When I was at the Venice locale of Firestone Walker, I noticed this poster…
I was immediately drawn to the bottle on the left, seeing as how not to many Saisons come our way from Firestone Walker. I am sure that many more are drooling over the Parabola with aging on wine barrels.
It is not as far away as Berlin, but Stone Brewing is expanding into wine country with a new restaurant, store and small brewery in downtown Napa.
Going under the Stone Brewing Tap Room – Napa moniker will have a 10-barrel pilot brewing system plans on using “indigenous ingredients from the local geography” in an actual stone building that was originally built in 1877 that will have seating facing the Napa River (when/if California has more water).
Berlin and Richmond, Virginia come online this summer and Napa will follow sometime in 2017.
I wonder why Napa got the nod and if that is as far north as they will go or if they have plans for other states.