• June 2015

Meet the Men of Stone Brewing Company

If you love craft beer, then you’ve probably tossed back a bottle or two of Stone Brewing Co.‘s IPA and Porter. The #10 largest craft brewery in the nation, Stone generates $185 million in annual sales and employs more than 900 people. Why did Stone decide to open its East Coast plant in Richmond?

Because it has gotten so popular around the country that the cost of shipping caused the company to set up a second manufacturing plant in the mid-Atlantic. In January 2014, Stone’s C-team put out a bid — and the competition to woo the brewery turned out to be steep. Proposals were submitted from 250 communities from 20 states, but when it came down to the final three cities — Richmond, VA, sealed the deal.

Here’s what’s in it for Richmond:

  • Starting this year, Stone will begin to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store, and administrative offices in Richmond.
  • Stone has been listed 10 times on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies.
  • Stone was called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine — twice.
  • It is also the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate facilities in Berlin.

In this podcast interview, we interview two of Stone’s top leaders, COO Pat Tiernan and CFO Craig Spitz. They were in the River City to meet with Richmond Economic Development COO Jane Ferrara, the exec who led the charge to bring Stone to town. You’ll learn:

1. What made Richmond stand out from the 250 other cities
2. What the big brewer has in store for 2015 and beyond
3. Why so many people love beer — and why Stone’s marketshare is growing
4. How the other craft brewers in town felt about Stone moving in.
And more!

Listen to the entire podcast now!

And click here to read more about Ferrara’s coup in the May 2015 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.

http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/2201/can-lsd-and-ecstasy-help-us-harness-the-power-to-heal http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/863/ridley-pearson-lights-up-the-sky http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/818/reebok-s-president-uli-becker-jumpstarts-the-shaping-up-of-america http://inkandescentpr.com http://www.sharonarmstrongandassociates.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/653/guy-kawasaki-s-journey-to-enchantment http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2147/andy-hines-shines-a-light-on-the-future-of-the-workforce http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/270/jonathan-alter-s-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1272/Seth+Goldman http://www.inkandescentnetworking.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1791/7+Top+Dog+Tips http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/183/ted-leonsis-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1288/do-you-have-the-barefoot-spirit-here-s-are-11-ways-to-harness-it http://beinkandescent.com/back-issues?q=2011-10 http://www.beinkandescent. com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/586/ I%27ll+Mature+When+I%27m+Dead http://www.crewscontrol.com http://artatlargeinc.com/ http://www.currysauto.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1058/michael-gerber-takes-us-inside-the-dreaming-room http://inkandescentnetworking.com/?s=network http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1763/how-to-create-a-lean-in-circle http://trulyamazingwomen.com http://www.andyhinesight.com/ http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/650/guy-kawasaki-s-enchantment-the-art-of-changing-hearts-minds-and-actions http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2100/Montpelier http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/426/insights-on-business-from-the-rosetta-stone http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/299/dr-ben-carson-offers-advice-for-entrepreneurs-on-how-to-conduct-a-best-worst-analysis http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/447/a-look-inside-the-nature-conservancy http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/736/the+four+generations http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/21/julie-s-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/714/wannabe-fools http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1163/what-it-means-to-have-it-all-insights-from-52-truly-amazing-women-and-some-amazing-men http://inkandescentnewsletters.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/359/steven-schussler-s-5-ps-for-business-success-personality-product-persistence-people-philanthropy http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/650/guy-kawasaki-s-enchantment-the-art-of-changing-hearts-minds-and-actions http://www.weaversway.coop http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/501/lee+woodruff+tips http://www.pr-rules.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/974/dont+sweat http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/102/the-bognet-way http://www.inkandescentnetworking.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/articles/?c=hiring http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/530/to-everything-turn-turn-turn-roger-and-camilla-mcguinn-s-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2041/PR+Rules http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/2229/science-of-gratitude http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/2230/what-can-entrepreneurs-do-to-fight-for-human-rights-karen-hanrahan-explains http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2055/the-fun-of-paying-it-forward http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1737/Zieglers+7+Tips http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/620/unleash-your-potential http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/893/Maria+Bartiromo http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1202/3-ways-to-become-more-empathetic http://www.theinkandescentradioshow.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/461/business-tips-from-the-love-doctor http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/205/muhammad-yunus-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1849/Charting+the+Course http://www.theessentialhrhandbook.com http://www.beinkandescent.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/561/starbucks-rules http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/401/robert-s-rules-for-non-profits-businesses-volunteers-and-donors http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/236/nell-merlino-s-tips-for-entrepreneurs http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/954/martha-beck-helps-you-find-your-way-in-a-wild-new-world http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/653/guy-kawasaki-s-journey-to-enchantment http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/781/alan-webber-s-favorite-rules-for-2012-and-beyond http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1462/government+rules www.bartlettpearinn.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/152/tactical-tips-from-gina-schaefer http://www.inkandescentspeakers.com http://www.weaversway.coop www.houseofsteep.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1966/selling-with-noble-purpose-what-you-need-to-know http://www.inkandescentpr.com http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1702/marketing-professor-raj-sisodia-on-the-future-of-business-success http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/690/good-ideas-optimism-and-a-healthy-splash-of-doing-good-success http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2082/what-will-your-second-act-be http://inkandescentnetworking.com/index.php?s=host-directory http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2100/Montpelier http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1918/dr-andrew-weil-s-tips-for-achieving-emotional-well-being http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/2163/holy-bagumba-kate-dicamillo-s-flora-ulysses-takes-readers-on-an-incandescent-adventure-costco-connection http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1897/mob-rules-what-former-heist-expert-louis-ferrante-can-teach-you http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1819/mansour-javidan-s-tips-for-successful-global-leaders http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1924/michael-franti http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/1870/dr+ruta+aidis http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1081/Pamela+Hartigan http://www.beinkandescent.com/tips-for-entrepreneurs/323/the-magic-of-blackboard-inc http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1987/darrah-cloud http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1127/entrepreneurs-in-education http://www.beinkandescent.com/entrepreneur-of-the-month/1007/the-science-of-healing