The Session #5: Atmosphere

This month’s Session is being hosted by the Hop Talk guys, and Atmosphere was the theme they came up with: So, we want to know about the “Atmosphere” in which you enjoy beer. Where is your favorite place to have a beer? When? With whom? Most importantly: Why? Weighty topic, and … Continue reading

Standing Stone Brewing Company

Standing Stone Brewing Company has the enviable position of being one of Ashland‘s (and Southern Oregon’s) only breweries, and is conveniently located in downtown Ashland, right in the heart of the shopping and theater district. The brewpub (and restaurant) is open 7 days a week, offers a full menu, and … Continue reading

Judgment Day

Judgment Day is another Lost Abbey monster (10.5% alcohol) made with raisins. It was the third and final bottle of Lost Abbey I opened for our friends this last weekend. Appearance: Very deep red, approaching brown. Smell: Unfortunately, I didn’t record aroma notes. Obviously we’d been through a few beers … Continue reading


Took the weekend off to travel down to Ashland to take in a play and just generally relax. We did visit Standing Stone Brewing Company and I had their samplers (no meals), but I notice that southern Oregon generally doesn’t have much in the way of breweries. The other one … Continue reading