If your ideal vacation involves guzzling a lot of beer (that isn't Bud Light), take note: One of the nation's biggest craft breweries is opening a hotel. Brought to you by SoCal brewer Stone Brewing, Stone Hotel will be located in Escondido, California, just across the street from its massive brewery-restaurant complex that opened in 2013.
Per a press release, "Guests to Stone Hotel will delight in a craft beer experience complete from the moment of arrival" — literally: The hotel's driveway will be inlaid with a design that depicts beer flowing from a tap all the way down to the street. Upon check-in, guests will immediately be presented with a free beer, and from there they can scope out three hotel bars that will feature "an incredibly wide array" of Stone beers on tap (along with frequent tappings of rare and limited brews).
For those who wish to take the beer-drinking party back to their rooms, the hotel will offer in-room growler delivery. A "unique culinary experience" is also promised, though no details are being offered just yet (presumably, there will be a room service menu offering beer-friendly snacks).
The $26 million, 99-room hotel will feature a rooftop pool and garden, walking trails, and an acre of outdoor event space; the gargoyle motif that adorns Stone Brewing's labels will also be present throughout. The project is being developed by Untitled Hospitality and is slated to open in early 2018.
As Eater San Diego points out, Stone Brewing has been on a major expansion tear: It's opening a brewery restaurant in Berlin and bringing a tasting room to the Napa Valley, which could come in handy for vacationers who just can't face another glass of cabernet.
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