100 Meter is Grand Champ
December 4, 2008 - (PRINCETON, NJ): Eugene City Brewery’s 100 Meter Ale won the Grand Champion award in the Amber/Red Ale category at the 2008 United States Beer Tasting Championships in Princeton, NJ.
Hop Heads Toast 2008 Crop at 'Tastival'
November 12, 2008 - (EUGENE, OR): Nearly 1,400 hop lovers converged on Eugene for their last chance to taste Oregon’s 2008 crop of fresh hop beers at the Eugene Fresh Hop Beer Tastival, October 25.
Roll Out the Barrels, Rogue Releases Pink Gin
November 12, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): What do you get when you marry the best American gin and world class Oregon Pinot Noir barrels? Pink Gin, the latest world class spirit from Rogue.
Rogue beats up... on Rogue
November 7, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue’s Double Dead Guy bottle and Rogue Farms hat are losers.
Rogue Nation Barley Farm Takes Root
November 4, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The Rogue Nation Department of Agriculture has planted 122 acres of winter malting barley near Tygh Valley, Ore.
Rogue's Distiller is a Ninja
November 3, 2008 - (PORTLAND, OR): After taming toddlers and tipplers, Melissa Heim has found her true calling tending the rum stills at the Rogue Distillery & Public House in Portland's Pearl District.
Last Call for Oregon’s Fresh Hop Beers
October 21, 2008 - (EUGENE, OR): Saturday is last call for this year’s crop of Oregon fresh hop beers as the Eugene brewers and Oregon Brewers Guild present 2008’s final Fresh Hop Beer “Tastival” in Eugene.
Rogue Nation Continues New Expansion, Plants Its Flag in Nine Countries
October 20, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Ex-pats and locals alike can now order up a bottle of Rogue Ale in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago. The countries may be new to Rogue, but selling abroad isn’t: the Newport, Oregon based craft brewery has been exporting its lineup of ales for years, beginning in Japan in 1993. Since then, it has expanded to Canada (Albera, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec), England, Guam, the Philippines, Sweden, and most recently, the People’s Republic of China.
Dry Hopped Saint Rogue Red Leads Three-Medal Charge at GABF
October 14, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales’ Dry-hopped Saint Rogue Red claimed the title of America’s best red ale, leading a three-medal finish for Rogue at the 27th Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo.
Next Generation of Distillers Shine at GADF
October 14, 2008 - (PORTLAND, OR): Nearly 1,300 spirits enthusiasts sampled the finest creations of America’s new breed of craft distillers at the 4th Annual Great American Distillers Festival held Aug. 23 and 24 in Portland, the Mecca of craft distilling.
Yes We Can!
October 7, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Strap on your snow shoes and keep your eye out this winter for Rogue’s Yellow Snow IPA in a 5 Liter Can. The can uses a convenient “Pull and Turn” tapping system that makes this the perfect gift to share with friends at the mountain, the lodge, or the local motel. Yellow Snow is Rogue’s tribute to winter sports everywhere—downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country, ice hockey, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and even curling.
Rogue Ales Sponsors Pints for Prostates
October 1, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales, one of America’s most respected craft brewers, has stepped forward as a sponsor of Pints for Prostates, a campaign developed to use the universal language of beer reach men with information about PSA testing and prostate health screening.
Rogue Harvests Independence Hop Ale
September 30, 2008 - (INDEPENDENCE, OR): It’s harvest time in the Rogue Nation. The Rogue Department of Agriculture and Rogue Ales Brewery announce the release of Independence Hop Ale, the first beer brewed with hops from Rogue Farms’ hop yard in Independence, Ore., once called the “hop capital of the world.”
Give them what they really want this year
September 22, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Old Saint Nick gets a present this year, a Private Reserve Ale from Rogue! And because Santa was extra good this year, Rogue is making it available in 22oz bottles adorned with glistening snowflakes (the snowflakes glow in the dark).
Rogue Nation names official Bird
September 12, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Today the Turkey has been named the official bird of the Rogue Nation. To commemorate this momentous occasion Rogue Juniper Pale Ale has been dedicated to “the turkey in each of us.” An axe and the dedication have been added to the serigraphed 22oz bottles and Juniper Pale Ale tap stickers.
6th Annual Gathering Longboard Classic
September 2, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The 6th Annual Rogue Gathering Longboard Classic will be held at South Beach State Park in Newport, Oregon on September 6th and 7th.
14th Annual Bones & Brew Festival Raises $11,000 For the Oregon Zoo!
