the Stone story in the vein of Part One of this book. Mar 14, Matt Heavner rated it it was amazing. If you like beer, or especially if you are a brewer, this is a fun history of Stone, with a few great beer and food recipes.
I borrowed this from the library, and now it is going on my gift wish list! I'd love to try all the food recipes and several of the beer recipes. At the top of my list are the variations on the Stone Smoked Porter. But which variation is hard to call-chipotle or vanilla? Both sound great!! Sep 30, Mayumi rated it really liked it Shelves: food-drink. This is my favorite beer brand. I enjoyed reading about their story. I'm happy to have a list of Stone Brewing's past and current releases. Can't wait to see what they come up with in the future.agfox.com/blog/wp-includes/family/751.php
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The recipes sound delicious. I'll be making the Arrogant Bastard Onion Rings in the near future. A few of their beer recipes were included too. Jan 27, Gingerwolverine rated it really liked it Shelves: brewing , An interesting book very much from the perspective of the guys who set up, run and make Stone the fine brewer they are today.
What made it worthwhile for me was the inclusion of beer recipes for some of their best beers with the exception of Arrogant Bastard Ale and variants!
Great job of diving the content into unique sections. Thought the how to serve beer section was very interesting. After reading a few craft brewing startup books, this one was enjoyable but not as compelling as the Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, and Brooklyn Brewery stories. A big beautiful book full of pictures and anecdotal stories. Clever, funny at times, and slightly informative - not particularly big on depth, but a nice coffee-table book if you have beer loving friends. As a homebrewer I was glad to see a whole section of recipes for Stone's beers. If it weren't for the recipes in the back end I would have thought this was a pamphlet you got during your brewery tour.
Mildly interesting to flip through, but was a lot more 'meh' than I was expecting.
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The author also came across Nice of them to include a bunch of their recipes, though. Jun 10, Patrick rated it really liked it. Easy read about brewing, Stone Brewing in particular, and it includes home brewing recipes of most of their beers as well as beer-related recipes from their restaurant's kitchen. What other brewery do you know that gives away its trade secrets like this? They practice what they preach.
Incredibly interesting look at one of the bigger craft brewers from start to current. Koch is Koch, but an editor keeps him in check. Delightful recipes for both beer and food! Inspirational to say the least Aug 08, PG rated it really liked it. Part 1 is bravura. The rest is delectation.
Oct 24, Derek Springer rated it really liked it Shelves: brewing. A good read if you're a fan of Stone though you have to like parenthetical comments. Very good food and home brew recipes but I was hoping for more of a narrative on the beginning of Stone and more biography on Greg and Steve. Dec 06, Richard Gombert rated it it was amazing Shelves: , beer. Great book! John rated it really liked it May 27, Morten Holm rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Bryan Woody rated it liked it May 25, Joseph Kelley Drain rated it really liked it Jun 17, Jerry rated it really liked it Mar 11, Dale Kohler rated it it was amazing Jan 27, D J Ackerley rated it really liked it Apr 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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