URBN St. Brewing Co.
More Stone faces in new places can be found at El Cajon’s only brewing operation, a brewpub installed by the URBN Restaurant Group at the site of the former El Cajon Brewing Company. Ex–Stone-Escondido executive chef Alex Carballo handled menu development as well as the hiring of former Stone brewer Callaway Ryan. The latter’s house beers include a brilliant saison reminiscent of those made in Belgium, an IPA, and a beautifully malty EESB (extra extra special bitter). Ownership did a great job URBN-izing the boring El Cajon Brewing Company site, converging it into a modern, reclaimed chic, indoor-outdoor brewpub that is its municipality’s most aesthetically appealing restaurant.