Stone Brewing Company really knows how to throw an epic birthday bash for its 21st Anniversary. On Saturday, August 19, I had the pleasure of attending the largest independent owned brewery’s 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival at California State University, San Marcos. With their festival map in hand, beer connoisseurs navigated the festival grounds to drink as much beer as they could made by Stone, its offshoot brand, Arrogant Brewing, and 57 guest breweries. Craft wine, craft sodas, chocolates, and artisan cheese were offered in case the attendees craved something different. Those who purchased the coveted Rare Beer tickets gained access to a separate section of the festival and Greg Koch, the co-founder of Stone Brewing led a sold-out tasting seminar. Various bands such as the Creepy Creeps and Jimmy and Enrique entertained the attendees, and memories were captured at the various photo spots. My go to beer at the festival? Stone’s Notorious P.O.G., a fruit berliner weisse captured my heart with its citrus taste. I also need to find out where I can purchase that mouthwatering Truffle Tremor cheese. As an Orange County local, Stone’s Anniversary and Invitational Beer Festival was worth the travel and is now my annual tradition.