-Traditionally Inspired Ales for the 21st Century-

Sunday, July 25, 2010

distribution update..

currently in:

will be in by end of September:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stillwater Dinner at Birch & Barley DC!!

5 course Stillwater Artisanal Ales Dinner
@ Birch & Barley on Monday June 28.


Stateside Saison (cask) Chammomile
Stateside Saison (cask) French Oak / Dry hopped
Cellar Door (draft)
Cellar Door (cask) French Oak / Citra Dry hopped
Stillwater / Oliver Ales 'Channel-Crossing' (draft)
Stillwater / Voodoo collab. 'Jungle de Rus' (draft)
Red 33 (pin) a sour red blend - exclusive!

cost $76

Birch & Barley was named the association’s best new restaurant and, along with its upstairs sister bar ChurchKey, home to the “hottest restaurant bar scene.” (2010 Rammy Awards)

Have yet to see the menu yet, but knowing Birch and Barley is will be nothing short of spectacular! I will post more info as it becomes available.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

updated events.

5/20 - Cross Channel Collab release party @ Pratt St. Ale House
5/22 - Cellar Door debut @ Max's Taphouse

6/4 - Bella Vista Kick Off @ Devil's Den
6/5 - 12% Imports Beer Tasting and Pig Roast @ Theresa’s Cafe
6/6 - An evening with Stillwater Artisanal @ James
6/7 - Philly Suburban Kick Off @ TJ's
6/8 - 12% Imports event @ Capone’s
6/9 - An Evening of Rare Saison @ Hawthornes.
6/9 -
12% Imports event @ Eulogy
6/10 -
12% Imports event @ Devil’s Den
6/11 - Fermentation School @ Tria
6/12 -
12% Beer Dinner @ Hawthorne’s

6/13 - Santé Baltimore benefit for Kidney Foundation

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

cellar door.

over the ages the term 'cellar door' has numerously been referred to as the most beautiful term in the English language. upon setting out to create the first summer addition to the Stateside line up of ales; the feeling that almost instantly came to me was that of beauty & cleansing. many summer offerings tend to lack the complexity of their bigger, colder season counterparts; so my goal was to craft an ale of extreme balance with a delicate complexity that allows for contemplation while also providing quaffable refreshment. starting with a base of German wheat & pale malts this crisp slightly hazy foundation was then accented with a blend of Sterling & Citra hops providing a intricate blend of herbal grass & tangerine citrus flavors and aroma. to pull this all together and to complete the 'cleansing' aspect of my vision i gently finished the ale off with a touch of white sage, lending a mild earthy spice character to the blend. of course let's not forget our house saison yeast that brought all the elements together leaving a dry yet intricate finish.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Philly Beer Week

Our friends at Bella Vista and 12 Percent Imports have us quite busy for the week.. here is a preview of some of the upcoming events.

6/4 – Devil’s Den Bella Vista Kick Off
6/5 – 12% Imports Beer Tasting and Pig Roast @ Theresa’s Cafe
6/6 - An evening with Stillwater Artisanal @ James on 8th
6/7 – Philly Suburban Kick Off at TJ's
6/8 – 12% Imports event @ Capone’s
6/9 –
12% Imports event @ Eulogy
6/10 –
12% Imports event @ Devil’s Den
6/11 – Fermentation School @ Tria
6/12 –
12% Imports event @ Hawthorne’s

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

the happs..

ok, we been busy 'round these parts (and beyond) and have some pretty decent news to share.

first we have a collaboration dubbed the "Channel Crossing Series" with the Baltimore classic Oliver Ales; a project aimed to construct what we are considering calling a Belgian Bitter, or perhaps an ESB (Extra Special Belgian), or who knows what.. brewed on an old Pugsley system and pitched in open fermenters with our house saison strain (and thankfully a little slurry from our friends at the Brewers Art to help kick things in bit faster).. so far, so great and we have a very cool and actually quite educational release party planned for May 20th at the Pratt Street Ale House.

next up was a match making deal from our friends at Bella Vista Distribution in Philly. they asked (perhaps demanded) a collaborative effort with myself and Matt Allyn at the Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, PA. this turned out to be an completely epic day that started with a nearly 12 hour commute for myself and a brew day that resulted in multiple stuck mashes. all travel and delays aside it was great time spent with excellent company. the beer? yeah.. well, it's a wheat beer, but its quite dark and we decided to abuse a blender and added a bunch of pureed raisins, hibiscus, juniper, rose hips, and schisandra berries. excited.

so that's 2 collaborations, more Stateside including a new offering in the series called 'Cellar Door'. a beer that genuinely represents my view of refreshment; dry, crisp, citrus, grass, slightly herbal.. at least that's what the pilot batch i am sipping tastes like.

import series vol. 1 on the way.. 'of Love and Regret'.

we are growing and expanding! so as always, the ales can be found by contacting 12 Percent Imports.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

T-Shirts are here..

