Standing Stone Brewing Company

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Staying Cool with Improved A/C, Plus Cucumber Julep Recipe

front windowWow, talk about a hot leap into summer! To all our loyal customers who have been patient with the brewery’s air conditioning system this season, we want to say “Thank you!” We’re thrilled to say our brewpub is back on track to be a cool haven from the heat outside, and just in time for the annual August hot spell in Southern Oregon .

We know that temperature is a big factor in a brewery’s atmosphere. Cooling down with a crisp beverage and yummy food feels fantastic after a hot day of walking downtown or playing outdoors. Now, we’re excited to say our system is running better than ever and we’d love to see you relaxing in our comfortable brewpub building soon.

In the spirit of cooling things off, here is a new seasonal cocktail recipe from our bartenders. Order one here and refresh yourself up at the bar, or collect the simple ingredients and craft your own at home.

chelsea barCucumber Julep

1 ¾ oz. Whipper Snapper Whiskey

½ oz. Simple Syrup

2 slices cucumber

4-5 springs of mint

Muddle cucumber and mint leaves in a pint glass. Fill with ice, then add whiskey and simple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain into a bucket glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and drink responsibly.

Again, we want to say thank you to our guests who have been so patient with our transition into summer, and invite all those back who have had warm experiences this season. We also thank our fabulous employees for staying positive when the heat has been trying! We hope to see you cooling off with us in the brewpub soon.

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Wassail Your Way to Warmth with Two Winter Drink Recipes

There’s nothing like a hot drink to warm your hands and heart after weathering winter’s chill. This season, our thoughtful beverage gurus have created a few drinks to do just that, providing holiday cheers for young and old. As a gift to you, we’re sharing a few recipes from our current drink specials list, in both spirited and non-alcoholic versions.

These holiday drink recipes are ideal for hosting get-togethers. Save time by preparing batches of the ingredients early on and storing them in the refrigerator, then whipping up individual drinks as you’re ready.

Wassail

This traditional English beverage combines mulled cider with ale. Its name comes from the custom of “wassailing” through the streets at Christmastime, signing and drinking to the health of the apple trees.

1 quart apple cider
2 sticks cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp grated nutmeg
4 whole cloves
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced

Combine all ingredients in a pot on the stove, and simmer on low for 1 hour. Once your mulled cider is ready, strain or ladle 1 cup into a glass, add 4 oz of Oatmeal Stout and ½ oz of rum. Or, serve on its own as a delicious spiced cider. Enjoy warm!

Hot Buttered Rogue

This drink mixes a seasonal classic with Oregon’s own Rogue Dark Rum, distilled by Rogue Spirits in Newport.

½ cup softened butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
pinch salt

Blend all ingredients and refrigerate to harden. To make one drink, add 2 scoops of batter to a mug, top with 2oz Rogue Dark Rum, fill with hot water and stir. For a non-alcoholic version, top batter with warm milk. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for extra merriment!

Raise your warm, full glasses and cheer to the holiday season! Remember to swing by and grab beer to go for Wassail at home, or to enjoy on its own. All of us here at Standing Stone wish you happy holidays, and encourage you to celebrate responsibly.

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Cool Down with Our Summer Drink Line-Up

Summertime in Southern Oregon can be notoriously hot, and helping you cool down is one of our specialties. We are, after all, a microbrewery! And as much as we love a frosty craft beer on a warm afternoon, we also appreciate times when an iced drink is the ultimate satisfaction.

We’ve compiled an enticing specialty drink menu with spirited mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages to help you stay cool. From fruity to fizzy, we’re shaking, mixing and pouring new recipes, and adding new twists to old favorites.

Seasonal cocktails from the bar:

Lemongrass Tonic
This lightly flavored sparkling refreshment is mixed with Oregon’s own Organic Nation gin or vodka. For a truly refreshing experience, enjoy wth a House Salad featuring farm-fresh greens and Oregano Vinaigrette.

Summer Sangria
A summertime favorite, this fruity beverage is made with a rotating selection of Wooldridge Creek wine, from our taps!

Lakeside Lemonade
The aromas of this drink remind us of warm, breezy days by the lake. Ginger Lemonade and lavender extract are mixed with Crater Lake vodka. We encourage you to try it with an order of Calamari and picture the ultimate picnic!

Pomegranate Martini
This martini is so popular, we keep it on our specials list year round. It’s a blend of Pomegranate liqueur, vodka and fruit juices.

Standing Stone Margarita
This classic summer drink is made with Sauza Hornitos, Cointreu and housemade agave sweet and sour. Order it with or without a sea salt rim, and pair with a spicy plate of Black Bean Nachos.

Dirty Mary
The chipotle twist on this Bloody Mary isn’t the only thing that makes it extra special. We also add a pull of our Pilot Rock Pale Ale. This is the perfect drink to enjoy with our Saturday morning breakfast.

Specialty Mojito
We make this with mint grown on our very own rooftop to muddle with other fresh ingredients. Ask your server about the flavor of the day, which may be Blood Orange and Basil or Pomegranate, to name a few.

Old-Fashion Proper
Everything about this drink is top-shelf! Housemade dandelion bitters, true maraschino cherries, Valencia oranges and Pendleton whisky come together for a fine version of this classic.

Fresh non-alcoholic beverages for all ages:

Agave Root Beer
We suggest adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious, cool experience.

Cherry or Ginger Lemonade
Poured straight from our taps, these are guaranteed to quench your thirst. One’s a little sweet, one’s a little spicy, and both are sure to please!

Fresh-Brewed Iced Tea
We’re taking another step forward in quality and environmental responsibility by brewing bulk iced tea. This reduces packaging and waste while improving the taste and freshness of this summertime favorite. Ask you server about specialty flavors, too!

We invite you to come in and enjoy our latest creations. They’re perfect for relaxing on our patio (summer Sunday afternoon music series starts in August), and soaking in the sunny days, warm evenings and beautiful views in Ashland, OR. Sit back, sip and savor the taste of summer – cheers!