Stephanie Inn Sojourn: North Coast Craft Ale Trail

Brewer’s Tour, Tasting and Beer Pairing Dinner with Public Coast Brewing Co.’s Brewer Will Leroux, and Stephanie Inn Dining Room Executive Chef, Aaron Bedard

Date:  May 10, 2018

Oregon’s North Coast has emerged as a magnet for craft brewers—but don’t let their laid back beach lifestyle fool you.  These brewers mean business, pouring their heart and soul into every tank. This day was  fun, tasty and informative as brewer Will Leroux, chief hops alchemist at Public Coast Brewing, took guests to meet his North Coast brewing brethren at Astoria’s Buoy Beer Co. and Pelican Brewing in Cannon Beach.

Brewer Will is a trained and accomplished Executive Chef and Brewer, whose hobbies include farming, foraging, beekeeping and wood working. As Head Brewer at Public Coast, his love of craft beer and years as a chef come to life in stand out flavor profiles.  “I love making beer for the people. Never fussy, just delicious and inspired by all the great Oregon ingredients I have at my fingertips.” – Brewer Will 

1-7 pm: 

1 pm:  Sojourns guests departed from the Stephanie Inn with Brewer Will and Executive Chef Aaron to our very own Public Coast Brewing Co. in Cannon Beach. Once there, they got hands-on insight into a day in the life of Brewer Will.

They tasted the People’s Pale, ’67 Blonde and Oswald IPA, all inspired by Oregon’s 363 miles of beautiful public coastline, for which the brewery is named. Guests tasted from the bright tanks, in fact, tasted just about anything they liked, including Brewer Will’s Barrel Aged beers and private reserves.

They then traveled 45 minutes North to Astoria, an 1856 river town where maritime relics and historic piers and canneries live alongside farm-fresh eateries and hills dotted with Victorian homes.   Astoria is also home to a hopping brewing scene–pun intended. Guests got a behind-the-tanks look at Buoy Beer Co. located on the Columbia River, and got to meet and taste with the Brewer.

Final stop: Back in Cannon Beach, they toured Pelican’s beautiful new brewery and sampled some small-batch beers with Brewer Coren Tradd. Pelican’s 20-year history as an Oregon favorite is matched only by the quality and diversity of their award-winning beers.

Back to the Inn by 6:00 pm.  

7:30 pm:  After some downtime, Sojourns participants gathered back in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room and enjoyed a Brewer-Chef Collaborative 5-course menu.  Each course inspired and perfectly paired with the malty, citrusy, hoppy flavor profiles of  Public Coast Brewing beers.

Public Coast Brewing Co.

This event has already occured.  Please email us at or call 888.974.9825 to learn more about our upcoming Sojourns experiences.


Prix-Fixe Menu, May 10, 2018

Organic Arugula Salad
Kingfisher Farms organic arugula, Public Coast IPA vinaigrette, spice-toasted pecans, Navel orange segments and shaved Parmesan.
Public Coast Brewing Co. O! Valencia Hazy  IPA

Beer Cheese Soup
Public Coast NW Red Ale and Cascade Creamery cheese
Public Coast Brewing Co. NW Red Ale

Raspberry Sorbet

Halibut Fillet
First-of-the-season halibut, charred asparagus risotto, Broccolini,
apple fennel salad and balsamic brown butter
Public Coast Brewing Co. ’67 Blonde Ale

Beer & Ice Cream Float
Vanilla duck egg ice cream with toasted Oregon hazelnuts and
a candy cap mushroom shortbread cookie
Public Coast Brewing Co. Sojourn Flavor Keg

5 Course Experience – $109
Gratuity not included, advance reservation required


Brewmaster Will at Public Coast Brewing Co.


Reservations and Cancellation Policy:

  • Stephanie Inn Sojourns can be reserved by calling the following number: 888.974.9825 or by emailing
  • Sojourns are for guests of the Inn only, and are for guests 21 and over.
  • Your reservation will be confirmed via a confirmation letter email from our front desk staff.
  • Sojourns are not included in the price of your room.
  • Cancellation policy: Due to the high demand for these intimate, small group experiences, guests will be charged for the full price at time of reservation for the Sojourn experience. A 30-day notice is required for cancellation of the Sojourn experience.  Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable.