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Latest Specialty Beer: Pilot Rock Pale Ale

This week, we debuted Pilot Rock Pale Ale, our latest specialty beer.

Our servers said numerous customers have requested a spin on this favorite style, and we’re dedicated to delivering what our guests want. So, I explored and experimented, and hope you enjoy this refined classic we’ve crafted just for you.

This pale ale uses different flavor, aroma, and dry hops than our  previous IPA and current Double IPA, creating a distinct flavor experience between the Pilot Rock Pale Ale and the Double IPA.

It’s named after Pilot Rock, the southern Oregon landmark that inspired our business name. We initially thought we’d call ourselves Pilot Rock Brewing but wanted to use something a bit more unique. We learned that the Takelma Native Americans called the landmark ‘tsin tsat tsaniptha’ which translates to ‘stone stands up’ and settled on Standing Stone Brewing Company.

Pilot Rock is part of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and makes for a stunning day hike as its peak rises above 5,000 feet. Those who persevere to the top will be rewarded with gorgeous 360-degree views of the Cascades and Siskiyou mountains and the Rogue Valley. Of course, we suggest topping off your day with a pint and a meal at our restaurant-brewery in Ashland.

So, back to the beer…here are the details:


Delicate fruit-like aroma. Refreshingly crisp and easy drinking. Light spicy, cinnamon-like flavor. 5.5% abv


(Photo: M. Schweisguth)

  • Organic 2-Row
  • Organic Munich
  • Organic Crystal 60


  • Bittering: Nugget
  • Flavor/Aroma: Golding & Willamette
  • Dry Hop: Organic Cascade

Food Pairing Suggestions

Black Bean Nachos w/ Italian Sausage—both have similar intensities of flavor and the spicy character of the beer will match the spiciness of the sausage

Lamb Pita—the hop bitterness level is just right to cut through some of rich texture of the feta cheese and basil aioli allowing you to taste the ingredients of the dish more fully

Charbroiled Naturally Raised Oregon Pork Chops—pleasing flavor combinations arise between the sautéed apples in this dish and the cinnamon-like spice flavor in the beer

Please come by and enjoy it soon, and let us know what your favorite craft beers are.

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0 comments on “Latest Specialty Beer: Pilot Rock Pale Ale

  1. Larry,
    Just had a few pints of the pale this weekend – nice beer. Definitely stands apart from the DIPA with more malt front while still satisfying the hop addiction. Any chance this will be a full time brew?

    • larrychase

      Yes, there is a chance. In looking at the flavor profiles of our full time beers having some differentiation is a good thing. Customer response (like yours) will help determine the Pilot Rock Pale’s status. You’ve added 1 vote. How many others can you muster up?


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