Rogue Ales Adds Raspberry Tartlandia to Seasonal Lineup

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Raspberry Tartlandia in May 2021.

Developed to serve as an “homage to [Rogue’s] home in Oregon . . . [and] the culinary wonderland that is Portland,” Raspberry Tartlandia is a Gose-style Ale “brewed with raspberry, coriander and hand-harvested salt from Newport’s Yaquina Bay.” Coming in at a refreshing 4.9% ABV, Raspberry Tartlandia is “a flavor-packed experience, just like visiting Portland, that’ll make you want to move there or thank your lucky stars that you already have.”

“Rogue headquarters have been located on the Oregon Coast for over thirty years and Newport means so much to us,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing & Creative. “We are constantly getting inspiration from our surroundings and the people nearby. In fact, Raspberry Tartlandia is brewed with salt that we hand harvested from the Yaquina Bay in our backyard and is inspired by a beer that we brewed with Chris Rogers to celebrate the Oregon Coast Community College’s independent accreditation.”

“While our headquarters are located on the Oregon Coast, Portland also plays a huge role in our identity and this beer is an ode to the culinary wonderland that is Portland,” adds Moore. “Raspberry Tartlandia is an outrageously delicious combination of raspberry juiciness, sea salt and refreshing tartness. Each sip is a flavor-packed experience, much like visiting the food mecca that is Portland.”

Raspberry Tartlandia will debut in May and is scheduled to hang around through August 2021. You can expect to find this new Seasonal available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans 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 Raspberry Tartlandia from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal; May – August 2021
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 9
Ingredients – Pilsner, Pale Wheat, Coriander, Hand-Harvested Yaquina Bay Sea Salt, Raspberry Concentrate & Marionberry Concentrate
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales Releases 2021 Product Calendar

Beer calendar season keeps on rolling and this week we start things off with a look at the 2021 Product Calendar from Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon).

Just as we do with all release calendars around here, we have posted Rogue’s 2021 Product Calendar in its entirety below for you to examine at your own convenience. With that said, there are quite a few new goodies we would like to point first, so let’s knock that out real quick:

  • Rogue is kicking off 2021 by adding Colossal Claude Imperial IPA to its Year-Round Lineup. Colossal Claude is a Northwest Imperial IPA that offers citrus and floral hop aromas on the nose and finishes a touch on the bitter side with plenty of soft pine and resinous hoppy notes. ABV – 8.2%
  • Shakespeare Stout will go NITRO in 2021. The addition of nitro to this classic oatmeal stout adds an intense depth of flavor that creates the perfect balance of rolled oats, roasted barley and malt sweetness. One of Rogue’s original beers, this stout has earned the most awards and highest ratings of any of their beers. Shakespeare Stout Nitro will be available Year-Round beginning in mid-January. ABV – 5.7%
  • Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (13.5% ABV), an Imperial Stout aged for 9 months in handmade Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age the popular Dead Guy Whiskey, will return for a limited time in February and this year it is bringing a variant with it: Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout Finished in Chipotle Whiskey Barrels (13.9% ABV) – A unique twist on the traditional Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, the chipotle version is finished in barrels previously used to age Rogue’s Chipotle Whiskey.
  • Raspberry Tartlandia will join Rogue’s Seasonal lineup in 2021. This gose is brewed with raspberries and sea salt that was hand harvested from the Yaquina Bay in Rogue’s backyard. Available May – August.
  • Jam Sesh, a Strawberry Ale made with Oregon fruit & locally made up-cycled organic bread, will also make its Seasonal debut in 2021. Available September – December.
  • Rogue’s Cotes du Rogue Foeder-aged Sour Series will see three new Limited Releases in 2021: Cotes du Rogue Sour Blonde with Fruit, a Sour Blonde that offers a tart flavor with hints of oak, lemon, vanilla and apricot (April); Cotes du Rogue Sour Kriek, a foeder-aged sour beer with cherries (release date TBD); and Cotes du Rogue Oud Bruin, a foeder-aged sour brown ale that is tart and satisfying (release date TBD).
  • Rogue is also updating packaging in 2021. Honey Kolsch and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, two longtime fan-favorites, will both have eye-catching new can designs in the new year. Shakespeare Stout Nitro, Double Chocolate Stout, Pumpkin Patch Ale and Dead ‘N’ Dead will all be available in a new 16 oz. 4-pack can format. Rogue’s award-winning package designs are all created in house.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our 2021 products,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “We are adding Colossal Claude, a monstrous, flavor-forward, Imperial IPA, to our core year-round lineup. Some of our favorite beers are getting a new look and we’re brewing some really fantastic seasonal products and limited-time offerings. 2021 will also be our first year with a nationwide 12-pack variety pack, which includes Dead Guy, Dreamland Lager, Newport Daze and Batsquatch. This is something our fans have asked about for years and we’re excited to see this variety pack on shelves across the country!”

