Rogue 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.
- Rogue will be rockin’ a baker’s dozen of Year-Round offerings in 2018. This includes old favorites such as Dead Guy Ale, Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Shakespeare Stout, Chocolate Stout (wearing some new label artwork), and a plethora of IPA options spanning from 4 Hop IPA to 8 Hop IPA.
- The Seasonal lineup will be sporting a few new brews: Yellow Snow Pilsner (January, November – December), Cold Brew 2.0 Blonde Ale (February – June), Marionberry Sour (July – October), and a “Top Secret” beer coming in July.
- You will notice that the Special Release series will also be seeing a few new beers in 2018. These limited releases include Straight Outta Newport (January), Kulture Clash (April – June), 10 Hop IPA (May), and the newly reformulated Santa’s Private Reserve (November – December).
- Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout (2018) will also return in February as a Specialty Release, but this year it will be available in 16.9 oz. bottles instead of 1L swing-tops.
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!
Rogue 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/