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Standing Stone Brewing Company

Standing Stone Brewing Company
Standing Stone Brewing Company

What a beautiful sunny day for a beer flight here at Standing Stone Brewing Company! Standing Stone occupies the historic Whittle Garage in downtown Ashland, Oregon. Ashland happens to be the #1 town to live and work as a filmmaker according to Movie Maker Magazine, and is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

Ashland is absolutely gorgeous, and so is this little brewpub right in the heart of town. As for beers? All are made with 90% organic/local ingredients, including from their very own farm a mile down the road – now that is farm-to-bottle California fresh craft beer!

The Whittle Garage only cost $6K to construct in 1925 but the Amarotico family spent 100x that amount (inflation, much?!) transforming the once blank slate into its current warm, post industrial form in 1997. Serious craftsmanship abounds around the brewery. Here’s where Standing Stone makes their delicious and nutritious brewskis!

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Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery! We are in the brewery big leagues now! Any self respecting Pacific Northwest beer quest deserves a stop in Portland, Oregon (a.k.a., Beertopia or Beervana)!

Deschutes Brewery Portland
Deschutes Brewery Portland

It truly is Beer Heaven out here. Portland is home to more breweries (and strip clubs) per capita than any other American City! Seriously though, we love it here at Deschutes Brewery, located in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. The Pearl District is a bustling hub of galleries, shops and of course brewhouses (more opening up each monty)! Oh hoppy day!

Mount Hood is featured prominently throughout Deschutes Brewery’s Portland brewpub. Here is a beautiful example of hand crafted beer art!

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Oakshire Brewing

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The Oregon Beer Trail continues at Oakshire Brewing, a 15 barrel brewery and public house that began in 2006 when home brewing brothers Jeff and Chris Althouse went pro. Some of the finest craft beer Eugene, Oregon has to offer can be drank at Oakshire!

Our beer flight on deck for today includes Line (Rye IPA), Ride Your Bike (Double Red Ale), Overcast Espresso Stout (an amazing breakfast beer in our experience!) and Madame Blu (bourbon barrel aged blueberry Berlinerweisse). Cheers!

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Ninkasi Brewing Company

Ninkasi Brewing Company
Ninkasi Brewing Company

Ninkasi Brewing Company – what an incredible experience! Ninkasi of course is the ancient Sumerian Goddess of Fermentation. We all knew that, right?!

Ninkasi Brewing was founded much later, in 2006, after Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd met at a local Eugene, Oregon bottle shop and pondered, “What would you do if you could open your own brewery?” How relatable! Thank you fine sirs for bringing such wonderful beer into the world and emphasizing the origin and symbiosis of beer and civilization! Ninkasi Brewing Company is a must stop on the Oregon Beer Trail!

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Beer time at Ninkasi Brewing! Total Domination IPA (their first brew and still a winner), Oatis (Oatmeal Stout), Quantum (Pale Ale), Tripel (Belgian Style Tripel Ale), Maiden the Shade (summer style IPA), Dawn of the Red (India Red Ale), Tricerahops (Double IPA), Wunderbier (Kolsch), Vanilla Oatis and last but not least Boss Hopp IPA. This. Is. Awesome.

Beer flight at Ninkasi Brewing – who could ask for anything more?

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Ninkasi Brewing produced these marvellous gates in their own on premise metal shop. They’re so awesome that Sierra Nevada Brewing Company commissioned Ninkasi to manufacture new gates for their brewery down in Chico, California!

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Here is one of the centrifuges at Ninkasi Brewing!

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We’ve always wondered how Ninkasi Brewing cleans all their old kegs – this here machine does just that all day long!

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We highly recommend the free brewery tour at Ninkasi Brewing!

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Ninkasi Brewing’s Eugene brewhouse is a true work of beer art in itself!

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Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. Cave Junction

Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. was launched as Steelhead Brewery in 1990 by Jerry and Bertha Miller – you gotta love a good ‘ol family brewing team! Today they run five locations, have dropped the Steelhead name and happen to make a wicked awesome taco pizza! Perfect pitstop on any beer quest.

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