That should cover all the brews we wanted to bring to your attention, but there are still quite a few tasty beers left for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a good look and get ready for the great year ahead with Rogue Ales. Prost!

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Rogue Ales Adds Colossal Claude Imperial IPA to Year-Round Lineup

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that Colossal Claude will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio on January 1, 2021.

Named after the mythical sea monster rumored to lurk in the waters near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Oregon Coast, Colossal Claude is an Imperial India Pale Ale loaded down with Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata hops. Weighing in at 8.2% ABV and 75 IBUs, Colossal Claude “offers citrus and floral hop aromas on the nose and finishes a touch on the bitter side with plenty of soft pine and resinous hoppy notes.”

“As our newest Imperial IPA, Colossal Claude is an incredibly exciting addition to our family,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “This monstrous brew is full of hops and packs a punch worthy of the most awesome monster living off the coast of Newport. Colossal Claude completes Rogue’s year-round IPA portfolio, which also includes Batsquatch Hazy IPA and Outta Line West Coast IPA.

“It’s been a few decades since a Colossal Claude sighting has been reported, but we’re fairly certain the massive sea monster has been laying low off the coast of his favorite brewery,” says Joel Shields, Rogue Brewmaster. “Word has it that after years of terrifying sailors and feasting on salmon he acquired a taste for hops. So we brewed this Imperial IPA with a colossal dose of Cascade, Chinook, Citra and Strata hops in hope of coaxing Claude out to join us for a pint.”

Colossal Claude will debut at the start of January 2021 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offfering available at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Colossal Claude from Rogue Ales

Release – Year-Round; launching January 1, 2021
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Cascade, Chinook, Citra & Strata
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 19.2 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Breaks Out the Peppermint Bark for 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of the 2020 edition of its Santa’s Private Reserve, a Peppermint Bark Milk Stout, in November.

Brewed to be the “full package and . . . to brighten up even the worst days of winter,” this year’s Santa’s Private Reserve is a Milk Stout that has been dosed with “refreshing peppermint and velvety dark chocolate [to] taste like the holidays in a glass.” Coming in at 8.34% ABV, Santa’s Private Reserve is a “rich and warm stout [that] is a confectioner’s dream and a must for any holiday celebration.”

“Santa’s vision for this year’s Private Reserve came to him in the candy cane forest where he was busy harvesting peppermint bark to make one of his favorite treats,” says Rogue Brewmaster, Joel Shields. “He called us and ecstatically blurted out, ‘Peppermint bark milk stout!’ We knew exactly what he meant and got right to work brewing up our 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve. Santa was elated with the results, and we think you will be too.”

“I always look forward to my annual trip to Newport, Oregon to brew our annual Santa’s Private Reserve,” says Santa Claus. “This year’s Peppermint Bark Milk Stout is a real treat that pairs perfectly with my favorite sugar cookies.”

The 2020 installment of Santa’s Private Reserve is rolling out this month and is scheduled to hang around through December. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 750ml bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for 2020 Santa’s Private Reserve from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited; November – December 2020
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 8.34%
IBUs – 26
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales Adds Pineapple Party Punch Hazy IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Pineapple Party Punch in October 2020.

Crafted to be “reminiscent of [Rogue’s] favorite tropical drink, the Piña Colada,” Pineapple Party Punch is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale “bursting with pineapple, coconut, and bright hop flavors.” Clocking in at 8.4% ABV and 40 IBUs, Pineapple Party Punch is a “flavorful brew [that] will help you keep the summer vibes going all year long.”

“This year has been challenging to say the least,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “Vacations have been cancelled, weddings postponed, concerts silenced and life as we knew it has been paused. But we have been reminded of the joy in the simplicity of sipping on a beer in your backyard. Enter Pineapple Party Punch, a beer that’s ideal for sipping at home but will make you think you’re on a tropical escape. Crack one open, close your eyes and from the opening surge of pineapple and citrus to the smooth, sweet coconut finish, you’ll swear you’re kicked back with your toes in the sand.”

