ASHLAND, OR – Standing Stone Brewing Company of Ashland, OR recently released its summer seasonal Hefeweizen and a specialty ale, “Midsummer Dream.” Listed below are descriptions and specifications on each brew.
Standing’s Stone’s Hefeweizen is a top fermented Bavarian-style wheat beer, true to tradition. It’s unfiltered, resulting in a hazy gold color matching summer’s late afternoon rays. This craft beer offers aromas and flavors of clove and banana. It’s highly carbonated for a refreshing mouthfeel Standing’s Stone’s 2010 Hefeweizen garnered a gold award in the Lallemand Brain of Brewers contest in 2010. Brewmaster Larry Chase promises this year’s batch is just as good or even better. 6.0% abv
Organic Magnum for bittering
Organic Saaz for flavor/aroma
Midsummer Dream is named in honor of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, This ale offers a bright yellow color matching summer’s rays and a very light body. It’s a session-style craft beer with a lower alcohol content, making it the perfect choice to sip on the season’s long afternoons. It’s no lightweight when it comes to flavor, imparting a distinct cracker-like malt character with spicy and floral nuances from the blend of Cascade and Centennial hops. Due to fermentation at a lower temperature (62F) than our other ales, this beer has a crisp, dry finish much like a pilsner. 4.9% abv
Organic Crystal 15
Bittering = Centennial
Flavor/Aroma = Centennial and Cascade