Inspiration for the beer & Father’s Day:
After the death of his wife, Henry Jackson Smart was left to raise his 6 young children alone. His courage, love, selflessness and dedication inspired his daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, to organize the first Father’s Day on June 19th, 1910. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent day of national observance.
Style: American Black Ale/Black IPA
Hops: Rogue Micro Hopyard Rebel, Newport, Chinook
Malts: Malteries Franco-Belges Carawheat, Weyermann Melanoidin, Weyermann Carafe Special II, Rogue Micro Barley Farm Risk
Taste Expectations (From Rogue): Deep mahogany in color with roasted malt and hop aromas and dense creamy head. It enters the palate with intense hop flavor and coats the tongue with a rich maltiness from the Rogue Farms RiskTM Malt.
Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft. Seasonal release.
Arrival: Spring 2011