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Bee Girl Pints for a Purpose Recap

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…



Pints for a Purpose benefits Bee Girl Dec. 1st

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!


Our Bees at the One Mile Farm

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

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:


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

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.

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Pints for a Purpose Benefits Rogue Valley Earth Day, 3/3

posterWe’re rallying-up for our final Pints for a Purpose benefit evening of the 2014/2015 season. From 5-10pm on Tuesday, March 3rd we’ll give $2 for every pint of beer sold at Standing Stone to a nonprofit near-and-dear to our hearts: Rogue Valley Earth Day.  This year, the Earth Day celebration lands on Saturday, April 25th at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon. We’re raising some extra funds for this Rogue Valley tradition, and we’d love your help!

Rogue Valley Earth Day is an annual celebration for all ages to learn about environmental stewardship and build community in a fun and inspirational setting. Since 2001, the event has been a forum for nonprofits, businesses and governments to raise awareness; a venue for local musicians, artists and performers to share their talents, and an outlet for students to display their knowledge and creativity.

Visitors will enjoy dozens of exhibits about waste prevention, local food and farms, green products, building materials, clean energy options, transportation alternatives, wildlife preservation, and much more. Check out the live entertainment and hands-on activities, and experience a zero-waste event! Organizers encourage attendees to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the RVTD Route 10 to get to the festivities.

PrintYou’ll also find Standing Stone pouring beer at this year’s event! Stop by for a pint while browsing the vendors and exhibits, or settle in with a cold-one while watching some of the live entertainment. You can learn more about the event or sign up to volunteer at

Mark your calendar, write it on your hand, tie a string around your finger…whatever method you choose for remembering, don’t forget to join us on March 3rd for Pints for a Purpose. We’re going out with a bang for the 2014/2015 donation season, so let’s get some pint-drinking buds together to support Rogue Valley Earth Day!

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Pints for a Purpose Benefits Rogue Farm Corps, 2/3

PrintOur next Pints for a Purpose benefit evening is around the corner, and we’re excited to announce Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) as the next recipient. On Tuesday, February 3rd from 5-10pm, we’ll donate $2 for every pint of beer sold at Standing Stone to this youth-focused organization.

RFC trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on education. Their programs combine training, classroom learning and farm-based experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon. Led by dedicated mentors and agricultural professionals, RFC offers opportunities to learn organic farming, animal husbandry, and marketing and distribution techniques. Visit their website to get involved, and learn more about their FarmsNext and FarmsNow programs.

rogue farm corpsRFC will be our fourth nonprofit recipient for the 2014/2015 season. In summer of 2014 we opened the Pints for a Purpose application period for local, grass-roots organizations. Then, we gave the list of applicants to our coworkers and voted on the top five nonprofits that Standing Stone employees are passionate about. We’re delighted that RFC made the cut, as their enthusiasm and passion for what they do is contagious. We’re excited to welcome them on their benefit evening! You’ll find them at a table set up by the front door with more info.

Come enjoy a pint of local craft beer and give to a great local cause. Every pint ordered earns Rogue Farm Corps $2, and it adds up quick! Bring your friends, drink responsibly, and join us for a great time celebrating this Southern Oregon nonprofit.

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Pints for a Purpose Benefits WaterWatch, 12/2

Our next Pints for a Purpose benefit evening is just around the corner, December 2nd, and we’re excited to feature WaterWatch of Oregon as our next donation recipient. Of course, when we say “our recipient” we really mean yours, too! We’ll give $2 for every pint of beer sold at Standing Stone from 5-10pm, so the more people we see in the brewpub, the more we’ll raise together for this great cause.



Here’s a bit about WaterWatch, from the organization’s website:

Without WaterWatch, many of Oregon’s rivers and streams would run dry. Unbelievable but true.  In fact, during key dry months in almost every river basin in Oregon, there are too many water rights and not enough water to go around. Even in the 21st century, it can be legal in Oregon to drain our rivers until they are bone dry.

That’s what WaterWatch works to prevent. For 28 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for fish, wildlife and people.  Our work isn’t glamorous. It can be difficult. We keep regulators accountable. We speak for the public interest. We pass balanced water legislation and, when necessary, we go to court. Our goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon.

There are many forces working to take more and more water from Oregon’s streams and rivers. Please join us to help ensure that there is enough water in our rivers for fish, wildlife and the people who depend on healthy rivers. Our quality of life depends on it.

Last month we had record-breaking numbers of fans show up to support Rogue Climate with Pints for a Purpose. Let’s do it again! As always, we encourage everyone to drink responsibly. So let’s get friends, fans, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and that one guy all together to have a pint of craft beer for a good cause! Tuesday, December 2nd from 5-10pm…see you there.

