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Stone Brewing Co. Plans To Open A Hotel (Maybe With Beer Taps In The Rooms!)

Some sweaty beer from Stone Brewing Co. (Photo by billaday via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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Stone Brewing Co. already stands out among the many excellent breweries in North County San Diego. To taste local brews at many other places, you're likely to head to an unfinished room in an industrial park that may or may not have tables. That's not a bad thing, but Stone Brewing Co. couldn't feel more different. It's more like a craft beer Disneyland complete with its own bistro and a gift shop that sells more than growler refills.

The Stone Brewing Co. world is about to become even more comprehensive. There are plans to break ground on a new hotel across the street from the already-expansive Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Escondido, according to NBC San Diego.

The $24 million hotel with 48 to 50 rooms is scheduled to open at the end of 2014. The plans haven't been finalized yet, but there could be a bar in the hotel and maybe a tap in every room, Stone spokesperson Sabrina LoPiccolo told NBC. There will also be two acres of outdoor space, so expect to run into wedding parties once the hotel opens.

LoPiccolo told NBC: “It will definitely echo the whole idea that Stone specifically can be a whole destination here in North County and encourage people to come and have people stay."

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That's not Stone's only expansion plans. It plans to open a brewery in Europe, a bistro at San Diego International Airport and another restaurant in town called Liberty Station.