Rogue Ales Releases 2019 Edition of Santa’s Private Reserve

Santa's_2019_22oz_BottleRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced that the 2019 vintage of Santa’s Private Reserve Strong Ale will be coming to town in November.

Released each Holiday Season with a new gift added to the recipe each year, the 2019 Santa’s Private Reserve is a Strong Ale uniquely brewed with candy cap mushrooms – “a highly-prized, edible, maple-flavored fungi.” If you happen to be unfamiliar with this magical ingredient, candy cap mushrooms “are one of the only sweet mushroom varieties and are commonly used in breads, cakes and custards.”  Coming in at 8.1% ABV, Santa’s Private Reserve features “a deep maple flavor and aroma,” honey notes from the chosen malts, and “a touch of citrus from Rogue Farms grown Cascade hops.”

“Santa recently paid us a visit at our Newport, Oregon headquarters and brought along freshly foraged candy cap mushrooms,” said Rogue Innovation Brewer Michael King. “We, being curious, decided to try our hand at a mushroom beer. The result: a deliciously sweet, strong ale that is certain to bring the holiday cheer.”

 

“People say that Santa Claus loves milk and cookies, but we heard from Santa himself that after tasting Santa’s Private Reserve, he is actually a bigger fan of beer and cookies,” adds King. “Santa told us that this festive beer hits the spot during his busiest time of year.” 

This year’s batch of Santa’s Private Reserve is rolling out now and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles 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 Santa’s Private Reserve (2019) from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited; November 2019
Style – Strong Ale
ABV – 8.1% 
IBUs – 20
Malts – 2 Row, Munich, Brumalt, C-40 & DextraPils 
Hops –  Rogue Farms Grown Cascade 
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Added Ingredients – Belgian Candi Sugar & Candy Cap Mushrooms
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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Rogue Ales Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Release of Santa’s Private Reserve (2018)

Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced the Limited Release of the 2018 vintage of Santa’s Private Reserve.

Brewed specifically to put a smile on Santa’s face this holiday season, the 2018 release of Santa’s Private Reserve is a Belgian-style Dark Ale that has been tweaked this year to include tangerines and boysenberries. This fruit-laden approach supplies a holly jolly experience that combines “spicy Belgian yeast and roasty malts with the tartness from boysenberries and tangerines [to capture] the flavors of the season.”  Weighing in at 7.9% ABV, Santa’s Private Reserve (2018) “is best when enjoyed with friends, family and reindeer.”

“This year we wanted to be bold and different,” says Rogue Brewmaster John Maier. “So I brewed old St. Nick a Belgian-style beer with a Rogue twist and put his jolly face on the bottle.” 

 

“It’s the perfect beer to drink while double-checking a certain list,” says Claus. 

Santa’s Private Reserve (2018) is rolling out now with plans to hang around through December.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer and Santa-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Santa’s Private Reserve (2018) from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, mid-November – December 2018
Style- Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV – 7.9%
IBUs – 22
Malts – Munich, Carahell, Special W, Caramalt & C-75
Hops – Magnum & Rogue Farms Independent 
Yeast – Imperial Workhorse
Added Ingredients – Dark Belgian Candi Sugar, Brown Sugar, Tangerines & Boysenberries
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

Rogue Ales Releases 2018 Product Calendar

RogueHop_editedRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has come forward this week to unveil a 2018 Product Calendar boasting 13 Year-Round offerings, 9 Seasonals, and 10 Special Releases.

It appears that beer calendar season has caught a second wind as we kick off the week with a look at Rogue Ale’s 2018 Product Calendar.  The brewery’s full calendar is available below, but let’s go over a few highlights real quick.

That should cover most of the new releases, but there are still quite few beers left for you to find on the calendar below.  Give it a good look and settle in for another tasty year of beer from Rogue Ales in 2018.  Prost!

2018 Rogue Beer Calendar update

Rogue Ales Spreads Holiday Cheer with Release of Santa’s Private Reserve

santas2017Overcome with holiday spirit, Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced the limited release of Santa’s Private Reserve (2017).

To give Santa a bit of a break from the dairy this month, the brewers at Rogue Ales are supplying Saint Nick with a more adult option in the newly reformulated Santa’s Private Reserve.  Previously released as a “double-hopped” Amber Ale, this special holiday brew is now a “Belgian Strong Ale made with cherries, raspberries, Belgian Candi sugar and Imperial Gnome Yeast.” This ultimately yields an 7.8% ABV Santa’s Private Reserve that “delivers a delicious sweet and tart flavor.”

“I love what John and I came up with,” said Santa. “The Candi sugar enhances the sweet and tart characteristics of the raspberries and cherries, and the beer takes a little bit from both sides of the list: it will put a little color on your cheeks, but finishes on the sweet side.”

Santa’s Private Reserve (2017) is officially available now and will hang around through the holiday season.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Santa’s Private Reserve from Rogue Ales

Release – Limited, Holiday Season 2017
Style – Belgian Strong Ale
ABV – 7.8% 
IBUs – 23
Malts – Premium 2 Row, Munich, Weyermann Carabelge, Weyermann Caramunich III, Weyermann Special W & Midnight Wheat
Hops – Willamette
Yeast – Imperial Gnome Yeast
Added Ingredients – Belgian Candi Sugar, Red Raspberries & Cherries
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.rogue.com/finder/