Stone Brewing Co. is giving San Diego International Airport passengers a reason to actually enjoy going through security. The San Diego craft brewing company just announced that its bar and restaurant in the newly revamped Terminal 2 is open and greeting passengers from all around the world with artfully created craft beers. Enjoying a locally brewed beer before departing the world-famous San Diego craft brewing region adds new depth and meaning to the old adage, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
“I applaud the San Diego International Airport for supporting local businesses and appreciate the opportunity for Stone to be included in the new terminal,” said Stone Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch. “We look forward to providing travelers the opportunity to experience what the San Diego craft beer scene has to offer.”
The 2,500-sq-ft bistro and bar seats 120 guests and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ten Stone beers, including year-round and special releases, as well as two guest taps, are served from the 12-tap bar. For those wishing to enjoy a bottle on location or take it with them to their final destination, six bottled San Diego craft beer options are available for purchase. Stone’s signature motif has been recreated to include a granite bar top, repurposed vintage wood and a rust-patina rebar railing on the venue’s perimeter.
Similar to the company’s two farm-to-table restaurants, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens — Escondido and the near-to-the-airport Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens — Liberty Station, Stone Brewing Co. in Terminal 2 offers a menu built around the company’s well-known ethos of focusing heavily on locally grown, organic produce from farms around Southern California, including the company’s own Escondido-based Stone Farms. Signature menu items (which pair well with a carefully selected craft beer any time of day) include Brioche French Toast, Stone Levitation Ale BBQ Duck Tacos, Bruschetta BLT Sandwich and Stone Farms Garden Salad. A few kid-friendly menu items are also available for order; after all, half-pints deserve the best the airport has to offer as well.
“Our new venue at the airport could not be more ideal; its prime location makes it the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious Stone beer,” said Stone Director of Hospitality Steve Robbins. “We are ecstatic about the opening and look forward to serving many hungry and thirsty travelers.”