August 27, 2008 - (PORTLAND, OR): The 14th Annual Bones and Brew Festival raised $11,000 for the Oregon Zoo’s new Predators of the Serengeti exhibit. Over 4,000 people attended the event held along three blocks in the Historic Pearl District. This year’s event was a celebration of the backyard BBQ and included: BBQ, small craft micro-breweries, dog beer, dog wash, bleu ball eating contest, and live Classic Rock.
4th Annual Great American Distillers Festival
July 18, 2008 - (PORTLAND, OR): The 4th Annual Great American Distillers Festival is a gathering of small distilleries from across the country who come to Oregon, the Mecca of craft distilling, to share their products, their passion, and their expertise in hand-crafting spirits. The event will be held in the Gerding Theater in the Pearl District, Portland, OR.
Rogue Breweries Win 4 of 11 Best in Class Awards in New Zealand
July 16, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales Brewery and Eugene City Brewery won 4 of the 11 Best in Class awards and the title of Supreme Champion for Rogue’s Imperial India Pale Ale at the New Zealand International Beer Competition.
14th Annual Bones and Brew: Local Craft Brews and Barbeque in Rogue's Backyard
July 8, 2008 - (PORTLAND, OR): The 14th Annual Bones and Brew Festival to benefit the Oregon Zoo will be held August 2nd-3rd at the epicenter of Portland’s historic Northwest and Pearl Districts. Three closed-off city streets overlooking the buzzing I-405 transform into Portland’s largest neighborhood backyard BBQ. Authentic grill-masters will be competing, cooking up traditional barbeque, along with Hawaiian, Asian, seafood and vegetarian options.
Morimoto Take Two at World Beer Cup
June 27, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue’s Morimoto Signature series won two medals at the 7th World Beer Cup in San Diego, California. Morimoto Soba Ale won a Gold medal and Morimoto Black Obi Ale took home the Bronze medal, both in the specialty Beer category. Also receiving a Bronze medal was Issaquah Brewery’s Frog Rye IPA. Dinkel Bier from the Apostel Brau brewery in Germany was awarded the Silver medal.
Dogs Rule at 2nd Annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest
June 27, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The 2nd Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest was held on May 16-17th in Newport, OR and benefited Oregon Humane Societies. 3,200 people with 471 of their best friends attended the festival created in memory of Brewer, the faithful companion of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, who passed away on May 20th, 2006. Brewer grew up in the brewery and eventually rose to the rank of CEO of Rogue Ales.
Let the Games Begin!
June 26, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): In celebration of the 2008 Olympic Trials, Eugene City Brewery will be open 24 hours, hosting events and providing Track and Field services during the trials.
Rogue Breweries Win at World Beer Cup
June 20, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue’s Morimoto Signature series won two medals at the 7th World Beer Cup in San Diego, California. Morimoto Soba Ale won a Gold medal and Morimoto Black Obi Ale took home the Bronze medal, both in the specialty Beer category. Also receiving a Bronze medal was Issaquah Brewery’s Frog Rye IPA. Dinkel Bier from the Apostel Brau brewery in Germany was awarded the Silver medal.
Rogue Sees Double!
June 13, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales is introducing Double Dead Guy Ale to their array of Ales, Stouts, Porters, and Lagers. Double Dead Guy Ale is an evolution of Dead Guy Ale, the award winning maibock that has won 25 awards for product and packaging since its introduction in 1993.
Issaquah Brewer Leaps at 3 World Championships
June 12, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Issaquah Brewery’s Frog Rye IPA won a Bronze medal in the Rye beer category at the 7th World Beer Cup held in San Diego, California, its Menage a Frog was awarded a Gold medal (90) at the World Beer Championships in Chicago and a Gold medal in the French and Belgian style ales category at the 2008 New Zealand International Beer Awards.
Oregon Brewery Scores at 4 World Championships
June 10, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales’ Dead Guy Ale was awarded a Gold medal (91) at the World Beer Championships in Chicago. Morimoto Soba Ale won a Gold medal at the World Beer Cup in San Diego. Hazelnut Brown Nectar won a Gold medal at the New Zealand International Beer Competition and Imperial India Pale Ale won a Gold medal and named Supreme Champion at the competition. Imperial Red, Imperial India Pale Ale, Chocolate Stout, and Chipotle Ale won Gold medals at the Mondial de la Biére competition held in Montréal, Canada.
Track Town Runs Faster and Jumps Higher
June 6, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): In honor of the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR (June 27—July 6), brewmaster Trevor Howard of Eugene City Brewery has created two new beers for the Track Town lineup: 200 Meter IPA and Triple Jump Pale Ale.
