Greg Koch is co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, Calif. Since starting the company with his partner Steve Wagner in 1996, Stone has become one of the fastest growing and highest rated breweries in the world. Brewing more than 212,000 barrels in 2013, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States, a position it achieved without advertising, discounting, freebies or compromises.
Koch passionately believes that environmental and social sustainability go hand-in-hand with brewing mind-blowing beer, and he enjoys speaking on a range of topics including: beer, business philosophy, food and marketing.
As co-author of two books—The Craft of Stone Brewing, Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance and The Brewer’s Apprentice—Koch is recognized as one of the leading experts and advocates in the craft brewing world.
Greg and his spouse Sara, enjoy traveling around the world sharing local craft beer, bike riding, hiking, visiting local farmers markets, organic and slow food restaurants. We enjoy airbnb and the great tips our hosts offer to give us a less touristy, authentic adventure.