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Latest Specialty Beer: Farmer Brown (2011)

Our latest specialty beer is Farmer Brown Ale. Standing Stone Brewing Co regulars might remember enjoying an ale with this name last fall. This batch is a bit of a different recipe, however.

It’s a marriage of two well-received brown ales we brewed in 2010, its namesake Farmer Brown Ale and Butternut Brown, which was brewed by our intern at the time, Acacia Baldner. Its darker color and body are reminiscent of Butternut Brown while its strong toasty flavor and lower alcohol harken back to the Farmer Brown 2010.

Despite the new formulation, we’ve recycled the name Farmer Brown to celebrate the launch of our farm project on October 1st. We’re now farmers, leasing farmland that’s home to our ever expanding flock of chickens and our new herd of cattle. (If you want to check out our farm and meet our animals, don’t miss our Third-annual Pumpkins & Pints on 10/23, to be held on our new farmland!)

Back to the beer, here are the specs…

About Farmer Brown (2011)

This ale sports a light coffee color and a light to medium body. You’ll enjoy a warm, roast-like aroma with a pronounced toast flavor (like the essence of bread fresh out of a wood-fired oven…mmmmm). 5.2% abv

Our Farmland (photo: M. Schweisguth)


  • Organic 2-row
  • Carabrown
  • Organic Chocolate
  • Organic Carapils


  • Bittering = Nugget
  • Flavor/Aroma = Willamette

Beer & Food Pairings

Farmer Brown Ale goes well with hearty and savory foods, especially those made with fresh ingredients. Here are some of our favorite restaurant menu items to pair it with.

  • Black Bean Hummus Plate
  • Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
  • House Greens with Savory Walnuts
  • Pesto Pizza
  • Standing Stone Cheeseburger
  • Alder Planked Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • Bread Pudding

Head on over and enjoy it before it’s gone. Grab a liter or growler to go to enjoy with meals at home made with fresh finds from local farms and ranches, too.

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