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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Rogue Cold Brew IPA will slam flavors of hops and coffee together in a new release in April.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA features Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s 12 hour cold-brew coffee, and Rogue Farm grown hops and malts. The approach with this new IPA, is to create a beer that has a strong aroma of coffee, yet transitions seamlessly into an aromatic, hoppy IPA. A collision of two bold flavors that should please fans of both.
Rogue Cold Brew IPA will be a available in 22 ounce bottles and draft nationally in April, 2016.
Tasting notes: The IPA leads the charge in this beer, in aroma and initial flavor. The cold brew coffee is light from middle to finish. Fans of both will love this one.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: April, 2016
7.5% ABV, 82 IBUs
Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer snagged national attention when it launched over a year ago. The beer brewed with the the iconic hot sauce is shipping once again across Rogue’s distribution network.
The iconic Thai hot sauce is the inspiration for this spicy stout beer. Most notably in the United States, produced by Huy Fong Foods.
Sriracha is a paste is made from garlic, chili peppers, salt, sugar, and distilled vinegar. California manufacturer Huy Fong Foods is most commonly associated with Sriracha.To create this beer, Rogue actually used the famous chili sauce to nuance an American stout.
Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer is available in Rogue’s distribution network in 750ml bottles.
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Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut Ale is coming to their pink bottle, “Donut Series” in November.
Rogue kicked off the Voodoo Doughnut Series with Voodoo Maple Bacon Porter. The beer honored Portland, Oregon based Voodoo Donuts achievement of setting the world record for the largest box of donuts.
The series has grown to include new offerings from Voodoo Donuts lineup, including Voodoo Donut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana, and Pretzel, Raspberry, Chocolate, and Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale.
Voodoo Doughnut’s closest flavor to this beer, according to their website is Mango Tango.
Like the other releases in this series, Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Mango Astronaut Ale will be available in 750ml pink bottles.
Style: (w/ Mango)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Rogue Blunt N’ Bitter Ale