Shirts are in and available in a variety of colors and styles. Find them at upcoming Stillwater events & festivals or email stillwaterales (at) gmail . com to make other arrangements. word.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

TTB approve label for Import Series Vol. 1

"of Love and Regret"
A saison brewed with an array of spring botanicals and grassy hops to celebrate the season.
Art by the ever talented Lee Verzosa.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Philly Outlets

Devils Den
The P.O.P.E.
Hulmeville Inn
Grey Lodge Pub
Isaac Newtons
The Draught Horse Pub
The Sidecar Bar
Craft Beer Outlet
Resurrection Ale House
Village Whiskey

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stillwater Glassware

A side from a limited amount of give-a-ways this week at Frisco Grille and the Brewers Art. The Wine Source in Hampden has some for sale & they will be available at some upcoming festivals.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stillwater invades Philly!!

March 30 Tuesday - Stillwater @ the Devils Den 7pm-9pm
April 3rd Saturday - Stillwater @ Isaac Newtons 3-5pm then Hulmeville Inn 7pm-9pm
April 9 Friday - Stillwater @ Craft beer outlet (time tba) & Grey Lodge Pub 9pm-11pm

more to come..

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stateside MD / DC locations.



Church Key

Frisco Grille

Golden west

Grand Cru




Baltimore Taphouse

Judges Bench

Pizza P Georgetown

Brewers Art




Eddies liquors

Eddies of Roland park

Midway Liquors



Staples Corner



Wine Source

Wine World

Chevy Chase

Urban Cellars

Next Week…(on back order)

Wooden Keg

Ye Old Sprirt Shop

Village Pump

Perfect Pour

Franklin Brew

IM Wine


Whole Foods P Street

Wine Merchant




Quarry House

Olney Ale House

Hamilton Tavern


Jacks Bistro

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stateside hits MD & DC

Stateside hits MD & DC this week and next. The initial order from our distributor went in a flash and we are working to fill more. While this may mean a delay and or scarcity in territory expansion we can assure you that we will be ramping up production as soon as possible.

Here are a few upcoming events for MD / DC, stay posted for updates and also a listing of retail and bar/restaurant outlets!

3/11 Firkin night at Frisco Grille
3/15 DC launch at Churchkey
3/16 Max’s Tuesday Beer Social featuring Stateside
3/17 Stateside tapping at the Baltimore Tap House
3/19 Stateside tasting @ The Wine Source
3/20 SPBW Real Ale Fest @ Pratt Street Ale House
3/26 Stateside Firkin @ Alonso's
3/31 Frisco Grille "Pint Night" (although our glassware is not a pint)
4/1 Stateside event with glassware giveaway @ The Brewers Art
4/2 Stillwater tasting at Stateline Liquors
4/8 Stateside Firkin @ Metropolitan
4/24 City Paper Annual Beer Fest

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stateside packaged and coming to market mid-March.

"Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing."

Product info: Stateside Saison
Style: Saison, refermentation in bottle
Alcohol Content: 6.8%/vol
Format: 75cl bottle, 20L & ½ bbl kegs
Color: hazy gold; creamy white head
Tasting Notes: white wine, citrus, passionfruit, mild funk, dry, delicate bitterness

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stateside Debut.

We just wanted to thank everyone that came out over the weekend to Max's 6th Annual Belgian Fest and helping us drain the 3 inaugural casks of Stateside Saison. In fact on Friday we were one of the only beers to run out and the 2 casks on Saturday were gone by mid-day!

The response was tremendous and we can't wait for the official Mid-Atlantic launch of the product starting mid to late March.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stillwater to debut at Max's Belgian fest and TTB approves label.

We are honored to say that the official debut of Stillwater Artisanal Ales Batch #1 of "Stateside Saison" will debut on Saturday Feb. 13 at Max's Annual Belgian Fest (Baltimore, MD) in the form of 2 rare casks. One dry-hopped and another dry-hopped with french oak added.

Read more about the launch here:

Also today we received news from the TTB that the label is officially approved.

Art done by none other then tattoo artist Leeroy Verzosa from Ghost Town Odditorium in Ellicott City, MD.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

30bbl in the tank.

Last week Brian kicked off the first double batch of Stateside Saison. Nearly 1 ton of European malts gave their lives for this inaugural batch, and fermentation is well underway.

Watch for draft to hit MD, DC, Philly, and NYC by late March. 750ml bottles will follow in select cities nationwide.

Release parties are in the works (contact if interested).

We'll be seeing you soon..