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Last Call– Pints for a Purpose 2015/2016 application period ending soon!

Pints for a Purpose

Well it’s hard to believe, but Summertime is coming to an end. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably scratching your head and wondering where the heck the past few months went. While we’re scrambling to get those last minute camping trips in and hold on to our totally awesome Chaco tans, ready or not, Fall is upon us!

Kicking off the season at Standing Stone is the closing of the Pints for a Purpose application period (October 1st). All summer long we’ve had some incredible Southern Oregon non-profit groups send in their applications in hopes of being a Pints for a Purpose recipient for the 2016/2017 season.

The first week of October, we’ll have our amazing staff of over 70 employees choose which tPrintop five groups they would like to see become the next Pints for a Purpose beneficiaries. The recipients will each be given a dedicated benefit evening sometime Nov-March in which $2 from every pint of beer sold from 5-10pm will be donated to their group. It’s a great opportunity for members of the community to meet and celebrate the hard working and dedicated people behind our local nonprofits. It’s also a great opportunity to drink beer for a good cause. What more of a reason could you possibly need to be excited for Pints for a Purpose??

These are some of the amazing groups we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past few years: Sanctuary One, Rogue Climate, CASA of Jackson County, Bee Girl, Friends of the Animal Shelter, Rogue Valley Farm to School, No LNG Campaign and Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County. Last season alone we raised over $2,000!

There is still time to tell your favorite local non profit group to submit an application! Applicants must be locally based, grassroots organizations with 501c3 status. The form is available online here along with more information about the program.

Stay tuned– we’ll announce the 2016/2017 Pints for a Purpose recipients mid-October. We’re hoping to have a record-breaking season this year and we can’t do it without you all.

Cheers to community and to drinking good beer for a good cause!




Now on Tap: Oak Street Wheat

We love beer. We love Oak street. We love drinking beer on Oak street.oak st wheat

Introducing, Oak Street Wheat- our newest specialty beer, now on tap.

This Wheat Pale Ale, a style brewed up by Larry Chase himself, is a creative twist on the standard Wheat. Brewed with Pilsner Malt and Wheat, this beer has the light body that you would expect from this style, but with a bit of a citrus, hoppy kick. We used a brand new varietal of hops, Belma, grown exclusively on Puterbaugh Farms in the Yakima Valley, which gives it a clean, citrusy punch and fruity aroma.

About the Beer

ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 30 (estimate)
OG: 12.9 Plato

It pours a hazy bright golden color with a thick white foamy head. Grassy and fruity in the nose (we smell peaches and stone fruits) with a palate of dry, grainy malts and hints of citrus; it finishes with a clean and lingering hop finish.


Organic Pilsner
Organic Wheat


Flavor/Aroma: Belma, Liberty

Stop on by and give the Oak Street Wheat a try. Or even better- pack up those growlers (check out our Hydroflasks) and bring them by for a fill. It’s that time of year again to enjoy craft beer in the sunshine and beautiful outdoors.

Ales vs. Lagers


Top Fermenting Yeast-Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Have you ever wondered what exactly is the difference between an Ale and a Lager? Let’s chat about it.

There are two different categories of beer- “Ales” and “Lagers.” Within these two categories are hundreds of different styles that can vary widely in taste, bitterness, color etc. Ales are brewed with a top-fermenting yeast, while Lagers are brewed with a bottom-fermenting yeast. What does this mean to you? Hold on for a minute while we geek out just a bit.

Top-Fermenting yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae as we like to call it, is the most common yeast out there. Chances are, you consume it on a daily basis. This is the type of yeast that is common in bread making, wine making and beer making. Pretty good stuff, right? The reason we say it is top-fermenting is because as the fermentation process happens, the yeast cells circulate throughout the beer, magically converting the wort (sugary water) into alcohol and C02. As the process finishes, the yeast rises to the top creating a thick Krausen and if not removed, will drop to the bottom of the fermentation vessel. Ale yeast ferments at a warmer temperature (between 60F-75F), and because of this, reaches attenuation at a faster pace than Lagers.


Our brewer Larry checking on the yeast culture.

