Rogue Ales Introduces Paradise Pucker as the Brewery’s First Sour Ale

Paradise-PuckerRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has announced that it is now officially in the Sour Ale game with the recent release of Paradise Pucker.

Originally released in 2016 as a small-batch offering available exclusively in Hawaii, Paradise Pucker has been revived by Rogue Ales for a 2017 release that will include full distribution in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.  Inspired by “the classic Hawaiian juice made with passion fruit, orange and guava”, this 6% ABV and 5 IBU American Sour Ale “features a subtle tartness up front that gives way to a mild hop bitterness and finishes with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.”

“We captured the tropical flavor and put our own Rogue twist on it,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

Paradise Pucker is available now in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Limited Release available at craft beer-friendly spots located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue Ale’s nationwide distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Paradise Pucker from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, June to October 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 5
Malts – Rogue Farms McKercher Wheat; Pilsner and Acidulated Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Liberty Hops; Amarillo Hops
Yeast – Kölsch yeast
Added Ingredients – Yogurt, Passion Fruit, Orange Peel, & Pink Guava
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

 

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Rogue Ales Raises Cash for College with Launch of Hot Tub Scholarship Lager

Jack_Joyce_ScholarshipRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced the release of Hot Tub Scholarship Lager as a means of raising funds for the Jack Joyce Scholarship Fund.

Named in honor of the founder of Rogue Ales & Spirits, the Jack Joyce Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 to help “students at Oregon State University’s Fermentation Sciences program pay for their education.”  The fund has since awarded $185,000 to 15 recipients.  When one of the first recipients was asked to share a few words about the impact of the scholarship, “it was disclosed that, in addition to helping pay for books and tuition, the winner had taken a portion of the scholarship proceeds to buy a hot tub.”  With that honest response, the folks at Rogue Ales found the inspiration to create Hot Tub Scholarship Lager.

Honest, straight-forward and an homage to a classic beer style, Hot Tub Scholarship Lager arrives as Rogue’s take on a refreshing German-style Helles Lager.  Since this beer has been brewed for a great cause, “Rogue Ales will donate 10% of Hot Tub Scholarship Lager sales to the Jack Joyce Scholarship Fund.”

“We’re proud to help the next generation of brewers and distillers get a chance to make their dreams come true,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

Hot Tub Scholarship Lager is available now and will be hanging around through the end of September.  You can expect to find this offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at craft beer retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area.  Be sure to look for this one while on your next beer run so that you can help another college student reach his or her dreams . . . of one day owning a hot tub.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hot Tub Scholarship Lager from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal, May to September 2017
Style – Helles-style Lager
ABV – 5.47%
IBUs – 35
Malts – GWM 2 Row, Weyerman Carahell & Dextra Pils
Hops – Rogue Farms Revolution & Alluvial
Yeast – Bohemian Lager
The Cause – Rogue Ales will donate 10% of Hot Tub Scholarship Lager sales to the Jack Joyce Scholarship Fund

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

Rogue Ales Completes its IPA Series with Introduction of 5 Hop IPA

5hopipa1Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently announced the release of 5 Hop IPA, the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering and the missing member of their family of Rogue Farms grown IPAs.

To complete their set of numerically themed India Pale Ales created with ingredients sourced directly from Rogue Farms, Rogue Ales has added a little twist by making 5 Hop IPA a Black IPA (a.k.a. American Black Ale or Cascadian Dark Ale).  Brewmaster John Maier developed 5 Hop IPA with a hop bill comprised of “Rogue Farms proprietary Liberty, Yaquina, Freedom, Alluvial and Rebel hops.”  The selected hops “compliment the Risk and Dare malting barley from Rogue’s farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon” to create “incredible hop aromas and flavors of citrus and pine . . ., with the added bonus of a roasted malt finish.”

“We wanted to put a twist on our hop family of IPAs, and feature not just the hops we grow but also the barley we grow, malt and roast ourselves,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

5 Hop IPA now joins 4 Hop IPA, 6 Hop IPA, 7 Hop IPA and 8 Hop IPA to finally fill the void within this family of IPAs inspired by Rogue Farms.