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‘Tis the Season for ‘Pints for a Purpose’

We had a great turnout last Tuesday night for the first Pints for a Purpose benefit evening of our 2014/2015 season. Rogue Climate brought in fans and friends to drink beer and support their cause, and raised over $700 through our beer sales donation program! They brought “Rogue Climate” pins for guests to wear and show their pride, and stationed volunteers at the front table to welcome supporters and talk about the organization’s mission.

rogue climate groupWe’re also happy to announce we’ve counted the remainder of the in-house ballots and our coworkers have chosen the next four recipients for Pints for a Purpose this year. All benefits are Tuesdays evenings from 5-10pm, and $2 of every beer sold goes to the organizations:

December 2 – WaterWatch of Oregon

This nonprofit’s mission is to protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers. WaterWatch was the first organization in the West to seek structural reform of antiquated water laws to protect and restore our rivers.

January 13 – Friends of the Ashland Public Library

The mission of the Friends of the Ashland Public Library is to support our library to achieve any and all of its goals. Ensuring free access to information is part of Ashland’s community life, to which the Friends are firmly dedicated.

rogue climate tableFebruary 3 – Rogue Farm Corps

Rogue Farm Corps trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs. They work to support our local agricultural economy and serve as a model for other communities.

March 3 – Rogue Valley Earth Day

This event has become a Rogue Valley tradition. It’s a forum for non-profits, businesses and governments to raise awareness, a venue for local musicians, artists and performers to share their talents, and an outlet for students to display their knowledge and creativity.

We’re excited to bring beer-lovers together for great, local causes! Toast with us on any of the upcoming dates to show your enthusiasm for nonprofits and craft beer. We encourage everyone to drink responsibly and have a great time celebrating with us all winter-long.

Pints for a Purpose Benefits Rogue Climate, 11/11

pints_logo_smWe know, we know. You’ve been waiting all summer to see Standing Stone’s 2014/2015 Pints for a Purpose line up, you anxious donation givers! We’re happy to announce our first evening of beer sales donations will benefit…(drumroll)…Rogue Climate. We’re excited to launch this year’s beer donation program with this Southern Oregon grass-roots organization on Tuesday, November 11th.

Through our Pints for a Purpose program we donate $2 of every pint of beer sold to an employee-chosen nonprofit on their designated benefit evening, November through March. Our annual application period runs June-October, and then our staff votes for the top five favorite organizations. We award each nonprofit a special evening, during which all pints sold between 5pm – 10pm contribute to their cause. The organizations send representatives to answer questions, offer information, and participate in the fun! You just enjoy a beer (responsibly, of course) and have a great time knowing you’re helping a passionate local organization.

logo_Rogue Climate supports practical solutions to climate change that will result in cleaner energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment. The organization promotes community conversations and engagement through creative art projects and educational events. Last year, they hosted the area’s first Clean Energy Day with local bands,  local brews, local clean energy businesses, and a 100 foot-wide art piece to make the statement that Southern Oregon is ready for local, cleaner energy. Check out their events page for more upcoming happenings.

Last year, we had hosted five Pints for a Purpose benefit evenings totaling over $2,000 in donations for local nonprofits.  Our recipients for the 2013/2014 season included Ashland Food Project, CASA of Jackson County, Rogue Valley Farm to School, Friends of the Animal Shelter, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Daedalus Project.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 11th at 5pm and help us kick off this season of giving. We’ll use #pintsforapurpose to tag photos of the benefit evening on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and encourage you to do the same! Come shake hands, say hi, mingle and have a pint with other fans and friends to help support Rogue Climate with Pints for a Purpose.


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Pints for a Purpose 2014/2015 Application Period Open

pints_logo_smOur Pints for a Purpose application period has just opened for the 2014/2015 season! Encourage your favorite nonprofits to apply for the beer-sales donation program between July 15th and October 15th for a chance to be chosen by our employees as one of five local organizations to be celebrated here at the brewpub.

Giving back to our community has always been one of Standing Stone’s central missions, and providing donations to nonprofits is one way we like to do it. A few years ago we put together our first formalized in-house donation program dubbed Pints for a Purpose. Employee-chosen organizations are given specific benefit evenings, during which $2 of every pint of beer sold from 5-10pm goes to the featured nonprofit. It’s that easy!

Here are the participants from last year’s Pint for a Purpose:

pintsforapurpose fotasAshland Food Project – Bringing in over one thousand pounds of food a year for local food banks.

CASA of Jackson County – Speaking for the safety and well-being of children who have come under the care of Child Welfare due to abuse and/or neglect.

Rogue Valley Farm to School– Educating children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden projects, and increasing local foods in school cafeterias.

Friends of the Animal Shelter– Helping animals in area shelters by encouraging adoption, improving quality of life, and educating the community.

OSF’s Daedalus Project – Raising funds to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and support those living with the condition.

rvf2sAll in all, our beer and nonprofit-loving customers raised over $2,000 last season for these grassroots groups. It’s a great way for supporters to enjoy local brews and give to a good cause at the same time.

To apply, go to our online application page and check out the guidelines. Once the application period has closed, we’ll put together a list of all the applicants for our coworkers to vote on. We’ll then host monthly benefit evenings for the chosen nonprofits throughout the winter. Together, we’ll get the word out for fans, friends and family to come out, enjoy a beverage (responsibly, of course) and support these groups!


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