Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) is looking to build another production brewery on the east coast, much like New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, and Oskar Blue have done. (Note: Lagunitas is about to open their second facility in Chicago, IL)
The location has not been determined yet; the brewery is looking somewhere from mid-west to east coast.
The new location will feature a full production brewery, Stone World Bistro and Gardens, visitor center, tap room, and more. A note published by Stone co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner today is acting as a public Request for Proposal. They hope communities that consider themselves a good fit for Stone will respond with their own proposals.
No budgets, or time table for construction have been set. Bottom line, Stone will be building closer to the east coast in the fairly near future.