Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
The harvest came three weeks earlier than last year, and the patch of pumpkins produced a bountiful crop that’s especially sweet.
When the pumpkins were ripe and ready, they were picked, loaded into the truck and driven straight to the Rogue Brewery in Newport. There, the Pumpkins were chopped, seeded, chunked, roasted in the pizza oven and added to the brew kettle by John Maier. Because we begin in the dirt, John refuses to brew with canned pumpkins, pureed pumpkins or any artificial flavoring.
Grow The Revolution!
In addition to pumpkins, Rogue Farms grows its own malting barley, hops, rye, honey, jalapeĆ±os and marionberries at its farms in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon. Rogue Farms is dedicated to growing a proprietary palate of flavors of known origin for John to use as he brews and mashes Rogue Ales and Spirits. You can taste the difference.
Join us at the farm for the 2013 Harvest Festival, September 8th. Come to see how we grow beer and spirits!