Can't Get Enough of Rogue's American Amber
June 4, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Brewed as one of Rogue’s original ales in 1988, American Amber Ale is availabe in draft, 22oz bottles, six packs, and—for a limited time only—a SUPER SIZED 64oz GROWLER! This 4-TIME World Champion Amber Ale (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) was defined by the judges as “A perfect embodiment of an American amber ale.” The 64oz Growler is the perfect package for a Memorial Day picnic or watching the fireworks with friends on July 4th!
Rogue Nation Grows its Own
May 22, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The Rogue Nation’s Department of Agriculture has entered into a strategic alliance with Heritage Hop Growers, the Coleman Family.
Rogue Goes to the Dawg
May 15, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales is honoring their revered Chairman, Brewer the Brewdawg, with his own beer, Brewer’s Ale. Brewer was the black lab and best friend of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier for 13 years prior to passing away on May 20, 2006.
Rogue Spirits is Tickled Pink!
May 14, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Spirits’ award winning Spruce Gin is transformed into Pink Gin using Oregon Pinot Noir barrels. Pink Gin is ocean-aged in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels by Rogue master distiller, John Couchot at the Rogue House of Spirits in Newport, OR. The result is a slightly fruity, mellow and definitely Pink Gin that could only come from Oregon!
Frosty Frog is HOT at U.S. Beer Tasting Championships
May 14, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Issaquah Brewery’s Frosty Frog was designated Grand Champion at the 2008 United States Beer Tasting Championships in the Spice/Smoke beer category. Frosty Frog was also awarded the title of Pacific Northwest Champion in the Spice/Smoke beer category.
Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin Wins Double Gold
May 6, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Spirits Spruce Gin was awarded a Double Gold medal by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Rogue Spirits Dark Rum and Pink Gin both won Silver medals, and Wasabe Ginger Vodka won a bronze medal.
Give Dad What he Really Wants for Father's Day!
May 5, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): This year Rogue is going to give Dads across America what they really want—BEER! Just in time for Father’s Day is Dad’s Little Helper Malt Liquor, another World Class product from Rogue Ales. But this ain’t your Dad’s malt liquor. Brewmaster John Maier has Rogued the recipe by adding 40% Midwest corn, lightly hopped it with Oregon Crystal Hops, and then lagered it at a warmer temperature to help bring out the sweet, crisp flavors of the corn.
Rogue XS Family Gives Birth to Twins!!
April 28, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue gave birth to two new Ales in the award-winning XS Family: Imperial Younger’s Special Bitter and Imperial Porter. Imperial YSB and Imperial Porter join Old Crustacean Barleywine, Imperial India Pale Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, and Imperial Red Ale in the XS line which has been awarded 59 medals for taste and packaging. All XS products will be available July 1st in 750ml ceramic swing top bottles and in draft.
Rogue is 3-Time Grand Champion at the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships
April 9, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales was named Grand Champion in three categories at the 2008 United States Beer Tasting Championships held in Princeton, NJ. Rogue was also recognized as the best in the Pacific Northwest region in five categories.
Rogue Gets Spicy for Cinco de Mayo
April 3, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue’s Chipotle Ale is Brewmaster John Maier’s salute to Mexico. John added smoked Jalapeño peppers (called Chipotle peppers) to his brew and balanced the spicy flavor with a good helping of hops. The recipe was inspired by Spanish author Juan de la Cueva, who, in 1575, wrote of a Mexican dish that combined seedless chipotles with ale. Chipotle’s smokiness is a perfect complement to Bar-B-Que, and its spiciness is a nice contrast to milder fare.
America's Brewers, Importers and Beer Distributors Celebrate '75 Years of Beer'
March 28, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): On April 7th, brewers, beer importers, distributors and beer lovers across America will celebrate 75 years of beer that has been flowing legally since the drought of Prohibition. The date will be marked with specially brewed commemorative beers, brewery tours and events at many of America’s 1,400 plus breweries.
Rogue Revolution Spreads to the Philippines
March 28, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): In an attempt to gain more support for its application for admission to the United Nations, and at the behest of its members to extend its reach across the globe, Rogue Nation has introduced its Revolutionary products in the Philippines. The Philippines has joined Finland, England, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Guam, Canada, Japan and China as Rogue Nations.
Rogue Goes to the Birds
March 28, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): On April 4, 2008, Rogue Ales will release Great Egret Pale Ale in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Rogue Ales to Pour and Pair at SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
March 25, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Four dozen independent craft brewers have been selected to showcase the pleasures of fine food enjoyed with amazing beer in Washington, D.C., May 16–17 and Rogue Ales is one of them. SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will highlight the culinary delights of beer as part of the Brewers Association’s annual American Craft Beer Week.
