Rogue 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/