Friday, February 25th, 2011
February 21, 2011 — Monday night marked the 21st year of John Maier personally bringing Rogue ales to Seattle for an annual event at Latona Pub. The Brewmaster honored the occasion by bringing a batch of 21 Ale, brewed for Rogue’s 21st entry into the Oregon Brew Festival last July. Also making the journey was a batch of the legendary Charlie 1981 from John’s Locker Stock. Named after Charlie Papazian, the father of the homebrew movement in the United States and President of the Brewers Association, Charlie was a catalyst that helped ignite John’s interest in brewing.
Maier fans packed the place to share a beer with John and taste his latest creations. Rogue fans were also treated to a rare collectors item, the infamous misspelled “ROUGE” license plate.
Rogue’s other offerings for the night were Brutal IPA, Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red and Shakespeare Stout. All beers are brewed using hops from Rogue’s 42-acre micro hopyard, located in Oregon’s Wigrich Appellation, and barley from the Rogue GYO barley farm, located in Oregon’s Tygh Valley Appellation. Rogue is saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.