A Taste of Oregon - SAVOR 2012 Private Tasting Salon
Oregon’s agricultural community produces 225-plus different products, something that
Oregon brewers certainly find advantageous when sourcing ingredients. Oakshire Brewing
from Eugene and Standing Stone Brewing from Ashland will present beers that they have
made from local ingredients and pair these beers with locally produced cheese from Rogue
Creamery in Central Point.
Leading the Oakshire tasting is Matt Van Wyk, brewmaster for the microbrewery. Matt will
showcase a sour framboise made with Oregon raspberries and aged in pinot noir barrels
from an Oregon winery. He will also debut a beer produced with 100% Oregon-grown barley
Mingling with Matt will be Larry Chase, brewmaster for Standing Stone Brewing Co. Larry
will feature I ? Oregon Ale, a beer brewed with 100% Oregon-grown barley and hops
from both the Willamette and Rogue Valleys. The Rogue Valley hops are grown organically
just two miles from the brewery. Larry is also looking forward to the debut of a mystery
beer that he will share with you. To go along with the beers, look for cheeses produced
by the well known Rogue Creamery, located a short 20 miles from Standing Stone Brewing.
Larry Chase is a 15-year brewing veteran, having created beers for most of that time in
the Midwest. Since his move to Oregon two years ago, he brought medals and a cash award
for lab equipment to Standing Stone in the Brain of Brewers contest.
Matt is a beer industry veteran with 12 years of experience and numerous national
accolades, including 2006 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewpub Brewmaster of the
Year. Upon joining Oakshire he won a GABF Silver Medal for the brewery’s Overcast