The Stone Brewing Co. is the brainchild of beer-lover/brewer Steve Wagner and beer-lover/business guy Greg Koch. Between the two of them, there have been visits to over 140 different breweries in the US & Europe,
more than 30 beer festivals and tastings, numerous classes in brewing, sensory evaluation and the microbrewing industry, several judgings in beer competitions, and memberships in the Institute for Brewing Studies and the Master Brewers Association of America. In fact, the San Diego Union Tribune says "Calling Koch and Wagner beer experts may be an understatement." We are talking serious beer enthusiasts here!