Standing Stone Brewing Company

Standing Stone Winter Beer Dinner

2015 Winter Beer Dinner Photo Recap

You came, you saw, and you ate and drank a whole lot of craft beer and food. If you joined us for our Winter Beer Dinner last Thursday, we want to say a big “Thank You” for helping us make the evening a tasty and fun success! If you weren’t able to make it, there will always be next year (and keep it on the down low…we’re considering a summer pairing event, too).

toastingWe had a full house for the three-hour-long beer and food pairing soiree. Our brewer, Larry Chase, led everyone through flavor combinations and concepts, such as matching, contrasting, complementing, echoing, and finding a homerun – when the pairing is so phenomenal that all the flavors are elevated and the whole is greater than individual parts. Mmm, yes please. You can find more about beer and food interactions at CraftBeer.com.

It sounds like everyone had a different favorite course of the evening. The brewer’s favorite (as he let everyone know before the course) was the Carrot Cake with Vanilla-Mint Coulis paired with the I ♥ Oregon Ale. Typically, IPAs are great matches for carrot cake, but this hoppy pale ale provided the right amount of astringency between bites, while the lighter body complemented the light and fluffy cake and cream cheese frosting. Yes, it was delicious.

What was your favorite course of the evening? The 2011 Reserve Rogue River Blue from Rogue Creamery certainly stands out in our mind as a treat alongside the 2014 Barley Wine. Whichever course made your taste buds swoon, we’d love to hear about it!

For more mouth-watering fun, check out some of our favorite photos of the evening, below. Our house photographer, George Rubaloff, was on-scene to make sure every dish and Standing Stone craft beer had its time in the spotlight.

And if you’d like to be on our mailing list for next January’s Winter Beer Dinner, please email us at Rachel@standingstonebrewing.com and we’ll send the word next November when we’ve picked the perfect date. Until then, keep pairing, citizens!

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Belly Up to the 2015 Winter Beer Dinner

Grab your beer-loving buddies and join us for the 2015 Standing Stone Winter Beer Dinner on Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm. This is our biggest beer and food pairing soiree of the year, and we’re thrilled to debut this year’s menu. Our brewer and chef, Larry Chase and Eric Bell, have teamed up to create a mouth-watering line-up of craft beer and tasty fare. We host this six-course event over two-and-a-half hours, giving you and guests plenty of time to savor each sip and bite.

Here is this year’s Winter Beer Dinner menu:2015 Beer Dinner Poster

 

To make your reservation, call us at (541) 261-0021. Seating is limited to 80 guests, so be sure to book yours soon as we fill up every year. The dinner is $60 per person (gratuity not included), and Brewer Larry and Chef Eric will walk you through tasting notes with every course. Have friends you know are attending? Let us know! We are happy to seat friends and groups together at any of our tables of 8-10 guests.

If you’re looking for a holiday treat for your favorite beer fan, we have gift cards available, too. Call us, visit the brewpub (101 Oak Street, Ashland, OR), or email rachel@standingstonebrewing.com and we’ll get you set up with a reservation and gift card.

In the meantime, here’s a look at our previous Winter Beer Dinners. If these photos don’t get your stomach rumbling, we simply don’t know what will. Cheers!

Tasty Photo Recap: 2014 Winter Beer Dinner

Last week’s Winter Beer Dinner was our most delicious yet, with six table set upcourses of Standing Stone craft beer paired with a delectable menu of winter-themed food. Our brewer, Larry Chase, and chef, Eric Bell, were both on scene to offer guests the background behind each course, including where the ingredients came from and why the pairing worked.

We want to say “thank you,” to everyone who joined us this year. We love that you all share our fondness for flavors, and enjoy imbibing good food and beer as much as we do!

Below are some of our favorite photos from the evening, taken by our crafty house photographer, George Rubaloff. Please share if you have any of your own photos from the event and we’ll happily post them on our Facebook page.

Cheers to kicking off the new year with great craft beer and food!clam stew coursedining room 2shrimp coursechicken coursedining roombeer pourlast course

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Our Winter Beer Dinner

Our annual Standing Stone Winter Beer Dinner is just around the corner, Thursday, January 9th 2014 at 6:30pm. This six-course, beer dinner dining roombeer and food pairing extravaganza is our biggest dining event of the year, and seating is limited to 80 hungry and thirsty guests.

Here’s the tasty line-up for this year’s festive event:

1st Course: Lager with Kimchi & Clam Stew, Pork Belly & Crazy Ramen

2nd Course: I Heart Oregon Ale with Bulls Blood Beets, Siberian Dwarf Kale & White Vienna Kohlrabi Salad with Oregon Shrimp & “Spring in Winter” Vinaigrette

3rd Course: Amber Ale with Freedom Ranger Chicken, Chocolate Stout Mole, Peruanos & Pepinos

4th Course: Steelcut Stout with Coffee Crusted Filet Mignon, Asparagus, Dungeness, Charbroiled Flat Noodle & Habanero Béarnaise

5th Course: Twin Plunge Double IPA with Roasted Lavender Lamb Tastercreme brulee course

6th Course: Noble Stout with Masala Chai Flan & Cacao Nibs

Tickets to the dinner are $60 per person and reservations are a must! Be sure to call soon, as this event sells out every year. Gift certificates for the dinner make a great holiday gift, and check out our Beer Dinner Gift Package for everything a beer-lover would want in one boxed set: includes two seats to the dinner, half gallon growler, gift card for a growler-fill of beer and two pint glasses…$145

For reservations, call the restaurant at (541)261-0021, email rachel@standingstonebrewing.com, or come in and book your seats in person. Be sure to let us know if you have other friends attending the dinner and we’ll be sure to seat you at the same table. After all, a pairing feast is more amusing when you’re with your beer buds!

Until January, check out these photos from last year’s event to get your appetite and thirst going…fig butter coursebeef courseoyster coursebeer traysoup course