Standing Stone Brewing Company

Lallemand Yeast

Hefeweizen is On Tap: Savor a Pint of Summer!

(Photo: M. Schweisguth)

With the summer solstice just around the corner and the sun gracing Ashland, OR fully, we thought it was time to bring back Hefeweizen!

This summer seasonal is always a hit, and customers have been clamoring for its return.

It’s received even more notoriety since it garnered a gold award in the Lallemand Brain of Brewers contest in 2010. Of course, we promise this batch is just as good, if not better!

About our Hefeweizen

Translated literally as “yeast wheat,” Hefeweizen is a traditional Bavarian wheat beer that’s customarily top fermented. It’s unfiltered, resulting in a hazy gold color matching summer’s late afternoon rays. This craft beer offers aromas and flavors of clove and banana. It’s highly carbonated for a refreshing mouthfeel. 6.0% abv


  • Organic Wheat
  • Organic Pilsner
  • Acidulated


  • Organic Magnum for bittering
  • Organic Saaz for flavor/aroma

Food and beer pairings

Hefeweizen is a lighter flavored, refreshing summer beer, so it goes well with lighter foods, following the concept that you should pair food and beer intensities. Think of refreshing menu items that are lighter on the palate. Several of our menu items and specials have goat cheese as an ingredient, as well as strawberries in season, which pair wonderfully with hefeweizen. Here are some other menu items we really enjoy with a pint of Hefeweizen:

  • Sea Scallop and Spinach Salad
  • Artichoke Chicken Wrap
  • Sauteed Veggie Wrap
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fish Tacos
  • Strawberries Roulade (specialty dessert)

We encourage you to pick up a liter or growler to go and try it with favorite foods at home, too.

I really enjoy it with chevre and a leaf or two of lemon basil on a water cracker. The water cracker provides a flavor-neutral medium to hold the chevre and lemon basil. Many people like to put a slice of lemon in their hefeweizen and the lemon basil offers the same citrus flavor in a different format. The creaminess of the chevre and its slight tartness create a new flavor sensation when mixed with the banana and clove character of the beer.

Pair it with local, seasonal foods for a complete summer experience that’s full of flavor and supports growers in your community. Strawberries and greens are at their peak, making a crisp salad a perfect pairing. Try it with a strawberry shortcake for dessert, too.

We’ll keep Hefeweizen on tap through the summer. Please come in and enjoy this microbrew while it lasts. Feel free to take some to go, too, to savor the flavor of summer at home and share it with friends.

Our Hefeweizen Takes the Gold

Brewmaster Larry Chase with our awards

The Great American Beer Fest (GABF) is being held this week in Denver, CO – always a favorite happening. This year it’s even more special since our Hefeweizen won a gold medal in the Brain of Brewers contest sponsored by Lallemand Yeast, and the awards were presented at an event coinciding with GABF

The national contest had three categories open to all craft-brewery beers using Lallemand yeast: Stout, American Ale and German Wheat beer. Gold, silver and bronze rankings were awarded.

We entered our Hefeweizen into the German Wheat beer category and received the gold medal. Lallemand provided a generous cash prize with Gold awards, which we plan to reinvest in brewing equipment to make even more great beer. We also submitted our Amber Ale for the American Ale/Amber Ale category and earned a bronze medal.

Here’s some information about these two beers:

Hefeweizen: An unfiltered wheat ale is fermented with a Bavarian yeast, imparting light banana and clove flavors with a mellow spicy aroma. 5.5% abv. Learn more about this beer style at

Amber Ale: A medium bodied copper-colored ale that shows notable caramel malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness and a hint of fruit. 5.6%abv. Learn more about this beer style at

We’re truly honored to receive these awards, since many excellent breweries offered up their beers (totaling over 40 entries), including Wynkoo and Limestone. Congratulations to other award recipients, and to all entrants for making such high-quality craft beer.

This is the 2nd year that Lamelland has held the competition and invited craft brewers to submit their beers for judging. We’ve been on our toes for weeks, since we shipped the beer in the first few days of September. The judging took place September 14th at Wynkoop Brewing in Denver and we learned about the results at the awards ceremony September 15th.

Many thanks to Lallemand for the opportunity, and for the great food and refreshing Wynkoop beer at the event. If you’re on facebook, you can view photos from the awards ceremony here. Again, cheers to everyone who put their beers in the ring – we all make beer better through events like this.

What a terrific chance to celebrate American Craft Beer!