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Pints for a Purpose season raises over $2000!



The Pints for a Purpose 2015/2016 season has come to an end and we want to give you all a HUGE shout out for helping us make it such a successful year. We promised to donate $2 for every pint sold during the events and you all showed up, drank beer and helped us raise some money! The tallies are in, and a little over $2000 was raised for these local non profits (1,003 pints to be exact!).

Here are the groups that participated this season.

November- Sanctuary One

Sanctuary One provides a safe home to rescued farm animals and house pets. The farm includes expansive gardens which not only provide rich vegetables and food for the animals, but opportunities for growth of the people who tend them.

December- Bee Girl

To inspire and empower communities to conserve bees and their habitat. Bee Girl, a nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Red-Laird, aims to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance through programs focused on community classes and events, public lectures, and their Kids and Bees program.

January- Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County

To meet the needs of children and families in our community by providing a community-based,
child focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, treatment, identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse.pints

February- Rogue Valley Farm to School

Rogue Valley Farm to School educated children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden programs, and by increasing local foods in school meals.

March- No LNG Campaign

No LNG Exports Oregon is a statewide coalition of activists, experts, and community members with the goal of stopping two LNG pipeline projects in Oregon.

We love giving back to our community and are excited for the next year’s program. Submissions are now open for the 2016/2017 Pints for a Purpose season! If you know of any non profit groups in the Southern Oregon area, now is the time to tell them to sign on up! You can visit our website for details on the application process and program guidelines. Once the application period has closed (September 30th), we will have our staff vote on their top 5 favorites.

And finally- thank you to all this year’s Pints for a Purpose participants. We appreciate all the hard work that you do in our community and we are honored to be able to support you all.





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Pints for a Purpose Benefits Rogue Valley Earth Day, 3/3

posterWe’re rallying-up for our final Pints for a Purpose benefit evening of the 2014/2015 season. From 5-10pm on Tuesday, March 3rd we’ll give $2 for every pint of beer sold at Standing Stone to a nonprofit near-and-dear to our hearts: Rogue Valley Earth Day.  This year, the Earth Day celebration lands on Saturday, April 25th at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon. We’re raising some extra funds for this Rogue Valley tradition, and we’d love your help!

Rogue Valley Earth Day is an annual celebration for all ages to learn about environmental stewardship and build community in a fun and inspirational setting. Since 2001, the event has been a forum for nonprofits, businesses and governments to raise awareness; a venue for local musicians, artists and performers to share their talents, and an outlet for students to display their knowledge and creativity.

Visitors will enjoy dozens of exhibits about waste prevention, local food and farms, green products, building materials, clean energy options, transportation alternatives, wildlife preservation, and much more. Check out the live entertainment and hands-on activities, and experience a zero-waste event! Organizers encourage attendees to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the RVTD Route 10 to get to the festivities.

PrintYou’ll also find Standing Stone pouring beer at this year’s event! Stop by for a pint while browsing the vendors and exhibits, or settle in with a cold-one while watching some of the live entertainment. You can learn more about the event or sign up to volunteer at

Mark your calendar, write it on your hand, tie a string around your finger…whatever method you choose for remembering, don’t forget to join us on March 3rd for Pints for a Purpose. We’re going out with a bang for the 2014/2015 donation season, so let’s get some pint-drinking buds together to support Rogue Valley Earth Day!

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Pints for a Purpose 2014/2015 Application Period Open

pints_logo_smOur Pints for a Purpose application period has just opened for the 2014/2015 season! Encourage your favorite nonprofits to apply for the beer-sales donation program between July 15th and October 15th for a chance to be chosen by our employees as one of five local organizations to be celebrated here at the brewpub.

Giving back to our community has always been one of Standing Stone’s central missions, and providing donations to nonprofits is one way we like to do it. A few years ago we put together our first formalized in-house donation program dubbed Pints for a Purpose. Employee-chosen organizations are given specific benefit evenings, during which $2 of every pint of beer sold from 5-10pm goes to the featured nonprofit. It’s that easy!

Here are the participants from last year’s Pint for a Purpose:

pintsforapurpose fotasAshland Food Project – Bringing in over one thousand pounds of food a year for local food banks.

CASA of Jackson County – Speaking for the safety and well-being of children who have come under the care of Child Welfare due to abuse and/or neglect.

Rogue Valley Farm to School– Educating children about our food system through hands-on farm and garden projects, and increasing local foods in school cafeterias.

Friends of the Animal Shelter– Helping animals in area shelters by encouraging adoption, improving quality of life, and educating the community.

OSF’s Daedalus Project – Raising funds to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and support those living with the condition.

rvf2sAll in all, our beer and nonprofit-loving customers raised over $2,000 last season for these grassroots groups. It’s a great way for supporters to enjoy local brews and give to a good cause at the same time.

