Stone Brewing Co. is the top brewery on Planet Earth, according to Beer Advocate magazine's annual survey.
Stone beat out such well-regarded competitors as Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico; Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Bières de Chimay, a Trappist brewery in Belgium, the North County Times reported.
A maker of famously hyper-hoppy beers, Stone also took five spots out of 25 for top beers. Beer Advocate magazine based its awards on reader ratings of the breweries and beers, as given on its website.
For the full story read the North County Times article "Stone Tops Beer Advocate Awards."