We love our beers, but it’s always nice to hear others love them, too. Recently our head brewer, Larry Chase, entered two of our year-round brews into a nationwide competition. The 2014 National Organic Brewing Challenge was sponsored by Seven Bridges Co-op Brewing Supply, a company looking to compel home brewers and breweries alike to use more organic ingredients. What better way to attract brewers than creating a friendly competition? Only beers using 100% organic ingredients were allowed to enter.
We sent our Amber Ale and Steel-Cut Oatmeal Stout to be judged, and we’re proud to say our Steel-Cut Stout took silver medal in its category! Here’s a bit about the beer:
As the name implies, our Steel-Cut Oatmeal Stout is brewed with 100 pounds of oats to provide a silky smooth mouthfeel. Opaque black and nearly impenetrable by light, ours has notes of roasted coffee aroma followed by espresso and chocolate flavors. 5.1% abv, 30 IBU
The Steel-Cut uses 100% Oregon grown hops (Organic Magnum and Organic Golding), and 100% organic malt. Be sure to check out the official results with winners in all nine flights. We’ll definitely have to try the Fuel Café Coffee Stout by Lakefront Brewery and The Bottle Imp by Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. to size up our competition! And congrats to fellow Oregon brewpub, Hopworks Urban Brewery, for winning best in show with their Ace of Spades Imperial IPA.
We’re excited and proud for both Standing Stone and Larry for crafting this award winning beer! Be sure to check out more information on the Steel-Cut Stout, and of course, drop by and taste the silver medalist for yourself!