Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
PORTLAND, ORE – Rogue Ales & Spirits is mixing it up with Ben & Jerry’s in collaboration for their new “City-Churned” flavor.
Ben & Jerry’s City-Churned program is rolling out this summer in Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York City, Seattle and Portland. Ben & Jerry’s challenges each city’s citizenry to vote for ingredients that will create an ice cream that best represents their city. Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, with a proprietary palette of its own farm ingredients, was among the unique ingredients swirled into a Portland-themed flavor called “Stay Weird Swirled.” Rogue Ales Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout was mixed with coffee, blueberries, fudge, graham crackers, shortbread and Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream to make Portland’s one-of-a-kind flavor.
After spooning samples at Portland’s Pioneer Square on Saturday, Ben & Jerry’s crossed the border to bring 100 tastes to the Rogue Public House & Distillery on Flanders, where they were shared with pub customers and citizens of the Rogue Nation. “We appreciated the olive branch,” Rogue Nation President Big Al Jorgensen said, “but we also understand an olive branch would have made the churned flavor too chewy.”
Rogue Ales and Spirits is a Revolution expressing itself through farm-fresh, hand-crafted, world class ales, porters, stouts, lagers, meads, braggots and spirits. Celebrating a score and five years, Rogue has won over 1,000 awards for taste and quality and is available in all 50 states and 32 countries. Committed to saving the terroir of Oregon, one acre at a time, Rogue has been growing its own ingredients since 2008.
Grow the Revolution!