As I mentioned before on the weekends we seek out interesting and fun places for our family to explore. Today we visited Stone Brewery. Stone brewery is a very interesting place. The business does not advertise or promote the brewery or restaurant but is always extremely busy! They give tours of the brewery and each tour is always full. It might be because the beer is fantastic, the restaurant is beautiful and they give you 4 free tastings at the end of the tour?! If you ever get to the San Diego area I highly recommend you stop in for a visit.
4 free tastings of their most popular beers, The IPA, Pale Ale, Arrogant Bastard and Smoked Porter. My husband had the smoked porter with vanilla bean last time, but they have yet to have it again.
Spicy Chili Lime Tortilla Chips
The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, especially outside. The have extensive gardens on the grounds where you can enjoy a beer. The restaurant adheres to the slow food movement and purchases locally grown organic food.
The pretzels were so good that they were almost gone before I had the chance to photograph them. They were served with a whole grain mustard and a spicy chipotle sauce
The Spud Buds were my favorite, fried loaded mashed potatoes served with a porter barbecue sauce, yum!
We only ordered the appetizers this visit, they also have unique main courses and desserts. Last visit I had the green tea macadamia nut fried ice cream served with mango sauce and tapioca. It was very good.