Bee Girl Pints for a Purpose Recap

•12/14/2015 • Leave a Comment

Thanks to everyone who came out to our most recent Pints for a Purpose event. The Bee Girl team joined us for a wonderful evening full of fun, community and lots of beer. The tallies are in, and we raised…drum roll please…$438 for their organization! We are so grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community, and couldn’t do it without you.

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Mark your calendars for our next event as we host the Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County, January 12th, from 5-10pm. We’ll have more to come on that soon…

Cheers!

 

5 Course Beer and Cheese Pairing

•12/07/2015 • Leave a Comment

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Join our Head Brewer Larry Chase and Ring Master Tom Van Voorhies for a five course craft beer and cheese pairing. This event on December 10 at 7 pm will feature the finest of Standing Stone Brewing Company’s ales served with Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop’s amazing cheese.

To purchase tickets, please feel free to call us at the restaurant (541-488-2448 ext. 2) or come on down and have a delicious craft beer and purchase a ticket from your server. Don’t miss out, there are only a handful of tickets available!

 

Pints for a Purpose benefits Bee Girl Dec. 1st

•11/28/2015 • Leave a Comment

We want to say a big “Thank You!” to everyone who turned out for our first Pints for a Purpose event. You all drank 213 pints of beer raising over $426 for our friends at Sanctuary One. What a huge success and great way to kick off the Pints for a Purpose program!

Now for round two… Join us December 1st as we benefit Bee Girl. From 5-10PM, $2 of every pint sold will be donated to their non-profit organization. 54d775_d6c21cf14378499282c390782008d18e

Bee Girl inspires communities to conserve bees and their habitat. They offer community beekeeping classes, public lectures on honey bee conservation, work with children through their Kids and Bees program and much more. Founder Sarah Red-Laird has built a dedicated team who are inspiring people all around the world to make a difference.

Why should you love honey bees? Because 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat is pollinated by a honey bee. Without bees, we have no food; and without bees, we hate to even say it, but we have no beer! These little guys are working hard to keep food on our tables and beer in our bellies. It’s the least we can do to give them a hand.

Here are 3 easy ways you can help, from the Bee Girl herself:

  1. BeePlant Flowers- Choose flowers that bees love like Lavender, Sunflowers, and Poppies. Avoid chemicals and adjust your mower to leave the clovers and dandelions on your lawn.
  2. Vote with Your Fork– Choose local, sustainably raised and farmed food choices. Not only will you support your local farmer and economy, you’re also helping to keep your local honey bee colonies thriving and healthy
  3. Create a Space in Your Heart for Bees– The more we care about honey bees, the more we can do to make choices that benefit them. Whether you’re keeping bees, or planting a garden bed full of flowers, every little bit helps.

We would love to hear ways you are helping to conserve our honey bees! Have a hive or garden at home? Feel free to share your pictures!

We hope to see you December 1st from 5-10PM. Remember, those pints add up fast! So bring your friends and family and come hang out with us and the Bee Girl team. Let’s enjoy a pint or two for a good cause!

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Our Bees at the One Mile Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food, Beer & Wine suggestions for this Holiday Season

•11/21/2015 • Leave a Comment

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but ready or not, the holidays are here! We would love to offer some helpful suggestions for beer and wine pairing to help ease the stress of your menu planning.

Here are a few tips on the basics of beer and wine pairings:

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1. Pair Like with Like— This is one of the easiest ways of appeasing the palate and impressing your guests. Look to find similarities in the food you are preparing and your beverage of choice. Match lighter dishes with lighter accompanying beer or wine selections and vice versa.

Pairing Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar with Pecan Sweet Potato Pie will bring out the caramel, nutty tones of both the beer and this holiday favorite.

2. Consider the Contrast Elements— How does the chosen beer or wine interact with the food? For instance, a full bodied, dry red goes perfectly with richer foods as the tannins help to cut the fat and balance out the flavors of the dish. We love pairing highly carbonated Belgian ales with richer foods for this very reason.

Pairing Cliff Creek’s 2008 Syrah with braised beef short ribs will strip the palate and allow you to savor each bite.

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3. Buy Local!— The perfect pairing for any holiday event. Beer, wine and produce are all agricultural products and as so, take on a specific taste dependant on the region in which they were grown (or brewed!). In the world of fermentation we call this TerroirThis holiday season, think about different ways to bring home the bounty of your region. Not only can you ensure freshness and quality, it’s a great way to support your local farmer, vintner and brewer alike.

Pairing our Twin Plunge Double IPA with a heritage wood grilled pork chop from Willow-Witt Ranch will highlight the caramel and roasted tones in both items.

4. Don’t Sweat It— Honestly, we could go on and on about food, wine and dining room 2beer pairings; but at the end of the day, what matters most is the love put in to the meal and your family and friends around the table. So relax, you’ve got this! Grab an apron, pour yourself a drink and get to cooking. As Julia Child admitted, “I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food…” So make sure you are stocked with enough beer and wine to make it through the evening.

Feel free to swing by the restaurant for a growler fill and we will be happy to help you select the perfect beer to pair for your holiday event.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Family Stone!

 

Pints for a Purpose benefits Sanctuary One Tuesday, Nov 10th 5-10p.m.

