2010 World Beer Championships - Silver
2009 World Beer Championships—Silver
2008 World Beer Cup—Gold
2008 World Beer Championships—Silver
Work is the curse of the drinking classes."
The Morimoto Soba Ale is part of
the new Signature Series of Rogue Ales, launched in the
Spring of 2003 with internationally acclaimed Chef Masaharu
Morimotoa James Beard awarded chef and one of the
stars of the Food Network series, Iron Chef.
Soba (also known as buckwheat)
is not a type of wheat but a member of the rhubarb family
and has been a longtime staple of Japanese cuisine because
of its nutritional value. Buckwheat is high in potassium,
phosphorous, vitamin B (50 percent more than wheat) and
protein, and its virtually fat-free. The fruits of the
buckwheat plant are like small beechnuts, which are milled
to separate the edible groats from the dark brown hulls.
The groats are then roasted and used more or less like
a grain (a good example is Kasha).