Rogue Ales Introduces Côtes du Rogue Sour Blonde Ale

cotes_du_rogue_sour_blonde_moc_up_trimmed_top-175x595Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Côtes du Rogue Sour Blonde, the brewery’s first-ever mixed culture, barrel-aged sour, in May 2020.

Arriving as the first release in Rogue’s new “series of limited, foeder-aged, sour beers to get your taste buds tingling,” Côtes du Rogue is a mixed culture Sour Blonde Ale that is “tart, with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot.” Coming in at 7.1% ABV, Côtes du Rogue is “smooth, bright and extremely satisfying.”

“Innovation and creating new, unique products are at the forefront of everything we do,” states Rogue President, Dharma Tamm. “We’ve really wanted to create more traditional sour beers so last year we invested in three foeders and have made our Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery the official Rogue souring house. We are thrilled to introduce Côtes du Rogue as our first barrel-aged sour beer and can’t wait to continue experimenting with this popular style.”

 

“Côtes du Rogue was a beer years in the making. It all started several years ago, when we caught a wild yeast strain from the open air of the Yaquina Bay,” says Danny Connors, Rogue Innovation Brewer. “We cultivated the strain, along with 5 common varieties in 16 barrels, selecting and blending the best of them to form our house mixed culture. With this unique culture we’ve created a series of limited, foeder-aged, sour beers to get your taste buds tingling and Côtes du Rogue is the first in that series.”

Côtes du Rogue Sour Blonde is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 500ml bottles (only 350 cases available in the world) and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Côtes du Rogue Sour Blonde from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series; May 2020
Style – Sour Blonde Ale
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 5
Case Count – 350 cases available in the world
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales Releases 2020 Product Release Calendar

Cherry_Choctabulous_22oz_BottleBeer calendar season keeps chuggin’ right along, and this week we are getting into the 2020 Product Release Calendar from Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon).

Just as we do with all brewery release calendars around here, we have posted Rogue’s 2020 Product Release Calendar in its entirety below for you to absorb at your own convenience.  With that said, we would like to highlight a few of the exciting new releases the brewery has in store for all of us this year . . . so, let’s get at it:

  • Dreamland American Lager will join Rogue’s Year-Round lineup in 2020.  Dreamland is a simple, crisp lager for year-round crushing from which a portion of the proceeds will go toward building skateparks around the world.
  • Rogue’s Experimental Ales Series will consist of the following three offerings in 2020: Cherry Choctabulous  | November 2019 – February 2020 – Sweet aromas of chocolate and cherry are prevalent on the nose, the initial hit of cherry gives way to dark chocolate that fills out the mid palate, finishing with one last blast of cherry before ultimately resigning with the slightly bitter bite of dark chocolate (8.4% ABV); Shavasana | March – June – This Imperial Blonde Ale brewed with granola, coconut and sweet oats features delicious, subtle spice flavors making it the perfect cool-down beer (8% ABV); and Pineapple Party Punch | July – October – An Imperial Hazy IPA that is reminiscent of our favorite tropical drink, the Pina Colada, and is bursting with pineapple, coconut and tropical hop flavors (8.75% ABV).  All three offerings will be available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.
  • Newport Nights will be available February through May as a part of the brewery’s Hop Head Trio Series. This Imperial IPA opens with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine followed by an atom bomb of pine and grapefruit, ultimately delivering a monstrous hop punch that is surprisingly smooth.  ABV – 9.8%
  • Newport Daze, the counterpart to Newport Nights, will fill the March – June slot in Rogue’s Sessionable 6-Pack Series. This sessionable Hazy Pale Ale gives off aromas of pineapple & stone fruit, features tangerine & peach flavors and finishes slightly sweet and very smooth.  ABV – 5%
  • The brewery’s Barrel-Aged lineup will see the addition of Cotes du Rogue Sour Blonde in April.  This limited-edition Sour Blonde is part of a foeder-aged sour series. It offers a tart flavor with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot.  ABV – 7.1% ABV

That covers all the notes that we wanted to pass along, but there is still quite a bit of information left for you to check out on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get yourself properly prepared for all the goodness headed your way from Rogue Ales in 2020.  Prost!

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