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 Ale – a light brown ale that’s nutty and malty; Amber Ale – a hoppy light copper colored ale; India Pale Ale – unfiltered, fruit, hoppy and a little bitter; Stout – very dark, with hints of coffee and malt; and the Dunkelweizen – six different malts make this Bavarian-styled hefeweizen have a rich flavor with almost no bitterness. For each glass ordered, 25 cents go to Ashland’s ScienceWorks School Program.
I visited the Standing Stone once, a number of years ago while in Ashland to see a play (Henry IV, Part I if I remember correctly). It was pretty decent, and I really like the fact that it’s within walking distance of everything else downtown (including the theaters).