Rogue Ales adds Gumberoo West Coast IPA to Year-Round Portfolio

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will launch Gumberoo West Coast IPA as a new Year-Round offering in February 2022.

The latest offering to join Batsquatch and Colossal Claude in Rogue’s Monsters of IPA Series, Gumberoo is a West Coast-style India Pale Ale that has “a subtle hop aroma with piney hop flavors up front that give way to a light tropical fruit body.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV and 66 IBUs, Gumberoo has a finish that rocks “a nice blend of malts, fruit and pine with a lingering bitterness.”

“The story of the Gumberoo is a fascinating one that we can all learn from,” says Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing and Creative. “As the story goes, three loggers were camped in the woods drinking beers and entertaining the idea of illegally harvesting old growth sequoias for extra cash when the ground suddenly shook with a heavy footstep. Bigger than a bear with wild eyes and jagged teeth, the Gumberoo rose from behind a stump with a mighty roar. As the loggers scrambled to escape, beer spilled onto the fire causing smoke to fill the air. Some say the forest only wanted to send them a warning that night as this stroke of smokey fortune helped hold off the Gumberoo while the loggers got away. So remember to respect our forests, put out your fires and always bring cold beer camping.”

Gumberoo is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this new offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Gumberoo from Rogue Ales

Release – Year-Round; launching February 2022
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
IBUs – 66
Malts – 2-Row, Munich & Wheat
Hops – Mosaic, Simcoe, Belma & Idaho 7
Yeast – Pacman
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles Collaborate on Knuckle Buster Cold IPA

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Knuckle Buster Cold IPA, a special collaboration project with Revival Cycles (Austin, Texas), in January 2022.

A collaboration “rooted in design, [incorporating] both brands’ passions for craftmanship and hard work,” Knuckle Buster is a Cold India Pale Ale that is “best described as a cross between a pilsner and an IPA.” Coming in at 6.1% ABV and 60 IBUs, Knuckle Buster “opens with a delightful floral hop aroma that is followed by more hops, cracker, bread, and a soft sweetness across a very light body.”

“At Rogue, we are always working on new ideas that break from the norm; this collaboration is no different,” says Dharma Tamm, Rogue President. “Our friends at Revival Cycles in Austin, Texas also like to push the envelope with their hand-built motorcycles, so teaming up on a new style of IPA that uses a cold fermentation technique just made sense.”

“At Revival Cycles, we understand that collaborating with like-minded design focused people is how we all grow, learn, stay fresh, and innovate. This fun project with Rogue allows us to expand our footprint and drink more of their delicious IPAs,” adds Alan Stulberg, Founder, Revival Cycles.

Knuckle Buster is scheduled to debut in January and will hang around through April 2022. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Oregon, Texas and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Knuckle Buster from Rogue Ales & Revival Cycles

Release – Limited; January – April 2022
Style – Cold India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 60
Fun Fact #1 – “The name ‘Knuckle Buster’ was chosen to . . . pay homage to gearheads and craftspeople from all walks of life and industries.”
Fun Fact #2 – “One Texas-based element to the beer release are secret gold coins. With the January release throughout stores in Austin and the surrounding cities, select Knuckle Buster six packs will come with a gold coin placed between the lid of the can and plastic six pack ring. Over a dozen lucky individuals who find the gold coins, will be able to redeem them at the 2022 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show produced by Revival Cycles in April 2022 for a Supporter Ticket ($200 package), which includes VIP Lounge Access, Discounted Drinks, Access to the VIP areas of the Pre-Party, Discounts on Merch and skip the line access at the show.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales Takes Santa’s Private Reserve Over the Top with Release of Kringle Krusher

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Kringle Krusher, the 2021 edition of the brewery’s Santa’s Private Reserve Series, in December.

Inspired heavily by that tasty holiday treat known as rum balls, Kringle Krusher is a Winter Warmer that “has mildly sweet pastry and vanilla flavors that balance with a robust aged rum and brings together notes of caramel and spice.” Weighing in at 8.3% ABV, Kringle Krusher also offers a “rich base that has complex malt character, a light and clean hop bitterness and shadows of oak.”

“The story behind Kringle Krusher is an exciting one,” adds Hagen Moore, VP of Marketing and Creative. “When Santa caught Krampus stealing his rum balls he offered Krampus a choice: either give them back, or wrestle for ’em. Krampus, blinded by the allure of the delicious sweets, chose to face Santa in the ring. A poor choice, as Santa and his love of this holiday treat would prove too powerful for Krampus. With one hit from Santa’s famous Gumdrop Elbow Drop, Krampus conceded and handed over the rum balls. That match, forever known as the Royal Rumball, and Santa’s love for the confection are the inspiration for this year’s Santa’s Private Reserve.

Kringle Krusher is rolling out now and will hang around through the 2021 Holiday Season (while supplies last). You can expect to find this Limited Release 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 network. Prost!

Vital Information for Kringle Krusher from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited/Santa’s Private Reserve; December 2021
Style – Winter Warmer
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 33
Ingredients – Weyerman Pilsner, Caramunich, Carafa Special III, Biscuit Rye, Rum Soaked Oak Chips & Vanilla
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue’s Pumpkin Patch Ale Returns with New Look

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that Pumpkin Patch Ale will return for a Seasonal Release in August 2021.

Back a bit early this year and rocking a new look in a “vibrant” 16 oz. can, Pumpkin Patch Ale is a Pumpkin Ale “made with real, whole pumpkins from a local farm in Independence, Oregon.” After the pumpkins were cut and roasted by hand, the natural sugars sourced from the roast were united “with a delicate balance of spices, [creating] the signature flavor of this classic fall-themed brew.” Pumpkin Patch Ale comes in at 6.1% ABV.

“This beer is typically released later in the season since we use real pumpkins, but fans have been requesting an earlier release and we listened,” says Jack Waibel, VP of Production. “Instead of waiting until September when the pumpkins are ready to harvest, we purchased real pumpkins from a local farm in 2020 and froze them so we could brew Pumpkin Patch Ale a little earlier this year. This beer is the same world-class product that it has always been in a rad, new 16 oz. can.”

“Call me basic but I eagerly await all year for the release of Pumpkin Patch Ale,” says Waibel. “This is one of my favorite beers that marks one of the best times of the year. Pumpkin Patch Ale pairs great with butternut squash soup, seared venison and shortbread cookies or you can enjoy this sweet and malty ale on its own while watching the leaves fall.”

Pumpkin Patch Ale is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang out through October 2021. 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 area. Prost!

Vital Information for Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal; August – October 2021
Style – Pumpkin Ale
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 25
Ingredients – Pumpkins, 2-row, Munich, Carafa II, Crystal Wheat, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Vanilla, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sterling hops, Pacman yeast, water
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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/