Friday, January 13th, 2012
NEWPORT, OR (January 13, 2012) - Winter is the busiest time of year on the fishing docks of Newport, Oregon – the hometown of Rogue Ales and Spirits. This is when the Dungeness Crab harvest comes in, and Newport is the Dungeness Crab Capital of the World.
Every Sunday during crab season, starting January 15th, Rogue Pubs will celebrate the season by serving whole, fresh Dungeness Crabs. This is how Dungeness was meant to be eaten; chilled, served with lemon, warm butter made with Rogue Brutal IPA, a bib, and a crab cracker.
Newport’s fishing industry was born in Yaquina Bay where fishermen harvested oysters, salmon and Dungeness Crab. Today, Rogue’s World Headquarters and Brewer’s on the Bay overlook the birthplace of Newport fishing. You can catch your own Dungeness Crab right off the back dock then take it next door to the cleaning station at the Rogue House of Spirits. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.
Crabbing and fishing has been part of Rogue’s history ever since it opened its brewery in Newport in the middle of the seafood district. Surrounded by processing plants, the commercial fishing fleet and the U.S. Coast Guard, Rogue’s Bayfront Pub is still at its original location.
The terroir of Newport and Yaquina Bay has been producing world class seafood and beer for three centuries. Serving whole Dungeness Crab is one of the ways Rogue shares the bounty of its hometown of Newport. Rogue honors all fishermen with Captain Sig’s Northwestern Ale. Named for Sig Hansen, star of Deadliest Catch, it reminds us of the dangers all fishermen face whether they’re in the Bering Sea or off the coast of Newport.