Brewing Beer for a Cause – Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Chocolate Orange Milk Stout

Stable Craft Brewing has teamed up with our local Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and produced a delicious beer just for them! A one of a kind Orange Chocolate Milk Stout.



The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and our awesome brewer Chris Fann have crafted a collaboration beer you don’t want to miss! The Chocolate Orange Milk Stout is at 5.8% ABV which makes it a very drinkable milk stout. They added tons of sweet orange peel and organic cocoa nibs added to both the boil and the fermenter. You will notice big notes of chocolate and orange on the nose, and a creamy, thick, mouthfeel with tons of orange and chocolate in the taste. The flavors are paired perfectly as to not overwhelm your palate in the finish.

The color of hunger awareness is orange … oranges are delicious…why not put it in a beer? A few staff members from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank were stoked to come out to the farm and team up with our brewer Chris Fann. They helped all day to brew a beer made specifically for them. Chris took a pilot version of our chocolate milk stout and added a scrumptious twist of sweet oranges and cocoa into the mix.

This beer will be released Thursday Dec. 8th 2016 and Stable Craft will donate $1 per pint of that beer to the food bank until the keg is kicked! Why not drink beer while helping out a wonderful cause for your community?


Ugly Sweater Benefit: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank


Help Us Give Back to Our Neighbors
Join Us for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s Ugly Sweater Benefit Party

Christmas is such a giving time of the year. We all like spread the holiday cheer – by volunteering, donating time or money, giving gifts, or just spreading holiday joy with kindness. Some people might also say that having a delicious brew in hand helps them spread this holiday cheer! However you celebrate the notion of giving back during the holiday season, we here at Stable Craft have figured out a way to wrap all of that up into one big box with a 2 week-long canned food drive and great lineup of entertaining evenings to make giving back to the local community a fun affair.

We will top off the end of the week with a celebration in the form of an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

  • Nov 30-Dec 14 2016: Canned Food Drive (donate canned items & SCB will match $1 for every can)
  • Wed | December 7 (6-8pm): Yoga with Sarah B (pay-what-you-will with proceeds going to the BRAFB) afterwards stay for our Steal the Glass Night and take home a commemorative SCB holiday mug.
  • Wed | December 7 (4-9pm): Steal the Glass Night – Take home a commemorative Holiday mug for every beverage purchased.
  • Thurs | December 8 (4-9pm): Locally infamous Alex Arbaugh playing from 6-9 pm. Jam out to your favorite tunes. Enjoy our small batch beer release that the BRAFB employees helped brew! For every pint sold of that small batch beer, we will again, donate $1 to BRAFB.
  • Fri | December 9 (4-10pm): Ugly Sweater Christmas Benefit. Orme Storm will be here jamming out and you could win a prize for having the UGLIEST CHRISTMAS SWEATER in the Tasting Room (start planning that ugly sweater now)! There will door prizes and Stable Craft Beers will be flowing. Our Go Green Go Local food menu is designed to keep you happy with lots of farm fresh selections. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening all the while giving back to area families.
  • The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides food to families across 8 cities and 25 counties, supplying 210 food pantries and 114,000 residents in our local community. Support local. Help our community. Come out. Have fun. Feel good about volunteering YOUR evening December 9th to help support such a great cause.

    Support local. Help our community. Come out. Have fun. Feel good about volunteering YOUR evening, December 9th, to help support such a great cause. We look forward to seeing you here!