Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Newport, Oregon, April 5, 2011 – Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager was named the Grand Champion in the Dark Lager category in the United States Beer Tasting Championship’s 17th Annual Winter Competition. All beers in Rogue’s “Grow Your Own” Chatoe Rogue series use ingredients grown at the Rogue micro hop yard in Independence, Oregon, as well as barley grown on Rogue’s micro barley farm in Tygh Valley, Oregon.
The Chatoe Rogue family includes Dirtoir Black Lager, OREgasmic Ale (using 100% Oregon ingredients), Single Malt Ale and Creek Ale. This year, Rogue will introduce Chatoe Rogue Floor Malt Ale, which uses barley malted at Rogue’s micro floor malting facility.
Other Rogue beers receiving awards in the USBTC Winter Competition include XS Old Crustacean Barley Wine (Pacific Northwest Champion in the Barleywine category) and Maierfest (Pacific Northwest Champion in the Vienna/Marzen Lager category). Like the Chatoe Rogue beers, these beers include hops and barley grown on Rogue’s own farms.
The Growers, Maltsters, Millers, Brewers, Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue Department of Agriculture remain committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley one acre at a time by growing their own.