Monthly Archives: June 2004

Review of Standing Stone Brewing

A review of the Standing Stone Brewing Company in Ashland, Oregon appeared today online here on Let’s talk about the beer for a minute. The small batches, ten barrels at a time, are handcrafted at the brewery. There are stainless steel tanks and some equipment at the front of the establishment. But, unlike some brew-pubs, Standing Stone doesn’t smell like brewing things. They brew six beers: Hefeweizen- a light-colored unfiltered wheat ale; Nut Brown … Continue reading →

Stone Brewing Company Plans Expansion

From Stone Brewing Company, brewer of the great Arrogant Bastard Ale, plans to build a $10 million brewery in Escondido’s new business park. The 50,000-square-foot facility, scheduled to open late next year in the Escondido Research and Technology Center, will make it possible for the brewery to produce six times as much beer as it does now, said Stone co-founder and CEO Greg Koch. Known for its Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone is the largest … Continue reading →

McMenamin’s in Bend

McMenamins is on track to open the Old St. Francis School here, on November 15, 2004. Seems like we’ve been hearing about this for years, but this time it’s the real deal. (I hope.) has an article on the opening. This paragraph is noteworthy: Gathering of stories, photos and memorabilia is currently under way to supply the artists with subject matter, as well as for documenting the school’s seven decades of experiences. Anyone interested … Continue reading →

Bend Brew Fest

The Bend Brew Fest is kicking off this year at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, on Saturday, August 21. Excellent! Not quite a contender with the awesome Oregon Brewers Festival, but very cool nonetheless. From the Les Schwab Amphitheater Events page: On Saturday, August 21st over 20 Pacific Northwest brewers will present over 40 craft beers for public tasting at the Les Schwab Amphitheater for the first annual Bend Brew Fest. Event hours are Noon to … Continue reading →