Greg Koch Gives Moving Interview As to Why Stone Brewing Won’t Sell Out

  Greg Koch, Stone Brewing's Executive Chairman, recently stepped down from his position as the CEO of Stone Brewing. He said it was time and that his leaving was not a sign the brewery would sell to the largest bidder, Stone Brewing will never sell out. Stone Brewing is sacrosanct. We’re not [...]


Pop Culture Pairing: 2016 Presidential Candidates

  *Opinions of the author do not necessarily represent the opinions of Tap Trail.* Hello Everyone, and welcome to another installment of Pop Culture Pairing, a Tap Trail series where we take our favorite pop culture characters and pair them with popular craft brews. Catch up with past articles on Star Wars, David [...]


Firm Counseling New Belgium on Sale is Also ABInBev Consultant

It was announced in December that New Belgium (NB) was exploring the possibility of selling. "Selling" isn't as simple as it sounds. A sale could mean a minority equity stake (see Dogfish Head) or selling the whole thing (see Elysian Brewing.) The interesting thing is, NB has invested millions in becoming [...]


Greg Koch Resignation Continues Changing of Guard in Craft Community

Greg Koch   I remember emailing Stone Brewing maybe 10 years ago to applaud them for their amazingly colorful writing that I found on the back of their Arrogant Bastard Ale. They emailed back and, for the life of me I can't find that email. It wasn't a PR person, it was [...]


Stone Brewing Company Shares Recipe for Levitation Ale

Stone Brewing has open sourced the recipe for their very popular, and now discontinued, Levitation Ale. Brew your own! Stone Levitation Amber Ale 5 gallons (about fifty-four 12-ounce bottles or thirty 22-ounce bottles) 8 pounds, 8.0 ounces crushed North American two-row pale malt 14.4 ounces crushed 75L crystal malt 8.3 ounces [...]

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