San Diego brewpub chain buys old Stone Brewing plant

According to the Beer Yard, the Southern California brewpub chain Pizza Port has completed the purchase of the old Stone brewery this past Monday and is already in the process of brewing there.

Two distinct lines will be produced and bottled at the 30-barrel brewhouse. Port Brewing will produce draft and bottled versions of Pizza Port's core beers while The Lost Abbey will do bottle-only versions of "Belgian-inspired ales."

The first beers from the new brewery are expected to be released in California by March and in Arizona by summer.