5 Hop IPA is officially available now as a Year-Round release.  You can find this offering in 22 oz. bottles at craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of the Rogue Ales distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for 5 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales

Release – Year-Round, launching late-April 2017
Style – Black IPA/American Black Ale/Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV – 5.55%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Rogue Farms Liberty, Yaquina, Freedom, Alluvial & Rebel
Malts – Carafa, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ & McKercher Wheat
Yeast – Pacman
Availability – 22 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

Rogue Dead Guy Ale Gets a Fresh New Look

deadguycansRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has redesigned the packaging artwork for their long-standing Dead Guy Ale.  Additionally, this offering is now available in 12 oz. cans for the first time.

The folks at Rogue Ales brewed and bottled their first batch of Dead Guy Ale back in 1990 “as a Dia de los Muertos beer for a Portland Tex-Mex restaurant.”  This German Maibock-inspired American Ale was immediately embraced by the craft beer community and it remains a fan-favorite offering 26 years later.  Although the packaging has experienced subtle tweaks over the years, Dead Guy Ale has always worn a label depicting “a beer-clutching skeleton with crossed arms and a beehive hat sitting on a barrel.”  Since this image is easily one of the most recognized logos in craft beer, Rogue Ales has gone with a more streamlined approach to Dead Guy Ale’s new look by boldly focusing on the skeleton.  In doing so, the updated packaging manages to be even more engaging and eye-catching on the shelf.

“There were a number of iterations, but the idea came out pretty quickly,” said Rogue’s Creative Director Hagen Moore. “We wanted to make the Dead Guy larger than life, and have him stand out in a simple and unique way.”

Dead Guy Ale’s new look can be seen on 12 oz. and 22 oz. bottles, and in all new 12 oz. cans starting February 15.  You can expect to find these 22 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the expansive distribution footprint of Rogue Ales.  Look for Dead Guy Ale’s fresh packaging during your next beer run to revisit this craft beer legend.  Prost!

Vital Information for Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales

Release – Year-Round, 12 oz. cans debut February 2017
Style – American Ale inspired by German Maibock style
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 40
Malts – 2-Row, C15, Munich, Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™ Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Revolution™ & Independent™ Hops
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft 

Rogue Ales Dedicates February to the Stout

roguevalentines_editedRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially launched their “Shout Out to Stouts” campaign, a month-long celebration of the Stout beer style.

Since February prominently features Valentine’s Day at its center, it is highly likely that we will find ourselves seeking out decadent, pleasurable indulgences at some point this month.  This being the case, nothing embodies indulgence more in the world of craft beer than the endless satisfaction found in a rich, luscious Stout.  No one knows this more than the folks at Rogue Ales, and they have seized this moment to give a Shout Out to Stouts.  To properly execute this tribute, Rogue will be featuring these three beloved Stouts all month long:

  • Chocolate Stout – Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. An earthy flavor of oats and hops that gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish.
    ABV – 5.8%
    IBUs – 69
    Ingredients – 2-Row, C120, Chocolate & Rogue Farms Dare™ and Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ Hops; Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Chocolate; Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast
    Availability – 22 0z. bottles & draft
  • Double Chocolate Stout –  an evolution of Rogue Chocolate Stout, which is flavored with imported Dutch bittersweet chocolate. The winner of three World Beer Championships Gold Medals.
    ABV – 8.7%
    IBUs – 68
    Ingredients – 2-Row, C120, Chocolate & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ Hops; Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Honey, Chocolate, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast
    Availability –  750ml bottles & draft
  • Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout – Ebony in color with a rich creamy head, earthy flavor and a mellow, chocolate finish.
    ABV – 5.8%
    IBUs – 60
    Ingredients – 2-Row, C120, Chocolate and Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel Hops; Rolled Oats, Roasted Barley, Free Range Coastal Water & Pacman Yeast
    Availability – 22 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft

All of the Stouts mentioned above are widely available now at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Rogue’s vast distribution area.  If you find yourself enjoying a tasty Stout from Rogue Ales during the month of February, the brewery suggests that you document your experience on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ShoutOutToStouts for a chance “to win Rogueish stuff.”  Drink awesome Stouts and possibly win some cool schwag in the process?  You certainly cannot go wrong with that combo. Join Rogue Ales and get your Stout on, folks. Prost!

 

 

Rogue Ales Releases 2017 Product Calendar

roguebanner_edited_editedRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially gotten in on the beer calendar madness to provide us all with an idea of what to expect from the brewery in 2017.

Just as you would expect, the folks at Rogue Ales have quite a bit planned for 2017.  We have posted their full 2017 Product Calendar below for you to take a look at, but the following highlights certainly deserve a mention first:

There are still plenty of goodies adorning the calendar below, so check them out and settle in for another year filled with tasty brews from Rogue Ales.  Prost!

