Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has announced that Yellow Snow, the brewery’s Winter Seasonal, will be given new life this year as a Pilsner brewed with Oregon spruce tips.
Previously released for over a decade as an India Pale Ale, Yellow Snow is back this year rockin’ a new look and style. To give the beer a character more fitting of its winter theme, the folks at Rogue Ales decided to brew this year’s Yellow Snow as “a refreshing new pilsner made with Oregon spruce tips.” This results in a 5.5% ABV Pilsner that sports bubblegum notes and “slight resinous, citrusy nuances” from the added spruce.
“We’ve brewed Yellow Snow IPA for the past 15 years, but this year we decided to make a beer reminiscent of our Pacific Northwest winters,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce. “So, we created a crisp pilsner made with spruce tips from our own backyard and then canned it for enjoyment outside.”
Yellow Snow Pilsner launches this month and will be hanging around through February 2018. You can find this newly updated Seasonal release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Yellow Snow Pilsner from Rogue Ales
Release – Seasonal, November 2017 – February 2018
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 19
Malts – Weyerman Pils & Carabelge
Hops – Perle & Sterling
Yeast – Czech Pils Yeast
Added Ingredients – Oregon Spruce Tips
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/