Pineapple Party Punch will debut in October and will hang around long enough to close out 2020. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Party Punch from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal; October 2020 – January 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.4%
IBUs – 40
Added Ingredients – Pineapple & toasted coconut
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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 Converts Distillery into Hand Sanitizer Production Facility

RogueSpiritsLogoRogue Spirits (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it has begun production of Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer to provide local emergency response and public safety officials with much needed hand sanitizer during the public health crisis caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Produced to “keep those servicing the community safe and healthy so that they can protect the rest of the country” during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogue’s Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer is made with “80% ethanol, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide and distilled water.” This initiative at Rogue Spirits was made possible due to “the Food and Drug Administration [changing] their guidelines on March 18 to give distilleries permission to start making hand sanitizer for distribution as long as they were abiding by the formula outlined by the World Health Organization.”  At this time, Rogue has already donated its Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer – packaged in 375ml, 4 oz. and 16 oz. bottles – to “fire departments from Newport, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats, Depoe Bay, and Lincoln City, police services, county offices, local ambulance services and Life Flight.”

“There’s a massive shortage of so many life-saving supplies right now and we wanted to do something to help,” adds Brian Pribyl, Head Distiller of Rogue Ales & Spirits. “As a distillery, we make alcohol every day, so a hand sanitizer was an obvious way to help. It’s been amazing to watch the entire distilling community come together during this crisis. We can’t make gowns, gloves or medical equipment but we can keep a steady supply of alcohol flowing. If we can supply a hand sanitizer to the front-line of this pandemic, even if that means one less thing they have to worry about sourcing, we’re calling that a win.”

 

“What’s really great about our hand sanitizer initiative is that it came about as an employee passion project and their dream became a reality thanks to a collaborative team effort,” adds Jack Waibel, Vice President of Production at Rogue Ales & Spirits. “Since day one we have been dedicated to giving back to our community and are so honored to be able to step up and help in this time of need.”

Rogue’s Helping Hand Hand Sanitizer is currently available to first responders in Oregon’s Lincoln County and the distillery is “working to make it available throughout the nation to businesses and consumers to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” Prost!

 

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Rogue Ales Introduces Shavasana Imperial Granola Blonde Ale as Newest Seasonal

22-ounce-bottle-templatedotcom_trimmed_top-175x585Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will launch Shavasana, an Imperial Granola Blonde Ale, as its newest Seasonal offering in March 2020.

Inspired by the “relaxation pose often performed at the end of a yoga class to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit,” Shavasana is an Imperial Blonde Ale “brewed with granola, coconut and sweet oats that features delicious, subtle spice flavors.”  Coming in at a tranquil 8% ABV and 13 IBUs, Shavasana is meant to be a “a cool-down beer, one to savor with a friend after an intense workout or a stressful day.”

“Life is a balancing act and we’re all about honoring that balance,” says Rogue President, Dharma Tamm. “So we brewed a beer to do just that. Shavasana is the relaxation pose often performed at the end of a yoga class to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Just as Shavasana helps you relax and restore after the twists and turns of a yoga class, Shavasana Granola Blonde Ale can help you relax and restore after the twists and turns of life.”

Shavasana is scheduled to debut in March and will hang around through June 2020.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select 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 Shavasana from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal/Experimental Ales Series; March – June 2020
Style – Imperial Blonde Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 13
Malts – 2-row & Naked Oats
Hops – Crystal
Yeast – Pacman
Added Ingredients – Granola, coconut, tea & honey
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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Rogue Ales Celebrates its Hometown with Seasonal Release of Newport Nights IIPA & Newport Daze Pale Ale

Newport_Daze_Single_CanRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will honor its home on the Oregon Coast by introducing two new Seasonal Releases during the first quarter of 2020: Newport Nights in February and Newport Daze in March.

Here to kickoff Rogue’s 2020 Hop Head Trio series of rotating IPAs, Newport Nights is an Imperial West Coast-style India Pale Ale featuring El Dorado hops. Coming in at 9.8% ABV and 60 IBUs, Newport Nights “opens with aromas of mango, papaya and tangerine followed by a burst of pine and grapefruit, ultimately delivering a monstrous hop punch that is surprisingly smooth.”

