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 promises to be fun, tasty and informative as brewer Will Leroux, chief hops alchemist at Public Coast Brewing, takes you 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 depart from the Stephanie Inn with Brewer Will and Executive Chef Aaron to our very own Public Coast Brewing Co. in Cannon Beach. Once there, you’ll you get hands-on insight into a day in the life of Brewer Will. Learn about the chemistry and science behind flavor profiles, and how you can use food to enhance flavors in beer, and vice versa.

Taste 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. Taste from the bright tanks, in fact, taste just about anything you’d like, including Brewer Will’s Barrel Aged beers and private reserves. Delicious bites from the Public Coast menu accompany the tour.

Travel 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. You’ll get a behind-the-tanks look at Buoy Beer Co. located on the Columbia River, and get to meet and taste with the Brewer.

Final stop: Back in Cannon Beach, we’ll tour Pelican’s beautiful new brewery and sample 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.  Dinner at 7:30 pm – see below.

7:30pm:  After some downtime, Sojourns participants will gather back in the Stephanie Inn Dining Room and enjoy 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.

Reservations are now open for this exclusive experience. Price will be announced soon. Limited to 10 participants. Please email us at or call 888.974.9825 to reserve your spot and hear when pricing is announced.

Note, the 5-course Brewer’s pairing dinner menu can be experienced separately in the dining room that evening, without participating in the Brewery Tour excursion.



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.