Saccharomyces uvarum (Bottom-Fermenting) yeast cells work from the bottom up, at a slower pace and a colder temperature (46F-59F). The term “lager” comes from the German word “lagern” which means “to store.” The discovery of lager yeast is believed to have been made in the Middle-Ages when Bavarian brewers fermented and stored their beers in ice caves over the winter. Because of the longer, colder fermentation process, Lagers are generally very crisp and clean tasting.

Did any of that make sense? We hope so, but let’s be honest, at the end of the day- Ales or Lagers, we love them all!

Want to learn more about Yeast and the process of fermentation? Check out this video!

Pints for a Purpose-Stand Up For Oregon! No LNG. No Pipeline

Tuesday, March 3- from 5-10pm is the final Pints for a Purpose for 2015/2016. We had an incredibly successful year because of your support and the hard work of the organizations involved. We are ending this season with a BANG!

The Stand Up For Oregon! NO LNG. NO Pipeline is a coalition of organizations, landowners, businesses, climate activists, conservationists and concerned citizens working to stop the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The project consists of a 230 mile pipeline and a gas export facility. The pipeline would run across Southern Oregon from Malin to Coos Bay, where the export facility location is proposed.

The pipeline would transport up to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Rockies and Canada to the export facility. Once there, it would be stored and then loaded onto mega-tankers for transportation to foreign markets.

From a conservation perspective, this project possesses a significant threat to Southern Oregon’s rivers, forests, and people. The pipeline would require a 100 foot wide clear-cut, which would cross nearly 400 waterways, and cross farms and family properties regardless of the property owner’s objection. LNG Map

The export facility will require dredging of Coos Bay to allow passage of the transport tankers, a 400 megawatt processing facility, and huge storage tanks within the tsunami hazard boundaries. This facility, if allowed to operate, would become the largest greenhouse gas emitter in Oregon.

As part of our mission at Standing Stone Brewing Company, we believe in smart resource use, renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting causes that align themselves with our mission. The Stand Up For Oregon! NO LNG. NO Pipeline campaign encompasses many of our values and we look forward to supporting their work by opening our doors to their organizations and by donating $2 from every pint of beer sold between 5-10pm.

We hope that you will support this cause and stand up for Oregon by drinking one (or two) of our delicious craft beers. Families welcome!

Click here to read the Medford Mail Tribune’s article on this project.

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Back on Tap: Commuter Gold

saison“What do you have that’s light?” If you work in a brewery, restaurant or bar, you are very familiar with this question. I think it’s safe to say that it’s something we hear on a daily basis. In a time where brewing trends are seeing a high demand for beers that push the envelope in terms of bitterness and high alcohol percentages, a large portion of consumers still want to enjoy something that is simple, light and crisp. And we get that! Sometimes, even for us hop-heads, it’s nice to drink a beer that doesn’t make our tongues feel like they’re being lit on fire by a swarm of angry bees.

Light beer is reminiscent. It reminds us of long, hot summer days, barbecues and camping, beach trips and coolers, Grandpa on his lawn chair, football Sunday–the list goes on and on and on. America has created a lifestyle from drinking light beer. We believe that light beer doesn’t have to imply tasteless, corporate beer out of gimmicky cans that change colors when cold.

We brewed Commuter Gold for those that want to enjoy something a little lighter, and a little more simple. Named after our RPM Bike Program, this beer goes hand in hand with that outdoorsy lifestyle we hold dear here in Oregon.

So head on down to the brewpub and grab yourself a pint of this deliciously refreshing beer. Let’s raise a pint to simplicity and a long heritage of American craft brewing.

Photo by Russell Lee©

Photo by Russell Lee©

A little about the beer:

This bright golden ale gets its slightly spicy, herbal aroma from Sterling hops. The crisp, medium bitterness & lightly toasted finish are balanced with a refreshing mouth feel. 4.8% abv, 20 IBU


Organic Pilsner
Briess Ashburne Mild
Briess Victory


Bittering: Sterling
Flavor/Aroma: Sterling, Hallertau

Sunday Sessions- The Brothers Reed (Feb 28th)

Thank you to everyone who came out last week for Eight Dollar Mountain. We had a packed house and they sure put on one heck of a show! We continue our Sunday Sessions this Sunday (Feb.28th), from 2-5pm, with The Brothers Reed.

