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COMING SOON: Rogue John John Hazelnut

I received a press release today about Rogue’s 3rd edition of their “John John” Ale series – “John John Hazelnut Brown Nectar.

(Newport, OR) — In their third collaborative effort of 2010, Rogue Ales Master Brewer John Maier and Rogue Master Distiller, John Couchot, are releasingJohn John Hazelnut Brown Nectar. This unique ale consists of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in Rogue’s Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels.

To craft this exceptional brew, John Couchot first distills Rogue Hazelnut Spiced Rum and ages it in white oak barrels, allowing the barrels to soak up the subtle flavors of Oregon hazelnuts, vanilla and spices from the rum. When the rum is finished aging, the barrels are emptied and John Maier immediately fills them with Hazelnut Brown Nectar. After approximately 6 months of ocean aging, this unique ale is ready.  John John Hazelnut Brown Nectar is made using hops from Rogue’s Hopyard and barley from the Rogue barley bench.

Beer Rundown:

Hops: Saaz, Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops

Malts: Harrinton, Klages, Brown, Carastan 13/17, Crystal 70/80, Crystal 135/165, Beeston Pale Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare TM Malts;

Other: Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water, and Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.

Availability: 22oz Bomber Bottles. Draft.  1 Time brew

Arrival: Early September 2010

Rogue’s 42 acre micro hop farm is located in Oregon’s Wigrich Appellation and the Rogue GYO barley farm is located in Oregon’s Tygh Valley Appellation. Rogue remains committed to saving the terroir of Oregon hops and barley, one acre at a time, by growing our own.

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