Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has announced that its long-standing Hazelnut Brown Nectar will begin wearing some newly redesigned artwork at the start of the New Year.
Brewed as an “Oregon twist on a classic European Brown Ale”, Hazelnut Brown Nectar was originally created by “Chris Studach, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier’s friend and fellow homebrewer, for the 1993 American Homebrewers Association dinner.” The beer’s “hazelnut aroma, . . . rich nutty flavor and . . . smooth malty finish” was a hit and quickly earned it fan-favorite status as a part of Rogue’s Year-Round portfolio.
Hazelnut Brown Nectar’s artwork has always featured an image of Studach to recognize his role in developing the recipe, but the folks at Rogue have decided that now is the time to streamline the label’s look with an image more indicative of what is inside the container. The updated design now features “a hand-drawn cracked hazelnut” to cut down on any confusion. Despite the change, “each can, bottle and package is dedicated to Chris Studach” and the nectar inside remains the same.
“It was time for a new look. We went with hazelnuts on the label to better convey what the product is,” said Rogue Creative Director Hagen Moore about the 5-time GABF winning beer. “The nut is cracked to reveal the nectar inside.”
Hazelnut Brown Nectar’s updated artwork will officially begin hitting shelves on January 1, 2018. As always, you can find this Year-Round offering available in 22 oz. bottles, 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
Release – Year-Round
Style – Brown Ale
ABV – 5.6%
IBUs – 33
Malts – 2-Row, Munich, C15, C75, C120, Brown, & Kiln Coffee; Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops
Added Ingredients – Hazelnut extract
Yeast – Pacman
Availability – 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/