Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Rogue Ales was honored with two Gold medals for Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Smoke Ale at the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, Colorado.
3,930 beers vied for gold at GABF this year before a blind tasting panel of 167 judges. Rogue took home two of four Gold medals awarded to Oregon craft brewers. Since 1990, it has won a total 27 medals at GABF competitions.
Both winning beers are brewed with ingredients grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon. Hazelnut Brown Nectar is made with Dare™ malting barley from the Rogue Farms Micro Barley Farm near Tygh Valley, and with GYO Certified Independent and Revolution aroma hops grown on Rogue’s Micro Hopyard in Independence. Smoke Ale is brewed with GYO Certified Revolution hops.
Rogue also distills rum with toasted Oregon hazelnuts grown by Kirk Family Filberts at the Rogue Distillery on NW Flanders in Portland’s Pearl District.
Rogue is committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley by growing our own, one acre at a time.