Rogue Hot Tub Scholarship
Thank the local Oregonian fans for this beer. Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous is headed your way in the near future.
If you’ve never tried blending your own beers at home, or wherever you’re drinking, it can be fun. Or a disaster. Fans drinking at Rogue Brewing basically designed this blend of their own, the brewery took notice. Taking Chocolate Stout and blending it with Hazelnut Brown Nectar, the resulting blended beer is abit like a candy bar. Or a lot.
How did it come out? Dessert beer. A freaking delicious bottle of beer candy. Hazelnut Brown Nectar and Chocolate Stout are great beers on their own, but in this bottle, the result is truly greater than the sum of their parts. The flavors blend perfectly into a real treat of a beer that’s not too sweet, or too heavy. We ‘Hazelutely’ believe there is no reason to share this beer.
For years, our hardest core local fans have been drinking a blend of Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar, they say it takes like a chocolate candy bar. we have taken these two absolutely fabulous beers and fused them together to create Rogue Hazelutley Choctabulous, dark and decadent with a rich nutty flavor up front followed by a chocolate truffle finish. We’re thrilled to share our little secret with the world.
Rogue Hazelutely Choctabulous is available for the first time in 22 ounce bottle release, hitting shelves nationally.
Rogue Farms Hazelnut Grove with a small blanket of snow, seen in December, 2016. The grove produces hazelnuts for Rogue Brewing’s Hazelnut Nectar Brown Ale.
Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale is the sixth and newest addition Rogue’s Voodoo Doughnut collaboration series. Based on Voodoo Doughnuts’ Grape Ape, Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerilla Ale is available nationwide starting this month.
Portland based Voodoo Doughnuts creates the Grape Ape by combining a raised yeast doughnut with vanilla frosting, grape dust and lavender sprinkles. As you would expect, Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla Ale boasts a bold grape character.
“The beer is fantastic. It’s got a great grape essence and doesn’t taste like cough syrup. It’s grape in a great way,” – Rogue President Brett Joyce.
This newest addition to Rogue’s lineup will be available in the series’ hard to miss pink painted 750 milliliter bottles starting November 2016.
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: November, 2016
Rogue Yellow Snow, the brewery’s seasonal India pale ale, has been canned for the first time.
So many breweries across the industry are switching to cans. Rogue Brewing’s President Brett Joyce tells Beer Street Journal in a recent visit that basically, the expansion to cans was no-brainer. You’ve heard all the justifications for cans. Cans go everywhere. Rogue Yellow Snow is the first of a few releases you’ll see from Rogue.
Joyce and his team opted to to use a mobile canner to start the canning process. They are actively seeking the right permanent equipment. The first 16 ounce cans of the tried and true IPA started shipping nationally just after Halloween.
The pale-golden-hued ale features a hoppy, tropical-fruit-forward aroma complemented by a medium body and hoppyness mid-palate.
Rogue Yellow Snow is brewed with hops and malts from their own farm. Available in new 16 ounce cans, 12 ounce bottles, 22 ounce bottles, 64 ounce growlers throughout the winter season.
Below are a few Beer Street Journal pics from the first canning day.
Availability: 16oz Cans, 12oz/22oz Bottles, 64oz Growlers, Draft. Winter Seasonal.
Debut: Early November, 2016
Rogue Rolling Thunder, is a barrel aged imperial stout. Think that’s not very unique in the beer industry these days? When it comes to this beer, think again.
For the barrel-aged beers you’ve had in the past, the process looks like this – buy wet bourbon whiskey barrels, brew a big imperial stout. Place in barrels. Wait. Bottle.
For Rogue to do the same thing… they just wouldn’t be Rogue. This is the “Rogue” way to release a barrel-aged imperial stout. Grow your own hops and malts in nearby Independence and Hood River, Oregon. Mash in on a new brew at your brewhouse in Newport, Oregon. Take some of that beer mash and distill in into white whiskey. Cooper your own barrels. Char those barrels. Age your whiskey those barrels. Take the whiskey out, and put your homegrown, imperial stout in those barrels. Age, and bottle.
Absolute insanity. Also, a way to take “craft” to the next level.
Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is a culmination of their own farmers, brewers, coopers, distillers, and by-hand swing top packaging team. Brewed with eight different grains, Rogue Liberty and Freedom hops, plus brown sugar, dark cherries, vanilla and chocolate. Then aged for six months in Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.
Rolling Thunder is on shelves now, but limited. A big, luscious beer with dessert-like qualities, full of chocolate, vanilla and of course, whiskey flavors. Rogue wasn’t stingy on the size either. Drink this beer with friends. Keep in mind the homegrown ingredients and talents spanning hundreds of miles across Oregon it took to make this beer.
Rogue Rolling Thunder is available in 1 liter swing top bottles, in limited quantities starting July 15th. and if you are lucky, still waiting for you on a shelf near you.
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