Rogue Ales Now Offering Cold Brew IPA in Cans

Roguebanner_edited_editedRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that it has expanded packaging options for its Cold Brew IPA by now offering this double-duty brew in 12 oz. cans.

First released by Rogue Ales back in January of 2016, Cold Brew IPA has been delighting and confusing palates ever since with “an audacious harmony of hoppy and coffee flavors” found in one unique India Pale Ale.  Brewed with hops straight out of Rogue Farms and then blended with Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Cold Brew Coffee, Cold Brew IPA initially hits its drinker “with a strike of bright, citrusy notes from the coffee that smoothly transitions into a crisp smack of dankness providing an elated experience like no other.”  To build upon and improve that experience, Rogue Ales is now offering Cold Brew IPA in 12 oz. cans so that you can more easily enjoy it wherever you wish.

“We turned two of our favorite things into one and then canned it so we can take it with us when we do our favorite things,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce.

12 oz. cans of Cold Brew IPA are available now, and you can also find this offering in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.  Look for this Year-Round beer to be on shelves and taps at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s expansive distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cold Brew IPA from Rogue Ales

Release – Year-Round, 12 oz. cans launch August 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 82
Malts – 2-Row, Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™, C-40, White Wheat, Rolled Oats & Kiln Coffee Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Liberty, Rebel and Freedom Hops, and Simcoe Hops
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Added Ingredients – Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee
Suggested Pairings – Pork, doughnuts 
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

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Rogue Ales & Spirits Set to Release 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

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Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works Master Cooper, Nate Linquist, poses with Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

Rogue Ales & Spirits (Newport, Oregon) recently announced that it will begin the much-anticipated, limited release of its 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout later this month.

The story behind Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout all begins with the barrel and Nate Linquist, Master Cooper at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works.  Back in 2015, the folks at Rogue Ales & Spirits got their hands on some “vintage, WWII-era, coopering equipment” and established Rolling Thunder Barrel Works as “the only brewery-distillery-cooperage west of Lynchburg, Tennessee.” With this equipment and a good supply of Oregon Oak, Nate Linquist “assembles, raises, toasts, chars, hoops, cauterizes, sands and brands one barrel a day, all by hand.”  Once assembled, these meticulously crafted barrels go on to hold Dead Guy Whiskey as it matures, and then pull double duty by eventually providing Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout a home as it barrel ages.

Having been “brewed with ingredients grown at Rogue Farms and ocean aged in Dead Guy Whiskey-soaked handmade Oregon Oak barrels coopered at . . . Rolling Thunder Barrel Works”, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is a truly special offering because nearly every aspect of this beer has been either handled, influenced, grown, or created by a member of the Rogue family.  This homegrown approach results in a barrel-aged Imperial Stout that “features deep sherry notes accentuated by hints of coconut, cherries, dark fruit and vanilla held up against a dark roasted malt backbone with earthy hops.”  Weighing in at a massive 14% ABV, the 2017 vintage of Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout “is bigger and bolder than the inaugural 2016 release.”

“At first it was a creative challenge,” said General Manager Dharma Tamm, “to see how we could incorporate our brewery, distillery, cooperage and farm into one beer. However, our brewers, distillers, coopers, farmers – and even graphic designers turned it into a quest to create a world class beer that exemplifies the Rogue spirit of challenging the norm and pushing creative boundaries.”

2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout will make its official debut at Rogue public houses starting on Friday, July 21.  This Limited Release offering will then enter distribution on August 1 with availability on draft and in 1-liter swing-top bottles.  Quantities are extremely limited, so keep an eye out for Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, Oregon, California, Washington and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution footprint (of course, this excludes Alabama and any other state where Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout would exceed ABV and container size restrictions).  Prost!

Vital Information for Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (2017) from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, official release date set for July 21, 2017
Style – American Imperial Stout
ABV – 14%
Malts – Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Nate’s Smoke, Brown, Kiln Black, Roasted Barley, C40 & C75 Malts; & Oats
Hops – Rogue Farms Liberty & Freedom
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Added Ingredients – Brown Sugar, Sweet Dark Cherries, Vanilla & Chocolate
Treatment – Ocean aged in Dead Guy Whiskey-soaked handmade Oregon Oak barrels coopered at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works
Availability – 1-liter swing-top bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

 

 

Good Chit Pilsner Makes Limited Return for Rogue Ales

goodchi2016Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) recently announced that Good Chit Pilsner is officially back, and hitting shelves and taps now as a special, limited release brew.

To get the 2017 release of Good Chit Pilsner just right, it all started with “a 100-acre barley harvest . . . grown in Rogue Farm’s volcanic-rich soil at Tygh Valley, Oregon.”  Once collected, the barley was transported to the brewery’s on-site malt house so that it could be floor-malted, a process that sees “golden grain . . .  spread across a specialized floor, where it is hand-turned every 12 hours over the course of eight days.”  Once the barley sprouts, or “chits”, it is then delivered to Rogue’s brewery so that it can become Good Chit Pilsner and give fans the chance to truly “taste the terroir of Rogue Farms.”

“The floor-malting process is an ancient brewing practice that best represents our farm-grown pilsner,” said Rogue General Manager Dharma Tamm. “It creates a unique experience in every bottle of Good Chit.”

Good Chit Pilsner is available now and will be hanging around through the month of August.  You can expect to find this Limited Release is 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of the nationwide distribution network or Rogue Ales.  Prost!

Vital Information for Good Chit Pilsner from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, June to August 2017
Style – Pilsner 
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 38
Malts – Rogue Farms Dare™ Floor Malt, & Aciduated Malt
Hops – Rogue Farms Liberty Hops™
Yeast – Czech Pils
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/

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/

 

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/