American Homebrewers Association Hosts Rally in Ashland, Oregon

American Homebrewers Association

This Sunday, February 22, the American Homebrewers Association is throwing a Rally in Ashland at Standing Stone Brewing Co. to celebrate the joys of homebrewing and connect beer enthusiasts in the area.

The event—which is southern Oregon’s first-ever AHA Rally—will feature a VIP tour of the brewery, beer samples, gifts, prizes and much more! 

WHAT:  The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) hosts a series of AHA Rallies across the country to give homebrewers the chance to check out some of their local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and homebrewers in their area. This upcoming AHA Rally will take place in Ashland, Ore. at Standing Stone Brewing Co. and offers the opportunity to take a VIP tour of the brewery, meet brewery staff, enjoy Standing Stone beer samples, and win great prizes from the brewery and the AHA.

Plus, Standing Stone will be organizing a Wort Give-Away, in which attendees will have the chance to take home five gallons of Standing Stone wort to use to ferment their own beer at home. In addition, all guests will take home a Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA.

WHEN:  Sunday, February 22 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Standing Stone BrewingWHERE:  Standing Stone Brewing Co.
101 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520

COST: Rallies are free for current AHA members. Non-members can join online, or sign up for a discounted member rate at the Rally. Please RSVP for the event. Read More…


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This post was written by Angelo on February 18, 2015

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Beers Made By Walking Returns To Belmont Station

Beers Made By Walking October 26

Throughout the summer, nine breweries across the state of Oregon have participated in walks for the Beers Made By Walking program. Our challenge to the brewers is to take a hike, identify edible and medicinal plants along the trail and use the plants as inspiration for a new brew. These nine beers will be available for one day only in Portland, on October 26th, at Belmont Station. The beers will be on tap all day, and some of the brewers will be available to chat from 2-4pm.

Each beer in this series is innovative in that they are drinkable landscape portraits of areas throughout Oregon. You’ll get to taste a portrait of the Pacific Crest Trail in Ashland, neighborhood trails in Eugene, the Wildwood Trail in Portland’s forest park, an urban neighborhood in Southeast Portland, among others.

We are very happy to announce that this year, a part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Oregon Walks. Oregon Walks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to making walking conditions safe, convenient, and attractive throughout the Portland metro region. As walkers in this city, we appreciate the work they do.

A list of participating brewers includes: Read More…


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My Return to Cascadia- Part 1: Ashland and Eugene

No better way to enjoy my return to Cascadia than with a fresh can of Cascadian Dark Ale from Coalition Brewing

After a year away in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve finally made the journey back home to Cascadia. Circumstances surrounding my return leave for mixed emotions, but the overall sentiment of being back in an area where so many of my close friends and family are located is that of elation and relief.

You see, the Bay Area is a wonderful place to be with stellar weather and a fair share of choice craft beer, but if I am honest with myself, I must admit that nowhere I have traveled so far in this great land has been able to hold a candle to the culture that surrounds artisan beer here. A few cities make the top list of destinations when it comes to great craft beer, but none nearly as prolific and aboveboard as Portland, Oregon.

Velo Cult Bike Shop in NE Portland has craft beer on tap!San Diego and Denver definitely round out the top of the list for best beer towns in America, and a handful of others such as Chicago, Boston, Seattle and even San Francisco are worth mentioning. But, as I’ve pointed out in the past, when you consider the quantity and quality of of craft breweries here in the Portland and Cascadia region, there is honestly no comparison.  Where else other than Oregon can you get a growler filled at a gas station or find a craft beer option on draught at even the lowliest of dive bars? We have laundromats, bike shops, and even strip clubs with excellent tap selections. And living here, we don’t even flinch at this abundance. It is simply ingrained in our lifestyles.

Some time away from all of this has made me really Read More…


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Acacia Cooper Named Recipient of Falconer Foundation American Brewers Guild Scholarship

Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing
Press release:
From an outstanding group of talented applicants, Acacia Cooper of Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, CA) has been named recipient of the 2013 Glen Hay Falconer Foundation scholarship to the American Brewers Guild.  Acacia will be attending the American Brewers Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course which runs from January through June 2013.  The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction.  The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.  
In making its final decision, the Selection Committee members were impressed by Acacia’s dedication, passion, and contributions to the broader brewing community.  In the words of committee members: “We were impressed by Acacia’s commitment to craft brewing as demonstrated both by her work as a brewer and her use of her chemistry background to produce an original study of green beer analysis that was presented to the MBAA.”  Adds another Read More…

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Beers Made By Walking @ Belmont Station


Beers Made By Walking (Portland, OR)
October 20th / 3-8pm / Pay Per Beer
Meet the Brewers from 3-5pm
At Belmont Station / 4500 SE Stark, PDX

Facebook Event Page

Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, each beer is a portrait of that landscape. This summer we invited five breweries to go on nature walks. A botanist/herbalist on each hike identified edible and medicinal plants along the trail and these plants were then used to create innovative beers. We invited brewers in distinct parts of the state and the participating brewers are Coalition and Upright (Portland), Flat Tail (Corvallis), Standing Stone (Ashland), and Deschutes (Bend). The beers are experimental in nature

On October 20th, join us as we tap these five beers inspired by hiking trails in different parts of Oregon. The beers will be available together for one night only, from 3-8pm. From 3-5pm you will have the chance to meet the brewers from Coalition, Flat Tail, Deschutes, Standing Stone, and Upright. Visitors will pay per beer and 100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Northwest Trail Alliance.

