Germans love beer, but Germans also love everything German, so it was a pretty bold move for Stone Brewing Co. (a California-founded craft brewhouse) to open up its European operations in the Mariendorf neighborhood of Berlin. To help attract locals to an American brand, Stone built one of the most beautiful bar-restaurant-breweries in all of Europe, and it just celebrated its first anniversary with a pretty snazzy party that you already missed (cue sad trombone).
The state-of-the-art brewery and destination restaurant is located at the site of a historic gasworks facility. Its Berlin Bistro looks like it might be the brewpub of Narnia; it has a magical quality built on oddly enchanting trees, wood accents and lamp posts. We assume you enter a wardrobe to get there. It consists of a 2,400-square-meter main hall with 75 beers on tap, the largest beer selection in all of Germany, a private second-floor mezzanine and the Library Bar, with nearly 25 of its own taps and cozy fireplace seating. Fittingly, the outdoor patio is worthy of being called a mighty German brew garden.
After you’ve finished watching the video above, check out the two videos below on Stone’s newest Euro beer — Stone White Ghost Berliner Weisse in cans. The brewery itself is producing beer for 18 different countries last time we heard.