Standing Stone Brewing Company is joining breweries around the country in recognizing American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), presented by the Brewers Association. From May 12-18th, beer lovers everywhere will toast the nation’s craft beer during the ninth annual celebration. With more than 2,800 small and independent craft breweries and hundreds more popping up across the country every year, the observance of ACBW is greater than ever before. Across all 50 states, craft beer lovers, breweries, wholesalers and retailers will celebrate the culture and community of craft beer.
At Standing Stone, the festivities kick off Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm with the ACBW Proclamation delivered by Ashland Mayor John Stromberg. During the gathering Standing Stone will be joined by Brandon Overstreet of Swing Tree Brewing in Ashland to present a collaboration beer in celebration of ACBW. Both breweries will serve the Belgian saison- style ale, brewed with three malted grains, Szechuan and white peppercorns, and fresh orange peel.
“Craft brewing is unique because of the camaraderie brewers have in helping each other,” says Chase, who is also a board member for the Brewers Association. “Collaboration beers are a great way to learn from each other and have fun brewing.”
Standing Stone is featuring a special beer & food pairing platter for the week, including a sampler of all their beers on tap. In addition, the brewpub will host a guided five course pairing for the finale on Sunday, May 18th at 3pm. The tasting event is $25 per person and guests are led through a handful of combinations that highlight complementing, matching and contrasting flavors in beer and food.
For those planning to attend celebrations throughout the week, the Brewers Association encourages participants to take “selfies” with craft beer using #ACBW to post across social media platforms. Find an expanded list of U.S. beer weeks and look for participating breweries and updates on the ACBW Facebook page.
About Standing Stone Brewing Company
This family-owned, full-service brewpub in Ashland, OR is committed to craft beers, fine food, a positive dining experience, employees, community and sustainability. SSBC offers its own freshly brewed handcrafted ales and lagers, made at the brewery in ten-barrel batches using over 95% local and/or organic ingredients. Local and organic foods are a focus on the menu, including meat and eggs from their own One Mile Farm, and the SSBC has been recognized widely for its accomplishments in environmental sustainability, employee practices and support of the community.
About Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.