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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/

 

Rogue Ales Releases Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale

unnamed-2Rogues Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently announced that they have once again collaborated with Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, Oregon) and are ready to introduce the craft beer community to  Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale.

The unmistakable pink-painted bottles are back, and Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale arrives as the sixth installment in this doughnut-inspired beer series.  For this release, the folks at Voodoo Doughnut and Rogue Ales decided to do a riff on the doughnut shop’s Grape Ape, “a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles.”  The result is a 7.5% ABV Ale that is sure to be unlike any beer you have experienced before.

“Rogue approached us six years ago and wanted to make a beer that tasted like our doughnuts. After a lot of trial and error, we created Bacon Maple Ale and it’s been great ever since,” said Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson, co-founder of Voodoo Doughnut.

 

“The beer is fantastic. It’s got a great grape essence and doesn’t taste like cough syrup. It’s grape in a great way,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerilla officially hits shelves in November and will be available in serigraphed pink-painted 750ml bottles.  Look for this one to show up at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the full distribution area of Rogue Ales.  If you are a fan of wildly imaginative and extreme beers, this one should probably be on your radar this month.  Prost!

Vital Information on Grape Guerrilla Ale from Rogue Ales and Voodoo Doughnut

Release – Specialty, November 2016
Style – Ale (with natural flavors added)
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 16
Inspirational Doughnut – Grape Ape from Voodoo Doughnut, a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles
Availability – Pink-painted 750ml bottles
Food Pairing – Desserts and doughnuts
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales Returns in Cans for 2016

yellow_snow_canRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently announced that Yellow Snow India Pale Ale will be available in cans for the first time in its long history when this Winter Seasonal officially releases on November 1.

Originally released in 2002 in celebration of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Yellow Snow IPA is Rogue’s hop-filled “tribute to winter sports everywhere—downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ice hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even curling.”  Brewed with hops and barley grown at Rogue Farms, this offering is pale golden in color and “features a hoppy, tropical-fruit-forward aroma complemented by a medium body and hoppyness mid-palate.”

“The new cans of Yellow Snow IPA are portable and lightweight,” says Rogue President Brett Joyce. “The only thing we want heavy this winter is the snowfall.” 

Yellow Snow IPA will officially release on November 1 and will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 64 oz. growlers and on draft.  This offering will be found on the shelves and taps of select craft beer establishments within the expansive distribution area of Rogue Ales.  Yellow Snow IPA will only be hanging around during late fall and through the winter months, so be sure to keep an eye out for this one to satisfy any cold-weather IPA cravings you may encounter.  Prost!

Vital Information for Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal, official release of November 1
Style – India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 82
Malts – CaraFoam, Melanoidin, 2-Row & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ 
Hops – Amarillo
Yeast – Pacman
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles, & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

 

Rogue Ales Sends Pumpkin Patch Ale Out to Distribution

pparoguebottleRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) announced this week that they have officially released Pumpkin Patch Ale as a special fall offering.

For those of you who may be overwhelmed by the proliferation of pumpkin-themed everything turning up on stores shelves these days, take solace in knowing that Pumpkin Patch Ale is truly special because it was brewed with fresh pumpkins grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.  This project started back in late spring when Dream Pumpkins were planted on one acre of the farm.  Once the gourds reached a “deep orange in color and their sweetness . . .peaked from the warm Oregon summer,” they were picked and immediately made the 77-mile trip to the brewery.  Upon arrival in Newport, “the pumpkins were hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in pizza ovens, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle along with vanilla bean, ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel and Rogue Farms Independent hops to create Pumpkin Patch Ale.”

“It takes time to plant, grow, harvest, roast and brew with our own pumpkins, but real pumpkin beer is worth the wait,” said Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.

Pumpkin Patch Ale is available now on draft and in 750 ml bottles.  Pumpkin aficionados can track this one down by visiting their favorite craft beer-friendly retailer in Alabama, Florida, or any other state in Rogue Ale’s nationwide distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information on Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited/Seasonal
Style – Specialty Ale brewed with Rogue Farms Pumpkins
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Carafa II & Crystal Wheat Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Independent Hops
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Other Ingredients – Rogue Farms Dream Pumpkins, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Vanilla, Ginger & Nutmeg
Availability – 750 ml bottles and draft