Standing Stone Brewing Company

Abbey beers

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Latest Specialty Beer: Dear Abbey

Dear Abbey,

I’m a craft beer lover with a craving for Belgian-style ales. I love the fruity Belgian yeast, smooth malt profile and a little spiciness. I enjoy locally brewed beer and I want one right now. Can you help me?

Sincerely,

Everyone, Everywhere”

barleyOur newest specialty beer, Dear Abbey, is a reflection of traditional Belgian styles. Here’s a bit of history: Trappist ales were traditionally brewed only under direct supervision of monks at breweries on monastery grounds. Abbey beers are similar in style, but have the freedom to be brewed by those not connected to a monastery or abbey (Fun fact: our brewer once attended seminary school and chose to be a brewer instead!). While these styles were brewed in ancient times, modern abbey styles have grown popular in the U.S. – think New Belgium and Blue Moon breweries.

About Dear Abbey

This Belgian Trappist-style ale is reddish-brown in color and has an enticing bubblegum aroma. A mildly dry finish follows the light mouthfeel and up-front fruitiness. 6.3% abv, 15 IBU

Malt

• Organic Pilsner

• Belgian Dark Rock Candi Sugar

• Cara Aroma

• Acidulated

Hops

• Flavor/Aroma: Organic Hallertau, Organic Sterling

teriyaki ribsFood pairings

This dynamic ale will pair well with a wide range of hearty foods. Though the body is light, the big flavor and aroma play well with meats, cheeses and desserts. Try any of these suggestions from our menu:

  • 5-Spice Teriyaki Ribs
  • Sweet Potato Fries with Harissa Aioli
  • Beet and Chevre Salad
  • Stir Crazy Chocolate Cake
  • Noble Stout Crème Brulee

Just for fun, we’re serving Dear Abbey in a Belgian-style glass for optimal aroma and tasting. Come try a 13oz glass for $4.