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Press Release | April 19, 2017
Stone Brewing – Berlin Welcomes New Vice President & General Manager
Marcus Thieme to Lead Stone Brewing’s European Business
Berlin, April 19 2017 –Today, Stone Brewing announces Marcus Thieme as the new Vice President & General Manager @StoneBerlin. Marcus will lead the Berlin-based team by developing sales and growth strategies and providing guidance to Stone Brewing’s Berlin and European operations. Marcus will report directly to Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO and co-founder & Executive Chairman Greg Koch.
“After an extensive search, we’re pleased to have found Marcus, as he encompasses the perfect match for advancing our businesses in Berlin and across Europe,” stated Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO. “Not only does he have an impressive track record, but also brings a proven and vast experience in building up brands in the US, across international markets and especially in Europe.”
“I am honored to be part of this great company, team and outstanding brand” adds Marcus Thieme. “While I was living in the US, I had become an avid fan of Stone Brewing, making this opportunity uniquely exciting for me personally. Craft beer has great potential in Europe and we are at the beginning of a very exciting journey. Beer fans are hungry to discover new and exciting flavors, and Stone Brewing is the benchmark for high-quality, full-character beer styles delivered fresh to our fans across Europe. What’s more, it is especially gratifying to be able to bring my family back to Berlin.”
Marcus most recently worked with Jägermeister, where he held various leadership positions for the past 16 years. He began his career at Jägermeister as an Area Manager Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he became Regional Director, responsible for the Africa/Europe Region. From 2010 to 2014 his responsibilities concentrated on the Western Europe region before taking on a U.S. assignment as CEO of Mast-Jägermeister Services USA, based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer for a Jägermeister subsidiary, Sidney Frank Importing Co. Marcus received a degree in Business Economics from the International Business School in Lippstadt, Germany in 2001 and speaks four languages: German, English, Spanish and Russian.
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, the groundbreaking San Diego-based Stone Brewing is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Recognized as an industry leader, Stone is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Stone Brewing has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice, and was named the “Top Rated Brewer in California” by RateBeer Best in January 2017. The multifaceted company is the first American craft brewer to independently build, own and operate their own brewery in Europe (Berlin, Germany). Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing … and pledging never, ever, to sell out to the man. For more information on Stone Brewing, please visit stonebrewing.eu or the company’s social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and The Stone Blog.
Contact Stone Brewing European Markets
Stone Brewing GmbH | Im Marienpark 22 | 12107 Berlin, Germany
P +49 30 212 343 40 | M +49 151 239 71 870 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.stonebrewing.eu
Press Release | August 29, 2016
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Now Open in Berlin, Germany
A destination devoted to celebrating artisanal beer, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin has officially opened its doors and beer garden. Open 12:00 - 01:00 daily, the restaurant features a creative menu of world-inspired, sustainably sourced cuisine, and of course, the finest craft and artisanal beers.
Press Release | April 20, 2016
For the 500th Anniversary of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot, Stone Brewing Celebrates Quality Beer with a “Reinheitsverbot” Event.
Press Release | February 12, 2016
StoneBerlin to Distribute Beer in Cans
Stone Brewing Berlin is announcing its 2016 Beer Release Schedule, which includes the fact that the brewery will be packaging its Berlin-brewed beers exclusively in kegs and…aluminum cans. The brewery, known for its bold and creative beers, will take a similarly innovative approach to packaging, putting the quality of its beers and environmental responsibility at the forefront of its European brewing operations.
“Experts today feel that cans are better for beer. Period,” says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO & co-founder. “At the heart of our business is a dedication to fresh, high-quality beer and cans are the ideal packaging for preserving the unique, bold flavors we work so hard to achieve. Additionally, research shows clearly that cans offer incredible benefits in terms of sustainability and we are confident they will be the smartest decision in reducing our carbon and environmental footprint.”
Press Release | February 02, 2016
We choose cans...but why?
Stone Brewing is known for brewing beers we like to drink — bold, big-character, unique beers that often defy traditional style guidelines. Meet Stone, and understand why we’ve committed to canning our StoneBerlin beers.
News Article | December 04, 2017
StoneBrewing @ BeerBods
Founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in San Diego County, California Stone Brewing have come a long way since selling their first keg of beer over 20 years ago.
Renowned for their hop forward and flavoursome core range of beers as well as a constant stream of experimental, seasonal and short-run brews, all served with a dose of strong environmental commitment and philanthropy ...
News Article | October 30, 2017
Stone Brewing Berlin – A Craft Beer Colossus
Stone Brewing Berlin, the US craft brewer’s first European outpost, is a brewery, restaurant and beer garden on the site of the former Mariendorf gasworks. The red brick colossus of the 3,200 square metre main hall of Stone Brewing Berlin is home to the brewery, main bar, restaurant, merchandise shop and library bar. The brewery has a 100 hectolitre main tank and an additional 10 hectolitre tank for experimental and small batch brews. Stone distributes the beer brewed here to 18 countries across Europe.
News Article | October 17, 2017
Stone Brewing - The hidden craft beer brewery
This summer I had the pleasure to take part in an event by Travelmassive to participate in an excursion to Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Surprisingly this hidden gem is located in Tempelhof – Mariendorf, not to far from what I call home, In Marienpark. I feel that most places of interest in Berlin are inside the Ring, which is why finding the Stone Brewery got me excited ...
News Article | September 09, 2017
Can an arrogant American beer win over the Germans?
If anyone was going to march the craft beer revolution into Europe’s traditional brewing heartland, it had to be California’s Stone brewery. They are the makers of Arrogant Bastard beer, after all. Setting up in Germany – the home of high-quality pilsners, old-school brewers and the prickly issue of a 500-year-old beer purity law – was always going to need a certain amount of attitude. And Stone has brought plenty of their big and bold approach to their World Bistro and Gardens outside Berlin, set on the site of an old gasworks.
News Article | August 08, 2017
California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered the Californian crazy. In one of the world’s biggest beer drinking countries, already saturated with 1,388 breweries and 5,000 brands of beer, the entrepreneur from San Diego was determined to establish an American-style craft beer brewery. It took courage, craziness — and chutzpah ...
News Article | May 09, 2016
Competition brewing in Germany as consumers tire of traditional beer
German brewers pride themselves on the 500-year-old purity law which states that only water, malt, hops and yeast can be used in their beers. But craft beer fans argue that those beers, pure or not, lack flavor and character.
News Article | March 25, 2016
How This Hopped-Up Brewery Is Bringing American Craft Beer To Germany
In a converted gasworks building in western Berlin’s Mariendorf neighborhood, American craft beer brand Stone Brewing is engaged in an unusual project: Selling Germans—and Europeans in general—on the joys of bitter, hoppy beers like Stone IPA and the company’s popular Arrogant Bastard Ale. Germans have traditionally enjoyed lagers and wheat beers that are a far cry from the IPAs that are fashionable on the American scene, but Stone hopes Europeans will go gaga for the alternative.
News Article | January 05, 2016
Beer Storm Brews Over Germany
The idea of an American brewery setting up shop in Germany to make and sell beer in a country synonymous with the product may seem ill conceived, but for Greg Koch, chief executive and co-founder of California’s Stone Brewing Co., it’s a challenge he appears to relish.
News Article | December 13, 2015
Stone Brewing Co. Brings Californian Craft Beer To Berlin
The Culture Trip profiled Greg Koch, the CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing Co., to discover more about his plans forBerlin’s newest (and biggest) craft brewery and exactly how Stone – an American brewery – hopes to assimilate into the German craft beer scene.