“Rogue Headquarters has been on the Oregon Coast for over 30 years and our home in Newport is a huge part of who we are,” says Rogue President, Dharma Tamm. “A big piece of life in Newport are the infamous Newport Nights. There is nothing quite like them, from craft beer and the freshest seafood to bonfires on the beach followed by late-night karaoke. This bold beer is dedicated to those unforgettable nights having fun on the 101.” 

Soon to drop as the brewery’s newest “Sessionable 6-Pack” and the “lighter counterpart” to Newport Nights, Newport Daze is a Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale that offers “aromas of pineapple and stone fruit, while featuring tangerine and peach with a slightly sweet and refreshing finish.”  Newport Daze weighs in at a light and refreshing 5.5% ABV and 35 IBUs.

“The morning after a Newport Night, when we’re not busy brewing beer, we would ideally like to hit the beach for some rest and relaxation,” adds Tamm. “Newport Daze Hazy Pale Ale is a sessionable day sipper for those lazy mornings with mouth-watering tropical flavors from new world hops.”

Newport Nights – available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft – is rolling out now with plans to hang around through May while Newport Daze – available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft – is scheduled to launch in March and last into June.  Once fully released, you can expect to find these two new Seasonal offerings at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Newport Nights from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal/Hop Head Trio Series; February – May 2020
Style –  West Coast-style Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 9.8% 
IBUs – 60
Malts – 2-row, Pilsner, Munich & Malted Wheat
Hops – El Dorado, Mosaic, Citra & hop extract
Yeast – Pacman
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Vital Information for Newport Daze from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal/Sessionable 6-Pack Series; March – June 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 35
Malts – 2-row, Rolled Oats & White Wheat
Hops – Sabro & El Dorado
Yeast – Imperial Juice
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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Rogue Ales & Spirits Releases 2020 Batch of Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout & Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey

RogueLogoRedRogue Ales & Spirits (Newport, Oregon), the only farmer-brewer-distiller-cooper in the world, has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of this year’s Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout and Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey in February 2020.

Established in 2015 when Rogue “acquired vintage French WWII-era coopering equipment and built a barreling facility,” Rolling Thunder Barrel Works is a barrel making operation anchored by longtime employee Nate Linquist who was “tapped to be Rogue’s first cooper and spent six months apprenticing, learning the ancient art of barrel making.”  Working exclusively with Oregon Oak, Linquist “assembles, raises, toasts, chars, hoops, heads, hoops again, cauterizes, sands and brands each barrel, one at a time, all by hand.”  Once completed, these barrels go on to serve as aging vessels for a selection of Rogue’s handcrafted beers and spirits.

“With our culture of relentless curiosity comes the desire to create, innovate and do things differently,” says Bliss Dake, Vice President of Marketing. “At Rogue we come up with some wild ideas and then we make them happen. We are makers with a ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude and are always asking ‘What If?’. This ‘What If’ mentality pushed us to experiment and ultimately create something special with the Rolling Thunder family.”

Representative of “the culmination of all things DIY from Rogue,” Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout 2020 is a meticulously crafted Imperial Stout that “was aged for 9 months in one of these handmade Rolling Thunder Barrel Works barrels previously used to age Rogue’s Dead Guy Whiskey.”  This treatment allows the Imperial Stout’s “rich, viscous notes of chocolate and coffee [to combine] with the flavors of whiskey-soaked Oregon Oak.”  Weighing in at 13.6% ABV, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout “can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for years.”

Taking the Rolling Thunder Barrel Works program “one step further,” Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is an American Single Malt Whiskey “that was distilled at Rogue’s distillery then aged in barrels built at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works cooperage that had already aged Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout, which was brewed at Rogue’s brewery.”  This full circle approach lends the whiskey “prominent notes of chocolate that complement the flavors of whiskey-soaked Oregon Oak.”  Coming in at 97.5 PROOF, Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is “big, bold and a true one-of-a-kind whiskey that bridges the gap between Single Malt and Bourbon.”

Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout and Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey are both scheduled to release in February 2020 and will only be available as long as supplies last.  Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout will be available in 500ml (16.9 oz.) bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s distribution network.  Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey will be available in 750ml bottles at select liquor retailers located in areas that normally see offerings from Rogue Spirits.  Prost!

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Nate Linquist, Rolling Thunder Barrel Works Cooper at Rogue Ales & Spirits, charring a barrel. Photo Credit: Rogue Ales & Spirits