Brothers Phil and Aaron play a medley of folk/country/bluegrass and if your lucky, a little pop. Their tight harmonies, pretty riffs, and comically fun entertainment between songs is sure to please.

Click the link to see a video of the brothers playing “Monsters In My Head“.


We are excited to have The Brothers Reed play at Standing Stone Brewing Company and look forward to you coming to enjoy this FREE SHOW. We love our mid-afternoon live music and hope you do too. As always, KIDS WELCOME!

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Latest Specialty Beer: Hop Night

We’ve got some good news to help with those winter blues–Hop Night is back!hop night

Man oh man, we love this beer. Let’s talk a little about this brewpub favorite.

Hop Night is a medium bodied Cascadian Dark Ale. It’s big, hoppy aroma and lingering piney finish will leave your taste buds begging for more. Dry hopped with Cascade and Simcoe hop varietals, this beer boasts the bitterness of an IPA with hints of toasted malt and a beautiful opaque black color. A perfectly balanced and complex beer. 7.9% abv

The Cascadian Dark Ale, or Black IPA as some like to call it, is a fairly new style to the craft beer world. Generally, these beers are made in the stylings of an IPA (hoppy, bitter, higher alcohol) but with the addition of dark malts in the mashtun, mostly for color. They generally showcase northwest hops from the Yakima and Willamette region (hence the Cascadia homage). The end result is a very drinkable, smooth dark brown to opaque black IPA with medium to high hop bitterness and hints of roasted malt notes.

About the beer:

Style:  Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA

Color:  Opaque Black
Aroma:  Pine and Citrus
Mouthfeel:  Medium to Full
Flavor:  Resinous pine, black currant, lingering bitterness
Alcohol:  7.9%
IBU:  65


  • Organic Two Row
  • Organic Munich
  • Briess Blackprinz
  • Organic C-60


  • Bittering:  Simcoe
  • Flavor/Aroma:  Golding, Cascade, Simcoe
  • Dry Hops:  Cascade, Simcoe

Time to belly on up to the bar and enjoy a pint before its gone! Let’s toast to creative and innovative brewing.

Pints for a Purpose-Rogue Valley Farm to School

We are ecstatic to welcome Rogue Valley Farm to School into our brewery this Tuesday, February 9th as the beneficiaries of our Pints for a Purpose program. On this evening, from 5-10pm, we will donate $2 from every pint sold to this amazing organization.

What about this makes us so excited? We have a chance to do what we do best (pouring great craft beers) to support local food, farms, education, and children. It’s a chance for us to give back to our community on our turf and a chance for our community to show their support for the great work the Rogue Valley Farm to School does.

“Rogue Valley Farm to School educates children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals. We inspire an appreciation of local agriculture that improves the economy and environment of our community and the health of its members.”kids-768x576

But lets be real here: How AWESOME is this organization? We give them an 11 out of 10! They are working tirelessly to educate tomorrows generation about the importance of diet and how that connects to local food and farms.

As part of our mission at Standing Stone, we are committed to providing delicious craft beer and fare that utilizes locally grown ingredients and in turn supports small, local farms. We would like to thank Rogue Valley Farm to School for helping to support our mission and making it possible for the Rogue Valley to enjoy the rich bounties offered by our local farms.

For more information please visit Rogue Valley Farm to School’s website.


Standing Stone Brewing’s 2016 Annual Brewer’s Dinner

We’re excited to announce our Annual Brewer’s Dinner coming this February 18th at 6:30 PM.  Master Brewer Larry Chase and Chef Javier Cruz have worked together to create an amazing five course feast, paired perfectly with our finest ales.

A gathering of family and friends, old and new, make the Standing Stone Brewer’s Dinner a must attend event.  This year’s incredible menu features local and organic items from our neighboring growers, cheese from our friends at Rogue Creamery, not to mention lamb and beef from our own One Mile Farm.

Space is limited, so get your tickets today!  $75 per guest (gratuity included).  Tickets are available at Standing Stone Brewing Company or online at Standing Stone Brewing – Store.

We look forward to sharing this once a year evening with you – Cheers!

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