Rogue Ales Releases 2018 Product Calendar

RogueHop_editedRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has come forward this week to unveil a 2018 Product Calendar boasting 13 Year-Round offerings, 9 Seasonals, and 10 Special Releases.

It appears that beer calendar season has caught a second wind as we kick off the week with a look at Rogue Ale’s 2018 Product Calendar.  The brewery’s full calendar is available below, but let’s go over a few highlights real quick.

That should cover most of the new releases, but there are still quite few beers left for you to find on the calendar below.  Give it a good look and settle in for another tasty year of beer from Rogue Ales in 2018.  Prost!

2018 Rogue Beer Calendar update

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Rogue Ales Gives Hazelnut Brown Nectar an Updated Look

H_Nut_Studio-2Rogue 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/

 

Rogue Ales Plans to Release Hazelutely Choctabulous, Candy Bar in a Bottle

hazelutely-roguedotcomRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently hit social media with the news that their fan-favorite blend lovingly known as Hazelutely Choctabulous will soon be released in bottles and on draft.

Hazelutely Choctabulous, an innocent idea dreamed up by brewery super-fans to mix two long-standing and respected brews from Rogue Ales, is a secret that can no longer be contained.  This 60/40 blend of Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Rogue Chocolate Stout has reached such a level of popularity that the brewery has decided to officially release it as a stand-alone offering in bottles and on draft.  For the full story on the beverage also known as “Candy Bar in a Bottle,” here is the full brewery description:

For years, our hardest core local fans have been drinking a blend of Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, they say it tastes like a chocolate candy bar.  We have taken these two absolutely fabulous beers and fused them together to create Hazelutely Choctabulous, dark and decadent with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish.  We’re thrilled to share our little secret with the world.

Rogue Ales has hinted that Hazelutely Choctabulous will be arriving soon, but an official release date has yet to be set (will update once we have that info) in January of 2017.  What is confirmed is that this offering will be available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at fine beer bars, restaurants and retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the brewery’s expansive distribution area.  The idea of a “Candy Bar in a Bottle” is sure to get the attention of many beer lovers out there, so stay vigilant and snag your bottle or pour when you see it.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hazelutely Choctabulous from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, January 2017
Style – Beer Blend, 60% Hazelnut Brown Nectar & 40% Rogue Chocolate Stout
ABV – 5.7% ABV
IBUs – 51
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/