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Beer of the Day: Noble Stout

Our final brew in the Beer of the Day series for American Craft Beer Week is Noble Stout. This dark, rich beer boasts the flavors and body of the Steel Cut Stout with a hearty dose of cold-brewed Mokha Java blend from Noble Coffee Roasting in Ashland, Oregon.noble pour

Noble Coffee is a local award-winning coffee roasting company just down the street from Standing Stone. All their coffees are organic and sourced through fair trade relationships, often meaning the owners travel directly to coffee-growing regions to see the coffee beans being picked first-hand. We admire Noble’s commitment to quality and social responsibility, and we’re proud to feature their delicious product in our brewery.

About the Beer

Noble Stout blends the silky smooth mouthfeel of Steel Cut Stout with rich Mokha Java coffee. You’ll enjoy roasted coffee aroma and delicate sweetness with balanced espresso, dry cherry and dark chocolate flavor, and a hint of spice. 5.1% abv

Malt

  • Organic Two-Row
  • Organic Munich
  • Organic Crystal 60

    Larry leading the nationwide toast for American Craft Beer Week

    Larry leading the nationwide toast for American Craft Beer Week

  • Organic Chocolate
  • Organic Carapils
  • Organic Roasted Barley
  • Oats

Hops

  • Bittering = Nugget
  • Aroma/Flavor = Crystal and Goldings

Coffee

  • Cold-press Organic Mokha Java from Noble Coffee Roasting (origins: Ethiopia and Java)

Food Pairing Suggestions

This combination of beer and coffee makes a great all-day treat. Check out our brewer Larry Chase in the local news discussing the delicious reasons to pair Noble Stout with doughnuts in the morning. Or, try a pint with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fun and entertaining dessert. We also love this beer with a big, juicy burger, like the Black & Blue Burger from our menu.

Take advantage of this featured brew on Sunday and savor a pint with egg dishes or dessert for a brunch-time indulgence. Happy last day of American Craft Beer Week, and we invite you to celebrate with us again next May – Cheers!

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Beer of the Day: Steel-Cut Stout

American Craft Beer Week is entering its final weekend but not before we feature a few more of our speciality craft ales in our Beer of the Day series. Today we take a look at the dark side: Steel-Cut Oatmeal Stout.

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Espresso-like and dark as a starless night on Grizzly Peak, stouts have a long history in the brewing world. The first “stout porters” were brewed in England in the early 18th century. At that time, stout was used to describe any beer that was strong or hearty. The term “stout porter” was later shortened to stout to describe the dark ales popular with street and river porters in London, and Guinness of Ireland began using the term in the early 1800s when it started exporting its first beers to England.

About the Beer

As the name implies, our Steel-Cut Oatmeal Stout is brewed with 100 pounds of oats to provide a silky smooth mouthfeel. Opaque black and nearly impenetrable by light, ours has notes of roasted coffee aroma followed by espresso and chocolate flavors. 5.1% abv, 30 ibu

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Malt

  • Two-Row
  • Roasted Barley
  • Munich
  • Crystal-60
  • Chocolate
  • Carapils
  • Rolled Oats

Hops

  • Bittering=Organic Magnum
  • Aroma=Organic Golding

Food Pairing

Due to their malty sweetness and creamy nature, stouts complement a variety of foods. But they are bold enough to stand up to grilled foods like our lamb-pita or our own farm-raised steaks. And while stouts are dark (really dark!) they are “lighter” in body and even calories. Our Steel-Cut Stout makes a great lunchtime beer with an abv of just over 5 percent.

Stouts also make the perfect dessert beer. Try pairing one with chocolate to bring out the flavors of the beer, or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and make a stout float! The creamy mouthfeel of the ice-cream and the stout are a match made in heaven!

Beer of the Day and American Craft Beer Week wrap up tomorrow with twist on this classic ale: Noble Stout.