To apply, go to our online application page and check out the guidelines. Once the application period has closed, we’ll put together a list of all the applicants for our coworkers to vote on. We’ll then host monthly benefit evenings for the chosen nonprofits throughout the winter. Together, we’ll get the word out for fans, friends and family to come out, enjoy a beverage (responsibly, of course) and support these groups!

Pints for a Purpose Donation Program: Call for Applications

Several years ago, we created a program where we donate a portion of sales from one of our specialty beers to a nonprofit selected by Standing Stone Brewing Co employees. It’s been well received and has benefited a lot of great causes.

To extend the benefits further, we’ve launched a freshly reformulated twist on this initiative, dubbed “Pints for A Purpose.” Instead of asking employees to nominate recipients, we’re inviting nonprofits whose work aligns with our mission – enhancing sustainability, local food, education and community – to apply.

Here’s how the program works: The nonprofit gets 25 cents for every pint sold for three weeks. We also hold a kickoff at our restaurant and brewery where we offer the opportunity for the organization to receive up to $1 per pint depending on the number of pints sold. Each recipient’s fundraising success depends on the their efforts to promote the program. We provide template promotional text and promote it though our blog, twitter, Facebook and at our restaurant. Of course, we emphasize responsible alcohol consumption in all communication, and require recipients to do the same.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Recipients must be a registered 501c3 nonprofit
  • The nonprofit’s work must align with our mission to enhance environmental sustainability, local food, education and/or community.
  • Recipients must be locally based and benefit our community
  • We are not able to fund individuals or sports teams
  • We will not choose the same organization two years in a row to ensure we can benefit a wider range of relevant, worthy causes. Please apply only if you haven’t received funding from this program in the past year.
  • Recipients must be able and willing to promote the program and attend the kickoff to support their fundraising success.

If your organization meets the program guidelines, we encourage you to apply by August 15th. You can find more details and an application online

A diverse employee team will review applications and we’ll let you know of our decision within eight weeks. We are unable to respond to calls or emails regarding your application status, but you’ll receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received.

Thanks for the work you do, and good luck!

Latest Specialty Beer: Indie Pilsner (Benefits AIFF)

The newest specialty beer to hit our taps is Indie Pilsner. Pilsner is a lager-style beer, named after the Czech town of Pilsen, where this beer originated. Pilsners use bottom-fermenting yeast and are generally pale in color, as they use lighter malts.

We named this microbrew in honor of the Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), which receives a portion of sales from 3/30-4/20. This is the latest round of our Pints for a Purpose program. We’re holding a kickoff party at Standing Stone Brewing Company on 3/30 from 5-9 pm and encourage you to join us. The more pints we sell that night, the more we donate per pint!

Back to the beer….here are the details:

Indie Pilsner has a bright yellow color. You’ll savor a spicy-herbal hop aroma from the use of Czech Saaz hops. Enjoy the light to medium body and a bready, biscuit-like malt profile.  A finishing medium bitterness rounds out the tasting experience.  4.9% abv.

It’s made with 100% organic ingredients.


  • Pilsner
  • Carapils


  • Bittering = German Magnum
  • Flavor/Aroma = Czech Saaz

It pairs well with lighter food like chicken, salmon, salads and mild cheddar cheeses. We recommend trying it with these offerings from our restaurant menu:

  • Sea Scallop and Spinach Salad

    Photo: AIFF

  • Creamy Garlic Chicken Pizza
  • Lamb Pita
  • Sauteed Veggie Wrap
  • Penne Pasta

It’s also the perfect complement to the fabulous offerings at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Check out AIFF’s lineup so you don’t miss out on the fun, and treat yourself to a pint of Indie Pilsner and some food before or after the films.

Enjoy a Pint for a Purpose: Indie Pilsner Sales Benefit AIFF 3/30-4/20

As excitement builds for the 10th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), we wanted to sweeten the wait and let you know that AIFF will be the next beneficiary in our ‘Pints for a Purpose’ program.

Through this program, we dedicate a batch of specialty beer to a nonprofit that aligns with our mission to support the environment, local food, education and community, and make a donation for every pint sold.

AIFF focuses on presenting and growing independent film through an annual film festival, cultural and educational events held throughout the year, a student film competition and other venues.

(Photo: AIFF)

AIFF’s annual film festival is a much anticipated tradition that unites over 16,000 film lovers to enjoy more than 80 independent movies, from short to long, from features to documentaries. It brings numerous film industry luminaries to Ashland, OR, and several movies selected for AIFF have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations. Environmental and social issues are the focus of many offerings. This year’s festival is being held from April 7-11, and the full schedule is online.

Our specialty beer that will benefit AIFF is appropriately named the Indie Pilsner. We’ll share more details on this microbrew soon. True to the Pilsner beer style, you’ll enjoy a deep golden color with a spicy-herbal hop aroma and a finishing medium bitterness.