A description of the beers you try at Beers Made By Walking:
Coalition Brewing
– Ale with Stinging Nettles and Salmonberry
Deschutes Brewery
– IPA with Juniper and Sage
Flat Tail Brewing
– Fresh Hop Cherry Saison with Corvallis Cherries and Yarrow
Standing Stone Brewery
– Ale with Sweet Root, and Wild Ginger
Upright Brewing
-  Saison with Yarrow and Rose


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Beers Made By Walking: Melding Nature, Art, and Craft Brewing

Our friend Eric Steen of the craft beer blog Focus on the Beer has been diligently working on a wonderfully inspirational series called Beers Made By Walking.

Focus on the Beer blogger Eric Steen (left) is the man behind Beers Made By WalkingSteen, a Portland, OR transplant now living, working, and quaffing in Colorado Springs, CO where he curates art, nature, and botanicals, into his latest beer-art  series. Beers Made By Walking is “a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by nature hikes and urban walks. Each walk is different, each beer is a portrait of that landscape. The program happens in multiple cities each year.” This series has become quite a hit for craft beer enthusiasts around the Rocky Mountains and even drummed up national recognition when it was featured in Draft Magazine (read here).

Now, the series makes a stop in Portland at Belmont Station and will showcase some of the Pacific Northwest’s most imaginative and creative breweries showcasing some mouthwateringly unique one-offs. These will include Standing Stone (Ashland, OR), Upright (Portland), Flat Tail (Corvallis, OR), Coalition (Portland), and Deschutes (Bend, OR). No tickets necessary for this event, just pay by the beer. 100% of the proceeds from these beers will benefit Northwest Trail Alliance.

Here’s the full scoop from Eric: Read More…


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Standing Stone Brewing Releases The Pacific Crest Ale

Pilot Rock in Ashland, Oregon (photo by M.A. Schweisguth)

Standing Stone Brewing has announced the release of The Pacific Crest Ale, a new session pale ale perfect for the warmer days ahead. Here’s more details on this new beer from the Ashland, Oregon brewery:

Southern Oregon is known for teeming with beautiful hiking trails, including a portion of the famous Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). We’ve named our latest specialty beer in honor of this famed West Coast feature that brings visitors to Ashland, OR all spring and summer long: Pacific Crest Ale.

About the ale

The Pacific Crest Ale is Read More…


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This post was written by Angelo on April 27, 2012

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New Column – Sustainability In The Brewing Industry

Standing Stone tap handlesBy Jen Sotolongo

A recent visit to Standing Stone Brewery in Ashland inspired me to finally select a topic for the weekly blog my school, the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) requires of its students. A small school, based out of Bainbridge Island, BGI aims to create change agents through their MBA in Sustainable Systems program.

Up until this point, we had the liberty of selecting any topic of interest, so long as we discussed sustainability and business. This quarter, we were asked to pick a single topic for the entire quarter. I had no idea what to write about for three whole months.

While enjoying a pint of Standing Stone’s Oatmeal Stout, I marveled at the brewpub’s sustainability initiatives. Shiny bikes stand front and center upon arrival, waiting for the day they can go home with an employee who has put in 1,000 hours and agrees to bike commute at least 45 times within a year of receiving their new ride. Report cards detail the brewery’s use of energy, waste, and water. And, like many Oregon breweries, they support their local community events.

Experiencing Standing Stone’s commitment to people, planet, and profit led me to declare that I would write about sustainability in the brewing industry as my blog topic. I love beer and want to make this world a better place, so I thought, “why not marry the two?” Read More…


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This post was written by Jen Sotolongo on April 9, 2012

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Craft Beers of the Pacific NW book signing w/ Lisa Morrison @ Standing Stone

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest by Lisa MorrisonJoin the Beer Goddess Lisa Morrison as she embarks upon Southern Oregon for a special book signing event featuring her book “Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest.” Cheers!


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This post was written by admin on December 8, 2011

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BREWPUBLIC KILLERBEERWEEK: Killer Beers of Southern Oregon


Tuesday October 18 5PM-close

Bottles has quickly asserted itself as one of the best places for great beer in not only the Beaumont Neighborhood, but also in Portland. Oregon is a big-ass state so we’ve decided to head south and wrangle up a nice assortment of craft beers from Southern Oregon breweries such as SOB, Caldera, Wild River, Klamath Basin, Standing Stone, Walkabout, and more.


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