•11/07/2015 • 1 Comment

It’s time to kick off our Pints for a Purpose program! We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce Sanctuary One as our first recipient of the year. This Tuesday, from 5-10p.m, we will be donating $2 of every pint sold in the brewpub to Sanctuary One. Our staff selected this organization out of a handful of impressive non-profits and there is a good reason for it; they are hands down, awesome.

Here’s a little about Sanctuary One, directly from their webpage:

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Photo courtesy of Sanctuary One.

People, Animals & the Earth: Better Together

Located on 55 acres in Oregon’s beautiful Applegate Valley, Sanctuary One was established in 2007 as the nation’s first care farm. It was founded by a small group of visionaries who, despite all the naysayers, never wavered in their belief in the Sanctuary’s mission: to be a safe place for animals and a healing place for people while promoting environmental stewardship. 

Sanctuary One provides a safe home to rescued farm animals and house pets. Elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and emotionally traumatized animals who may never be adoptable recieve personalized attention, loving rehabilitation, and a peaceful retirement. The farm includes expansive gardens which not only provide rich vegetables and food for the animals, but opportunities for growth of the people who tend them.

So let’s get this straight; not only do they rescue, rehabilitate and give a beautiful life to all sorts of animals in need; they also offer their farm as a resource to at-risk youth and adults to heal and learn, all while caring for the animals and their 35,000 square foot garden. We think this is a beautifully fluid and sustainable approach to farming.

We hope you can join us this Tuesday, Nov 10th from 5-10pm as we raise funds for our friends at Sanctuary One. Remember, the more people there, the more proceeds we can raise. And those pints add up fast, so please bring a friend and know that the beer you are enjoying is directly benefitting an awesome organization!

Click here for more information regarding adoptions, volunteering, and becoming a part of the Care Family.

Happy November! Pints for a Purpose 2015/2016

•11/05/2015 • Leave a Comment

Fall is here and we are very excited to announce the 2015/2016 recipients for our Pints for a Purpose program. For those unfamiliar with Pints for a Purpose, let us explain. Each year, we invite local nonprofits to submit applications on behalf of their organizations and we as a staff vote to choose our top five favorites. November through March each group is awarded their own special evening, and from 5-10 p.m. $2 of every pint of beer sold goes straight to their organizations. We invite the group’s representatives to spend the evening with us, and share a pint as they answer questions, and offer information as to who they are and what they do. Here is the lineup for this year:

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November 10- Sanctuary One

Sanctuary One provides a safe home to rescued farm animals and house pets. The farm includes expansive gardens which not only provide rich vegetables and food for the animals, but opportunities for growth of the people who tend them.

December 1- Bee Girl

To inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Bee Girl, a nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Red-Laird, aims to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance through programs focused on community classes and events, public lectures, and their Kids and Bees program. 

January 12- Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County

To meet the needs of children and families in our community by providing a community-based, child-focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention, treatment, identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse.

February 9Rogue Valley Farm to School waterwatch

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.

March 9- No LNG Campaign 

No LNG Exports Oregon is a statewide coalition of activists, experts, and community members with the goal of stopping two LNG pipeline projects in Oregon.

So there you have it! Last year, we raised over $2,300 (that’s 1,150 pints!) benefitting five different wonderful nonprofits including, Rogue Climate, Water Watch of Oregon, Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Rogue Farm Corps and Rogue Valley Earth Day. We are very happy to continue with the tradition and hope you join us at one (or all) of our Pints for a Purpose evenings this season.

Join the Drive Less Challenge, October 5-18

•10/05/2015 • Leave a Comment

In our opinion, this time of year is the best for looking at the 10-day forecast. All we can see are sunny, 75-degree days in our near future, and that makes us want to get out and bike while the gettin’s good. Rogue Valley Transportaion District’s (RVTD) Drive Less Connect has the same idea, and this statewide program is launching the Drive Less Challenge October 5th-18th. We’ll ride along with events all week!

challenge logoFirst, we poured beer at the official Kick-Off Party at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum yesterday from 1-5 pm.  There was live music, demonstrations, raffle prizes, and beer from us!  It was a blast, and of course great to combine beer and science.

We’re also hosting the Drive Less Challenge Trivia Night on our patio at the brewpub. Join us Thursday, October 15th from 4-6pm for commuting-themed questions and prizes. We have plenty of bike parking out front; just bring your lock and settle in with a brew out back.

Here are the details to register: the Challenge is available to anyone living or working in Oregon. Visit drivelessconnect.com to register, and begin logging your alternative transportation trips. You can also connect with other users for carpooling and ride sharing, and use the calculator to track your fuel and CO2 savings.

bike parkingAnd there are prizes! Each day, there will be a social media prize winner. Post a photo of yourself using alternative transportation on Facebook or Instagram (@drivelessconnect) using #2015ORChallenge, and chosen winners get a $50 gift card. By logging trips, you’ll also be entered to win several grand prizes, including shoes, helmets and more.

Find a ride, seek out biking partners, or just log your trips for fun. At Standing Stone, we’re creating a group for our coworkers to see how many miles we can log total for the challenge. We’ll let you know at the end just how we did! We hope you have fun, commute safely, and enjoy some fresh air while hopping around during your day.

 
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