Ashland, Ore. – Visitors to Standing Stone Brewing Company in Ashland may have noticed a new face among the staff in the last few weeks. The local brewpub recently welcomed Scott Allen as the new general manager, a longtime Ashland resident and business owner with a multitude of hospitality experience and familiarity with Southern Oregon.
Allen joined the brewery in April after operating Allenorth Property Management in Ashland for eight years alongside his wife, Gina Allen. Citing admiration for Standing Stone’s mission of environmental stewardship, community involvement, and healthy lifestyle choices, Allen says the organization embodies many of the principles he, too, holds dear.
“When the opportunity to join Standing Stone presented itself, I felt honored,” says Allen. “I’ve always thought of Ashland as a magic place, and Standing Stone has continually felt like a key local business truly practicing the ideals of our town.”
Allen brings with him 14 years of experience with McMenamins Pubs & Breweries in the Portland area. His time with the Oregon City Pub, Rock Creek Tavern, and the Kennedy School Property has given him a measure of insight into “public house” environment, which he very much enjoys, Allen says.
Standing Stone’s established environmental sustainability standards have earned the brewery longtime local and regional recognition, including a recent listing as the #5 Best Green Company in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. Allen assures that customers can expect the same drive for producing great products with sustainable practices in mind at the brewpub.
“I see Standing Stone continuing to embrace the ideals of the last 18 years, as well as providing an ever-improving customer service experience along with our great food and beverage options. In this way, I hope to see the Standing Stone’s mission grow and thrive,” says Allen.
Standing Stone Brewing Company is located at 101 Oak Street in Ashland, Oregon. The brewpub makes beer on-site and is open 11am-midnight everyday with extensive outdoor dining and convenient bike parking out front. Allen welcomes guests of all ages to come enjoy views of mountains, the wood-fired oven or brew deck while gathering together over locally crafted food and beverages. ###
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