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Collaboration Specialty Beer: Stone Swing Saison

stoneswingsaisonFor those of you excited about math, here’s a “beer equation” for your tastebuds:

2 Ashland, Oregon brewers + 3 types of malt + 2 kinds of peppercorns + fresh orange peel + 1 craft beer celebration

= Stone Swing Saison, A Collaborative Summer Ale

Okay, maybe it’s not perfect math, but it’s tasty math. In celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 12-18, our brewer teamed up with Brandon Overstreet of Swing Tree Brewing to create the Rogue Valley’s first collaboration beer, a Belgian style saison, or farmhouse ale. We tapped the pale yellow brew Tuesday night at Standing Stone during the ACBW mayoral proclamation. Swing Tree will start serving Stone Swing Saison tonight, May 15th, at their taphouse on Hersey Street.

About the beer

This pale saison has refreshing, bright citrus flavor and earthy notes. The mouthfeel is light and slightly dry, and spicy aroma comes from Szechuan and white peppercorns. 4.1% abv, 15 IBU

stone swing toast

(photo: Marina Spelletich-Pecoraro)

Malt

  • Organic Pilsner
  • Wheat
  • Rye

Adjunct

  • Organic Cane Sugar

Hops

  • Bittering:  Organic Sterling
  • Flavor/Aroma:  Organic Hallertau, Organic Sterling

Spices

  • Fresh Orange Peel, White Pepper, Schezuan Pepper

 

Food Pairings

This beer’s smooth, dry finish and fruity character make it a great pairing with seasonal summer fare. The malt profile also makes it a good choice to pair with spicy foods if you’re looking to tame heat. For a classic pairing at home, try this saison with a fruit and cheese plate, and consider a soft-rind goat cheese. Here are our suggestions from the brewpub:

Beet & Chevre Salad

Margherita Pizza

Spicy Red Thai Curry

House Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Marrionberry Cobbler

Fish & Chips

During American Craft Beer Week the craft beer community unites to share collective ideas, passions, talents and enthusiasm, and this beer reflects these ideals. We are thrilled to partner with Swing Tree Brewing to present this never-before-brewed summertime saison. Just as the beer was brewed among friends, we suggest you enjoy it among friends. And if beer math isn’t your thing, you’ll still appreciate the sum of it parts.

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