Having enjoyed stratospheric growth in the New World, are U.S. craft brews set to take on the (insular, dismissive, lucrative) European beer market? Stone Brewing is betting so:
But Greg Koch, co-owner of Stone Brewing, wants to change that. Based in Escondido, California, Stone just closed its request for proposal (PDF) to construct a brewing facility in Europe. If it works out, in a few years Stone will be the first American craft brewery to make its product outside the United States.