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Back when years started with "19," America's craft beer scene was still in its infancy. And if you'll indulge this weak metaphor for a little bit longer, Stone is now everyone's daddy, having just turned 20. It's also one of the biggest craft breweries in America, having basically changed the face of craft brewing with great beers ranging from the Enjoy By series to Smoked Porter. If anyone ever accused Stone's folks of being Arrogant Bastards.
Which is to say, Stone Brewing Co. co-founder Steve Wagner is surrounded by world-class beer, but what does he drink when he's not drinking Stone? Well, we asked and he gave us five. (Not all at once, obviously. That'd be messy.) Wagner filled us in on his favorite beers at the moment, and told us that in celebration of the company's 20th year of brewing delicious brews, the brewery's re-brewing some of its anniversary beers, like the 6th Anniversary Porter. That's right. This dude gives us presents for his anniversary. Who's the bastard now?