Rogue Ales Stouts Win Triple Gold at World Beer Championships
March 18, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Ales was awarded three Gold medals and one Silver medal at the 2008 World Beer Championships in the Stout and Porter judging.
Rogue Warrior Deployed to Oregon
March 5, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Dick Marcinko, aka Rogue Warrior, aka Demo Dick, aka Shark Man of the Delta, will be dispatched to Portland, Astoria, and Newport on March 13–15 as part of a whirlwind tour of Rogue Ales meeting halls, breweries, distilleries, and Rogue Nation Headquarters. The Rogue Warrior’s deployment is part of Rogue Ales’ 20th Anniversary (1988–2008) Celebration that will honor long time, loyal Rogues of distinction.
Smoked Frog Voted Best in Show!
February 29, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The 2007 World Beer Championships results have brought much pride to the Issaquah Brewery as the Issaquah Smoked Frog scored a 94 and took home a Gold Medal in the Flavored Porter category. This medal marks the 17th award received by the Issaquah Brewery. Other breweries awarded in the Porter category were Maui Brewing (91), Rogue Ales (89), Boston Beer (87) and Kona Brewing (85).
Rogue Ales honored by Northwest Brewing News Readers Choice Awards!
February 29, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Rogue Dead Guy Ale was named best Bock/Dopplebock, with Dopplebock from Sudwerk in Davis, California as runner up. Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar tied with Kodiak Nut Brown by Midnight Sun Brewing for Best Brown Ale and Rogue was awarded runner up for Shakespeare Stout and Old Crustacean in the Stout and Barleywine categories respectively.
Dead Guy Appearing in Basements & Garages Nationwide!
February 19, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): Brewcraft USA, a nationwide distributor of brewing equipment and ingredients began distributing a Rogue Dead Guy Ale Homebrew kit on January 23, 2008. The Dead Guy kit is the first beer kit for homebrewers that was cooperatively developed and branded by a U.S. craft brewer. The kit has been test brewed by the Cascade Brewers Society and given the official blessing of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.
Rogue Jazz Guy Ale Goes on Tour
February 15, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The 2008 Jazz Guy Ale limited edition bottles will premier in conjunction with the Portland Jazz Festival. Rogue has been a proud sponsor of the Portland Jazz Festival and for the past three years has created a custom bottle. A portion of the proceeds from the Jazz Guy Ale bottle will be donated to the Portland Jazz Festival.
This year Rogue Jazz Guy Ale will go on tour. Where better to release it than at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the largest Jazz fest in the country, on April 25th! Jazz Guy Ale will also be making an appearance in famous jazz cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Seattle. Rogue Jazz Guy Ale will be available on draft and in a 2008 custom 22oz serigraphed bottle. Rogue Jazz Guy Ale is tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and tight head. A delicate roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish. It is created using Northwest Harrington Klages, 95-115 and 315-165 Crystal Malts, Kent Golding and Cascade Hops.
American White Rum Wins Platinum
January 25, 2008 - (NEWPORT, OR): The World Beverage Competition held in Geneva, Switzerland announced its Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners.
Rogue Spirits won the Platinum medal in the White Rum category. The judges commented, "Watch out Caribbean Rums." Rogue Spirits also received the Bronze medal in the Dark Rum category and another Bronze in the Flavored Rum category for their Hazelnut Spice Rum. Rogue Spruce Gin received the Silver medal in the Gin category.
Rogue Spirits Wins Critical Acclaim
November 28, 2007 - (NEWPORT, OR): Dark Rum was awarded a Double Gold medal by the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a Bronze medal by the International Review of Spirits and a Bronze medal by the International Cane Spirits Competition.
Brewers Association Reports Surge in Craft Beer Growth
September 14, 2007 - (BOULDER, CO): The Brewers Association, the trade association that tabulates industry data for craft brewers, reports craft beer sales and growth continue to break records. The volume of craft beer sold in the first half of 2007 rose 11% compared to this same period in 2006 and dollar growth increased 14%. For the first time ever craft beer has exceeded more than a 5% dollar share of total beer sales. Overall, the U.S. beer industry sold one million more barrels in the first half of 2007 compared to 2006, with 400,000 of these new barrels produced by craft breweries. This equates to 3.768 million barrels of craft beer sold in the first two quarters of 2007 compared to 3.368 million barrels sold in the first half of 2006.
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