Friday, April 15th, 2011
NEWPORT, OR, April 15, 2011 According to the United States Census Bureau, there are over 67.8 million fathers in America and the number one gift for dads on Fathers Day: a TIE. This year for Fathers Day, Rogue Ales & Spirits is providing fathers with an alternative a unique gift hell appreciate and wont have to return…Dads Little Helper Black IPA.
Dads Little Helper Black IPA is created with GYO Certified hops and barley grown on Rogues Micro Hopyard and Micro Barley Farm. It is brewed using 9 ingredients: Malteries Franco-Belges Carawheat, Weyermann Melanoidin, Weyermann Carafe Special II & Rogue Micro Barley Farm RiskTM Malts; Newport, Chinook & Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel Hops, Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
After the death of his wife, Henry Jackson Smart was left to raise his 6 young children alone. His courage, love, selflessness and dedication inspired his daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, to organiz the first Fathers Day on June 19th, 1910. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent day of national observance.
Rogues 42-acre Micro Hopyard is located in Oregons Wigrich Appellation and the Rogue GYO Barley Farm is located in Oregons Tygh Valley Appellation. The Growers, Farmers, Maltsters, Millers, Mashers, Brewers, Fermenters, Distillers, Smithers, Ocean-Agers and Smokers of the Rogue Nation Department of Agriculture remain dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley one acre at a time by growing their own.
Dads Little Helper will be available in 22oz serigraphed bottles and on draft starting May 1st, 2011.