Standing Stone Brewing Company

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Latest Specialty Beer: Freestone Sour

Looking to mix up your usual craft beer roster? Pucker up and look no further than Standing Stone’s first ever sour beer: Freestone Sour! This Berliner Wiess is brewed with fresh peaches from Rolling Hills Farm in Talent, OR, imparting a slight peach aroma to this delightfully light and tart ale. Not sure how you feel about a sour beer? Think beer lemonade, or a light bodied beer with a squeeze of lemon.

Sour beers are coming on scene in a big way – L.A. Magazine recently did an article on the biggest and best sours in California, and NPR featured a blog post titled “Pucker Up, America” last year. For Freestone Sour, our brewer added a lactic acid bacteria called lactobacillus (similar to the kind used to make yogurt) to sour the wort prior to fermentation, and then added peach puree in the fermenting tanks. The result is a pale, hazy brew with a light look and feisty attitude.

Sour beer

(photo: M. Pecoraro)

Freestone Sour

Style: Berliner Weiss influence

Color: Hazy White

Aroma: Essence if peach and wheat cracker

Flavor: Tart and refreshing, with citrus

Glass: Belgian style, 12 oz.

3.5% abv, 5 IBU

Malt

  • Organic Pilsner
  • Organic Wheat
  • Acidulated

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  • Organic Magnum

Fruit

  • 130 lbs. fresh peach puree from Rolling Hills Farm in Talent

Food Pairings

The delicate, sour mouthfeel of this beer makes it a great pairing with light, citrusy food. At home, try with a simple fruit salad, or with lemon bars for dessert. If you can include peaches, even better. As if you needed an excuse to drink beer and eat peach cobbler. Here are our suggestions from our menu:

Calamari with Fried Lemon Wheels

House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Marionberry Cobbler

Fish Tacos with Fresh Lime

 

Go ahead, let your curiosity get the best of you. Dive into a Freestone Sour and join the movement of sour beer love.