Here’s how Pints for a Purpose works: from 3/30 through 4/20, we’ll contribute 25 cents to AIFF for every pint of Indie Pilsner sold. Every time you lift a pint of this specialty beer, you’ll be toasting AIFF with a donation from Standing Stone Brewing Company.

Even better, we’re having a special kick-off fundraising party at our restaurant and brewery on March 30th from 5 to 9 pm. At this event, we’ll donate 50 cents per pint if we sell up to 50 pints of Indie Pilsner. If we sell at least 51 pints, we’ll double our contribution and donate $1 per pint. Please join us!

After the kickoff, through 4/20, we’ll contribute 25 cents for every pint of Indie Pilsner sold. We encourage you, your friends and family to savor a pint, or a pitcher, responsibly, and take in the big screen delights at the Ashland Independent Film Festival.

(photos by Rory Finney, courtesy of AIFF’s website)

Pints for a Purpose: Lift a Pint and Give a Kid a Lift!

It’s not often that you can enjoy a microbrew in the name of supporting a favorite cause. So, we’re excited to let you know that we’re kicking off our specialty beer donation program for 2011 with our latest limited edition Benefit Bock.

In our “Pints for a Purpose” program, as we call it, we dedicate a batch of specialty beer to a nonprofit that aligns with our mission to enhance environmental sustainability, local food, education and community. The nonprofit gets 25 cents for every pint of that beer we sell at our brewpub for about three weeks. We repeat this through the year, helping out several worthy causes.

Benefit Bock will support the Mt. Ashland Association’s “Give a Kid a Lift” Fund, which seeks to help all kids learn how to ski or snowboard regardless of economic or physical challenges. To this end, funding goes toward an after school Ski & Ride program, Youth Summer Service Environmental camps, Special Olympics and the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.

On 2/21 from 6-9 pm, we’re hosting a special kick-off party at our brewery to dial up the donations. Please join us to help the “Give a Kid a Lift” Fund get the most bucks for our bock, and learn about the program from Mt. Ashland representatives. During the event, we’ll up the ante and donate 50 cents per pint if we sell up to 50 pints of Benefit Bock. However, if we sell at least 50 pints, we’ll double that and donate $1 per pint. For the remainder of the program, through 3/12, we’ll contribute 25 cents per pint sold.

We hope you’ll come to Standing Stone Brewing Company regularly to lift a pint of Benefit Bock and give a kid a lift! Of course, we ask that you enjoy this and all of our alcoholic drinks responsibly—know your limit, balance it with some food at our restaurant and don’t drink and drive. Enjoy a Pint for a Purpose!

(All images courtesy of the Mt. Ashland Association)

Specialty Beer on Tap: Benefit Bock (A Pint for a Purpose)

Since winter is traditionally a time to brew lagers, we’ve created our latest specialty beer in a bock style. We’ve named it Benefit Bock because proceeds from this beer benefit the Mt. Ashland Association’s “Give a Kid a Lift” Fund, via our “Pints for a Purpose” donation program.

Wikipedia describes bock’s origins as “a dark, malty, lightly-hopped ale first brewed in the 14th century by Germans in Einbeck. The style was later adopted by Munich brewers and adapted to the new lager style of brewing. Munich’s Bavarians pronounced Einbeck as “ein Bock” (“billy goat”). Thus the beer became known as bock.”

About our Benefit Bock

This German lager features rich, warm tones of reddish brown. As you sip, you’ll enjoy layers of malty sweet aroma and flavor reminiscent of warm bread pudding. Benefit Bock offers a medium to full body, making it perfect to take the chill off of late winter weather. 6.0% abv.


  • Organic Munich
  • Organic Pilsner
  • Organic Chocolate
  • Crystal 60


  • Bittering = Liberty
  • Flavor/Aroma = Hersbrucker


  • Bavarian Lager

Food Pairings

Benefit Bock’s sweetness and maltiness makes it an ideal complement to foods with some spicy heat and acidity.

Some of our favorite spicy menu pairings are:

  • Spicy Thai Curry (with Tofu)
  • Fish Tacos with a good dollop of Wasabi Aioli
  • Charbroiled 5-Spice Ginger Teriyaki Ribs
  • Free Range Wings

For those who enjoy a little zing, we recommend:

  • Seasonal Kimchi
  • Salads with our house made vinaigrette dressings
  • Italian Sausage Linguini (spice in the sausage enhances this pairing)

(photo courtesy of Mt. Ashland Association)

As we mentioned above, every pint sold through 3/12 benefits the “Give a Kid a Lift” Fund, via Standing Stone Brewing Co’s “Pints for a Purpose” nonprofit giving program. We’re hosting a kickoff pint-raising fundraising party on 2/21 from 6-9 pm. “Give a Kid a Lift” funds an after school Ski & Ride program, Youth Summer Service Environmental camps, Special Olympics and the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, helping all kids learn how to ski or snowboard regardless of economic or physical challenges. We hope you’ll join the kickoff and enjoy Benefit Bock often to support this great cause!