Words you never want to hear: evacuate now.
Stone Brewing Company was forced to evacuate the brewery yesterday because of the encroaching San Diego wildfires. The brewery was posting photos to Facebook, taking time-lapse videos with a GoPro camera (see above), and tweeting about the fire as it got closer.
— Stone Brewing Co. (@StoneBrewingCo) May 15, 2014
We are closing a bit early tonight due to apocalyptic Hell-flames over yonder hills. Sorry!
— Offbeat Brewing Co. (@offbeatbrewing) May 15, 2014
Both breweries have thankfully been safely evacuated. No word on the fate of the beer. We’re just glad everyone’s okay, and hope that they saved all the bottles of Stone Vertical Epic Ale.
THANK YOU to the hard-working heroes keeping us safe during these wildfires and the compassionate people reaching out with care and concern.
— Stone Brewing Co. (@StoneBrewingCo) May 16, 2014