Rogues Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently announced that they have once again collaborated with Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, Oregon) and are ready to introduce the craft beer community to Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale.
The unmistakable pink-painted bottles are back, and Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale arrives as the sixth installment in this doughnut-inspired beer series. For this release, the folks at Voodoo Doughnut and Rogue Ales decided to do a riff on the doughnut shop’s Grape Ape, “a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles.” The result is a 7.5% ABV Ale that is sure to be unlike any beer you have experienced before.
“Rogue approached us six years ago and wanted to make a beer that tasted like our doughnuts. After a lot of trial and error, we created Bacon Maple Ale and it’s been great ever since,” said Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut.
“The beer is fantastic. It’s got a great grape essence and doesn’t taste like cough syrup. It’s grape in a great way,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.
Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerilla officially hits shelves in November and will be available in serigraphed pink-painted 750ml bottles. Look for this one to show up at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the full distribution area of Rogue Ales. If you are a fan of wildly imaginative and extreme beers, this one should probably be on your radar this month. Prost!
Vital Information on Grape Guerrilla Ale from Rogue Ales and Voodoo Doughnut
Release – Specialty, November 2016
Style – Ale (with natural flavors added)
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 16
Inspirational Doughnut – Grape Ape from Voodoo Doughnut, a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles
Availability – Pink-painted 750ml bottles
Food Pairing – Desserts and doughnuts
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/